One of the greatest living actress Meryl Streep is loved by many for her spectacular performances in numerous commercially successful as well as critically acclaimed movies.
Three times Oscar winning talented actress was nominated for several awards for her outstanding acting skills. Take a peek into her flourishing career.
Meryl Streep's Career
The versatile actress Meryl Streep starred in multiple blockbuster movies throughout her acting career spanning more than 47 years. She is indeed one of the most celebrated actresses of the Hollywood movie industry.
Streep began acting in plays during her college days which eventually led her to professional acting jobs in theatre. At the beginning of her career, she went through several obstacles, however, she debuted in the movie industry from the film Julia in 1977.
The actress got her breakthrough role from the movie The Deer Hunter (1978) where she played the role of Linda. She was loved by many for her performance, was even nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress.
Afterward, the talented star worked on numerous movies. Here is the list of some of the actress' acclaimed movies with its ratings and collections.
|Movie||Role||Budget||Box Office Collection||IMDB Ratings|
|Out of Africa (1985)||Baroness||$28 million||$227.5 million||7.2|
|The Bridges of Madison County (1995)||Francesca Johnson||$22 million||$182 million||7.6|
|Adaptation. (2002)||Susan Orlean||$19 million||$32.8 million||7.7|
|The Devil Wears Prada (2006)||Miranda Priestly||$35 million||$326.5 million||6.9|
Streep has worked with multiple talented personalities like; director Mike Nichols, actress Amy Adams, actor Tom Hanks, Jeremy Irons, Adain Quinn, and many others. She portrayed the real-life characters of journalist Susan Orlean, chef Julia Child, Ethel Rosenberg, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher and many.
Meryl Streep's Awards and Achievements
The gifted actress won several awards for her remarkable performances in multiple movies. She is one of few celebrities to receive such a large number of awards and nominations.
Streep won 3 Academy Awards out of her 21 nominations. Here are the lists of the movies and the category of the Academy Awards.
- Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)= Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress.
- Sophie's Choice (1982) = Academy Awards for Best Actress.
- The Iron Lady (2011) = Academy Awards for Best Actress.
The actress was honored with 8 Golden Globe Awards out of her 31 nominations. Here are the lists of the movies and the category of the Golden Globe Awards.
- Kramer vs. Kramer (1981) = Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture.
- The French Lieutenant's Women (1981) = Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama.
- Sophie's Choice (1982) = Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama.
- Adaptation (2002) = Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture.
- Angels In America (2003) = Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress - Miniseries or Television Film.
- The Devil Wears Prada (2006) = Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
- Julie & Julia (2009) = Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
- The Iron Lady (2011) = Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama.
The polished actress was honored with a total of 156 awards so far, which includes one AFI Awards, three AWJF Awards, two BAFTA Awards, three Critics' Choice Awards, one MTV Movie Awards, five NYFC Awards, three Primetime Emmy Award, and many others.
Besides these awards, Streep was honored by several colleges and university degree including Honorary Doctor of Arts by Havard University in 2010. In 2014, she was honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom, the same year, she received Doctor of Humane Letters from Indiana University Bloomington.
Meryl Streep: Quick Facts
- Born on 22 June 1949 in Summit, New Jersey.
- Her middle name is Louise.
- Her parents are Mary Wilkinson Streep and Harry William Streep.
- Her siblings are Harry Streep and Dana Streep.
- She stands at 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).
- She went to Bernards High School, then after she studied in Va s sar College, and later she attended Yale School of Drama.
- She has an incredible net worth of $90 million.