Meryl Streep Biography, Career, Age, Height, Affairs & Net Worth

Meryl Streep Biography

Meryl Streep was born on June 22, 1949, in Summit, New Jersey, United States. She is an Oscar-winning American actress. Similarly, she started her acting career through stage debut in Trelawny of the Wells in 1975 and made her film debut in Julia. Furthermore, she has won three Academy Awards out of 21 nominations for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) for supporting role, for Sophie’s Choice (1982), and The Iron Lady (2011) for the lead role.

Likewise, she has starred in films like The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981), Silkwood (1983), Out of Africa (1985), Ironweed (1987), Evil Angels (1988), Postcards from the Edge (1990), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), One True Thing (1998), Music of the Heart (1999), Adaptation (2002), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Doubt (2008), Julie & Julia (2009), August: Osage County (2013), Into the Woods (2014), Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), and The Post (2017). To the fact, she has received Oscar nomination for all the films listed above

Regarding her family, her father’s name is Harry William Streep, Jr whereas her mother’s name is Mary Wolf Wilkinson.


Streep attended Harding Township Middle School and Bernards High School. Similarly, she graduated with BA cum laude from Vassar College and completed her MFA studies from Yale School of Drama. She also attended Dartmouth College and received an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree.

Body Measurements

Streep stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 73 Kg. Likewise, she has a well-maintained body with 36 inches of the bust, 28 inches of waist and 39 inches of hips. Additionally, she has blonde hair and green.

Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep


She was previously in an affair with late actor John Cazale. The couple stayed together till his death from lung cancer in March 1978.

She is currently in a marital relationship with sculptor Don Gummer. The couple tied the knot after six months of Cazale’s death. They also have four children: a son, Henry Wolfe Gummer born in 1979 and three daughters, Mary Willa “Mamie” Gummer born in 1983, Grace Jane Gummer in 1986, and Louisa Jacobson Gummer in 1991.

Net Worth

Streep has an estimated net worth of $100 million.


  • Full Name: Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep
  • Profession: Actress
  • Age: 70
  • Birth Date: June 22, 1949
  • Birth Place: Summit, New Jersey, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: American
  • Father’s Name: Harry William Streep, Jr.
  • Mother’s Name: Mary Wolf Wilkinson
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches
  • Weight: 73 Kg
  • Waist Size: 28 inches
  • Bust Size: 36 inches
  • Hip Size: 39 inches
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Net Worth: $100 million
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