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. 🎥

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.


06/16/2019 2:00 PM


  • Grazyna P.
    a day

    You're stupid

  • Shirley W.
    2 days


  • Jibun A.
    2 days

    I like President Trump👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍

  • Jibun A.
    2 days


  • Sherry H.
    2 days

    She is not great, you don't attack our President

  • Bonnie H.
    4 days

    She lost me. Amazing how these actors overstep their roles and reveal a side of them that absolutely makes them repugnant.

  • Carla M.
    5 days


  • Gill D.
    5 days

    Yeah losing heart! ...

  • Rita P.
    6 days

    Love meryl she is amazing

  • Shirley H.
    6 days

    Most amazing actor X

  • Bendgamin D.
    7 days


  • Jodie S.
    09/19/2020 02:18

    Not interested in your politics.

  • Teresa D.
    09/18/2020 01:14

    Those scenes were the hottest things ever.

  • Marni G.
    09/16/2020 20:22

    She is my favorite my heroine of movies!!! Love you my lady!!

  • Nancy Q.
    09/16/2020 04:59

    Hag from hell.

  • Gail J.
    09/16/2020 01:15

    She is amazing.

  • Loretta J.
    09/15/2020 08:26

  • Alan C.
    09/14/2020 20:09

    She is a phenomenal actress.

  • Ian H.
    09/14/2020 11:02

    First saw her in holocaust, she is bright , intelligent,fair, beautiful in and out, and you just have to listen to what she says, she never rants, she is so articulate and definitely gets her point across, without inciting hate or aggression. She should be president.

  • Nikki D.
    09/13/2020 23:02

    ..and she also said she knew nothing about Weinstein. Bull.

Stay informed and entertained, for free with myBrut.

Stay informed and entertained, for free with myBrut.

By continuing, you agree to receive emails from Brut.