Meryl Streep Biography

Meryl Streep

Quick Facts Of Meryl Streep

Celebrated Name Meryl Streep
Age 70 Years
Nick Name Meryl
Birth Name Meryl Louise Streep
Birth Date 1949-06-22
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Summit, New Jersey
Nationality American
Father Harry
Mother Mary
Siblings Dana David, and Harry William III
Ethnicity Mixed
College / University Dartmouth College
Religion Christian
Height 1.68 m
Weight 73 Kg
Body Measurement 38-30-39 inches
Bra Cup Size 36 B
Net Worth $65 Million
Salary Will Add Soon
Marital Status Married
Husband Don Gummer
Children Henry Wolfe Gummer (1979), Mamie Gummer (1983), Grace Gummer (1986), and Louisa Jacobson Gummer (1991)

Meryl Streep is a famous American actress who has been nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards and has won three out of them. She is also considered to be the best actress of her generation. She has also won eight Golden Globe Awards among her 31 Golden Globe Nominations. She is also known for her starring role in the TV series "Big Little Lies".

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  • Big Little Lies's actress Poorna Jagannathan also said that Meryl Streep pushed back on director notes that caused a minor tension in the set as well.

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What is Meryl Streep famous for?

  • Famous as an Ameican actress and for her role in the drama series "Big Little lies"

When was Meryl Streep born?

Meryl Streep was born on 22nd June 1949 in Summit, New Jersy, US. Her birth name is Mary Louise Streep. American is her nationality. Her ethnicity is German-Swiss. Cancer is her zodiac sign.

She was born to Mary Wilkinson Streep(mother) and Harry William Streep Jr.(father). Her father was a pharmaceutical executive while her mother was a commercial artist and editor. She has two younger brothers, Harry William Streep III, and Dana David Streep. Both of her brothers are actors. Her mother is her inspiration to be an actress.

She was raised in her hometown, New Jersy. She did her schooling from Cedar Hill Elementary School and Bernards High School. She attended Vassar College and graduated with a B.A in drama.

She also starred as Louise Heller in the school drama "The Family Upstairs". She also enrolled as an exchange student at Dartmouth College and received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree in 1981.

Later, she received her M.F.A. degree from Yale School of Drama. During the years at Yale, she appeared in many dramas and plays. She also was the high school cheerleader for Bernards High School. She also learned dance from the choreographer, Camen de Lavallade. She played a variety of roles in dramas during her school days.

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 Meryl Streep's Career Highlights

  • Meryl Streep started her professional acting career by performing for several theatre productions in New York and New Jersy in 1975.
  • She also appeared in the Broadway musical "Happy End" in the year 1976.
  • She also appeared in the movie "Deer Hunter" in the movie "Deer Hunter" in 1978. The movie was a super hit and earned her first-ever Academy Award nomination.
  • In the 1980s, she played different roles for various movies including, ‘Falling in Love’, ‘Plenty’, ‘Out of Africa’, ‘Heartburn’ and ‘Ironweed’.
  • Her career could not rise in the 1990s due to her unsuccessful roles in different flop movies such as "Postcards from the Edge", "Defending your life" and "Death Becomes Her".
  • In the year 2000, she made her breakthrough from flop movies with her role in the hit movie "A.I Artificial Intelligence".
  • Then, she started giving many hit movies such as "Stuck on You", "The Manchurian Candidate" and "Monet's Palate".
  • In the year 2006, her starred movie "The Devil Wears Prada" became her one of the most successful commercial movie.
  • She got highly appreciated for her role in the movie "The Iron Lady" which was released in 2011.
  • In the year 2015, she also starred in the hit movie "Rickie and the Flash".
  • She also portrayed the role of the first American female newspaper publisher, Katharine in the 2017 movie "The Post".
  • In the year 2018, she reprised the role of Donna in the musical sequel "Mamma Mia Here We Go Again. 
  • At present, she is playing the role of Nicole Kidman in the hit TV series "Big Little Lies" in its second season.
  • Her other hit movies are Suffragette(2015), The Homesman(2014), Hope Springs(2012), Doubt(2008), Mamma Mia(2008), and Out of Africa(1985).

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Who is Meryl Streep married to?

The American actress, Meryl Streep is married to Don Gummer. They tied the knot on 30th September 1978. Don Gummer is an American sculptor. The couple is blessed with a son, Henry Wolfe Gummer and with three daughters: Mary Wila, Grace Jane, and Louisa Gummer.

Henry is a musician and Louisa is a model. Mary and Grace are actresses just like her. She is also the grandmother of Mary's son.

She was also in a three-year relationship with an actor, John Cazale. Their relation came to an end after John's death due to lung cancer.

At present, she lives in New Jersy with her family. She has won three Academy Awards, eight Golden Globe awards, two Guild Awards, and three Satellite Awards. She was also nominated three times for the Primetime Emmy Awards. She is also active in social media with 517k followers on Instagram.

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 How much does Meryl Streep earn?

The eight-time Oscar winner, Meryl Streep has an estimated net worth of $90 million as of 2019. She makes her money through her movies, shows, endorsements, and many others.

Streep had a handsome salary of $825,000 per episode of a J.J. Abrams show, "The Nix". Further to her new show "Big Little Lies", she has an earning of around $1 million.

Body Measurements of Meryl Streep?

The 70 years aged, Meryl Streep has a well maintained slim body. She stands tall with a height of 5ft. 6inch.(1.68m). Her body weighs 73kg(161 lbs). Her body measurements are 38-30-39 inches with her bra size of 36B, a shoe size of 8.5(U.S) and a dress size of 12(US).

She has a fair complexion with blonde hair and hazel blue eyes.

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