Meryl Streep is an American actress of theater, television, and film. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actresses of all time. Streep has received 17 Academy Award nominations, winning eight, more nominations than any other actor in the history of either award (she has also earned two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, among many others). She was awarded the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2004 and the Kennedy Center Honor in 2011 for her contribution to American culture through performing arts, the youngest actor in each award’s history. President Barack Obama awarded her the 2010 National Medal of Arts.
She is an international role model for women and girls everywhere and helps numerous charities regularly. Most notably, she is the National Spokesperson for the National Woman’s History Museum to whom she has donated.