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Streep made her stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells and received a Tony Award nomination for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and A Memory of Two Mondays in 1976. In 1977, she made her film debut in Julia. In 1978, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for her leading role in the miniseries Holocaust, and received her first Oscar nomination for The Deer Hunter. Streep won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a troubled wife in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and went on to establish herself as a film actress in the 1980s. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring as a Holocaust survivor in Sophie's Choice (1982) and had her biggest commercial success to that point in Out of Africa (1985). She continued to gain critical and awards recognition for her work in the late 1980s and 1990s, but commercial success was varied, with the comedy Death Becomes Her (1992) and the drama The Bridges of Madison County (1995) becoming her biggest earners in that period.

Streep reclaimed her stardom in the 2000s and 2010s with starring roles in The Hours (2002), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Mamma Mia! (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), It's Complicated (2009), and Into the Woods (2014). She also won her third Academy Award for her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady (2011). Her stage roles include The Public Theater's 2001 revival of The Seagull, and her television roles include two projects for HBO, the miniseries Angels in America (2003), for which she won another Emmy Award, and the drama series Big Little Lies (2019).
Streep has been the recipient of many honorary awards. She was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004, Gala Tribute from the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2008, and Kennedy Center Honor in 2011 for her contribution to American culture, through performing arts. President Barack Obama awarded her the 2010 National Medal of Arts, and in 2014, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2003, the government of France made her a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters. She was awarded the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2017.

Meryl Streep Photos


Original Off-Broadway Production, 1980

Showcase, 1978

Broadway Transfer, 1977
Lieutenant Lillian Holiday


Edith Varney

Miss Imogen Parrott

[College/University (US)]
World Premiere, 1974
Ensemble/Other Roles

Meryl Streep Movies

Everybody Rides the Carousel
[ 1976 ] Stage 6
[ 1977 ] Anne Marie
The Deer Hunter
[ 1978 ] Linda
Kramer vs. Kramer
[ 1979 ] Joanna Kramer
[ 1979 ] Jill
The Seduction of Joe Tynan
[ 1979 ] Karen Traynor
The French Lieutenant's Woman
[ 1981 ] Sarah and Anna
Still of the Night
[ 1982 ] Brooke Reynolds
Sophie's Choice
[ 1982 ] Sophie
[ 1983 ] Karen Silkwood
Falling in Love
[ 1984 ] Molly Gilmore
Out of Africa
[ 1985 ] Karen
[ 1985 ] Susan
[ 1986 ] Rachel
[ 1987 ] Helen
A Cry in the Dark
[ 1988 ] Lindy
[ 1989 ] Mary Fisher
Postcards from the Edge
[ 1990 ] Suzanne Vale
Defending Your Life
[ 1991 ] Julia
Death Becomes Her
[ 1992 ] Madeline Ashton Menville
The House of the Spirits
[ 1993 ] Clara
The River Wild
[ 1994 ] Gail Hartman
The Bridges of Madison County
[ 1995 ] Francesca Johnson
Marvin's Room
[ 1996 ] Lee
Before and After
[ 1996 ] Carolyn Ryan
Dancing at Lughnasa
[ 1998 ] Kate Mundy
One True Thing
[ 1998 ] Kate Gulden
Music of the Heart
[ 1999 ] Roberta
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
[ 2001 ] Blue Mecha
The Hours
[ 2002 ] Clarissa Vaughan
[ 2002 ] Susan Orlean
The Manchurian Candidate
[ 2004 ] Eleanor Shaw
A Series of Unfortunate Events
[ 2004 ] Aunt Josephine
[ 2005 ] Lisa Metzger
The Ant Bully
[ 2006 ] Queen
A Prairie Home Companion
[ 2006 ] Yolanda Johnson
The Devil Wears Prada
[ 2006 ] Miranda Priestly
[ 2007 ] Lila Ross
Dark Matter
[ 2007 ] Joanna Silver
Lions for Lambs
[ 2007 ] Janine Roth
[ 2007 ] Corrine Whitman
[ 2008 ] Sister Aloysius Beauvier
Mamma Mia!
[ 2008 ] Donna
Julie & Julia
[ 2009 ] Julia Child
It's Complicated
[ 2009 ] Jane Adler
Fantastic Mr. Fox
[ 2009 ] Mrs. Fox
The Iron Lady
[ 2011 ] Margaret Thatcher
Hope Springs
[ 2012 ] Kay
August: Osage County
[ 2013 ] Violet Weston
The Homesman
[ 2014 ] Altha Carter
The Giver
[ 2014 ] Chief Elder
Into the Woods
[ 2014 ] Witch
Ricki and the Flash
[ 2015 ] Ricki
The Guardian Brothers
[ 2015 ] Narrator
[ 2015 ] Emmeline Pankhurst
Florence Foster Jenkins
[ 2016 ] Florence Foster Jenkins
The Post
[ 2017 ] Kay Graham
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
[ 2018 ] Donna
Mary Poppins Returns
[ 2018 ] Cousin Topsy
The Laundromat
[ 2019 ] Ellen Martin
Little Women
[ 2019 ] Aunt March
The Prom
[ 2020 ] Dee Dee Allen
Let Them All Talk
[ 2020 ] Alice
Don't Look Up
[ 2021 ] President Orlean

Meryl Streep Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Actress in a Play

Meryl Streep, Mother Courage and Her Children

The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Solo Show

Meryl StreepSarah Jones: bridge & tunnel

Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Actress - Play

Meryl Streep, The Seagull

Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Actress - Musical

Meryl Streep, Happy End

Drama Desk Awards - 1977 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play

Meryl Streep, The Cherry Orchard

Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Actress - Play

Meryl Streep27 Wagons Full of Cotton/Memory of Two Mondays

Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Actress - Play

Meryl Streep, Secret Service

Drama Desk Awards - 1976 - Outstanding Actress - Play

Meryl Streep, Trelawny of the "Wells"

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1976 - Best Performances

Meryl StreepPhoenix Repertory Company

Theatre World Awards - 1976 - Performance

Meryl Streep27 Wagons Full of Cotton

Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Meryl Streep, 27 Wagons Full of Cotton

Meryl Streep Videos

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Jeanna de Waal, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and More Will Lead ANYTHING GOES at the Muny

Jeanna de Waal, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kevin Chamberlin, George Abud, Kimberly Immanuel, Adrianna Hicks, Ann Harada, Lara Teeter, Eric Jordan Young, Danny Gardner, Spencer Jones and Joe Capstick will star in the Muny production of Anything Goes.
Ariana DeBose, Alan Cumming, Darren Criss, Shoshana Bean, & Aaron Lazar Headline BROADWAY AND VINE Concerts

Broadway and Vine kicks off its 2024 season on July 9 and 10 at 7:30PM, with Academy Award-winner Ariana DeBose at Carneros Resort Vineyard Lawn.
Interview: Morgan Urbanovsky of DOUBT: A PARABLE at Georgetown Palace

Ms. Urbanovsky shines in her directorial debut at Georgetown Palace. Her professionalism and dedication to her craft is evident in every scene and every details of the work on stage.
Meryl Streep Expresses Interest in MAMMA MIA! 3: 'Of Course I Want to Do It'

After receiving the prestigious Honorary Palme d’Or at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, Meryl Streep revealed that she soon has a meeting with Universal about returning for the highly-anticipated third entry in the Mamma Mia! franchise. She also expressed her concern with the nature of her return, as it was revealed that her character, Donna Sheridan, had passed away after the events of the first film.
Interview: Erika Soto Once Again on the A Noise Within Stage in Misalliance

Next up at A Noise Within, George Bernard Shaw’s Misalliance which opened May 12, 2024. Guillermo Cienfuegos directs the cast of: Joshua Bitton, Dan Lin Josey Montana McCoy, Trisha Miller, Riley Shanahan, Erika Soto, Deborah Strang, Frederick Stuart and Peter Van Norden.
Video: Watch Season 4 Teaser of ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING

The trio is going to Hollywood! Hulu has just released the first trailer for the upcoming fourth season of the hit comedy Only Murders in the Building, which stars Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez. In the new season, the characters will spend some time in Los Angeles as an in-universe movie based on the podcast is being developed.
Cast Members From THE WIZ, STEREOPHONIC, and More Honored With 2024 Theatre World Awards

The 2024 Honorees have been announced for the Theatre World Award for an Outstanding Debut Performance in a Broadway or Off-Broadway Production. Learn more about the honorees here!
Listen: Sarah Paulson Calls Out Trish Hawkins For Criticizing Her Performance in TALLEY'S FOLLY

Sarah Paulson hasn't forgotten the actress who criticized a performance she gave over 10 years ago, and she has spoken out about it on a recent episode of Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett’s “Smartless” podcast.
Gil Gutiérrez Trio Comes to Birdland NYC This Month

See the gifted Gil Gutiérrez Trio at Birdland NYC on Friday, May 17, Saturday May 18 and Sunday, May 19, showtimes are 7:00pm and 9:30pm and doors open half hour before showtime.
Tribeca to Feature 'DeNiro Con' With Guests Martin Scorsese, Whoopi Goldberg, & More

De Niro Con​, a celebration of 80 years of Robert De Niro, has unveiled its programming lineup. Coinciding with the 2024 Tribeca Festival, this three-day tribute takes place at Spring Studios in New York City from June 14-16. De Niro Con is powered by Webex Events, allowing fans to download an exclusive app to make the most of their Con experience. See the full lineup here!
Birdland Jazz Presents The Return Of Karen Akers In WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE This Month

Acclaimed vocalist and actress, Karen Akers, returns to Birdland with her popular show, WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE, on May 27.
O'Neill Theater Center Chairman Tom Viertel to Step Down

Tom Viertel, who has been a member of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center board for nearly three decades and its Chairman since 2000, will step down from his role at the end of the O'Neill's 2024 season in August. Learn more.
Meryl Streep to Receive Honorary Palme d'Or At Cannes Film Festival

According to reports, actress Meryl Streep will be receiving the Honorary Palme d’Or award at the opening ceremony of the 77th Cannes Film Festival. Streep has starred in numerous films throughout her career and has the distinction of being the most nominated person in the acting categories at the Academy Awards. Some of her musical roles include Mamma Mia! and its sequel, Into the Woods, and Mary Poppins Returns.
MAMMA MIA! Returns to Toronto in October

MAMMA MIA! will return to Toronto to play a limited 5-week run from October 8 to November 10, 2024 at Toronto’s CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre.  
PigPen Theatre CO. to Embark on Residency 'Trunk Songs' at City Winery In NYC

Following a critically acclaimed Broadway debut on March 21, the composers of Water for Elephants will celebrate their achievement with a two-date residency in New York City. PigPen Theatre Co. will debut “Trunk Songs: PigPen Theatre Co.” at City Winery on May 17, 2024 with a second performance on June 4, 2024. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, April 26th, 2024 at 12pm ET. “Trunk Songs: PigPen Theatre Co.” will feature deep cuts from their two-decade long catalog and debut brand new music.
First Female Playwrights Chosen For Inaugural Women In Theatre Lab Announced

The first female playwrights chosen for the inaugural Women in Theatre Lab have been announced.
Review: THE PROM at The Community Players

The Community Players concludes its 102nd season on the highest of notes with its energetic, spirited, emotionally charged production of the musical comedy, ‘The Prom.’
Feature: Celebrate Earth Day with Award-Wining Fantastic Fungi Film and Q&A with Director

There might have been a time when the thought of attending a class, discussion, or event about nature would have caused eye-rolling. But with the emergence of considerable interest in Earth Day and all that affects the planet, a visually stunning cinematic film has been remastered and re-released for fun and informative events. The 4k version of the award-winning documentary Fantastic Fungi will be screened at Galaxy Theaters Boulevard Mall, offering a unique opportunity to engage in a Q&A session with director Louie Schwartzberg on April 20.
Larry Marshall to Direct Sundog Theatre's SCENES FROM THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY

Broadway star Larry Marshall will direct Sundog Theatre's annual presentation, Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2024. Learn more!
Video: Daniel Radcliffe Details the Backstage Shenanigans at MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Last night, Daniel Radcliffe made an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, where he discussed his current run in Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway, and some of the backstage shenanigans that take place.


How many Broadway shows has Meryl Streep been in?

Meryl Streep has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

How many West End shows has Meryl Streep been in?

Meryl Streep has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Meryl Streep been nominated for?

Meryl Streep has been nominated for several awards throughout her career, including Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Mother Courage and Her Children," Outstanding Solo Show at The Lortels for "Sarah Jones: bridge & tunnel," Outstanding Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Seagull," Outstanding Actress - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Happy End," Outstanding Featured Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Cherry Orchard," Outstanding Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "27 Wagons Full of Cotton/Memory of Two Mondays," Outstanding Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Secret Service," Outstanding Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Trelawny of the Wells," Best Performances at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Phoenix Repertory Company, Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "27 Wagons Full of Cotton," and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "27 Wagons Full of Cotton."

What awards has Meryl Streep won?

Meryl Streep has won several awards, including Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for her role in "The Seagull." She also received Best Performances recognition from the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her work with the Phoenix Repertory Company. Additionally, Streep was honored with a Theatre World Award for her performance in "27 Wagons Full of Cotton."

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