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Meryl Streep

 
Date Of Birth:
June 22, 1949 (73)
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 22, 1949 (73)

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1980
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Showcase, 1978
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1977
Lieutenant Lillian Holiday
  [Broadway]
1977
Dunyasha
  [Broadway]
1976
Edith Varney
  [Broadway]
1975
Miss Imogen Parrott
  [College/University (US)]
World Premiere, 1974
Ensemble/Other Roles

Meryl Streep Movies

Everybody Rides the Carousel
 
[1976]
Stage 6
Julia
 
[1977]
Anne Marie
The Deer Hunter
 
[1978]
Linda
Kramer vs. Kramer
 
[1979]
Joanna Kramer
Manhattan
 
[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
Silkwood
 
[1983]
Karen Silkwood
Falling in Love
 
[1984]
Molly Gilmore
Out of Africa
 
[1985]
Karen
Plenty
 
[1985]
Susan
Heartburn
 
[1986]
Rachel
Ironweed
 
[1987]
Helen
A Cry in the Dark
 
[1988]
Lindy
She-Devil
 
[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
Adaptation.
 
[2002]
Susan Orlean
The Manchurian Candidate
 
[2004]
Eleanor Shaw
A Series of Unfortunate Events
 
[2004]
Aunt Josephine
Prime
 
[2005]
Lisa Metzger
The Ant Bully
 
[2006]
Queen
A Prairie Home Companion
 
[2006]
Yolanda Johnson
The Devil Wears Prada
 
[2006]
Miranda Priestly
Evening
 
[2007]
Lila Ross
Dark Matter
 
[2007]
Joanna Silver
Lions for Lambs
 
[2007]
Janine Roth
Rendition
 
[2007]
Corrine Whitman
Doubt
 
[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
Suffragette
 
[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 Biography


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 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 Gold Star
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 Gold Star
Meryl StreepPhoenix Repertory Company
 
Theatre World Awards - 1976 - Performance Gold Star
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 News

Instagram TakeOver con Gerónimo Rauch (LOS PUENTES DE MADISON) Photo Instagram TakeOver con Gerónimo Rauch (LOS PUENTES DE MADISON)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 3, 2023

Este miércoles, 8 de febrero, el actor controlará durante 24 horas la cuenta de BroadwayWorld Spain en Instagram.

Single Tickets On Sale For SAMMY & ME, 2023 Mainstage Bonus Fourth Show at Bay Street Photo Single Tickets On Sale For SAMMY & ME, 2023 Mainstage Bonus Fourth Show at Bay Street
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2023

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that single tickets are now on sale for the bonus fourth Mainstage production, Sammy & Me, written by and starring Eric Jordan Young and written and directed by Wendy Dann. Sammy & Me will be performed at Bay Street Theater in rep with Master Class, Monday, August 14, through Sunday, August 20.

THE HOURS With Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming & More to Air on PBS Photo THE HOURS With Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming & More to Air on PBS
by Michael Major - Feb 1, 2023

The Metropolitan Opera's recent production of The Hours, starring Renée Fleming, Kelli O'Hara, and Joyce DiDonato, will air on PBS. Phelim McDermott directs with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting. Christine Baranski will host the special.

Listen: Scott Wittman Talks SOME LIKE IT HOT and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS Photo Listen: Scott Wittman Talks SOME LIKE IT HOT and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 23, 2023

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. This week's episode features Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winning lyricist, director, writer, and conceiver, Scott Wittman! Scott discussed his career, and his most recent Broadway project, Some Like It Hot, on the podcast.

VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Teases Broadway Musical Debut With Evan Rachel Wood After THEL Photo VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Teases Broadway Musical Debut With Evan Rachel Wood After THELMA & LOUISE Reports
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2023

Amanda Seyfried has confirmed her plans to make her Broadway debut. It was previously reported that Seyfried had missed the Golden Globes because she was workshopping a musical adaptation of Thelma and Louise. She continued to tease the show's music and confirmed Evan Rachel Wood's involvement. Watch the interview video clip now!

Wake Up With BWW 1/18: INTO THE WOODS Tour Casting, Patti LuPone to Tour, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/18: INTO THE WOODS Tour Casting, Patti LuPone to Tour, and More!
by - Jan 18, 2023

Top stories include additional dates and complete casting for the tour of Into The Woods, a new tour from Patti LuPone, and more! Plus, check out photos and video footage of Jinkx Monsoon taking her first Broadway bows in Chicago!

Meryl Streep, Ariana DeBose, Tony Kushner & More to Take Part in 92NY Unterberg Poetr Photo Meryl Streep, Ariana DeBose, Tony Kushner & More to Take Part in 92NY Unterberg Poetry Center's 84th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2023

The 92NY Unterberg Poetry Center’s 84th season will continue with a Winter/Spring lineup featuring beloved playwrights and actors, critically-acclaimed novelists and poets. See details about the lineup and more.

Meryl Streep Joins ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Three Photo Meryl Streep Joins ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Three
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2023

Selena Gomez has shared a new TikTok from the set of Only Murders In the Building, revealing that Meryl Streep has joined the cast of the upcoming season. The new video features Gomez with her co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short, plus Paul Rudd, Andrea Martin, and Streep. They will be joined by Jesse Williams.

Amanda Seyfried Workshopping THELMA & LOUISE MUSICAL; Evan Rachel Wood In Talks to Jo Photo Amanda Seyfried Workshopping THELMA & LOUISE MUSICAL; Evan Rachel Wood In Talks to Join
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2023

Amanda Seyfried is currently workshopping a musical version of “Thelma & Louise', with Evan Rachel Wood in talks to join the project. 

Teatro Paraguas Presents The Documentary Play SEVEN Photo Teatro Paraguas Presents The Documentary Play SEVEN
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2023

Seven women, seven stories, seven countries. Experience a thought-provoking and emotional journey about human rights across the globe.

Meryl Streep Videos

VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Teases Broadway Musical Debut With Evan Rachel Wood After THEL Videoplay
VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Teases Broadway Musical Debut With Evan Rachel Wood After THELMA & LOUISE Reports

by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2023

Amanda Seyfried has confirmed her plans to make her Broadway debut. It was previously reported that Seyfried had missed the Golden Globes because she was workshopping a musical adaptation of Thelma and Louise. She continued to tease the show's music and confirmed Evan Rachel Wood's involvement. Watch the interview video clip now!

Exclusive: Watch Sarah Jones in a Clip From the SELL/BUY/DATE Film Adaption Videoplay
Exclusive: Watch Sarah Jones in a Clip From the SELL/BUY/DATE Film Adaption

by Michael Major - Nov 8, 2022

Watch an exclusive video clip from the new film adaption of Sell/Buy/Date, which is based on Sarah Jones' 2016 Off-Broadway solo show. The film is written and directed by Sarah Jones, and is executive produced by Meryl Streep with appearances by Ilana Glazer, Rosario Dawson, and Bryan Cranston. 

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE PROM In The Netherlands Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE PROM In The Netherlands

by Team BWW - Sep 21, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Dutch production of The Prom. The production is currently touring to various venues across the Netherlands.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For Sarah Jones' SELL/BUY/DATE Film Adaption Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For Sarah Jones' SELL/BUY/DATE Film Adaption

by Michael Major - Sep 21, 2022

Produced by Meryl Streep, Sell/Buy/Date is a hybrid doc/narrative following Tony winning performer and comedian Sarah Jones. Through interviews and even celebrity cameos, this film poses the question: how can we as a society have a healthy relationship to sex, power, race and our economy, without exploitation or stigma? Watch the video trailer now!

VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For The Met: Live in HD's 2022/2023 Season Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch An All New Trailer For The Met: Live in HD's 2022/2023 Season

by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2022

Tickets are on sale now for the Met‚Äôs 2022‚Äď23 Live in HD series of movie theater transmissions, which features ten spectacular productions, including exciting company premieres, new productions, and repertory favorites, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content. Watch an all new trailer and get a first look inside the productions and season!

BWW Exclusive: Creation of the Public Theater Explored in JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Creation of the Public Theater Explored in JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS

by Michael Major - Jun 1, 2022

In an exclusive clip, watch how Joe Papp, the founder of The Public Theater, Free Shakespeare in the Park and producer of groundbreaking plays like Hair, A Chorus Line and for colored girls…, turned a dilapidated building into what the Public Theater is today.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN MASTERS: JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS on PBS Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for AMERICAN MASTERS: JOE PAPP IN FIVE ACTS on PBS

by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Ahead of the 60th Anniversary Season of Free Shakespeare in The Park at New York City's Delacorte Theater in Central Park, American Masters: Joe Papp in Five Acts tells the story of this indomitable, street-wise champion of the arts.

VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Talks THE DROPOUT, MEAN GIRLS, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried Talks THE DROPOUT, MEAN GIRLS, and More on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Marissa Tomeo - May 8, 2022

Amanda Seyfried stopped by THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON last night to talk about her performance in the new miniseries drama, The Dropout, which is now available to watch on Hulu.

VIDEO: Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar In Rehearsals For THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Videoplay
VIDEO: Kate Baldwin & Aaron Lazar In Rehearsals For THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2022

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center will present The Bridges of Madison County, The Musical, starring Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!, Finian's Rainbow) and Aaron Lazar (A Little Night Music, The Light in the Piazza). Get a first look at the cast in rehearsals! 

VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Talks SNL, HAMILTON & More on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Ariana DeBose Talks SNL, HAMILTON & More on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Michael Major - Jan 14, 2022

Ariana DeBoseAriana DeBose sat down with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show last night to discuss her upcoming Saturday Night Live hosting debut. Watch the new interview, in which she also discussed her role as 'The Bullet' in Hamilton, filming The Prom with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, and playing Anita in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story!


Meryl Streep Frequently Asked Questions

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

What awards has Meryl Streep won?
Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Seagull Best Performances (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Phoenix Repertory Companyand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton.