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Most important awards

2017: Honorary Golden Globe “Cecil B. deMille Award” for her life's work, nominations for an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA each for best leading actress forFlorence Foster Jenkins
2015: Oscar nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress, respectivelyInto the Woods, MTV Movie Award for Best Movie Villain forInto the Woods
2014: Oscar nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, respectivelyIn August in Osage County, US Medal of Honor "Presidential Medal of Freedom"
2013: Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress forLike the first time
2012: Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Actress, respectivelyThe Iron Lady
2010: Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Actress forJulie & Julia, Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress forIf love were that easy
2009: Oscar nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, respectivelyQuestion of faith, Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress forMamma Mia!, Golden Camera for Best International Actress
2007: Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Actress forThe devil Wears Prada
2005: Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress forThe Manchurian candidate
2004: Golden Globe and Emmy Award for Best Actress, respectivelyAngels in america
2003: Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress forAdaptation, Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress forThe Hours - From Eternity to Eternity, Honorary Award of César for her life's work, French cultural order "Ordre des Arts et des Lettres"
2000: Oscar nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, respectivelyMusic of the Heart
1999: Oscar nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, respectivelyFamily thing
1998: Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress forAs long as there is hope, Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1997: Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress forMarvin's daughters
1996: Oscar nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, respectivelyThe bridges at the River
1995: Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress forAt the wild river
1993: Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress forDeath suits her well
1991: Oscar nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, respectivelyGreetings from Hollywood
1990: Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress forThe devil
1989: Oscar nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, respectivelyA scream in the dark
1988: Oscar nomination for Best Actress forWolf milk
1986: Oscar nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, respectivelyFar away from Africa
1984: Oscar nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress forSilkwood
1983: Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress, respectivelySophie's decision,
1982: Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for eachThe mistress of the French lieutenant
1980: Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, respectivelyKramer versus Kramer
1979: Oscar nomination and Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress forThose who go through hell
1978: Emmy Award for Best TV Actress forHolocaust - The History of the Weiss Family

Meryl Streep biography

Meryl Streep was born as Mary Louise Streep on June 22, 1949 at the American Summit in New Jersey. Meryl Streep has German roots, her great-great-grandparents come from Loffenau, then in Württemberg. Meryl Streep's father, Harry William Streep Jr., is an executive in a pharmaceutical company, and her mother, Mary Wolf Wilkinson, is a graphic designer. Meryl Streep has two younger brothers, Harry William III and Dana David Streep, and grew up near Bernardsville, New Jersey. Meryl Streep studies drama at Vassar College in New York and at Yale University, where she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts.

Meryl Streep started her film career in 1977 when she played a supporting role in the film drama Julia (with Jason Robards and Maximilian Schell) alongside Jane Fonda (The in-law monster, the morning after) and Vanessa Redgrave (Deep Impact, Miss Smilla's flair for snow), who wins an Oscar for her leading role. After that, Meryl Streep draws attention to herself when she is recognized for her acting performance in the TV mini-series Holocaust - The History of the Weiss Family (with Fritz Weaver and James Woods) wins an Emmy for Best Actress. Meryl Streep has won awards early on in her career. Also in 1978, as Meryl Streep in the anti-war film Those who go through hell (with Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and John Savage) plays in which three men from the American provinces go to the Vietnam War. The exceptional actress received an Oscar nomination for best female supporting role for her portrayal. 1979 Meryl Streep is in the romantic comedy Manhattan (with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton).

Meryl Streep receives her Oscar for Kramer against Kramer

In the movie drama Kramer versus Kramer (with Jane Alexander and Justin Henry) Meryl Streep takes on the lead role alongside Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man, The Graduation Exam). Meryl Streep receives her first Oscar for her role as the overwhelmed mother who leaves her husband and child in order to later claim custody in the divorce process.

This is followed by numerous film offers, especially with more serious character roles. Meryl Streep is known for her portrayals in the British drama film in the 80s The mistress of the French lieutenant (with Jeremy Irons and Lynsey Baxter), in biography Silkwood (with Kurt Russell and Cher), in the feature film Far away from Africa (with Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer), in the drama Milkweed (with Jack Nicholson and Carroll Baker) and the American-Australian drama A scream in the dark (with Sam Neill and Charles Tingwell) nominated for an Oscar. For her lead role in the American drama Sophie's decision (with Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol) In 1983 Meryl Streep finally got her second Oscar.

In 1991 Meryl Streep received an Oscar nomination for a comedy for the first time: In Greetings from Hollywood (with Shirley MacLaine and Dennis Quaid) she can be seen in the role of a drug and pill addict actress who tries in vain to boost her career after rehab. Also in Death suits her well (with Isabella Rossellini and Ian Ogilvy) Meryl Streep appears in 1992 together with Goldie Hawn (The devils club, housesitter - lies have beautiful legs) and Bruce Willis (film series Die hard, The Expendables) from their funny side. In 1993 Meryl Streep played again in a drama: In The haunted house (with Jeremy Irons and Vanessa Redgrave), the film adaptation of Isabel Allende's novel of the same name, she shares with other Hollywood greats such as Glenn Close (Mars Attacks!, 102 dalmatians), Antonio Banderas (The legend of Zorro, the 13th warrior) and Winona Ryder (Mr. Deeds, Black Swan) in front of the camera. In 1994 Meryl Streep was part of the film By the wild river (with Kevin Bacon and Joseph Mazzello) her only action flick so far.

Meryl Streep as a permanent guest at the Oscar awards

The drama The bridges at the River 1995 (with Clint Eastwood and Annie Corley) is arguably one of the films Meryl Streep is most famous for. She embodies a farmer's wife who, in the absence of her husband, falls head over heels in love with a strange photographer who is only in town for a few days and is nominated again for an Oscar for this. Meryl Streep also demonstrated her outstanding talent in the 1996 film Marvin's daughters (with Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton and Robert De Niro) again demonstrated. With the drama Family thing (with Renée Zellweger and William Hurt), the autobiographical feature film Music of the Heart (with Aidan Quinn and Gloria Estefan) - for whom Meryl Streep is learning to play the violin - and the drama Adaptation (with Nicolas Cage and Chris Cooper) followed in 1999, 2000 and 2003 by the next three nominations for the Oscar.

But Meryl Streep also starred in films with top-class cast: In the film adaptation of the novel The Hours (with Stephen Dillane and Miranda Richardson) the Hollywood legend plays alongside Nicole Kidman (My fictional wife, In love with a witch) and Julianne Moore (Non-stop, boogie nights), in the political thriller The Manchurian candidate (with Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight) she is together with Denzel Washington (Unstoppable - Out of control, 2 guns) for the film adaptation of the book series Lemony Snicket - Mysterious Events (with Emily Browning and Dustin Hoffman) stands Meryl Streep with Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty, The Yes Sayer) and Jude Law (Anna Karenina, Sherlock Holmes) in front of the camera and in Couch Whispers - The first therapeutic love comedy (with Bryan Greenberg and Jon Abrahams) she shows her acting skills together with Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2).

In 2006 comes the comedyThe devil Wears Prada(with Anne Hathaway, Simon Baker and Emily Blunt) in the cinemas, in which Meryl Streep plays the eccentric editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly, for whose portrayal she was nominated again for an Oscar a year later. This should not remain the last Oscar nomination: Meryl Streep is in 2009 for her role as a strictly Catholic director and religious sister in the feature filmQuestion of faith(with Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams) among the contenders for the 2010 award for the lead role in comedyJulie & Julia(with Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci) in 2014 for starring in comedyIn August in Osage County(with Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper and Ewan McGregor) and in 2015 for her supporting role as the wicked witch in the fairy tale film Into the Woods (with Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp). In 2012, Meryl Streep even won the Oscar a third time for her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the biographyThe iron lady(with Jim Broadbent and Harry Lloyd) clean up. Overall, Meryl Streep is the most frequently nominated actress for an Oscar, a total of 19 times - three times she can actually accept the golden boy. The same applies to the Golden Globe, by the way: Meryl Streep has been nominated 29 times for it and has been awarded a total of eight times, which is also a record.

Seldom, very rarely even, does Meryl Streep play in a film without being nominated for an Oscar or a Golden Globe, although she always delivers an Oscar-worthy performance and, even in less successful films, the critics always praise her acting skills snatches away. This is for example in tragic comedy Ricki - How family is (2015; with Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer and Rick Springfield) the case. In that film, the more mature wife and family mother Linda Brummel decides to leave her family and start a rock career as Ricki Rendazzo. But the career flops, just like the script and the story, which is not very intoxicating. Nevertheless, the critics attest Meryl Streep an "outstanding work" here as well.

In the historical emancipation drama Suffragette - actions instead of words (2015; with Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw and Natalie Press) plays Meryl Streep opposite Carey Mulligan (Wall Street: money never sleeps, The Great Gatsby) and largely leaves the successful show to her as the protagonist. On the other hand, it is completely different in the film biography Florence Foster Jenkins (2016; with Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson and John Kavanagh) - Meryl Streep is the show in this drama! The film focuses on the unusual career of opera diva Florence Foster Jenkins. In the 1940s she was considered the worst singer in the world, hit neither notes nor rhythms and brought her pianist Cosmé McMoon (Simon Helberg; TV series The Big Bang Theory, A serious man) regularly to despair. She was still very successful at the time, even though she saw the audience as a kind of singing clown, while always imagining herself to be a great soprano. The performance of the opera diva Florence Foster Jenkins brings Meryl Streep a number of other award nominations, including once again for an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA.

Meryl Streep as speaker

In addition to her career as an actress, Meryl Streep is also active as a spokesperson for various cartoons. For example, in some episodes of the original English versions she speaks of The simpsons, King of the Hill or in the animated film Lucas the ant fright. Also in the science fiction film A.I. - Artificial intelligence (with Jude Law and Ashley Scott) directed by Steven Spielberg (film series Indiana Jones, Film series Jurassic Park) she lends her voice to the blue fairy.

Meryl Streep private

Very little is known about Meryl Streep's personal life. The actress remains scandal-free to this day as one of the few Hollywood actors. 1976 Meryl Streep is in a relationship with fellow actor John Cazale (The godfather, dog days) who developed bone cancer at the age of forty. Both he and Meryl Streep play in Those who go through hell (with Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken), but this is his last film. Meryl Streep cared for John Cazale until his death.

On September 30, 1978, Meryl Streep married the sculptor Don Gummer. With him she has four children, Henry Wolfe, Mary Willa, Grace Jane and Louisa Jacobson. Meryl Streep and Don Gummer are married to this day.