Meryl Streep

Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is a multiple Academy Award-, Emmy-, Golden Globe-, SAG- and BAFTA Award winning American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. She 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. Streep made her film debut in Julia, opposite Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave.

Both critical and commercial success came quickly with roles in The Deer Hunter, with Robert De Niro, and Kramer vs. Kramer, with Dustin Hoffman, the former giving Streep her first Oscar nomination and the latter her first win. Streep's work has earned her two Academy Awards, a Cannes award, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, four Grammy Award nominations, two Emmy Awards, a BAFTA award, and a Tony Award nomination. She has received 14 Academy Award nominations, more than any other actor or actress in the history of the awards, and is tied with Jack Nicholson for most Golden Globe Award wins, with six each. She has been nominated 21 times for a Golden Globe, second only to Jack Lemmon, who had 22. Streep is widely considered to be one of the most respected and talented film actors of all time. She is also one of the few actors to have won all four major screen acting awards.

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