Meryl Streep - Meryl Streep Honoured At Kennedy Centre Honours


Meryl Streep is set the be awarded a Kennedy Centre Honour which is the highest honour for defining American culture through the arts.
President Obama will greet the receiptants at the show on December 4th and the ceremony will be broadcast on December 27th, along with actress Streep there are several other American greats whom will receive the prize including singer Barbara Cook, singer-songwriter Neil Diamond and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. The Kennedy Centre Honours were created in 1977 and are name in honour of former President John Kennedy. A board of trustees selects the nominees and the ceremony will be shown live on Cbs.
Streep was born in New Jersey and made started her career in 1971 starring in movie Julia. Both critical and commercial success came quickly for the actress following her appearance in The Deer Hunter in 1978, Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979 and later won an ACADEMY award for her performance in Sophie's Choice, the story about a mother haunted by the decisions she made during the holocaust. She appeared in the 2008 movie Mama Mia! an Abba themed musical alongside PIERCE BRONSON and also recently finished filming the new movie in which she stars as The Iron Lady which is a biopic about the controversial British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and is due for release later this year (2011).


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