Meryl Streep: biography and latest news!

  • Real name: Mary Louise Streep
  • Sign: Cancer
  • Date of birth: Wednesday, June 22, 1949 (age: 71)

Meryl Streep is an American actress born in 1949 in New Jersey. Daughter of a pharmacist, she receives a strict and refined education. After studying at the famous Vassar College, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts at Yale.

She initially trained in music before turning to the profession of actress. After her debut on the stage, Meryl Streep quickly opened an international career with great roles such as in Journey to the End of Hell in 1978 or Kramer vs Kramer in 1979.

She is noticed for her finesse in her acting, and holds the record for Oscar nominations – seventeen. After her dramatic roles in Out of Africa and On the Road to Madison, Meryl Streep has diversified her acting style and led her career without preconceived ideas. She was notably seen in the musical Mamma Mia in 2008.

After an affair with the actor John Cazale who died of bone cancer in 1978, Meryl Streep married Don Gummer with whom she had four children (Henry, Mary Willa, Grace and Louise).