|Birth Name||Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep|
|Birth place||New Jersey, United States|
|Father||Harry William Streep, Jr.|
|Net Worth||$160 million|
Meryl Streep is a well-known personality in the Hollywood film business who needs no introduction. She has ruled the stage and big screen with her incredible performance and top-notch acting abilities since her debut in the 1970s.
She has portrayed a broad range of parts throughout the course of her almost four-decade career, earning her the moniker of a "chameleon," in contrast to other actresses who like to have a unique identity in their films.
Streep's exceptional talent is evident in the fact that she has received 21 Academy Award (Oscars) nominations (winning three) and 33 Golden Globe nominations (winning eight).
Career & Net Worth
Meryl Streep spent her early years in New York and New Jersey acting in a variety of theatre plays. She worked on numerous shows, including The Taming of the Shrew and Measure for Measure.
In 1977, she made her big-screen debut in the film "Julia," in which she had a minor but pivotal part. In the same year, she starred as a German woman married to a Jewish artist in the television drama "Holocaust."
Her performance in the drama rose her to great popularity and acclaim, and she was thrust into the spotlight. The actress was even nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her performance.
In 1978, Streep appeared in another tiny role in the film ‘Deer Hunter.' The film, however, was a smashing blockbuster, earning Streep her first Academy Award nomination.
Streep's professional career took another leap forward when she was placed opposite Jeremy Irons in the film "The French Lieutenant's Woman." Alongside her performance, her adaptability and willingness to step outside of her comfort zone were praised.
In the 1990s, Meryl Streep's flashy career came to an unexpected halt. There were two possible explanations for the downfall: first, Streep had shifted from serious and financially successful parts to lighter and commercially failed ones, and second, her increasing age, which welcomed fewer directors and left even fewer alternatives.
Streep's downfall didn't last long, as she was cast with Clint Eastwood in the smash box office blockbuster "The Bridges of Madison County." Much to everyone's astonishment, the picture performed very well and catapulted Streep back into the spotlight.
Meryl Streep entered the new millennium with new aspirations and vigor. Her career, which had taken a significant turn for the better, was poised to take another big step forward.
Streep returned to the stage in 2002 for Mike Nichols' production of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull." Furthermore, Streep's illustrious career soared to new heights with her appearances in the films "Adaptation" and "The Hours."
'The Deer Hunter' was undoubtedly a stepping stone in Meryl Streep's illustrious career. The films "Sophie's Choice," "The French Lieutenant's Woman," "Julie & Julia," and "The Iron Lady" propelled Streep's career graph to uncompromising and increasing heights.
As of today, the award-winning actress is estimated to have accumulated $160 million net worth.
Husband Of More Than Four Decades
The 72-year-old actress is in a blissful relationship with her husband, Don Gummer, a sculptor.
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Their fairytale love story began back in 1978 since they got married on September 30.
Streep and Gummer share four children together; their first child Henry Wolfe Gummer was born in 1979. Then came Mamie Gummer in 1983. Three years later, Grace Gummer stepped foot on earth in 1986. The youngest one, Louisa Jacobson Gummer, was welcomed in 1991.
Henry pursued a career as a musician, while Mamie and Grace followed in their mother's footsteps and pursued careers as actors.
Previously, Streep was involved in a romantic relationship with John Cazale, an actor, for three years until he died in 1978.
Family: Parents & Siblings
Meryl Streep was born in New Jersey, United States, on June 22, 1949, to Mary Wolf and Harry William Streep, Jr. Her mother worked as a commercial artist and art editor, while her father worked in the pharmaceutical industry.
She has two siblings Dana David and Harry William III.
Bernards High School was where Meryl Streep finished her official schooling. Later, she earned her bachelor's degree in drama from Vassar College.
Meanwhile, Streep enrolled at Dartmouth College as an exchange student. Then, she moved on to Yale School of Drama, where she earned her M.F.A.
Body Measurements: Height & Weight
The New Jersey native stands tall at the height of 5 feet 6 inches which is 1.7 m. Likewise, she weighs around 57 kgs which is 127 lbs.