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Meryl Streep

Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress and singer who has worked in theatre, television and film. She is widely ... More »Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress and singer who has worked in theatre, television and film. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected actresses of the contemporary era. Streep made her professional stage debut in 1971's The Playboy of Seville, before her screen debut in the television movie The Deadliest Season in 1977. In that same year, she made her film debut with Julia. Both critical and commercial success came quickly with roles in The Deer Hunter (1978) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), the former giving Streep her first Oscar nomination and the latter her first win. She later won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Sophie's Choice (1982). Streep has received 16 Academy Award nominations, winning two, and 26 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight, more nominations than any other actor in the history of either award. Her work has also earned her two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Cannes... [ Wikipedia ]

Jennifer Lawrence explains her 'I beat Meryl' line at the Globes

" Here's what Lilo wrote, in a tweet that also praised presenter Kristen Wiig : "no1 should ever mess with a legend, such as Meryl Streep. " But Lawrence would argue that Streep can hold her own, it appears. "First of all, it's Meryl Streep. You can't offend Meryl ...

Nora Ephron, prolific writer and filmmaker, dies at age 71

She directed the movie, which earned Meryl Streep an Oscar nomination. Ephron attends the 101 Greatest Screenplays gala reception at the Writers Guild Theater on April 6, 2006, in Beverly Hills, California. In 1998, Ephron arrives at the premiere of "You've Got Mail" in New York. In the ...

Meryl Streep Can Make Even Porridge Recipe Sound Naughty – Video

Just in case you still had doubts that Meryl Streep is an incredibly talented actress who should win an Oscar at the 2014 edition for her role in “August: Osage County,” for which she’s been nominated, the video above will probably settle them for you. Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres ...

Oscars 2013: Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer And Christopher Plummer To Present At Acad...

In a press release on Tuesday the Academy announced that Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin, Octavia Spencer And Christopher Plummer would all be presenting awards in the upcoming telecast. Fresh from her Oscar win, Meryl Streep has written a check for $10,000 to the Rhode Island Upward ...

Jennifer Lawrence Defends Meryl Streep Quip: 'Hey Idiots, It's A Quote'

" "First of all, it's Meryl Streep. You can't offend Meryl Streep," Lawrence further, joking that she wanted to use the show as platform to make public her beef with the superstar. "And then all of the sudden I hate Meryl Streep. Is that what this turned into? I don't like ...

Stanley Tucci: I called Meryl Streep and said 'we need to cook together'

I was due to make Julie & Julia with Meryl Streep, so I called her up. I said, "I don't mean to get too methody on you, Meryl, but we need to cook together. " So we went out shopping, then made blanquette de veau and a tarte tatin at her apartment. I bought really nice carbon ...

What Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton's BFF Selfie Photo (Probably) Looks Like

Last night, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep did what any self-respecting pair of BFFs does when they're together at "the club" (in this case, the Kennedy Center Honors gala): they took a selfie. Unfortunately, we don't have access to ...

Vanessa Hudgens Adorably Freaks Out After Meeting Meryl Streep

This just proves that no matter how famous you are, it's impossible to not feel star-struck by Meryl Streep. Take a look at the interview below, in which Hudgens discussed her recent 25th birthday party, her boyfriend and her latest film, "Gimme Shelter. " DeGeneres got her comedy start ...

8 Movies That Will Make You Feel Better About Your Midlife Crisis

If you haven't seen it already, we have two words to convince you: Meryl Streep. Streep plays a divorcee who becomes the other woman...in a relationship with her ex-husband, played by Alec Baldwin. So if you find yourself pining away for an old flame, you might want to watch this first. ...

Vanessa Hudgens Freaks Out After Meeting Meryl Streep—Watch!

Vanessa Hudgens Freaks Out After Meeting Meryl Streep—Watch! To say Vanessa Hudgens was excited to meet Meryl Streep backstage at The Ellen DeGeneres Show is definitely an understatement. During a recent appearance on the popular program, the 25-year-old actress had a bit of a fan ...

Oscars 2013: I'd like to thank my agent, the Academy, and Harvey Weinstein

Sad to say, for linguistic antiquarians, we have only one "golly" (Melissa Leo, 2010), one "holy mackerel" (Meryl Streep, 1979) and one "Lord, have mercy" (Billy Bob Thornton, 1996), as well as one "I need a drink" (Tim Chappel, 1994). So you're up there on stage, sweat prickling your ...

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Inez McCormack

She was teased about Meryl Streep portraying her in a documentary theatre production in New York in 2010 entitled SEVEN, which told the personal stories of Inez and six other women who triumphed over enormous obstacles to create major change in their home countries. During this ...

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BBC News Belfast trade unionist Inez McCormack dies

Her life term work was immortalised when the Holywood legend Meryl Streep played her in a Broadway play. At the time Ms McCormack said: "It is very humbling to have your life story represented in this way and a privilege to have an Oscar-winning actress and strong female character like ...

Jennifer Lawrence's Golden Globes 'I Beat Meryl' Line Not a Streep Dis

Some took the comment as a seeming dig at oft-nominated acting legend Meryl Streep, who was not in attendance, but was in the running for her role in "Hope Springs. " As you might expect, the Internet immediately ran hot with slams of the 22-year-old "Hunger Games" star, accusing her of ...

Jennifer Lawrence's "I Beat Meryl Streep!" Joke at the Golden Globes: Funny or Not?

" Lawrence exclaimed as she took the stage, referring to fellow nominee Meryl Streep, who was up for the romantic dramedy Hope Springs. The off-the-cuff quip was meant as a joke, but it earned only a handful of chuckles from the audience. ( Access Hollywood points out that the one-liner ...

When David Attenborough met Lonesome George and Piers Morgan played cricket with Freddie Flintoff: C...

Top of my list for a very long time was Meryl Streep. I’ve been her Number One Fan since 1978 when she appeared in The Deer Hunter, and I followed her through Kramer v Kramer, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Sophie’s Choice and numerous other roles, always astonished at her ability to ...

Actress Meryl Streep creating scholarship funds at UMass Lowell

When she’s not busy working toward her next Academy Award nomination, Meryl Streep (inset) will be creating two scholarship funds for students at the UMass-Lowell. The actress, whose nomination this year is her 18th, will create the Meryl Streep Endowed Scholarship Fund when she visits ...

Meryl Streep set to speak at UMass Lowell

BOSTON (AP) — Oscar winner Meryl Streep will speak at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in two weeks to raise money for two new scholarships. Tickets starting at $30 each will go toward scholarship funds designated for two extraordinary English majors at the university. The event ...

Jennifer Lawrence's Golden Globes Meryl Streep "Dig" EXPLAINED!

During last night's eventful Golden Globes ceremony, Hunger Games ' winning tribute from District 12 AKA Jennifer Lawrence won the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in Silver Linings Playbook… She wasn't shoving her GG win in Meryl Streep's face...

Jennifer Lawrence: Acting Is 'Stupid!'

1/02/2013 3:22 PM ET | Filed under: Meryl Streep • Jennifer Lawrence Jennifer Lawrence is not impressed with her profession! In fact, the Golden Globe nominated actress thinks acing is "stupid" — especially when compared to other jobs. In a recent interview, the Hunger Games starlet told ...

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