Meryl Streep
Brigitte Lacombe
United States
2020

Meryl
Streep

One of our most highly regarded film actresses, Streep set her sights on television with a role in the second season of HBO awards magnet “Big Little Lies,” and fittingly the role earned her Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations. After production was shuttered for a time, she recently completed production on Ryan Murphy’s long-anticipated Netflix film adaptation of Broadway musical “The Prom,” which premiered in December 2020. Streep’s next projects will see her partnering with acclaimed directors Steven Soderbergh in the HBO Max comedy “Let Them All Talk” — one of the first feature announcements for the premium streamer — and Adam McKay in sci-fi epic “Don’t Look Up,” featuring an A-list ensemble including Leonardo DiCaprio, Timothée Chalamet, Jonah Hill and Cate Blanchett.

Career

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  • SOPHIE'S CHOICE
  • THE POST

Education

  • Vassar College (NY, USA)
  • Yale University (CT, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Meryl Streep: Oscar Winner Established Her Career in Early Stage Roles

Meryl Streep: Oscar Winner Established Her Career in Early Stage Roles

To celebrate Variety’s 115th anniversary, we went to the archives to see how some of Hollywood’s biggest stars first landed in the pages of our magazine. Read more from the archives here.Meryl Streep first caught the public’s attention in a few high-class projects: in 1977, the Fred Zinnemann-directed “Julia”  and, in 1978, “Holocaust” and “The Deer Hunter,” where she earned her first Emmy and Oscar nominations, respectively. There were no bit parts in movies or TV show before then: She seemed...

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