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Meryl Streep 
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Born on June 22, 1949, actor's actor, Meryl Streep is a two-time Oscar winner, and recipient of ten Academy Award Nominations. 
 
Meryl's News
 
Meryl has two movies opening in 1999: "Still Life", "50 Violins
 
Meryl's Background
Background:  Meryl Streep was born and raised in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.  She studied opera with Beverly Sills' coach.  Streep was a graduate of Vassar and also the Yale School of Drama. 

Film Debut:  Streep made her debut on the Silver Screen in a small role in the movie, "Julia". 

Oscar Winner:  Streep won her first Oscar, for Best Supporting Actress, in her role as the wife who abandoned her husband (Dustin Hoffman) and their son in the 1979 film "Kramer vs. Kramer".  In 1983, Streep won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of a Holocaust survivor haunted by her memories in "Sophie's Choice". 

Star: Meryl got her Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday 16 September 1998. 

Family:  Streep is married to sculptor Don Gummer.  They live in Connecticut with their four children, Henry, Mary, Grace, and Louise. 

Bio 

Mary Louise Streep 
June 22, 1949 
Summit, New Jersey 
Cancer
Awards 
  • 1999 - Berlinale Camera - Berlin International Film Festival
  • 1983 - Oscar - Best Actress - "Sophie's Choice"
  • 1980 - Oscar - Best Supporting Actress - "Kramer vs. Kramer"
  • 1983 - Golden Globe - Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "Sophie's Choice"
  • 1982 - Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
  • 1980 - Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role - "Kramer vs. Kramer"
  • 1989 - Cannes Film Festival - Best Actress - "A Cry in the Dark"
  • 1978 - Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series - "Holocaust"
  • 1982 - NSFC Award - Best Actress - "Sophie's Choice"
  • 1979 - NSFC Award - Best Supporting Actress - "Kramer vs. Kramer", "Manhattan," and "Seduction of Joe Tynan"
  • 1978 - NSFC Award - Best Supporting Actress - "The Deer Hunter"
  • 1985 - LAFCA Award - Best Actress - "Out of Africa"
  • 1982 - LAFCA Award - Best Actress - "Sophie's Choice"
  • 1981 - LAFCA Award - Best Actress - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
  • 1979 - LAFCA Award - Best Supporting Actress - "Kramer vs. Kramer", "Manhattan, and "Seduction of Joe Tynan"
  • 1988 - AFI Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - "A Cry in the Dark"
  • 1982 - BAFTA Film Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
  • 1980 - Woman of the Year - Hasty Pudding Theatricals
Nominations 
  • 1999 - Oscar - Best Actress - "One True Thing"
  • 1999 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "One True Thing"
  • 1999 - Golden Satellite Award - Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "One True Thing"
  • 1999 - People's Choice Award - Favorite Motion Picture Actress
  • 1999 - SAG Award - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - "One True Thing"
  • 1996 - Oscar - Best Actress - "The Bridges of Madison County'
  • 1991 - Oscar - Best Actress - "Postcards from the Edge"
  • 1989 - Oscar - Best Actress - "A Cry in the Dark"
  • 1988 - Oscar - Best Actress - "Ironweed"
  • 1986 - Oscar - Best Actress - "Out of Africa"
  • 1984 - Oscar - Best Actress - "Silkwood"
  • 1982 - Oscar - Best Actress - "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
  • 1979 - Oscar - Best Supporting Actress - "The Deer Hunter"
  • 1998 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV - "...First Do No Harm"
  • 1997 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "Marvin's Room"
  • 1996 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "The Bridges of Madison County"
  • 1995 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "The River Wild"
  • 1993 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical - "Death Becomes Her"
  • 1991 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical - "Postcards from the Edge"
  • 1990 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical - "She-Devil"
  • 1989 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "A Cry in the Dark"
  • 1986 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - "Out of Africa"
  • 1984 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Notion Picture - Drama - "Silkwood"
  • 1979 - Golden Globe - Best Motion Picture Actress in a Supporting Role - "The Deer Hunter"
  • 1997 - Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special - "...First Do No Harm"
  • 1996 - SAG Award - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading 
  • Role - "The Bridges of Madison County"
  • 1995 - SAG Award - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - "The River Wild"
  • 1986 - BAFTA Film Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - "Out of Africa" 
Past Films 
  • 1998 - Dancing at Lughnasa ... Kate Mundy
  • 1998 - One True Thing ... Kate Gulden
  • 1996 - Marvin's Room . . . Lee
  • 1996 - Before and After . . . Carolyn Ryan
  • 1995 - The Bridges of Madison County . . . Francesca Johnson
  • 1995 - The Living Sea . . . Narrator
  • 1994 - A Century of Cinema . . . Herself
  • 1994 - The River Wild . . . Gail
  • 1993 - The House of Spirits . . . Clara
  • 1992 - Death Becomes Her . . . Madeline Ashton
  • 1991 - Defending Your Life . . . Julia
  • 1990 - Postcards from the Edge . . . Suzanne Vale
  • 1989 - She-Devil . . . Mary Fisher
  • 1988 - A Cry in the Dark . . . Lindy Chamberlain
  • 1987 - Ironweed . . . Helen
  • 1986 - Heartburn . . . Rachel
  • 1985 - Out of Africa . . . Karen Blixen
  • 1985 - Plenty . . . Susan
  • 1984 - Falling in Love . . . Molly Gilmore
  • 1984 - In Our Hands
  • 1983 - Silkwood . . . Karen Silkwood
  • 1982 - Sophie's Choice . . . Sophie Zawistowska
  • 1982 - Still of the Night . . . Brooke Reynolds
  • 1981 - The French Lieutenant's Woman . . . Sarah
  • 1979 - Manhattan . . . Jill
  • 1979 - Kramer vs. Kramer . . . Joanna Kramer
  • 1979 - The Seduction of Joe Tynan . . . Karen Traynor
  • 1978 - The Deer Hunter . . . Linda
  • 1977 - Julia . . . Anne Marie
TV Projects 
  • 1997 - First Do No Harm . . . Lori Reimuller
  • 1994 - A Century of Women . . . (Voice)
  • 1992 - Race to Save the Planet . . . Hostess
  • 1981 - Alice at the Palace . . . Alice
  • 1979 - Uncommon Women... and Others . . . Leilah
  • 1978 - Holocaust . . . Inga Helms Weiss
  • 1977 - The Deadliest Season . . . Sharon Miller
TV Guest Appearances 
  • 1994 - The Simpsons . . . voice of Jessica Lovejoy in "Bart's Girlfriend"
 
Meryl's Fan Mail
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Meryl's Projects
 
"Still Life" - 1999 release with Michael Douglas and Meryl Streep. 

"50 Violins" - 1999 release with Meryl Streep. 
 
Meryl's Related Items
 
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Links
 
Movies Future - Upcoming movies, release dates, and official links to their web sites. 

Movies Past - Links to the official movie web sites for past movies. 

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