Meryl Streep, one of the most accomplished Hollywood actresses of all times. With an acting career sprawling 4 decades which included stints in TV and theatre, Meryl Streep has been active in charity and politics as well. She is one of the most celebrated actors of all times having received more nominations and awards than any other actor. Let’s find out more about how much is Meryl Streep’s net worth in 2018.
Meryl Streep Early Life
Mary Louise Streep, a.k.a. Meryl Streep was born on 22nd June 1949 in Summit, New Jersey. She is the eldest child of Mary Wilkinson Streep and Harry William Streep. Her mother was an art editor and her father was an executive in a pharmaceutical company.
Meryl Streep’s younger brothers, Dana and Harry are both in the film industry as well. Dana Streep is an actor whereas Harry Streep is an actor and producer.
Meryl showed acting talent at a young age and starred in various plays while she was studying in Bernards High school. She achieved campus recognition through her plays while studying in Vassar College. She even funded her Master’s degree from Yale University by acting in numerous stage plays.
Meryl Streep is married to sculptor artist Don Gummer. They have four children and live in California.
Meryl Streep Career, Awards & Achievement
Meryl Streep has acted in 64 movies, 14 TV shows and 10 stage plays in her acting career spanning 43 years. She is one of the most versatile actors who can infuse life even in the dullest characters. She has been known to change scripts and dialogues to give characters more substance.
Meryl Streep started her acting career by starring in stage plays. She went on to do successful performances in plays like Happy End, 27 Wagons full of Cotton and The Cherry Orchard.
While she made waves through her stage performances, her Hollywood debut was rather a small role in the movie Julia. Her breakthrough role came in the movie Deer Hunter which she took more for personal reasons than professional ones.
Alongside movies, Streep also tried her hands in TV series and acted in a miniseries called Holocaust. Television gave her what movies and theatre couldn’t give her at that time, and that was national recognition.
From then on Streep did various dramatic and comedy movies like Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, Death Becomes her and Bridges of Madison County, which were both critically and commercially successful.
Be it a musical comedy Mamma Mia or a biographical drama The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep has established herself as one of the most talented and successful actors of all times.
Awards & Achievements
Meryl Streep is known to work hard on her characters to the point of obsession. Whether it requires learning new languages or changing her physical form, she does not hesitate to put in that extra effort that makes all the difference in getting nominated and actually winning.
In Movies, she has won 3 Academy awards and 8 Golden Globe awards for the best actress and best supporting actress categories.
In Television, Streep has won Emmy awards for the Holocaust, Angels in America and Five Came back series.
Meryl Streep has been nominated for Tony and other theatre awards for her various plays. She has won an Obie award (award for off-Broadway theatre works) for Alice in Concert play in 1981.
She has also been awarded National Medal of Arts and Presidential Medal of freedom, both of which are considered one of the highest honors in USA.
Net Worth of Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is one of the highest paid actresses and is estimated to have amassed a net worth of $90 million through her acting career.
She is reported to have been paid to the tune of $1million to $5 million per movie. Her movie Florence Foster Jenkins released in 2016 has earned $44 million worldwide. Her latest movie The Post released on 17th Dec 2017 has made $3 million till date domestically.
Meryl Streep has also been an active philanthropist and has donated millions to various charities.
Dubbed as the greatest, the most accomplished actor and even at times the queen of Hollywood, Meryl Streep remains true to her roots. She leads a normal personal life and is quite humble about her accomplishments, which in itself is quite an achievement. At an age when most female actors retire from mainstream cinema, she continues to give consistent performances and enthrall the audience.