Was originally supposed to play the role of Iris Hineman is the film Minority Report (2002), but had to back out. She was replaced by Lois Smith.
Donated her wardrobe from The Devil Wears Prada to a charity auction.
Sister of Harry Streep.
Her father was a drug company exec; her mother, an artist-turned-housewife who kept an art studio behind the house. Her father loved to play the piano and her mother to sing. Meryl was given singing lessons at a young age. Her mother died in 2001 and her father in 2004.
Occasionally mistaken for friend Glenn Close, Streep was pregnant with her fourth child while shopping in a Los Angeles baby store where the staff lavished her with huge amounts of baby paraphernalia. Just as she was about to leave they whispered, "We loved you in Fatal Attraction (1987)".
She was voted the 37th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
Was nominated for Best Actress in 1987 along with Cher. When Cher was announced, just before the cameras cut away from the other four actresses, Streep could be seen springing to her feet in delight and applauding for Cher. During her acceptance speech, Cher thanked Streep personally, as they had worked together on Cher's first film, "Silkwood". As the camera briefly cut away to Streep sitting in the audience, she blew Cher a kiss. (She's apparently a very good sport about losing.).
Holds the record for most Golden Globe nominations for acting, actresses only (19 total).
Nominated for a 2007 Drama Desk Award for her performance in "Mother Courage and Her Children" (Outstanding Actress in a Play).
Measurements: 34B-26-36 (from film SFX torso mold done in 1982) (source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
Ranked #24 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. (October 1997)
2007 - Ranked #6 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
She was inducted in the 2007 New Jersey Hall of Fame for her services to arts and entertainment.
Born at 8:05 a.m. EDT.
Named an Officer of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. (2000)
Has named her favourite actresses working today as Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Dame Helen Mirren and Nicole Kidman.
Acting career began on the stage.
Holds the record as the female actor with the most Golden Globe wins, with six wins. Jack Nicholson is the male actor with the most wins, also at six.
Tony Nominee in 1976 as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for Tennessee Williams' "27 Wagons Full of Cotton.".
Uses music, most often Classical, to get into character.
May 27, 2004 was proclaimed "Meryl Streep Day" by Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields. (May 2004)
Received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (16 September 1998)
Premiere Magazine ranked her as #46 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
Son Henry Gummer is an actor, filmmaker and co-founder of a rock band. Daughter Mary Willa, whose stage name is Mamie Gummer, is an off-Broadway actress.