Meryl Streep
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United States
2018

Meryl
Streep

Actor

There’s hardly a moviegoer in the world who doesn’t know who Streep is and that she seems to get an Academy Award nomination for every performance. With 21 noms under her belt (most recently for 2015’s “The Post”) and three wins, she’s a favorite of Hollywood’s biggest directors and instantly brings capital-A actor cred to any movie she is signed to, even if it’s “Mamma Mia!” Comfortable in any genre — comedy, drama, musical — she can play everyone from Mary Poppins’ cousin (“Mary Poppins Returns”) to Aunt March in Greta Gerwig’s incipient adaptation of the classic “Little Women.” Perhaps her most notable recent move has been making a rare return to TV as part of the powerhouse cast of HBO hit “Big Little Lies” for its second season.

Career

  • DEVIL WEARS PRADA, THE
  • SOPHIE'S CHOICE
  • THE POST

Education

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

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Meryl Streep Wants Tracey Ullman to Run for President

Meryl Streep Wants Tracey Ullman to Run for President

Oscar winner Meryl Streep has called British comedienne Tracey Ullman a friend for more than three decades, but she would also like to call her something more formal."The sources of what you do are ultimately kind of mysterious, and, we are so lucky that you have that genuine imagination, desire, heart and soul. You put it all out there. We need you to run for president," Streep said as she sat down with Ullman for a discussion around her HBO...

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