Biography of Meryl StreepMeryl Streep is the greatest American movie actress of our time, the winner of the Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, MTV, César. She has her own star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Net worth: $160 million.
Early yearsMeryl (Mary Louise) Streep was born in the small American town of Summit (New Jersey) on June 22, 1949. Her father, Harry Streep, who was the manager of a pharmaceutical company at that time, worked hard taking care of the well-being of the family. Mother, Mary Wolf, was an artist, but she had to leave this occupation since three little children ‒ Meryl and her two brothers Harry and Dan need constant attention.
Acting careerThe debut of yesterday’s student took place in 1975, in Joseph Papp’s theater, where her brilliant talent was highly appreciated. The young actress was brought into the cast of actors who played in the play «27 Wagons Full of Cotton» by Tennessee Williams, and for participation in this performance, she received Tony Award nomination ‒ honorable theater award.
Film experts were never tired of praising Streep’s excellent play, and the audience crowded at the box offices, trying to enjoy another movie masterpiece with the participation of their favorite actress. The actress easily and naturally showed such a level of skill that it became clear to everyone: Meryl deserved the superstar status. She was organic in the Homeric funny comedies and in dramas that freeze the soul; she fearlessly performed risky stunts.
However, she also had her own preferences: Streep most of all liked the role of an intellectual actress. Fate was on her side, so the 2000s began with a series of first-class projects, among which «The Hours», «Adaptation», and «Angels in America» especially stood out, which showered Meryl with many nominations and awards. Among them are Golden Globe, Silver Bear, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild Award, K.S. Stanislavsky Award «I Believe!».
In the fall of 2018, the film «Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again» directed by Ol Parker was released. In the musical together with Meryl ‒ Donna Sheridan starred Cher, Pierce Brosnan, Lily James, and Colin Firth. The continuation (or rather, the prehistory) turned out to be just as stirring as the first part.
Meryl Streep’s personal lifeMeryl Streep’s first love was the actor John Cazale starring in «Godfather» of Coppola. The actress met John in the process of preparing the play called «Measure for Measure» in the theater of Joseph Papp.
Meryl was with him until the very end, literally settling in the hospital. John Cazale died on March 23, 1978.