Meryl Streep Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography, Net Worth & More

Meryl Streep

Biography / Wiki

Meryl Streep is considered one of the most esteemed stars of the screen who is famous for versatility in characters and genres. She is an Oscar-winning actress, known for her work in films such as ‘Sophie’s Choice’, ‘the Devil Wears Prada’, and ‘Doubt’. She was born as Mary Louise ‘Meryl’ Streep on June 22, 1949.

In the 1970s, she entered the entertainment industry and started earning major accolades such as Oscar and Golden Globe. She has successfully become the greatest actress by the surprising audience through drama, comedy, and musicals. She has adopted a masterly technique, expertise with dialects, and subtly expressive face.

Height / Weight / Age

The height of Meryl Streep is 172 cm and in feet inches; her height is 5’8”. 58 kg in Kilograms and 127 lbs in Pounds is her weight. Her eye color is hazel blue whereas her hair color is blonde. In June 2020, she will turn 71 years old. She is famous for being a perfectionist while preparing for roles. She has the ability to master almost any accent.

Net Worth

Meryl’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million approximately.

Education / Family

Meryl was born to Harry William Streep Jr and Mary Wolf Wilkinson in Summit, New Jersey. She has two brothers named Harry Streep 3 and Dana Streep. She has attended Bernards High School for her elementary education. She was enrolled at Yale School of Drama where she started performing on stage in front of the cameras. In 1975, she earned a master of fine arts degree. Later, she moved to New York City to pursue her career as an actress.


Meryl Streep

Real nameMary Louise ‘Meryl’ Streep
Birth PlaceSummit, New Jersey
Date Of BirthJune 22, 1949
Age70 years (as in 2019)
HeightIn centimeters – 172 cm

In feet inches – 5’3”

WeightIn kilograms – 58 kg

In pounds – 127 lbs

Eye ColorHazel blue
Hair ColorBlonde
ProfessionActress, singer, writer
Zodiac signCancer
SchoolBernards High School, New Jersey
CollegeYale School of Drama
ReligionBelieves in God but not in religion
Home TownNew Jersey
Fathers NameHarry William Streep Jr.


Meryl Streep with her Father
Meryl Streep with her Father
Mothers NameMary Wolf Wilkinson


Meryl Streep with her Mother
Meryl Streep with her Mother
BrothersHarry Streep 3


Meryl Streep brother Harry Streep
Meryl Streep brother Harry Streep

Dana Streep

Meryl with her Brother Dana
Meryl with her Brother Dana

Career / Fashion And Style

In 1975, Meryl made her film debut through Trelawny of the ‘Wells’. Later in 1977, she appeared in the film ‘Julia’ but she earned widespread recognition from the movie ‘The Deer Hunter’. The film highlighted the devastating effects of the Vietnam War on young Americans.

She was also featured in the television mini-series ‘Holocaust’ for which received an Emmy Award. In the next 10 years, she became one of Hollywood’s finest dramatic actresses. She earned an Academy Award for the movies ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ and ‘Sophie’s Choice’.

She showed her vocal abilities in the film Mamma Mia! In 2008, she portrayed the role of a nun in the movie ‘Doubt’ which addresses the problem of sexual abuse in the Catholic church.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More

In 1978, she married Don Gummer who is a sculptor. She has a son named Henry Wolfe Gummer and three daughters named Mamie Gummer, Grace Gummer, and Louisa Gummer.

BoyfriendsJohn Cazale (1976-78)


Meryl with John
Meryl with John
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandDon Gummer


Meryl with Don Gummer
Meryl with Don Gummer
ChildrenSon – Henry Wolf Gummer


Meryl Streep son Henry Wolfe
Meryl Streep son Henry Wolfe

Daughter –  Louisa Gummer

Meryl with her daughter Louisa
Meryl with her daughter Louisa

Grace Gummer

Meryl with her daughter Grace
Meryl with her daughter Grace

Mamie Gummer

Meryl Streep with her Daughter Mamie Gummer
Meryl Streep with her Daughter Mamie Gummer

Favourite Things

The list of Meryl’s favourite things.

Favourite ActorsRobert De Niro
Favourite ActressJudi Dench
Favourite FoodSalad, Coffee, Chocolates

Meryl Streep

Some Interesting Facts About Meryl Streep

  • Meryl’s father was of German and Swiss ancestry whereas her mother belonged to English, German, and Irish descent.
  • She is one of those six actors who has won more than three Academy Awards for acting.
  • She holds the record of being nominated 19 times which makes her most Oscar-nominated actress. Also, she has 29 nominations in Golden Globe.
Meryl Streeps with Oscar
Meryl Streep with Oscar
  • In 2014, she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama.
Streeps getting Presidential Medal from Obama
Streeps getting Presidential Medal from Obama
  • In the list of Greatest movie stars of all time, she was ranked 37th by Entertainment Weekly.
  • Her performance in the movie ‘The deer hunter’ was liked by Bill Clinton.
  • She was inspired by the performance of Robert De Niro in the movie ‘Taxi Driver’, and hence she decided to become an actress.
  • Her ex-boyfriend John Cazale died in 1978 from lung cancer. She met him at the production of ‘Measure for Measure’.
  • After 6 months of Cazale’s death, she married sculptor, Don Gummer.
  • Her hobbies are knitting the wears and playing the violin.
  • She often uses classical music to get into character.
  • Jean Arthur and Joseph Papp were her acting mentors.
  • Her salary from the movie ‘The Iron Lady’ was donated to the Women’s History Museum.
  • In 2016, she became the President of the ‘Official Competition’ jury at 66th Berlin International Film Festival.
  • In 2010, she presented AFI Lifetime Achievement Award to the director Mike Nichols.
  • She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Her wardrobe from The Devil Wears Prada was donated to a charity auction.