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Joanna Kramer in 'Kramer vs Kramer'
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Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress and singer who has worked in theatre, television and film. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected actresses of the contemporary era.
Streep made her professional stage debut in 1971's The Playboy of Seville, before her screen debut in the television movie The Deadliest Season in 1977. In that same year, she made her film debut with Julia. Both critical and commercial success came quickly with roles in The Deer Hunter (1978) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), the former giving Streep her first Oscar nomination and the latter her first win. She later won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Sophie's Choice (1982).
Streep has received 16 Academy Award nominations, winning two, and 26 Golden Globe nominations, winning seven, more nominations than any other actor in the history of either award. Her work has also earned her two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Cannes Film Festival award, five New York Film Critics Circle Awards, five Grammy Award nominations, a BAFTA award, an Australian Film Institute Award and a Tony Award nomination, amongst others. She was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004.
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Bernards High School, Bernardsville, New Jersey, USA
BA Drama, Vassar College (1971), MFA Drama, Yale University (1975)
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Mary Louise Streep
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Jill Clayburgh, Glenn Close, Nicole Kidman
Known for being a perfectionist when preparing for roles
Henry Wolf Gummer (son), Mary Willa Gummer (daughter), Louisa Jacobson Gummer (daughter)
Meryl Streep (born Mary Louise Streep; June 22, 1949) is an American actress who has worked in theater, television, and film. She is regarded as one of the most talented actresses of the modern era.
Known for her ability to master almost any accent, She frequently plays real-life characters: Julia Child, Ethel Rosenberg, Karen Silkwood, Karen Blixen, Roberta Guasppari, Lindy Chamberlain, Susan Orlean and Margaret Thatcher.
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