Streep, Meryl

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Name
Streep, Meryl Gender: F
Mary Louise Streep
born on 22 June 1949 at 08:05 (= 08:05 AM )
Place Summit, New Jersey, 40n44, 74w22
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°43' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 14°24 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 02°45'



Meryl Streep
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Biography

American actress, the most esteemed actress of her generation, receiving an unprecedented 11 Oscar nominations for her outstanding performances in films including "The Deer Hunter," 1978, "Kramer vs. Kramer," 1979,"The French Lieutenant's Woman," 1981, "Sophie's Choice," 1982, "Silkwood," 1983, "Out of Africa," 1985, "Postcards from the Edge," 1990, "The Bridges of Madison County," 1995, and "One True Thing," 1998. Emmy award winner for her role in 1979 the TV mini series "Holocaust." For stage work she has won The Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, and a Tony for her performance in "Twenty Seven Wagons Full of Cotton." In 1998 she was given a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the first Bette Davis Lifetime Achievement Award and The Silver Medallion at the Telluride Film Festival. An unpretentious great talent, she was the highest paid actress in 1987 at $4 million a film.

Streep grew up in Bernardsville, NJ, with two younger brothers. Dad was an executive at a pharmaceutical company and mom was a commercial artist. At age 12 her mother took note of her daughter's beautiful voice and drove her to weekly singing lessons in Manhattan with Beverly Sill's vocal coach. At age 15, Streep took off her glasses, bleached her hair blonde and became a cheerleader, an honor student and homecoming queen at Bernardsville High. At Vassar, where she was accepted in 1967, she soon became the star of the Drama department. After graduation in 1971 she enrolled in Yale Drama School, where she spent three exceptional years performing no less than 40 roles. While earning the reputation as an outstanding young actress, she also developed an ulcer. "It was terribly intense, and I took it all in my stomach."

After graduating from Yale in 1975, she moved to Manhattan where she made her professional stage debut in "Trelawny of the 'Wells'" in October of that same year. During the next two years she played in seven shows and at Joe Papp's Public Theatre performing Shakespeare In The Park where she earned rave reviews for her role in "Measure for Measure." She made her film debut with a small part in "Julia" in 1977 followed by a supporting role in "The Deer Hunter" in 1978, which marked the most upsetting time of her life.

While living with ailing fellow actor John Cazale, of "The Godfather" and "Dog Day Afternoon," a medical diagnosis for Cazale resulted in bone cancer. With his health declining rapidly, steadfast Streep was torn between film production and nursing her lover. After his death on 3/12/78, Streep moved from their apartment and sublet another from sculptor Don Gummer, one of her brother's friends who was away on an extended vacation. A motorcycle accident cut Gummer's trip short. Returning to his apartment in New York to recuperate, he and Streep fell in love and they married in September, 1978.

Streep's success in the late '70s earned the banner of being hailed as the "actress of the '80s," a kudo which she upheld with consistency and grace. Known for her uncanny ability to master accents and to get inside a character, Steep was still earning Oscar nominations in the late '90s. "I'm interested in crawling into other people's skins, seeing the world through their eyes, explaining people who might otherwise seem incomprehensible. It probably helps that I don't try to impose anything of myself...I just haven't gotten many comedies. I'm a sucker for the powerful story. I could do the easy thing and not have to go and kill myself each time. I don't know why I do, but it's the way I am."

Streep makes her home in Connecticut where she lives with husband Don and their four children, Henry, born 1980, Mamie, born 1984, Grace, born 1987 and Louisa, born 1992.

On Oscar night, 3/23/2003, Stree[ passed Katharine Hepburn as the most nominated actress in Oscar history with a whopping 13 nominations, 10 in lead categories and three in supporting. She was nominated for Best Actress for her work in "The Hours" as well as Best Supporting Actress in "Adaptation." In January 2012 she added a Golden Globe to her list of awards, this one for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." On 26 February 2012 she received the Academy Award as best actress for the same film.

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Relationships

  • role played of/by Silkwood, Karen (born 19 February 1946). Notes: Played movie role

Events

  • Work : Prize 1978 (Emmy for Holocaust)
  • Relationship : Marriage September 1978 (To sculptor Don Gummer)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 14 November 1979 (First child born, Henry)
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  • Work : Prize 1980 (Oscar for Kramer vs. Kramer)
  • Work : Prize 1983 (Oscar for Sophie's Choice)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 4 August 1983 (Second child born, Mary Willa)
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  • Financial : Gain significant money 1987 (Highest paid actress for time period, $4 million per film)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 12 June 1991 (Fourth child born)
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  • Work : Prize 26 February 2012 in Los Angeles (Oscar as best actress in The Iron Lady)
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Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher (Same in Contemporary American Horoscopes)

Categories

  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Vasser, Yale)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Gastrointestinal (Ulcer)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (Married Gummer 1978)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four kids)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (Broadway)
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (1978)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Two: Nine nominations)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Many)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women

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