Mary Louise Streep (born June 22, 1949), known professionally as Meryl Streep, is an American actress.
Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility and
accent adaptation. Nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards, she has won three. Streep has also received
31 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight â€” more nominations and competitive wins than any other actor.
Streep made her stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells in 1975. In 1976, she received a Tony Award nomination
for Best Featured Actress in a Play for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton. In 1977, she made her screen debut in the
television film The Deadliest Season, and also made her film debut in Julia. In 1978, she won an Emmy Award
for her role in the mini-series Holocaust, and received her first Academy Award nomination for The Deer Hunter.
Streep went on to win Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), and Best Actress for
Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011). Streep's other Oscar-nominated roles were in
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Silkwood (1983), Out of Africa (1985), Ironweed (1987), Evil Angels (1988),
Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), One True Thing (1998), Music of the Heart (1999),
Adaptation (2002), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Doubt (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), August: Osage County (2013),
Into the Woods (2014), Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), and The Post (2017).