Meryl Streep in her freshman year in 1964 at Bernards High School in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
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Actress Meryl Streep, born Mary Louise Streep, during a photo shoot, circa 1980.
Meryl Streep smiles at Robert De Niro in a scene from the 1978 film, "The Deer Hunter." </br></br> Streep received her first Oscar nomination in the "Best Supporting Actress" category for her role in the film.
Justin Henry, Meryl Streep, and Dustin Hoffman and attend a photocall for film "Kramer vs Kramer," March 11, 1980, in London. </br></br>Meryl Streep went on to win her first Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sophie in "Sophie's Choice."
Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons play the tragic hero and heroine of Karel Reisz's drama "The French Lieutenant's Woman," based on the novel by John Fowles.
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Meryl Streep was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance as Karen Silkwood in 1983's film "Silkwood."
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Actors Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Klaus-Maria Brandauer on the set of "Out of Africa," based on the book by Karen Blixen and Judith Thurman, and directed by Sydney Pollack, at the Shaba National Game Reserve, Kenya.
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Shirley MacLaine, Meryl Streep and Carrie Fisher attend the "Postcards from the Edge" Premiere, Sept. 10, 1990, at Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas in Century City, Calif.
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Meryl Streep, as Madeline Ashton, and Bruce Willis, as Ernest Menville, react on the floor at what they see, in a scene from the film "Death Becomes Her," 1992.
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Clint Eastwood, as Robert Kincaid, kisses Meryl Streep, as Francesca Johnson, on the cheek in a scene from the 1995 film, "The Bridges of Madison County."
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Streep won her fourth Golden Globe for her portrayal of Susan Orlean in 2002's "Adaptation."
Meryl Streep won her fourth Golden Globe for her role in HBO's "Angels in America." </br></br> Streep played three characters, Hannah Pitt, Ethel Rosenberg and The Rabbi, in the television adaptation of Tony Kushner's play.
Denzel Washington, as Ben Marco, and Meryl Streep, as Eleanor Shaw, in a scene from "The Manchurian Candidate."
Meryl Streep, as Miranda Priestly, and Anne Hathaway, as Andy Sachs, appear in a scene from "The Devil Wears Prada."
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Meryl Streep, as Donna, and Amanda Seyfried, as Sophie, in a scene from "Mamma Mia!"
Meryl Streep poses with the award for best actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical for "Julie and Julia" backstage at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 17, 2010, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Meryl Streep is seen as Julia Child in the Columbia Pictures' film "Julie & Julia."
Streep won her third Academy Award for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 film, "Iron Lady."
Meryl Streep was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for her performance in the 2013 film "August: Osage County."
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Meryl Streep, as the Witch, in a scene from "Into the Woods."
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Meryl Streep performs during the 2016 Public Theater Gala at Delacorte Theater, June 6, 2016, in New York City.
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Mother-daughter actresses Meryl Streep, right, and Mamie Gummer pose at the premiere of their film, "Ricki and the Flash," in New York.
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Meryl Streep performs at the Salt Well in "Ricki and the Flash."
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins, in a scene from "Florence Foster Jenkins." Streep was nominated for an Oscar for best actress in a leading role for her work in the film.
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Meryl Streep accepts the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Jan. 8, 2017. Streep, who gave an impassioned speech at the Golden Globes criticizing President-elect Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter and calling for the defense of a free press, will be honored for a career of advocating for LGBTQ equality on Feb. 11, by the Human Rights Campaign, the LGBTQ civil rights organization.
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Meryl Streep stars in Season 2 of HBO's, "Big Little Lies." in 2019.