Meryl Streep has some serious girl power

Meryl Streep Has Some Serious Girl Power
Meryl Streep Has Some Serious Girl Power



In this week's Eyeopener's Girl Power, we celebrate a woman who is a graduate of Yale, mother of four, and has won more awards than anyone in Hollywood.

Meryl Streep has been one busy lady. A graduate of Vassar-Yale, she began her acting career performing theater in New York and then moving on to a slew of successful films. Besides having more Academy Award nominations than any actor or actress in history, Streep's sense of humor and humility have also made her a Tinsel Town favorite.


Streep's fans even include President Obama. He awarded her the National Medal of Arts and The Presidential Medal of Freedom.

"I love Meryl Streep. I love her. Her husband knows I love her. Michelle knows I love her. There's nothing either of them can do about it." - President Obama

Her latest achievement is her contribution to a lab program for women over 40 who write movies.

"The hardest thing for me as an actor is to have a story that men in the audience feel like they know what I feel like. That's a really hard thing. It's very hard for them to put themselves in the shoes of a female protagonist."

She's also used her voice to champion women's rights all over the world.

"The reality of the lives of the women of Afghanistan used to resemble our own. That reality has been ripped away from them and they've been entombed in a nightmare, denied access to medicine, books, laughter, and the sun on their faces."

She is one of our country's greatest performers and she is using her success to lift others up. That's why Meryl Streep is this week's Girl Power.

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