Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. Often described as “the best actress of her generation”, Streep is particularly noted for her versatility and accent adaptability. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a record 21 Academy Award nominations, winning three (behind only Katharine Hepburn for the world record), and a record 32 Golden Globe Award nominations, winning eight.
Streep made her stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells and received a Tony Award nomination for 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and A Memory of Two Mondays in 1976. In 1977, she made her film debut in Julia. In 1978, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for her leading role in the miniseries Holocaust and received her first Oscar nomination for The Deer Hunter. Streep won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing a troubled wife in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and went on to establish herself as a film actress in the 1980s. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring as a Holocaust survivor in Sophie’s Choice (1982) and had her biggest commercial success to that point in Out of Africa (1985). She continued to gain critical and awards recognition for her work in the late 1980s and 1990s, but commercial success was varied, with the comedy Death Becomes Her (1992) and the drama The Bridges of Madison County (1995), becoming her biggest earners in that period.
Meryl Streep’s net worth is estimated to be $160 Million, according to the list of richest American Hollywood Actors.