Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

Highest Rated: 100% Everything Is Copy (2015)

Lowest Rated: 27% Lions for Lambs (2007)

Birthday: Jun 22, 1949

Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, USA

Meryl Streep began her acting career with a level of worship typically reserved for seasoned veterans. From her early work in "The Deer Hunter" (1978) and "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979), it quickly became apparent to the sharpest of critics - even the most casual of moviegoers - that the chameleon-like Streep was an unparalleled master of character, accents and genres. The benchmark was set for every working actress with Streep's work as a Polish Nazi camp survivor, damaged by the unthinkable decision she was once forced to make in her Oscar-winning performance in "Sophie's Choice" (1982). Through "Silkwood" (1983), "Out of Africa" (1985) and "A Cry in the Dark" (1988) Streep continued to set a standard few could hope to achieve, primarily with her mastery of accents that included Polish, Danish and Australian, among others. After her peak in the early 1980s, the multi-Oscar winner spent the subsequent decades maintaining her brilliance, showcasing yet another of her talents - singing competently - in "Postcards from the Edge" (1990) and "Mamma Mia" (2008), capturing the aching desire of an aging woman in "The Bridges of Madison County" (1995), and proving she could draw laughter as well as tears in "The Devil Wears Prada (2006), a bravura comic turn as Julia Child in "Julie and Julia" (2009) and middle-age romantic comedy "Hope Springs" (2012). Streep continued working steadily, appearing in several films per year ranging from lavish musical fantasy "Into the Woods" (2014) and comic biopic "Florence Foster Jenkins" (2016) to historical dramas "The Iron Lady" (2011) and "Suffragette" (2015). Simply put, Streep could do it all, and generations of actresses coming up behind her often cited her work as the reason they pursued the craft in the first place.

Highest rated movies

Everything Is Copy
Defending Your Life
Little Women
A Cry in the Dark
Manhattan
Adaptation
The Bridges of Madison County
Kramer vs. Kramer

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
88% No Score Yet Sell/Buy/Date Executive Producer - 2022
56% 78% Don't Look Up President Orlean (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meryl Streep: The Winner Takes it All Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy Self - 2021
54% 62% The Prom Dee Dee Allen (Character) - 2020
87% 50% Let Them All Talk Alice (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 94% Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth Narrator (Voice) - 2020
95% 92% Little Women Aunt March (Character) $108.1M 2019
41% 39% The Laundromat Ellen Martin (Character) - 2019
88% 100% This Changes Everything Self - 2018
80% 65% Mary Poppins Returns Topsy (Character) $172.0M 2018
79% 66% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Donna (Character) $120.6M 2018
88% 73% The Post Katharine Graham (Character) $81.4M 2017
100% 17% Everybody Knows... Elizabeth Murray Self - 2016
88% 68% Florence Foster Jenkins Florence Foster Jenkins (Character) $27.4M 2016
100% 77% Everything Is Copy Unknown (Character) - 2015
73% 68% Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst (Character) $4.7M 2015
No Score Yet 29% Shout Gladi Gladi Narrator $5.7K 2015
64% 43% Ricki and the Flash Ricki Rendazzo (Character) $26.8M 2015
71% 49% Into the Woods The Witch (Character) $128.0M 2014
80% 53% The Homesman Altha Carter (Character) $2.4M 2014
35% 55% The Giver Chief Elder (Character) $45.1M 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Into the Woods: Trailer Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of Print Narrator - 2013
80% 82% Girl Rising Narrator - 2013
67% 65% August: Osage County Violet Weston (Character) $37.7M 2013
70% 62% A Fierce Green Fire Narrator $29.6K 2012
75% 55% Hope Springs Kay (Character) $63.5M 2012
64% 66% To the Arctic Narrator $14.6M 2012
No Score Yet 79% Hidden Beauty: A Love Story That Feeds the Earth Narrator - 2011
52% 51% The Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher (Character) $30.0M 2011
No Score Yet 55% Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life Jennie (Voice) - 2010
58% 60% It's Complicated Jane (Character) $112.7M 2009
93% 85% Fantastic Mr. Fox Mrs. Fox (Voice) $21.0M 2009
78% 70% Julie & Julia Julia Child (Character) $94.1M 2009
72% 79% Theater of War Unknown (Character) - 2008
79% 78% Doubt Sister Aloysius (Character) $33.4M 2008
55% 66% Mamma Mia! Donna (Character) $143.7M 2008
40% 40% Dark Matter Joanna Silver (Character) $30.0K 2007
27% 47% Lions for Lambs Janine Roth (Character) $15.0M 2007
47% 62% Rendition Corrine Whitman (Character) $9.7M 2007
27% 48% Evening Lila Wittenborn (Character) $12.4M 2007
62% 42% The Ant Bully Queen Ant (Voice) $28.1M 2006
75% 76% The Devil Wears Prada Miranda Priestly (Character) $124.7M 2006
81% 59% A Prairie Home Companion Yolanda Johnson (Character) $20.3M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Music of Regret Unknown (Character) - 2006
50% 52% Prime Lisa Metzger (Character) $22.7M 2005
72% 63% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Aunt Josephine (Character) $118.6M 2004
80% 63% The Manchurian Candidate Eleanor Prentiss Shaw (Character) $65.9M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monet's Palate: A Gastronomic View from the Gardens of Giverny Narrator - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in America Ethel Rosenberg (Character) - 2003
79% 84% The Hours Clarissa Vaughan (Character) $41.6M 2002
91% 85% Adaptation Susan Orlean (Character) $22.2M 2002
No Score Yet 60% Vermeer: Master of Light Narrator - 2001
63% 72% Music of the Heart Roberta Guaspari (Character) $14.8M 1999
88% 71% One True Thing Kate Gulden (Character) $23.3M 1998
64% 58% Dancing at Lughnasa Kate "Kit" Mundy (Character) $2.3M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eternal Memory Narrator - 1997
No Score Yet 66% ...First Do No Harm Lori Reimuller (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assignment: Rescue Unknown (Character) - 1997
32% 35% Before and After Dr. Carolyn Ryan (Character) $8.8M 1996
84% 63% Marvin's Room Lee (Character) $12.8M 1996
No Score Yet 75% The Living Sea Narrator - 1995
90% 87% The Bridges of Madison County Francesca Johnson (Character) $70.5M 1995
57% 51% The River Wild Gail Hartman (Character) $46.5M 1994
32% 72% The House of the Spirits Clara del Valle Trueba (Character) - 1993
54% 61% Death Becomes Her Madeline Ashton (Character) $58.4M 1992
97% 83% Defending Your Life Julia (Character) $16.2M 1991
84% 66% Postcards From the Edge Suzanne Vale (Character) $36.9M 1990
43% 49% She-Devil Mary Fisher (Character) $12.8M 1989
94% 74% A Cry in the Dark Lindy Chamberlain (Character) $5.7M 1988
58% 59% Ironweed Helen Archer (Character) $6.9M 1987
45% 46% Heartburn Rachel Samstat (Character) $24.3M 1986
56% 51% Plenty Susan Traherne (Character) $6.1M 1985
61% 82% Out of Africa Karen Christence Dinesen Blixen-Finecke (Character) $83.1M 1985
54% 63% Falling in Love Molly Gilmore (Character) - 1984
76% 78% Silkwood Karen Silkwood (Character) - 1983
63% 48% Still of the Night Brooke Reynolds (Character) - 1982
78% 85% Sophie's Choice Sophie (Character) - 1982
82% 67% The French Lieutenant's Woman Sarah/Anna (Character) - 1981
89% 89% Kramer vs. Kramer Joanna Kramer (Character) - 1979
94% 92% Manhattan Jill (Character) - 1979
75% 38% The Seduction of Joe Tynan Karen Traynor (Character) - 1979
86% 91% The Deer Hunter Linda (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 25% Secret Service Edith Varney (Character) - 1977
74% 70% Julia Anne Marie (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deadliest Season Sharon Miller (Character) - 1977

TV

Credit
100% No Score Yet The U.S. and the Holocaust Eleanor Roosevelt (Voice) 2022
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2020
89% 89% Big Little Lies Mary Louise Wright (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Masters Unknown (Voice),
Narrator
2014 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012 2014 2018
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012 2014 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2017
98% 90% Five Came Back Narrator 2017
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Unknown (Voice) 2014
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2012
No Score Yet 64% Web Therapy Unknown (Character) 2012
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2009
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2007
90% 95% Angels in America Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet 57% King of the Hill Aunt Esme Dauterive (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1998
85% 76% The Simpsons Jessica Lovejoy (Guest Voice) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holocaust Inga Helms Weiss (Character) 1978