Meryl Streep Height

The formula of happiness and success is just, being actually yourself, in the most vivid possible way you can.

~ Meryl Streep

Famous actress, Meryl Streep is widely considered one of the finest actresses of her generation. Some of her fine work can been seen in movies such as “Sophie's Choice”, “Out of Africa”, “The Bridges of Madison County”, “The Devil Wears Prada”, “Into the Woods”, “The Iron Lady”, and many more really.

About Meryl Streep's Real Height

Meryl Streep – the undisputed queen of Hollywood is taller than she looks. She once mentioned her height as 5 feet 6¾ inches -- which makes her 3 inches taller than the average height of women in the US.

But is Meryl Really 5'7"?

Google for some reason has decided that the 3 quarters are unnecessary and thus lists Meryl's height as only 5 feet 6 inches, and you know what? We think Google has made the right call this time.

After taking a careful look at Meryl, we think, she might very well have been 5 feet 6 inches tall in her prime but certainly not over that.

If Meryl looked very tall in Julie & Julia, it was only because several tricks were used to make her seem taller – at least close to Julia Child’s height which is 6 feet 2 inches!

Though now in her 70s, Meryl Streep looks shorter than she used to, probably lost an inch due to dehydration and compression in her spine.

The height of Meryl Streep in her prime was

5 ft 6 in (168 cm)

Her present height is around

5'5" (165 cm)

Meryl Streep standing with Natalie Portman and Nicole Kidman
Meryl Streep standing with Natalie Portman (5 ft 2½ in) and Nicole Kidman (5 ft 10½ in)

Here are some of Meryl Streep's best quotes

Meryl Streep on what makes us special.

What makes you different or weird, that's your strength.

On caring about what others think.

The minute you start caring about what other people think, is the minute you stop being yourself.

The great human thing.

The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.

On true freedom.

True freedom is understanding that we have a choice in who and what we allow to have power over us.

On expensive clothes.

Expensive clothes are a waste of money.

The art of demanding.

It's amazing what you can get if you quietly, clearly, and authoritatively demand it.

Three things that make us happy.

Everything that truly makes us happy is quite simple - love, sex, and food.

The simple secret.

That is the simple secret. Always take your heart to work.

Not giving up.

Don't give up or give in in the face of patronizing ridicule, amused disdain, or being ignored.

Getting older.

You have to embrace getting older. Life is precious, and when you've lost a lot of people, you realize each day is a gift.

Her curiosity.

I'm curious about other people. That's the essence of my acting. I'm interested in what it would be like to be you.

Ultimately what matters...

You don't have to be famous. You just have to make your mother and father proud of you.

On pretending.

Pretending is not just play. Pretending is an imagined possibility. Pretending, or acting, is a very valuable life skill and we do it all the time.

On listening.

Listening is everything. Listening is the whole deal. That's what I think. And I mean that in terms of before you work, after you work, in between work, with your children, with your husband, with your friends, with your mother, with your father. It's everything. And it's where you learn everything.