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Its said that people are deined or can be defined by the choices they make in life,if that is so then actress Meryl Streep can be defined as one of the world greatest interpreter. Just take a look at the films and roles she has portrayed and this should be enough to tell any one that her choices and out and out talent have been the reason as to why she has embedded herself in the heatrs and minds of anyone who dared to watched any movie she has appeared in. Ihumbly challenge anyone to watch any of her movies and not say this lady cant act.

"I get nervous calling myself an artist. I feel I'm more like an interpreter or a violinist, you know"

Meryl Streep was born Mary Louise Streep on June 22, 1949. Since that time, she has gone on to become one of the most decorated actresses in a generation, and continues to separate herself from the rest of the pack in terms of quality movies. She made her first professional acting debut, in a play called "The Playboy of Seville," which was released in 1971. Later, she would go on to star in television show "Deadliest Season," in 1977, which was when she first started to become recognized for her acting talents. It did not take her long to win over many people within the industry, quickly scoring roles in movies such as "The Deer Hunter," in which she won her first Academy award nomination. She would not win the nomination, but the next year would win her first award for her role in "Kramer vs. Kramer."

She was born in Summit, New Jersey, to mother Mary Wolf and father Harry William Streep Jr. Her mother worked as a commercial artist, and her father worked as a pharmaceutical executive. She was one of three children that the couple had including sister Dana David, and brother Harry William III. Streep was raised a Presbyterian, and grew up in the Bernardsville, New Jersey area. She attended Bernard’s High School, during which she would become heavily involved in the drama scene at the school, which was extensive. Streep would go on to attend Vassar College in 1971, after graduating high school. She also attended Dartmouth College for a quarter, prior to it becoming a coeducational facility. She would also later go on to earn her MFA at the Yale School of Drama. It was during her time a yell that she credits most of her success. She did a variety of different roles on stage, and was able to make a number of connections with other actors that really admired her ability to play a variety of different roles. Since that time, she has gone on to show that she really can do just about anything asked of her in terms of acting.

She was in a number of very popular playes while attending the Yale School of drama. these plays included the The Taming of the Shrew, Henry V, and musical Happy End, where she was able to build a variety resume, with proof that she could handle a wide variety of different roles. It was not until the late 1970s that her career would really take off, when she was nominated for her role in The Deer Hunter, released in 1978. In the 1980s, following the excellent success that she had had in the 1970s, she was able to progress into several leading roles. The first leading role that she took on, was for The French Lieutenants Woman. The movie received critical acclaim, and Streep began to receive her own critical acclaim for her ability to play any type of role. She was once described in New York Magazine, following the release of The French Lieutenants Woman, as a "chameleon" for here excellent display of this ability.

Throughout the rest of the 1980s, she would go on to win six People's choice awards. In 1990 she was named a world favourite. Although, this is the point in many actresses careers where they begin to slow down, and take fewer roles, if anything Meryl Streep continued to speed up the number of roles that she was taking on. In the 1990s she continued with a number of different hit movies including Postcards from the Edge, Thelma and Louise and The Bridges of Madison County. Again, she continued to show that she was able to play a wide variety of different roles, constantly changing into whatever was required for the role.

While the 1990s were equally as exciting as the 1980s for Meryl Streep, the 2000s is when she really came into her own.She went on to star in a number of critically acclaimed movies, including Adaptation, Stuck On you, The Manchurian Candidate, Julia and Julia, and Doubt.

She continues to assert herself as one of the biggest actresses in Hollywood, even today, taking on roles well into the 2010s. Her wide range of nominations, extensive acting background, and plethora of nominations and wins shows that she is a true talent that can make an average movie great.

Streep also appears as a spokesperson, volunteering for the National Women's History Museum, a cause that she is truly dedicated to. She has also donated a significant amount of money to the organization, and has hosted numerous events. Streep has continued to position herself as a power player throughout Hollywood, garnering offers for roles that go on to win awards, and making movies that the critics love. Meryl Streep is one of the greatest actresses of all time, and has earned a place in the Hall of Fame, and rightfully so.

Streep, since her rise as one of the most prominent actresses in Hollywood in the late 1970s, has continued a hot streak, starring in many movies that are often considered to be some of the best of their era. Her talents are heralded throughout the industry, and she has proven to be a remarkable talent that can take an average script, and turn it into an Academy award-winning project.

She has won a total of 17 Academy award nominations, with three victories. She also has 26 Golden Globe nominations of which she has won eight. She has many other nominations for other awards, and a variety of different categories, ranging from film festival awards all the way up to screen actors Guild awards. With so many award wins, it is clear that she has the resume to prove that she can handle any role, for nearly any movie. These days, Streep is more selective in the roles that she accepts, only accepting those that truly interest her, and present a challenge to her.








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