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Meryl Streep

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Born: June 22, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Summit, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in New Jersey
1961:
Studied to become an opera singer at age 12
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Acted with Green Mountain Guild, a traveling theater company in Vermont
1971:
Professional acting debut in NYC in "The Playboy of Seville" at the Cubiculo Theatre
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Appeared with the Yale student repertory company in the Stephen Sondheim-Burt Shevelove musical, "The Frogs"
1975:
Broadway debut, "Trelawny of the Wells" at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater
1976:
Appeared in the double bill "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" and "A Memory of Two Mondays"; received a Tony nomination as Featured Actress in a Play for the former
1976:
Appeared in the Central Park productions of "Henry V" and "Measure for Measure"
1977:
TV acting debut, reprising her stage role in the PBS "Theater in America" production of "Secret Service"
1977:
TV-movie debut as the wife of a professional hockey player accused of manslaughter in "The Deadliest Season" (CBS)
1977:
Made film debut in "Julia" opposite Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave
1978:
Won an Emmy for her starring role as a Catholic married to a Jewish man in the NBC miniseries "Holocaust"
1978:
Earned first Oscar nomination for her supporting role in "The Deer Hunter"
1979:
Cast in the Woody Allen film "Manhattan" as Allen's ex-wife and as a politician's mistress in "The Seduction of Joe Tynan"
1979:
Won first Academy Award for her portrayal of a dissatisfied wife and mother in "Kramer vs. Kramer"
1981:
First starring role, "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
1982:
Earned second Academy Award for her portrayal of a Polish concentration camp survivor in "Sophie's Choice"
1983:
Received strong reviews and an Oscar nomination for "Silkwood"; first film with Mike Nichols
1985:
Played author Isak Dinesen in Sydney Pollack's lavish biopic "Out of Africa"
1986:
Cast opposite Jack Nicholson in "Heartburn"; second collaboration with Nichols
1987:
Re-teamed with Jack Nicholson for "Ironweed"
1988:
Portrayed Lindy Chamberlain, a religious Australian woman accused of murdering her own child in "A Cry in the Dark (Evil Angels)"; received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress
1989:
First comedic role in "She-Devil" opposite Roseanne Barr
1990:
Co-starred with Shirley MacLaine in "Postcards from the Edge," a screen adaptation of Carrie Fisher's semi-autobiographical novel; third collaboration with Mike Nichols
1992:
Cast as an aging actress who trades her soul for a youthful appearance in the black comedy "Death Becomes Her"
1994:
First role as an action heroine, "The River Wild"
1995:
Received tenth Academy Award nomination as an Italian-born Midwestern woman who has a brief affair with a photographer (Clint Eastwood) in "The Bridges of Madison County"; also directed by Eastwood
1996:
Co-starred with Diane Keaton and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Marvin's Room"
1997:
Debut as executive producer (also starred) with her first TV-movie in eighteen years, "...First Do No Harm"
1998:
Earned eleveth Academy Award nomination for her role in "One True Thing"
1998:
Received star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (September 16)
1998:
Featured in the ensemble drama "Dancing at Lughnasa"; adapted from Brian Friel's award-winning play
1999:
Portrayed NYC violin teacher Roberta Guaspari-Tzavaras in "Music of the Heart"; was required her to learn to play the violin; received Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG nominations
2001:
Returned to the stage to star in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of "The Seagull"; staged by Mike Nichols
2002:
Starred as author Susan Orlean in the film "Adaptation"; loosely based on Orlean's book <i>The Orchard Thief</i>; received an Academy Award nomination for a supporting role
2002:
Cast as Clarissa Vaughn in the film adaptation of the Pulitzer-winning novel "The Hours"; received a Golden Globe nomination
2003:
Portrayed Hannah Pitt in the HBO miniseries adaptation of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America"; fourth collaboration with Mike Nichols
2004:
Featured with Denzel Washington in "The Manchurian Candidate" directed by Jonathan Demme; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress
2004:
Cast as Aunt Josephine opposite Jim Carrey in "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," based on the books by Daniel Handler
2005:
Played a psychoanalyst who discovers that her client (Uma Thurman) is dating her son in "Prime"
2006:
Cast in Robert Altman's adaptation of Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion"
2006:
Cast as the all-powerful magazine editor Miranda Priestley in the fashionista comedy "The Devil Wears Prada," based on Lauren Weisberger's best-selling novel; earned SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actress
2007:
Cast in Michael Cunningham's film adaptation of Susan Minot's novel "Evening"; also starring her daughter, Mamie Gummer as a younger version of herself
2007:
Portrayed a TV journalist in the Robert Redford directed drama "Lions for Lambs"
2008:
Starred in the film version of the ABBA musical "Mamma Mia!"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical and a Grammy nomination for the soundtrack
2008:
Portrayed Sister Aloysius Beauvier in the film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's play "Doubt"; earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Actress
2009:
Portrayed famed chef Julia Child in Nora Ephron's "Julie & Julia"; earned SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actress
2009:
Voiced Mr. Fox's (George Clooney) wife in Wes Anderson's animated adaptation of the Roald Dahl book "Fantastic Mr. Fox"
2009:
Co-starred with Alec Baldwin in the comedy film "It's Complicated"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture ¿ Musical or Comedy ("Julie & Julia")
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture ¿ Musical or Comedy ("It's Complicated")
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role ("Julie & Julia")
2009:
Nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role ("Julie & Julia")
2011:
Recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors
2011:
Portrayed former U.K. prime minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady"
2012:
Co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones as a couple trying to bring some spark back to their marriage in "Hope Springs"

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