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Meryl Streep is a Actor and Executive Producer American born on 22 june 1949 at Summit (USA)

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep
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Birth name Mary Louise Streep
Nationality USA
Birth 22 june 1949 (71 years) at Summit (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, National Medal of Arts

Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The Playboy of Seville in 1971, and went on to receive a 1976 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton. She made her screen debut in the 1977 television film The Deadliest Season, and made her film debut later that same year in Julia. In 1978, she won an Emmy Award for her role in the miniseries Holocaust, and received her first Academy Award nomination for The Deer Hunter. Nominated for 19 Academy Awards in total, Streep has more nominations than any other actor or actress in history, winning Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), and Best Actress for Sophie's Choice (1982) and for The Iron Lady (2011).

Streep is one of only six actors to have won three or more competitive Academy Awards for acting. Her other nominated roles are The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Silkwood (1983), Out of Africa (1985), Ironweed (1987), A Cry in the Dark (1988), Postcards From the Edge (1990), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), One True Thing (1998), Music of the Heart (1999), Adaptation (2002), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Doubt (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), August: Osage County (2013), and Into the Woods (2014). She returned to the stage for the first time in over 20 years in The Public Theater's 2002 revival of The Seagull, won a second Emmy Award in 2004 for the HBO miniseries Angels in America (2003), and starred in the Public Theater's 2006 production of Mother Courage and Her Children. As an actress, Streep is particularly known for her chameleonic approach to her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her perfection of accents.

Streep has also received 29 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight—more nominations, and more competitive (non-honorary) wins than any other actor (male or female) in the history of the award. Her work has also earned her two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Cannes Film Festival award, five New York Film Critics Circle Awards, two BAFTA awards, two Australian Film Institute awards, five Grammy Award nominations, and five Drama Desk Award nominations, among several others. She was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004 at the Kennedy Center Honor in 2011 for her contribution to American culture through performing arts. President Barack Obama awarded her the 2010 National Medal of Arts and in 2014 the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In 2003, the government of France made her a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.

Biography

Author Karina Longworth notes that despite her "high level of stardom" for decades, Streep has managed to maintain a relatively normal personal life. Streep lived with actor John Cazale for three years until his death from lung cancer in March 1978. Al Pacino remarked that "I've hardly ever seen a person so devoted to someone who is falling away like John was. To see her in that act of love for this man was overwhelming." Streep said of his death, "I didn't get over it. I don't want to get over it. No matter what you do, the pain is always there in some recess of your mind, and it affects everything that happens afterwards. I think you can assimilate the pain and go on without making an obsession of it".

Streep married sculptor Don Gummer six months after Cazale's death. They have four children: musician Henry (born 1979), actresses Mamie (born 1983) and Grace (born 1986), and model Louisa (born 1991). In August 1985 the family moved into a $1.8 million private estate in Connecticut, with an extensive art studio to facilitate her husband's work, and lived there until they bought a $3 million mansion in Brentwood, Los Angeles, in 1990. They eventually moved back to Connecticut.

When asked if religion plays a part in her life in 2009, Streep replied: "I follow no doctrine. I don't belong to a church or a temple or a synagogue or an ashram." In an interview in December 2008, she also alluded to her lack of religious belief when she said: "So I've always been really, deeply interested, because I think I can understand the solace that's available in the whole construct of religion. But I really don't believe in the power of prayer, or things would have been avoided that have happened, that are awful. So it's a horrible position as an intelligent, emotional, yearning human being to sit outside of the available comfort there. But I just can't go there."

When asked from where she draws consolation in the face of aging and death, Streep responded: "Consolation? I'm not sure I have it. I have a belief, I guess, in the power of the aggregate human attempt – the best of ourselves. In love and hope and optimism – you know, the magic things that seem inexplicable. Why we are the way we are. I do have a sense of trying to make things better. Where does that come from?"

Best films

Mamma Mia! (2008)
(Actress)
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)
(Actress)
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
(Actress)
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
(Actress)
It's Complicated (2009)
(Actress)
Into the Woods (2014)
(Actress)

Usually with

Ann Roth
Ann Roth
(10 films)
Mike Nichols
Mike Nichols
(5 films)
Scott Rudin
Scott Rudin
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Meryl Streep (80 films)

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Actress

Let Them All Talk
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Meryl Streep, Gemma Chan, Lucas Hedges, Candice Bergen, Dianne Wiest
Roles Alice Hughes

Une écrivaine à succès décide de partir en croisière avec des amies, son agent et son neveu. Elle souhaite à tout prix prendre du bon temps et en venir à bout de son passé.
The Laundromat, 1h35
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Actors Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, David Schwimmer, Jeffrey Wright, Robert Patrick
Roles Ellen Martin / Elena
Rating62% 3.1474153.1474153.1474153.1474153.147415
Après s'être fait extorquer l'argent de son assurance, une veuve en colère enquête jusqu'au Panama, où deux avocats rusés dissimulent de l'argent pour les super riches.
Little Women, 2h15
Directed by Greta Gerwig
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Laura Dern, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet
Roles Aunt Josephine March
Rating78% 3.9021353.9021353.9021353.9021353.902135
Dans la Nouvelle-Angleterre des années 1860, un père part pour un voyage laissant ses quatre filles et sa femme derrière lui. Elles vont faire la connaissance du jeune Laurie plein de ressources…
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, 1h54
Directed by Ol Parker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, LGBT-related film
Actors Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski, Lily James, Julie Walters
Roles Donna Sheridan
Rating66% 3.3090753.3090753.3090753.3090753.309075
Cinq ans après les événements du premier film, sur l'île grecque Kalokairi. Sophie Sheridan (Amanda Seyfried) prépare la grande réouverture de l'hôtel de sa mère, Donna (Meryl Streep), un an après le décès de cette dernière . Elle est également poussée à bout de nerfs car deux de ses pères, Harry (Colin Firth) et Bill (Stellan Skarsgård), ne pourront pas venir à la réouverture et sa relation avec Sky (Dominic Cooper), lequel est à New York, connaît de plus en plus de vagues .
Mary Poppins Returns, 2h10
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Themes Films about children, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Colin Firth
Roles Tatiana "Topsy" Topotrepolovsky
Rating66% 3.346823.346823.346823.346823.34682
L'histoire se déroule à Londres dans les années 1930. Michaël Banks vit toujours dans sa maison d'enfance, allée des Cerisiers, avec ses trois enfants, Annabel, John et Georgie, et avec sa sœur Jeanne depuis le décès de sa femme l'année précédente. Michaël a fait un emprunt au directeur de la banque, William Weatherall Wilkins, qui envoie ses associés pour dire à Michaël qu'ils prendront possession de sa maison si l'emprunt n'est pas remboursé d'ici le vendredi qui vient. Michaël et Jeanne se rappellent que leur père leur a laissé des actions à la banque qui leur permettraient de couvrir l'emprunt. Ils commencent alors à chercher dans toute la maison le certificat d'actions. Pendant la recherche, Michaël trouve le cerf-volant de son enfance mais décide de s'en débarrasser.
The Post
The Post (2017)
, 1h56
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about journalists, Children's films
Actors Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford
Roles Kay Graham
Rating71% 3.5974453.5974453.5974453.5974453.597445
En 1965, l'analyste Daniel Ellsberg se rend sur le front de la guerre du Viêt Nam pour y observer l'avancement des troupes américaines, pour le compte du secrétaire à la Défense, Robert McNamara. En 1971, Daniel Ellsberg travaille désormais pour RAND Corporation. Il décide de photocopier secrètement des rapports sur le progrès du conflit au Viêt Nam, depuis la présidence de Harry S. Truman à 1967, révélant le double discours des différentes administrations américaines sur les chances de victoire des États-Unis au Vietnam. Les gouvernements successifs ont ainsi caché au peuple américain la réalité de l'enlisement du conflit. Daniel Ellsberg divulgue alors des informations au New York Times. Le journal est cependant mis en garde par la justice, sous la pression du président Richard Nixon, sur les conséquences de la publication d'informations nationales classées secrètes. D'abord sur la touche, le Washington Post va récupérer le scoop grâce à la motivation de son rédacteur en chef, Benjamin Bradlee. Ce dernier va inciter la directrice du journal, Katharine Graham, à publier les fameux Pentagon Papers. Mais cette dernière doit aussi faire face à son conseil d'administration et à la future entrée en bourse de son journal. Le film s'achève sur l'arrêt de la Cour Suprême New York Times Co. v. United States, dans lequel les équipes du Washington Post s'alignent avec celles du New York Times parmi les parties convoquées, ce qui ouvre la voie sur la scène finale, montrant le Watergate de nuit, théâtre du scandale du Watergate, démarré en 1972 et qui mettra fin à la présidence Nixon en 1974.
Florence Foster Jenkins, 1h50
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Helberg, Nina Arianda, Josh O'Connor
Roles Florence Foster Jenkins
Rating67% 3.3988353.3988353.3988353.3988353.398835
Florence Foster Jenkins, une riche héritière new-yorkaise et membre de la haute société, a une grande passion pour le chant. Bien que chantant faux, elle aspire à devenir une grande chanteuse d'opéra. Avec l'aide de son mari, St. Clair Beyfield, et du pianiste Cosmé McMoon, elle réalisera son rêve malgré son manque de talent.
The Guardian Brothers, 1h47
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Actors Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Mike Birbiglia, Edward Norton, Zendaya
Roles Narrator (voice)
Rating55% 2.7672752.7672752.7672752.7672752.767275
Il y a une crise dans le monde des esprits chinois - les humains ne croient plus aux dieux! Un Dieu de porte, confronté au chômage, s'aventure dans le monde humain pour prouver sa valeur, conduisant à des rencontres inattendues et des transformations pour les humains et les esprits.
Suffragette, 1h46
Directed by Sarah Gavron
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Political films
Actors Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai
Roles Emmeline Pankhurst
Rating69% 3.456133.456133.456133.456133.45613
Au début du XX siècle, une organisation de femmes britanniques souhaite obtenir le droit de vote pour les femmes. Elles appartiennent à des classes sociales différentes, mais ensemble, elles se livrent au même combat : ne plus être considéré comme le sexe faible et obtenir les mêmes droits que les hommes. Elles multiplient les manifestations pacifiques. Mais le gouvernement se montre de plus en plus violent. Contraintes à la clandestinité, ces femmes optent pour la violence afin de faire entendre leurs revendications. Elles sont conscientes des enjeux : elles risquent de perdre leur emploi, leur famille, leur vie… Mais rien ne les arrête. Maud Watts, le personnage principal, s’allie à cette cause.
Ricki and the Flash, 1h41
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Kevin Kline, Rick Springfield, Sebastian Stan, Ben Platt
Roles Ricki Rendazzo
Rating58% 2.9489452.9489452.9489452.9489452.948945
Ricki chased her dreams of becoming a famous rock star by abandoning her family. She gets a chance to put things right when her ex-husband Pete asks her to visit Indianapolis and help their estranged daughter Julie through a difficult time.
The Homesman, 2h2
Directed by Tommy Lee Jones
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Western
Actors Hilary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones, Hailee Steinfeld, William Fichtner, Meryl Streep, James Spader
Roles Altha Carter
Rating65% 3.2990653.2990653.2990653.2990653.299065
Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank) is a 31-year-old spinster from New York, a former teacher who journeyed to the Midwest for more opportunity. She is an active member of the small farming community Loup City, Nebraska Territory, and has significant financial prospects and sizable land ownership. She seems strong and independent, but suffers from depression and isolation after being rejected by several potential husbands for being unattractive and overbearing. She makes dinner for and sings to her neighbor Bob Giffen (Evan Jones), but when she proposes, he turns her down and leaves to find a wife back east.
Into the Woods, 2h4
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films about the labor movement, Wolves in film, Witches in film, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp
Roles Witch
Rating58% 2.9487352.9487352.9487352.9487352.948735
A Baker and his Wife wish for a child but suffer under a curse laid upon the Baker's family by a Witch who found the Baker's father robbing her garden when his mother was pregnant. The Baker's father also stole some beans which caused the Witch's mother to punish her with the curse of ugliness. The Witch offers to lift the curse, but only if the Baker and his Wife obtain four critical items for her: a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn, and a slipper as pure as gold.
The Giver
The Giver (2014)
, 1h37
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Swift, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites
Roles Chief Elder
Rating64% 3.2499753.2499753.2499753.2499753.249975
Following a calamity referred to as The Ruin, society is reorganized into a series of communities, and all memories of the past are held by one person, the Receiver of Memory. Since the Receiver of Memory is the only individual in the community who has the memories from before, he must advise the Chief Elder, and the other Elders, on the decisions for the community.
August: Osage County, 2h10
Directed by John Wells
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Sam Shepard, Chris Cooper
Roles Violet Weston
Rating71% 3.598093.598093.598093.598093.59809
The title designates time and location: an unusually hot August in a rural area outside Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard), an alcoholic, once-noted poet, interviews and hires a young native American woman Johnna (Misty Upham) as a live-in cook and caregiver for his strong-willed and contentious wife Violet (Meryl Streep), who is suffering from oral cancer and addiction to narcotics. Shortly after this, he disappears from the house, and Violet calls her sister and daughters for support. Her sister Mattie Fae (Margo Martindale) arrives with husband Charles Aiken (Chris Cooper). Violet's middle daughter Ivy (Julianne Nicholson) is single and the only one living locally; Barbara (Julia Roberts), her oldest, who has inherited her mother's mean streak, arrives from Colorado with her husband Bill (Ewan McGregor) and 14-year-old daughter Jean (Abigail Breslin). Barbara and Bill are separated, but they put up a united front for Violet.