/Meryl Streep Is 70! Which of Her Characters Is Your Top (Sophies) Choice for Her Best Role Ever?

Meryl Streep Is 70! Which of Her Characters Is Your Top (Sophies) Choice for Her Best Role Ever?

Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia, The Devil Wears Prada, Kramer vs Kramer, Death Becomes Her, Iron Lady, Sophies Choice

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All hail Meryl Streep, America’s national treasure!

We might not have a queen in America, but if we did, it would most likely be Streep, duh. The iconic actress is a legend in Hollywood for her decades upon decades of success and stunning performances on screen.

Now, the New Jersey native has reached another milestone…she’s turning 70!

Back in 1976, Streep made her movie debut as a voice in an animated film and by 1978 she had her first big hit film on her hands with The Deer Hunter.

41 years later, the actress is a Hollywood staple, has the career others only dream of and what makes us love her even more is that she has sass and is always up for a laugh…even at her own expense.

The blonde beauty is graceful both on and off screen and she continually makes us feel less than, because let’s face it, Meryl is winning at life and we’re all just standing here trying to come close to her brilliance.

In honor of the Kramer vs. Kramer star’s 70th birthday (where did the time go, right?!) we’re taking a look back at her amazing and somewhat unbelievable career.

From Sophie’s Choice, She-Devil and The Bridges of Madison County to Doubt, Mamma Mia! and The Devil Wears Prada, Streep has mastered the art of becoming another person on both television and in film and we’re not worthy of her talent.

She is unlike anyone else in the acting world and that’s proven by all of the roles she’s been able to make her own over the past four decades. Plus, she’s won three Academy Awards and been nominated for 21, so, like it or not, she’s a pretty big deal.

Check out the birthday girl’s most memorable film and TV roles throughout her career below and make sure to vote for the one you love most. It won’t be easy, but it also won’t be as hard as making an actual Sophie’s choice…so get to voting.

PS: Happy birthday, Meryl, you’ll forever be our Hollywood queen!

Meryl Streep, The Deer Hunter

Columbia Pictures

Kramer vs. Kramer, Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman

Columbia Pictures

Manhattan, Meryl Streep, Woody Allen

United Artists

The French Lieutenant's Woman, Meryl Streep

United Artists

Sophie's Choice, Meryl Streep

Universal Pictures

Silkwood, Meryl Streep

ABC Pictures

Out of Africa, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

Universal Studios

Heartburn, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson

Paramount Pictures

She-Devil, Meryl Streep

Orion Pictures

Postcards from the Edge, Meryl Streep

Columbia Pictures

Meryl Streep, Death Becomes Her

Universal Pictures

Meryl Streep, The River Wild, Kevin Bacon

Universal Pictures

Clint Eastwood, Meryl Streep, The Bridges of Madison County

Universal Pictures

Meryl Streep, Music of the Heart

Miramax Films

Adaptation, Meryl Streep

Columbia Pictures

The Hours, Meryl Streep

Paramount Pictures

Meryl Streep, Angels in America


The Manchurian Candidate, Meryl Streep

Paramount Pictures

A Prairie Home Companion, Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Garrison Keillor

GreeneStreet Films/Entertainment Pictures

Devil Wears Prada

20th Century Fox

Robert Redford, Lions for Lambs

United Artists

Mamma Mia, Meryl Streep

Universal Pictures

Doubt, Meryl Streep, Amy Adams


Julie and Julia, Meryl Streep

Sony Pictures

It's Complicated, Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin

Universal Pictures

Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep

Alex Bailey/The Weinstein Company

Tommy Lee Jones, Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Sony Pictures

August Osage County, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts

The Weinstein Company

Meryl Streep, The Giver

Weinstein Co.

Meryl Streep, In Into the Woods


Meryl Streep, Suffragette

Focus Features

Ricki and the Flash, Merly Streep

Bob Vergara/Sony

Florence Foster Jenkins, Meryl Streep, Simon Helberg


Meryl Streep, The Post


Big Little Lies Season 2, Meryl Streep

Jennifer Clasen/HBO

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