An institution in herself, Meryl is considered one of the greatest of her time. She is one name that has the most Academy Award nominations to her credit.
Born Mary Louise Streep (shortened to Meryl), she rose to fame in Hollywood coming from a small town in New Jersey. She was into public performances from as early as the age of 12 when she sang for the opera. Singing has been her constant passion in life. She attended Yale University where she got her start as a stage actress. She met her first love during her theater days — John Cazale, but who eventually succumbed to cancer which devastated Streep. She later married Don Gummer, a sculptor from whom she had four children.
Meryl received her first Oscar at the age of 30, and the third one at the age of 62. She has essayed the role of strong, feisty women in her movies throughout her acting career. In her own words, “I like playing difficult women, or at least those who are difficult to understand.” She was listed as one of the 100 most powerful women by Entertainment Weekly in 2006. She has always championed for women and regretted the fact that for the longest time women have remained invisible, and nothing was ever written to commemorate and immortalize the contributions of women in history.
Alongside many awards, recognitions, and accolades, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the former President, Mr. Barack Obama, which is the highest civilian honor in the US. She walked beside the then First Lady (Michelle Obama) in support of, and to promote education for young girls. Later, she went on to grace the chair as Jury President of the Berlin International Film Festival and made a very political and pertinent statement about the need for inclusiveness across race, gender, and ethnicity in the world.
Without a shred of doubt, Meryl Streep is one of the most respected actresses, and one of the strongest voices of feminism that Hollywood has ever known. It will come as no surprise if anyone expresses the deepest desire to connect with this Hollywood diva. In the section below, we tell you the three best ways to get around this very bold and inspiring actress from yesteryears, who has a net worth of more than $160 million.
Reach Out to Meryl Through Her Agent
Connecting with celebrities who are at the top of their games has never been easy for the ordinary mortal. If they are called the ‘stars’, it is for a good reason. They are usually beyond the reach of the common man. No matter what your reasons are to connect with Ms. Streep — as a fan who wishes to express their support for her body of illustrious work, or as a journalist who wishes to secure a date for an unforgettable interview, or even an event booker or businessperson who is looking to approach her with a business opportunity — chances are that you will have to set up a meeting with her manager or agent who represents her to get your communication across.
And trust us on this — this is quite a task and not as easy as it sounds. There are thousands like you standing in the queue, waiting to hear a ‘yes’ from the actress. Quite honestly, many times hopes are dashed to the ground not because the actor acts pricey but more because she is overcommitted. This can be incredibly frustrating after waiting for weeks and months, more especially for a business owner who was expectant of a positive outcome where the actress could have taken their brand to the next level. Though trying to connect will not guarantee a good chance of success, you can always hope and give your best.
Meryl is represented by her agent Kevin Huvane at Creative Arts Agency (CAA). You can send him an email at [email protected], or call 424-288-2000. It’s always a nice feeling to hear back from a celebrity you always admired. So keep your fingers crossed and wait your turn, even if that means waiting indefinitely. Your mail will be only one amongst millions to sift for a response, and this is time-taking.
Connect Through Social Media
Celebrity social media pages and their official websites give a peek into their lives — both personal and professional. Most celebrities prefer to be on social media because it saves them from the usual hassles of physically attending regular events and meet-and-greets. Moreover, they claim they get a better opportunity to connect with their fans on a more real and personal level on social media. It is also a convenient way for them to maintain a public profile.
However, if you are looking to connect with Ms. Streep for an interview or business proposal, social media is not your best bet. She gets inundated with fan messages on her message board on a daily basis, and the chances of her ever replying to you would be rather slim. This is a space that you check out as a fan or admirer to follow the star at her original best. You can tweet or follow Meryl on Facebook.
Send a Fan Mail or Autograph Request
Meryl has had an extensive career in Hollywood that has spanned 50 interesting years. She has succeeded in holding her own in a tough place like Hollywood where women have never got their dues as easily as their male counterparts. She fought and she stayed to prove her mettle till she could no longer be sidelined or underplayed. She has a huge fan following and it is not too difficult to fathom why.
Everyone’s interested to have a piece of Meryl. If you are a die-hard fan who wants a signed autograph or a memento from the star-legend or would like to send her greetings or gifts on her special days, then you may save the following fan mail address —
42 West, 600 3rd Avenue,
23rd Floor, New York
NY 10016, USA
For an autograph, send a properly stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request letter and a photo which she could sign across. Her PR agency will revert to you. You can write to the same address as above for brand promotions, commercial events, endorsements, and other things.