Meryl Streep Biography, Husband, Awards, Net Worth, Age, Movies & TV Shows, Daughter, Instagram, Oscars, IMDb, Children

Meryl Streep Biography: Husband, Awards, Net Worth, Age, Movies & TV Shows, Daughter, Instagram, Oscars, IMDb, Children

November 7, 2021 0 Posted By Abigail Anderson


Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep (born June 22, 1949) is a talented actress from America.

She has been referred to as “the best actress of her generation” on several occasions.

Meryl Streep is significantly acclaimed for her versatility and brilliant choice of diction.

She has to her name a list of numerous accolades, including a record 21 Academy Award nominations, winning three (behind only Katharine Hepburn for the world record), and a record 32 Golden Globe Award nominations, in which she won eight out of them.

She is among the few Hollywood actors who came to the limelight at the early stages of their career, thereby proving her superb acting skills.

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep
Stage Name: Meryl Streep
Born: 22 June 1949 (age 74 years old)
Place of Birth: Summit, New Jersey, United States
Nationality: American
Parents: Mary Wilkinson Streep, Harry William Streep Jr.
Children: Mamie Gummer, Grace Gummer, Louisa Jacobson, Henry Wolfe
Height: 1.68 m
Siblings: Dana Streep, Harry Streep III
Boyfriend • Husband: John Cazale (died), Don Gummer (m. 1978)
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: US$160 million

Early Life 

Mary Louise Streep was born on June 22, 1949, in Summit, New Jersey.

She was born to Mary Wilkinson Streep, an artist who later renamed her Meryl, and Harry William Streep, Jr., who was a pharmaceutical executive.

She was born and raised alongside two younger brothers, Harry William Streep III and Dana David Streep, who are both actors.

Meryl Streep comes from a family of mixed ethnicity, which stretched from German, Irish, Swiss, and then English descent. She is 74 years old.

On many occasions, she recounted how her mother’s advice and resilience groomed her into what she became later. 


Meryl Streep was raised as a Christian as the family were members of the Presbyterian Church in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. She attended Cedar Hill Elementary School and Oak Street School, which was a junior high school at that time.

In 1963, the family moved to Bernardsville, New Jersey, where she attended Bernards High School.

She was a high school cheerleader for the Bernards High School Mountaineers and played several acting roles during her high school years.

Meryl Streep had in her earlier years delved into singing, particularly opera, but she quit halfway, citing lack of interest as the problem.

However, the renowned actress didn’t actually spend much time in school, but she received her MFA from Yale University in 1975 upon graduation.

She also enrolled as a visiting student at Dartmouth College in 1970 and received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from the college in 1981.


Meryl Streep made her Broadway debut in 1975 with Trelawny of the “Wells.” Two years later, she appeared in her first feature film, Julia (1977). After that, she starred in the musical Happy End on Broadway and won an Obie for her performance in Alice‘s off-Broadway play at the Palace. But it was her performance in The Deer Hunter (1978) that earned her widespread recognition. She was featured in the TV miniseries, Holocaust in the same year, which earned her an Emmy award.

Over the next decade, Meryl Streep proved her reputation as one of Hollywood’s finest dramatic actresses. She starred in the 1981 movie, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, which earned her a BAFTA Award. However, by the late 1980s,

Meryl Streep’s reputation as a very technical actress became a burden to her. Her name was typically associated with a serious, often depressing, film, and some critics complained that her performances lacked compassion. As a result, she tried to change her popular image by appearing in a handful of comedies, including Postcards from the Edge (1990) and Death Becomes Her (1992), to spice up her career. 

In the following years, which possibly runs up to three decades, Meryl Streep was involved in a lot of acting productions such as AI Artificial Intelligence (2001), Adaptation (2002), Mamma Mia (2008) and Iron Lady. She also tried out a few TV shows like The Simpsons (1994) and Angels in America ( 2003).

Meryl Streep‘s career was also one which was graced with many awards and nominations, such as the Oscar Awards for Best Supporting Actress (1979), the Oscar Award for Best Actress (1982), the Oscar Award for Best Actress (2011), and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in the distribution in the film, Adaptation (2003). Golden Globe Award for Best Actress-miniseries or telefilm in the film Angels in America (2004)

Golden Globe Award for Best Actress-Drama in the movie, The Iron Lady (2012), Golden Globe Award Cecil B. DeMille Award (2017), BAFTA Award for Best Actress in the film The Woman of the French Lieutenant (1982), BAFTA Award for Best Actress in the movie, The Iron Lady (2012), Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in the film, Doubt (2009)
Cinematographic critiques Award for Best Actress in the film Doubt (2008), Emmy Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or TV Movie in the Holocaust (1978).

Personal Life

Meryl Streep dated actor John Cazale for some time. She lived with John Cazale for three years until he died of lung cancer in March 1978. She recounted how devastating it was for her to lose John Cazale.

Meryl Streep married sculptor Don Gummer six months after John Cazale‘s death in September 1978. They have four children: a son Henry Wolfe Gummer (born 1979), and three daughters, Mary Willa “Mamie” Gummer (born 1983), Grace Jane Gummer (born 1986), and Louisa Jacobson Gummer (born 1991).

In February 2019, Meryl Streep became a grandmother for the first time through her eldest daughter, Mamie Gummer.


The veteran actress Meryl Streep has been featured in over 70 films, appearing in about 19 TV shows/series. Her years of display on the stage is also accounted for as she made appearances in about 12 theatre productions.

Meryl Streep was also linked with producing the soundtrack of some of her movies. Some of her notable features include The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), AI Artificial Intelligence (2001), Adaptation (2002), Mamma Mia (2008), Iron Lady (2012), Death Becomes Her (1992), Angels in America ( 2003), Julia (1977), Holocaust (1978).

Others include The Simpsons (1994), Bridge and Tunnel (2001l and Secret Service (1976).

Meryl Streep has some recent features, such as Let them Talk and The Prom, both in 2020. In addition, she currently has a post-production feature in the movie, Don’t Look Up (2021). 

Net Worth

Meryl Streep has a considerable net worth estimated at US$160 million. Her massive fortune is possible due to her long years of working as an actress.

Her wealth has been expressed through do many ways, such as her houses, cars, dresses and charisma. She joins other notable female actresses as one of the best in the American movie industry.

Social Media

Meryl Streep is available on social media platforms like Instagram @merylstreep with over 597k followers.

Similarly, she doesn’t have an account on Twitter, but there’s a handle dedicated to her @merylstreeppage with over 60k followers.

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