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Meryl Streep Facts

American actress and singer

  • Mary Louise Streep was born on June 22, 1949 in Summit, New Jersey to Harry William Streep, Jr. and Mary Wolf. Her father was a pharmaceutical executive and mother was a commercial artist and former art editor.
  • Meryl Streep was raised a Presbyterian. She grew up in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
  • She attended Bernards High School.
  • She received her B.A., in Drama at Vassar College in 1971 and an M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama
  • Meryl Streep performed in several theater productions in New York at the start of her career
  • She has won several awards including academy awards, Golden Globe Award etc.
  • Meryl Streep holds the record for the most Academy Award nominations of any actor. She has been nominated 17 times (14 for Best Actress, 3 for Best Supporting Actress)
  • Streep's first oscar nomination came in 1979 for her role in The Deer Hunter.
  • She also holds the record for most-nominated performed for Golden Globe Awards (26 nominations)
  • She holds honorary degree from Yale with a Doctorate of Fine Arts in 1983
  • Meryl Streep was awarded an honorary Cesar Award in 2003.
  • She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998
  • May 27, 2004 was proclaimed "Meryl Streep Day" by Manhattan Borough President Virginia Fields
  • She won Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011). She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  • Meryl Streep is married to Don Grummer (1978) and has four children
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