Currently alive, at 69 years of age.
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1949 – She was born Mary Louise Streep on the 22nd day of June this year in Summit, New Jersey. She received her B.A. in Drama at Vassar College and earned a M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama at Yale University.
1971 – She had her debut on stage in the play “The Playboy of Seville”.
1977 – She had her screen debut in this year’s made-for-television movie The Deadliest Season.
1978 – She won in the Emmy Awards for Best Actress in the mini-series “Holocaust” and in 2004 for her movie “Angels in America”.
1979 – She won her first ever Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in her performance in the movie” Kramer vs. Kramer”.
1980 – She won at the Golden Globe Awards for her movie “Kramer vs. Kramer”. She has a total 6 awards in this award giving body.
1982 – She won again in the Academy Awards, this time for Best Actress in her movie “Sophie’s Choice”.
1990 – She took a greater variety of roles, including a strung-out B-film actress in a screen adaptation of Carrie Fisher’s novel Postcards from the Edge with Dennis Quaid and Shirley MacLaine, and a farcical role in Death Becomes Her with Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis.
2002 – She co-starred with Nicolas Cage in Spike Jonze’s quirky Adaptation, as real-life author Susan Orlean; and with Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore in The Hours.
2005 – Her movie “Prime” in this year was a big success; she co-starred with Lindsay Lohan and Lily Tomlin.
2007 – She earned her 14th Academy Award nomination (her 11th for Best Actress) for “The Devil Wears Prada”.