Meryl Streep is a famous American actress, winner of three Oscars and seventeen nominations for this prestigious gold statuette, which is an absolute record in the history of Hollywood.
In addition, the actress has 6 Golden Globes and 2 awards from the Screen Actors Guild. The future celebrity was born in the small American town of Summit on June 22, 1949.
Her father, Harry Streep, worked for a pharmaceutical company. Mother, Mary Streep, was an artist. The family had three children, Meryl was older than her brothers. The origin of the surname is rooted in the distant 15th century, when their ancestors, Spanish Jews, moved to Holland.
Not knowing the Dutch language, they put a dash (line) under the documents, which translates as "Strip". Who knows, maybe the example of ancestors influenced the fact that at the age of fifteen the future actress changed her double name Mary Louise to a derivative of Meryl.
As a child, Meryl loved to sing, at the age of 12, a singing teacher began to study with her. The girl even dreamed of becoming a singer. However, the girl had many other talents - she perfectly parodied teachers, which always made her classmates laugh, she took part in all school performances, she woke up a craving for an artistic career.
After graduating from high school, Meryl continued her studies at Vassar College, where she received a Bachelor of Arts and where she won a scholarship to study at the School of Drama at Yale University. In parallel with her studies, she played more than 40 roles on the stage of the local repertory theater. In summer theaters, she moonlighted as a costume designer.
After graduating from university in 1975, she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree and moved to New York. Here she began her highly successful Broadway performances. The heroines of Shakespeare, Strindberg, A. Miller and other classics performed by Meryl Streep captivated both the audience and the audience.
After she brilliantly played in Twenty-Seven Cars of Cotton by T. Williams, she was nominated for the highest American theater award, Tony. After successes in the theater, the actress began to try herself in the cinema. In 1977, she made a cameo appearance in the film Julia by Fred Zinemann.
In 1978, Cimino's film The Deer Hunter was released, starring Meryl Streep. The talented actress was noticed and awarded the "Best Supporting Actress" award. The film won an Oscar and the actress was nominated for an Oscar. For her performance in the television series Holocaust (1978), the actress was awarded the main television Emmy award.
She received her first Oscar for her role in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979). After her role in Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen, the actress became a real star. Almost all of the following films with her participation, as well as the roles of the actress herself, were awarded the most prestigious awards and prizes.
For her role in the film "The French Lieutenant's Woman" (1981), Meryl Streep was nominated for an Oscar. For her performance in Sophie's Choice (1982), she won her second Oscar. Her film career is developing rapidly, she has appeared in a number of films. For the pictures "Thistle" (1987), "Scream in the Night" (1988), "Postcards from the Edge of the Abyss" (1990), the actress received Oscar nominations.
For the best performance of her role in the film "Scream in the Night" she was awarded the Cannes Film Festival. Not forgetting about the dramatic roles, she brilliantly begins to play bright, eccentric, comedic roles. Just take her role as Jill in Manhattan or the incomparable Miranda Priestley in The Devil Wears Prada.
Whatever roles this great actress plays, all her characters are real, alive, whose desire for independence and female independence does not kill love and generous impulses in them. Margaret Thatcher played Meryl in The Iron Lady.
For this role, she received an Oscar and a Golden Bear at the beginning of 2012 (the prize of the Berlin Film Festival), she was named the best actress of 2011. In her personal life, the actress went through a drama. On the set of The Holocaust, she began an affair with actor John Keizale, they dreamed of getting married.
However, soon Keizale was diagnosed with cancer, after a long illness, he died. Acquaintance with a wonderful person - sculptor Don Gummer helped the actress to survive the severity of the loss of a loved one ...
They got married in September 1978 and today they are still together and happy. They have four grown children.