Born: Summit, New Jersey.
Was homecoming queen at her high school.
Her favorite actress is Bette Davis.
A graduated from Vassar and Yale.
Movie debut was Julia 1977.
Nominated for an Academy Award 17 times. The most in Oscar history.
Won three Oscars: Kramer Vs. Kramer (best supporting actress) 1979, Sophie's Choice 1982, The Iron Lady 2011.
Mother of actresses Mamie Gummer and Grace Gummer.
Made three films with Robert De Niro: The Deer Hunter 1978, Falling In Love 1984, Marvin's Room 1996.
Meryl's 5 most successful films: Mamma Mia! (2008), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events (2004), It's Complicated (2009) and Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979).