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MERYL STREEP (Mrs. Fox) is a two-time Academy Award winner and recipient of a record-breaking fifteen nominations.

Most recently, Streep starred as famed master chef Julia Child in Nora Ephron's JULIE & JULIA. Last year she starred in John Patrick Shanley's acclaimed film of his Pulitzer Prize-winning play DOUBT, for which she won the Screen Actors Guild award® and the Critic's Choice award. In addition, she received nominations for an Oscar, a BAFTA award, a Golden Globe, a Critics' Choice award, as well as nominations from the Chicago Film Critics, the London Critics' Circle, and the Washington DC Area Film Critics. Also in 2008, she starred in the box office smash MAMMA MIA, the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical based on the songs of ABBA.

Streep made her film debut in 1977's JULIA with Jane Fonda and Vanessa Redgrave. In her second screen role, she starred opposite Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken in THE DEER HUNTER, which earned Streep her first Academy Award nomination. The following year, she won an Academy Award for her role opposite Dustin Hoffman in KRAMER VS. KRAMER. She then received her third Academy Award nomination for THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN and later went on to win the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in SOPHIE'S CHOICE, in which she starred alongside Peter MacNicol and Kevin Kline.

Other early film credits include Oscar-nominated performances in Mike Nichols's SILKWOOD, Sydney Pollack's OUT OF AFRICA, and Fred Schepisi's A CRY IN THE DARK, which also won her the Best Actress Award from the Cannes Film Festival and the New York Film Critics Circle as well as an AFI Award. She also appeared in Mike Nichols's HEARTBURN and Woody Allen's MANHATTAN. 

In 2003, Streep's work in THE HOURS won her SAG and Golden Globe nominations. That same year, her performance in Spike Jonze's ADAPTATION won her a Golden Globe for Supporting Actress and BAFTA and Oscar nominations. Her other recent work includes THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, Robert Altman's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, which earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress as well as Academy Award, SAG, and BAFTA nominations. 

On stage, Streep appeared in the 1976 Broadway double-bill of 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and A Memory of Two Mondays, the former of which won her the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Theater World Award, and a Tony nomination. Other theater credits include Secret Service, The Cherry Orchard, the New York Shakespeare Festival productions of Henry V and Measure for Measure opposite Sam Waterston; the Brecht/Weill musical Happy End; Alice at the Palace, which won her an Obie®; and Central Park productions of The Taming of the Shrew, The Seagull, and, most recently, Tony Kushner's adaptation of Brecht's Mother Courage.

In her television work, Streep has won Emmys for the eight-part mini-series "Holocaust” and for the Mike Nichols-directed HBO movie "Angels in America,” which also won her Golden Globe and SAG Awards.  In 2004, Streep received an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2008 was honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.


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