70 Surprising Facts About Meryl Streep

What do you get for the actress who has received the most award nominations of any person alive or dead in her industry?

That is the question we must all consider as we prepare to celebrate Meryl Streep’s 73rd birthday on June 22.

Yes, you read that correctly. The multi-hyphenate is still celebrating more than seven decades around the sun, and we’re all left wondering how to best honor a woman who has kept us entertained for almost all of those years.

Is there any material object that can even begin to compare to everything she’s given us on big and small screens throughout her illustrious career? We can only imagine how stressed her husband and children must be on this crucial day.

So, instead of trying to show who we are through trinkets and treasures, we decided to honor one of the best actors of all time by telling interesting facts about her life and work.

To begin with, did you know Meryl isn’t even her real name? You’ll have to read on to find out what it is, but for now, let’s just say it’s the only thing we hope she has in common with her Big Little Lies character. Read More