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Meryl Streep Biography

Meryl Streep

Facts of Meryl Streep

Date of Birth: 1949 , June-22
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch

Quick Timeline of Meryl Streep

1949 Born in United States OF America.
1975 Professional Career
1976 Debut in Bigscreen
1978 Streep's Awards and Nomination
2017 Current Net Worth
2016 Starred in Florence Foster Jenkins

Detail Timeline of Meryl Streep


Born in United States OF America.

Meryl Streep was born on 22 June 1949 in Summit, New Jersey to Mary Wolf Wilkinson and Harry William Streep Jr. She grew up alongside her two younger brothers named Dana David and Harry William III.


Professional Career

Meryl stepped into her professional career from the Eugene O’Neil Theater Center, in where she appeared in five plays and for over six weeks. In the same year, she was cast in Trelawny of the Wells, Measure for Measure, and The Taming of the Shrew.


Debut in Bigscreen

Streep debuted from the movie "Julia" in lead role. Further, she made her appearance in Tennessee Williams’ 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and A Memory of Two Mondays. 


Streep's Awards and Nomination

Streep has titled and nominated for several awards; some of her winnings are first The Deer Hunter for Best Supporting Actress, Goldene Kamera Awards for Best Actress-International, Gotham Awards for Lifetime Achievement Award, Irish Film & TV Academy Awards for People’s Choice Award- Best International Actress, and much more.



In the year 2003, Streep was cast in the TV show named "ANGELES IN AMERICA" as Hannah Pitt. Besides this, she has cast in several TV series such as Web Therapy, The Roosevelts, Freedom: A History of US and Race to Save the Planet.


Current Net Worth

Currently, actress Meryl Streep has an estimated net worth of 65 million dollars. Streep is highly active on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Starred in Florence Foster Jenkins

In 2016, Meryl Streep was cast in the movie “Florence Foster Jenkins” as Florence Foster Jenkins. Furthermore, Streep starred in numbers of hit movies such as Ricki and the Flash, Mamma Mia!, Sophie’s Choice, The Iron Lady, and The Devil Wear Prada.


Meryl Louise attended Oak Street School and further joined Cedar Hill Elementry School. In the year 1963, her family moved to Bernardsville, New Jersey where she attended Bernards High School. During her school life.

Talking about Streep’s professional life, she debuted on stage from “Trelawny of the Wells” along with her co-actors Mandy Patinkin and John Lithgow in 1975. In the same year, Streep appeared in five more roles which include Henery V, The Taming of the Shrew and  Measure For Measure.  

Then she debuted in television from the TV film “The Deadliest  Season”. Further, she appeared on the big screen and her debut movie was Julia. Since then, Streep has featured in over three dozens movies and cast in more than two dozen TV series.

While Louise Streep was on her good times, she frequently played real-life characters: Margaret Thatcher, Karen Silkwood, Julia Child, Susan Orlean and much more. Besides this, she has worked several times with director Mike Nichols.

Streep is an American and belongs to white ethnicity. Looking into her personal life she married Don Gummer, an American sculptor. The couple married on 30 September 1978. Since then, the beautiful couple: Don and Meryl are still together. The couple together has four children Mamie Gummer, Henry Wolfe, Louisa Gummer and Grace Gummer.

There is no any doubt Meryl Streep is one of the excellent and greatest living actresses and her awards prove it. She has received the several awards such as Academy Awards, Boston Society of Films Critics Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Cannes Film Festival, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards as well as titled with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004. She is one of the most nominated actresses for several awards

According to 2017, Streep has the net worth of $65 Million. Her source of income is her salary as an actress and philanthropist.