Meryl Streep Facts

Meryl Streep Facts
Meryl Streep is an American actress and considered by many to be the best actress of her generation by the media and fans alike. She was born Mary Louise Streep on June 22, 1949, in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf Wilkinson, and Harry William Streep Jr.. She was the oldest of three children. Meryl began acting plays in junior high school, but it wasn't until she acted in a play at Vassar College in 1969. She appeared in Broadway plays and began appearing in films in the 1970s. She has won several Oscars for her roles in a variety of films, and has become one of Hollywood's most celebrated actresses.
Interesting Meryl Streep Facts:
Meryl graduated from Vassar and Yale.
Meryl's first film was the 1977 film Julia.
In 1978 Meryl Streep appeared in the movie The Deer Hunter, along with Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as best supporting actress for this film.
Meryl Streep won her first Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in the 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer.
Meryl Streep starred in the film Sophie's Choice in 1982, a movie that showed a Polish woman's struggle after WWII, trying to cope with the experiences she endured during the Holocaust.
Meryl Streep won her second Academy Award for her role in the 1985 movie Out of Africa. This time she won for best actress.
Unlike many actresses in Hollywood, Meryl Streep was talented and lucky enough to continue gaining challenging roles.
Throughout her career Meryl Streep has been nominated for 19 Academy Awards. She has won three and is one of only six actors to have won three (or more) Academy Awards for acting.
She has won Academy Awards for Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice, and The Iron Lady.
She has been nominated for Academy Awards for her roles in the movies The French Lieutenant's Woman, Silkwood, Out of Africa, Ironweed, Evil Angels, Postcards from the Edge, The Bridges of Madison County, One True Thing, Music of the Heart, Adaptation, The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt, Julie & Julia, August: Osage County, and Into the Woods.
Meryl Streep has won eight Golden Globes and has been nominated for 29 in total. She has won more than any other actress or actor.
The government of France made Meryl Streep a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2003.
Entertainment Weekly named her #37 on the list of Greatest Movie Stars of All Time.
Meryl Streep has only been turned down for auditioned roles four times in her career.
In 2010 U.S. President Barack Obama awarded Meryl Streep the National Medal of Arts. He also awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.
When Meryl Streep won the Oscar for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979 she accidentally forget her trophy in the bathroom the same night.
Meryl Streep married Don Gummer in 1978 and has had four children with him including Henry, Mamie, Grace, and Louisa.

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