Mary Louise Streep was born in Summit, New Jersey, United States, on June 22, 1949. Meryl Streep is a well-known American actress. People often call Streep “the best actress of her generation,” and she is known for being able to change her accent and do a lot of different roles. During her more than 40-year career, she has won many awards, including a record 21 Academy Awards and 33 Golden Globes.

Streep Family

She was born to artist Mary Wilkinson Streep and drug company executive Harry William Streep Jr. Both of her younger siblings are actors: Harry William Streep III and Dana David Streep. Swiss and German ancestry distinguished her father. Her dad’s side of the family also came from Giswil. There were English, German, and Irish in her mother’s family tree.

Streep has said that her mother looks and acts a lot like Dame Judi Dench. From a very young age, Streep’s mother gave her a lot of support and confidence. Streep grew up in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, as a Presbyterian. She went to Cedar Hill Elementary School and Oak Street School, a junior high school at the time

Meryl Streep Net Worth

The American actor Meryl Streep has a net worth of $100 million. She works in theater, TV, and movies. A single movie makes her $20 million a year. In 1995, Meryl and Don acquired a condominium in New York City for $2.175 million. In 2005, they were paid $9.1 million for this house.

They bought a four-bedroom apartment in New York City for $10.13 million in 2006. In 2018, the couple put the house on the market for $25 million. They paid $3.6 million for a mid-century modern residence in Pasadena, California, in December 2017. Last but not least, they also own a home in the country on 90 acres in Salisbury, Connecticut.

Meryl Career

When Streep first came to Theater in 1975, she appeared as Trelawny of the “Wells.” Two years later, in 1977, she appeared in her first full-length movie, Julia. But it was actually her role in The Deer Hunter (1978) that made Streep famous to a wide audience. In the same year, she played the lead role in the TV drama Holocaust.

Streep lived up to her status as one of the best dramatic performers in Hollywood. Her range and ability to show complex emotions and believable characters were shown even more in roles like the modern actress playing a mysterious Victorian woman in The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), the factory worker-turned-activist in Silkwood (1983), and the wealthy Danish author Isak Dinesen in Out of Africa (1985).

The moving role she played in A Cry in the Dark (1988) earned her awards at both the Cannes Film Festival and the New York Film Critics Circle. Later, Streep did the voices of Mrs. Fox in the 2009 cartoon movie Fantastic Mr. Fox and Martin in the 2009 movie It’s Complicated. After that, she played Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady

In 2014, Streep played the calm leader of a village that seemed like a utopia in The Giver. Then, in Ricki and the Flash (2015), Streep played a careless woman. In the lead part of Florence Foster Jenkins, Streep gave a lively and sympathetic performance.

Meryl Streep Advocacy

Streep has identified as an individual affiliated with the American Left. While at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, she spoke in favor of Hillary Clinton as the presidential candidate. Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 74th Golden Globe Awards in January 2017.

 Streep Advocacy

During her speech, she mostly talked about politics and made subtle attacks on President-elect Donald Trump. When Streep was marketing Suffragette in 2015, she said that Rotten Tomatoes, a website that aggregates reviews, unfairly reflected the viewpoints of male critics, creating a lopsided ratio that hindered the box office success of female-driven movies. Numerous A-List SAG-AFTRA members reportedly signed a letter threatening to strike in June 2023, which included Meryl Streep.

Meryl Relationship

Streep was in a three-year romance with actor John Cazale, who died of lung disease in March 1978. Following the demise of Cazale by six months, Meryl Streep entered into marriage with sculptor Don Gummer. Streep and Gummer have four children together.


Two of their children are actors, Grace Gummer and Mamie Gummer. Mark Ronson is Grace’s husband. Streep became a grandmother for the first time when her oldest daughter Mamie had her first child in February 2019. Don and Meryl told everyone in October 2023 that they had been apart for six years.

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