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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.

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06/16/2019 2:00 PM

3034 comments

  • Astrid P.
    6 days

    I love her too. What a inner beauty.

  • Christienne W.
    7 days

    You are, were, and always will be AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!! We love you!! ❀đŸŒșđŸŒ»đŸŒș❀

  • Birte K.
    05/05/2021 20:50

    I just love her!❀

  • Kathleen H.
    05/05/2021 09:11

    She can go FU*K herself.

  • Ilse D.
    05/04/2021 03:42

    I love and respect this woman so much!

  • Richard M.
    05/03/2021 16:43

    I was in love since the first moment she stepped on stage...for a show I paid $4 to see. I can recall the magic as though it was yesterday.

  • Sadis A.
    05/02/2021 18:18

    Devil Wears Prada

  • Helen B.
    05/01/2021 11:09

    Lol

  • David M.
    04/29/2021 06:51

    She is an idiot.

  • Tracy S.
    04/29/2021 02:41

    I found that the acting was mellow dramatic and there were many opportunities for you to appear as an actress and not a standby. You were uneasy , and so unlike your true acting self!

  • Kathy A.
    04/28/2021 21:15

    I SO love Meryl Streep too💖 Truly a great actress and I've seen several of her movies. This documentary actual brought tears to my eyes. She presents herself as she must be...full of grace⚘⚘⚘

  • Vandana M.
    04/27/2021 18:09

    Love Meryl Streep, awesome inspiration to all, especially women!

  • Irene T.
    04/27/2021 13:19

    Very nice

  • Maureen H.
    04/27/2021 09:18

    Her performance in Sophie Choice was mesmerising.

  • Sue W.
    04/26/2021 11:54

    Democrats are Braindead-why do you murder innocent life-babies, it is on your political platform? And you call President Trump names? He is the most successful and best President America has ever had, most of all, he has hired in his administration people of all color and background! All the time while the Democratic Party, o bummer, incited Racism and burned our Flag, both of them, And bragged about it, they are The Worst Ever! Evil, never Uniters! Only dividers!

  • Susan K.
    04/26/2021 03:41

    She needs to keep her mouth shut and act

  • Wynn W.
    04/25/2021 11:45

    Just shut up and act and stop the obnoxious virtue signaling

  • Joyce R.
    04/24/2021 12:27

    Loved that movie “The Bridges of Madison County”

  • Fran M.
    04/23/2021 15:55

    Thank you Meryl Streep! She embodies everything that I hold dear to my heart. She gives her everything to each role she plays and actually becomes that character. Hard work, dedication, commitment, respect, integrity, loyalty, honesty to her craft and the person she is rings loudly. She’s strong and steadfast. She’s her own person. I love and respect her for everything she is to herself and others. Her family must be inordinately proud.

  • Carina H.
    04/23/2021 14:01

    SĂ„ vacker

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