If you like Meryl Streep you should definitely watch our picks for her best movies. Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep born on June 22, 1949 is an American actress. Often described as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accents. She was Nominated for a record 21 Academy Awards and she has won three. Among other accolades, she has received a record 32 Golden Globe nominations, and has won eight.