Meryl Streep Biography, Wiki, Net Worth, Affairs, Awards

Meryl Streep, original name Mary Louise Streep, American film actress

Streep started voice training at age 12 and took up acting in high school.

In 1971 she graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, with a degree in drama and costume design.

She then moved to New York City to begin a professional career as an actress.

Streep made her Broadway debut in 1975 with Trelawny of the “Wells.” Two years later she appeared in her first feature film,

Julia (1977), but it was her performance in The Deer Hunter (1978) that earned Streep widespread recognition.

Meryl Streep was romantically involved with actor John Cazale for three years until the latter’s death in 1978.

Same year, she walked up to the altar with sculptor Don Gummer on September 30.

Streep has been nominated 21 times for the Academy Awards, the most recorded by any actor,