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The Life of Meryl Streep

If you're an actress vying for an Oscar, she's the one to beat. Unsurprisingly, she's stealing the show on "Big Little Lies" — this is Meryl Streep. đŸŽ„

Meet Meryl Streep

From her start as a cheerleader, she became the actress with the most Academy Award nominations. She’s Mary Louise Streep or to the world, Meryl Streep. She was born in 1949 in a small town in New Jersey and grew up alongside two younger brothers. At 12, she began taking opera singing lessons. In high school, she was a cheerleader and a homecoming queen. At 25, still a student at Yale University, she got her start as a stage actress.

In 1978, her partner, John Cazale, whom she’d acted alongside in “The Deer Hunter,” died of cancer. A few months later, she married sculptor Don Gummer. Together, they had 4 children. At 30, she won her first Oscar for playing a woman who abandons her husband and son in “Kramer vs. Kramer.” At 45, she fought to play the lead in “The Bridges of Madison County.” In 2006, the magazine “Entertainment Weekly” named her one of its “100 Most Powerful Women.”

At 62, minutes after winning her 3rd Oscar, she spoke about the need to recognize the role women have played in history. When she was 65, Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S. In 2016, she accompanied Michelle Obama to Morocco as part of the “Let Girls Learn” program in support of education for young girls. At 66, as jury president of the Berlin International Film Festival, she took the opportunity to make a political statement. At 67, she attacked Donald Trump, who retaliated by calling her an “overrated” actress.

In December 2017, accused by Rose McGowan of knowing that Harvey Weinstein was a sexual predator, she defended herself in a press release. At 68, she joined the actresses who created the movement Time’s Up advocating for gender equality. In the United States, there was a newscaster who had a button under his desk that would lock the door when his young women interns would come in.

Over her cinema career spanning more than 40 years, Meryl Streep has become one of the most respected actresses and one of the strongest voices of feminism in Hollywood.

Brut.

06/16/2019 2:00 PM

2453 comments

  • Carmel R.
    2 days

    I love that film

  • RuthWinegardner R.
    2 days

    She's always looked older than her age. But if you want an actress who can do accents, and incredibly good at it, then you Need Meryl Streep.

  • Linda P.
    2 days

    My favourite actress of all time - hugely talented and wise.

  • Cheryl B.
    2 days

    Please.. She knew...Stopped watching anything with her in it. Look into DE...diatomaceous earth..to help grow your hair back. Hair..skin..nails.. Blood vessels... Intestines. Check it out. Great group.

  • Maggy N.
    3 days

    Marvelous Actress and Person.

  • Faye E.
    4 days

    I've lost respect for anybody that would downgrade an acting president of the United States of America. Because we're supposed to be a United Nation. Keep your insults to yourself are your personal feelings is Forest that matters. It's not good for our country when you don't. Especially those that have a little power and a lot of money.

  • Faye E.
    4 days

    Why has Hollywood turned against her president Trump? He's become Enemy Number One to Hollywood! I've often wondered about it. Can anybody tell me.? Not how you feel, or what you feel. But facts.

  • Miriam d.
    4 days

    BellĂ­sima dentro y fuera

  • Judy S.
    5 days

    Love all her movies and her

  • Anne-Marie H.
    5 days

    This is wonderful

  • Roberta S.
    5 days

    Good job Meryl Streep

  • Cathy R.
    5 days

    Love Meryl Streep!!!!

  • Konrad H.
    6 days

    MERYL YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND THE BEST ACTRESS EVER...BEST WISHES FROM AUSTRALIA

  • Valerie M.
    6 days

    The best ever

  • Chay G.
    6 days

    Ageless beauty....

  • Adriana D.
    07/26/2021 20:55

    BLESSINGS..!!!

  • Linda W.
    07/26/2021 02:53

    She is too liberal for me.. But still a good actress

  • Rita H.
    07/26/2021 00:27

    Favorite Streep movies.. Sophie's Choice, Kramer vs Kramer and Heartburn

  • Heidi T.
    07/25/2021 22:01

    Extraordinary voice, extraordinary actress, extraordinary citizen, extraordinary human being. Love you Ms. Streep.

  • Kelly D.
    07/25/2021 17:34

    ❀