The Incredible Story Of Meryl Streep

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Meryl Streep is the self-made Queen Of Hollywood and has been for at least the last half-decade. She's put on a pedestal by her fellow actors and actresses, the academy itself, and most of all, her fans. Her wide range of characters has had us in the palm of her hand, making us cry tears of laughter whenever she wants, and despise her when the role calls for it (mainly in The Devil Wears Prada). While her career tells one story on the big screen, her life story is something of a different color. Here's the incredible, yet unfiltered story of Meryl Streep!

Early Childhood

Born Mary Louise Streep on June 22, 1949, in Summit, New Jersey, to pharmaceutical company executive Harry Streep and commercial artist Mary Streep. Meryl describes herself at age seven as already looking like a forty-year-old and acting like one too! The kids thought I was one of their teachers.” Her devoted parents were able to move to Basking Ridge and then Bernardsville, a wealthier nearby community in central New Jersey. Teaching their children arts and literature from an early age on, Meryl was raised with two younger brothers, Harry III (whom she nicknamed Third because of the Roman numeral after his name), and Dana.