Arts & Entertainment | Bernardsville (1949)

Born in Summit and raised in Bernardsville, Meryl Streep is considered by many to be the greatest of all living film actresses. Streep was not only an excellent student, but a mainstay in high school productions. Educated at Vassar and at Yale, she made her breakthrough with Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Theatre and has never looked back. With more Academy Award nominations than anyone, this “Jersey Girl” has earned two Oscars, six Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Grammy nomination and a BAFTA Award. Although it seems she is always working, she actually concentrates most of her time on her family and her charity work. She was awarded France’s Order of Arts and Letters and we are proud to induct her into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.