- This article is about the guest star. For the character, see Meryl Streep (character).
Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. Streep made her professional stage debut in 1971 in The Playboy of Seville and her screen debut came in 1977's TV movie The Deadliest Season. Streep made her film debut in 1977's Julia opposite Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave. Greater fame came with roles in The Deer Hunter (1978) with Robert De Niro and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) with Dustin Hoffman, the former giving Streep her first Oscar nomination and the latter her first win. Other film roles include Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Adaptation (2002), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Mamma Mia! (2008) and Doubt (2008).
Streep's work has earned her three Academy Awards, a Cannes award, six Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), 4 Grammy Award nominations, 2 Emmy Awards, a BAFTA award, and a Tony Award nomination. She has received 19 Academy Award nominations, more than any other actor or actress in the history of the awards. Streep is widely considered to be one of the most respected and talented film actors of all time. She is also one of the few actors to have won all four Anglo-Saxon major motion picture acting awards (Oscars, Golden Globes, SAG, and BAFTA awards).
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