Know About Meryl Streep; Movies, Oscars, Net Worth, Husband, Children

Published Date: 16 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 16 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

American artist Meryl Streep, age 69 is often described as the best actress of her generation. With three prestigious Oscars recognition and multiple nominations, her presence in the movies industry spans over forty years.

Meryl Streep versatility proves from her starring role as Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 British-French biographical drama film, The Iron Lady. The movie not only made a roaring box office collection of $115 million but also made Meryl won her third Oscars.

Meryl Streep Bio & Family

The actress was born as Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep on 22 June 1949 in Summit, New Jersey. Her father, Harry William Streep Jr. (1910-2003) was a pharmaceutical executive while her mother, Mary Wilkinson Streep (née Mary Wolf Wilkinson, 1915-2001) was a known artist. Her other family member includes of two younger brothers: Harry William Streep III (born 1951) and Dana David Streep (born 1953); both are into actings.

Meryl went to Cedar Hill Elementary School and the Oak Street School. From then, she attended Vassar College, New York where she also took part in many stage programs. The artists stand at the height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m) tall and weigh around 73 kg.

Career & Net Worth

The 69-year-old has a net worth of $90 million all through her acting since 1969. After doing a remarkable job as a theatre artist, Meryl’s big screen debut came from as Anne Marie in the 1977 film Julia. Some of the credentials of her soaring wealth are from commercially successful movies like Mary Poppins Returns (2018), The Post (2017), and Suffragette (2017) to name a few.

Meryl Streep in the 2017 movie The Post (Picture: Vanity Fair)

Likewise, she is one of the consistent candidates of the Oscars since 1979. She has won Oscars as Margaret Thatcher in Iron Lady (2012), Sophie Zawistowski in Sophie’s Choice (1983) and Joanna Kramer in Kramer vs. Kramer (1980).

Who Is Meryl’s Husband?

The successful box office hit relishes over four decades of matrimony with her sculptor husband, Don Gummer. The lovebirds first met six months after Meryl’s previous date; actor John Cazale passed away from lung cancer on 13 March 1978.

So after a couple of months dating each other, the duo went to exchange wedding vows on 30 September 1978.

Meryl Streep with her husband Don Gummer at the 90th Academy Awards in 2018 (Picture: E!online)

Together, the couple shares four children; one son, Henry Wolfe (b. 13 November 1979), three daughters, Mamie (b. 3 August 1983), Grace (b. 9 May 1986) and Louisa (b. 12 June 1991). The eldest daughter, Mamie is into acting while the youngest, Louisa does modeling works. Similarly, Henry is a musician known from his 2011 album Linda Vista.

Some Interesting Facts About Meryl Streep

  • Meryl possesses mixed ethnicity from her father of German and Swiss ancestry and her mother of English, German, and Irish descent.
  • For the character of Roberta Guaspari in the 1989 film Music of the Heart, she learned to play violin for eight consistent weeks six hours a day.
  • Her further education includes a Master’s degree in Fine Arts attending Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
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