8 Fun and Interesting Facts You Did Not Know About Meryl Streep

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One of the most acclaimed actresses of our generation, Meryl Streep is considered to be the greatest actress living. Streep has a great body of work that spreads across 4 decades and includes films such as “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “One True Thing” and “Adaptation.” Born on June 22, 1949, Streep has won three Oscars and has been nominated for a record 19 times as of 2016. Here are some interesting and fun facts about her that you might not know:

1. Meryl Streep, the Lawyer

'Kramer Vs Kramer' Film - 1979...No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No Book Cover Usage Mandatory Credit: Photo by c.Columbia/Everett / Rex Features (638408d) 'Kramer Vs Kramer', Meryl Streep, Howard Duff 'Kramer Vs Kramer' Film - 1979

Yes, Meryl Streep wanted to be a lawyer and even applied for law school. There was just one thing that came in between: SLEEP. She overslept and missed the interview. Things happen for a reason. Instead of losing hope, Streep took this in her stride and believed that it was a sign for her to choose a different career. And, as they say, “Rest is History.

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