Meryl Streep is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. She is the most nominated actor in Academy Award history with 14 nominations. She is widely considered one of the most respected and talented actresses of her generation. Streep made her professional stage debut in 1971’s “The Playboy Of Seville” and her screen debut came in 1977’s made-for-television movie “The Deadliest Season”. She is also one of the selected actors that has won all three major motion picture acting awards (Oscars, Golden Globes, and SAG Awards).
Streep made her film debut in 1977’s Julia opposite Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave. Both critical and commercial success came quickly with roles in “The Deer Hunter” with Robert DeNiro and Kramer vs. Kramer with Dustin Hoffman, the former giving Streep her first Oscar nomination and the latter her first win. Later films of note include “Adaptation”, “Angels in America”, “The Hours”, and “The Devil Wears Prada”.
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