Meryl Streep is a theater, television, and film actress from America. She has millions of fans and is one of the most beloved actresses in the world. She is also a critically acclaimed actress among her generation. She has a successful career and has won three Academy Awards, two BAFTAS, eight Golden Globes, and two Emmy Awards.
Meryl Streep has a net worth of $160 million. Meryl is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. She earned $25 million for her various acting endeavors during her peak career. She earns $20 million for performing in a single-movie.
Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep was born in Summit, New Jersey. She was born on June 22, 1949. She has two younger brothers, Harry William and Dana David. Her brothers are also actors. Her mother was an artist and art editor, and her father worked as a pharmaceutical executive. Streep studied at the Bernards High Schools in Bernardsville, New Jersey. She acted in school plays during her high school days. Streep completed her education at Vassar College and graduated in 1971. She worked in the theater and acted in the play “Miss Julie” at Vassar in 1969. She also did a lot of part-time jobs.
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Meryl started performing at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater and acted in five plays. She moved to New York and acted in plays like:
- “Henry V”
- “Measure for Measure”
- “Happy End”
- “Secret Service”
- The Cherry Orchard”
- “The Deer Hunter”
Meryl enjoyed a successful acting career and has worked in popular movies. She has performed in the following films.
- Kramer Vs Kramer”
- Sophie’s Choice
- A Cry in the Dark
- Defending Your Life
- Death Becomes Her” (1992)
- The Bridges of Madison County
- One True Thing
- Mamma Mia
- The Iron Lady
Streep has appeared in many popular television shows as well that include:
- Angels in America
- Freedom: A History of US
- Web Therapy
- Big Little Lies
- Ocean Voyagers
- Makers: Women Who Make America
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Streep has a successful acting career but besides that, she has also ventured into other fields. Streep has been a part of various other projects. She has become the narrator of many audiobooks. She narrated for the children’s books “Brae Irene”, “Spinky Sulks“, and “The One and Only Shrek” written by William Steig. She has also been the spokesperson for the National Women’s History Museum.
Streep was rumored to be in a relationship with actor John Cazale. They were together for three years until he died from lung cancer in 1978. After months after Cazale’s death, Streep got married to Don Gummer who is a sculptor. Streep and Gummer have four children. One of their daughters is actress Grace and Mamie Gummer. Streep is a grandmother as her eldest daughter gave birth to her first child recently.