Meryl Streep was even a leader in her school days, as extracted from her year book reveal. The Hollywood star attended Bernard’s High School in New Jersey, where she was in charge of the student body, as well as a member of the cheerleading club and choir.
After leaving school in 1966, Meryl went on to attend Vassar College in New York. There, the actress realized her love for acting on another level, starring in shows including Miss Julie, which saw her gain attention across the campus. She then went on to do a Master’s at the Yale School of Drama, playing a number of roles on stage, including Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
After graduating, Meryl spent the first few years working in theatre, before landing her first film role opposite Jane Fonda in 1977 in the movie Julia. While Meryl was cut out of many of the scenes, something she later admitted “horrified” her, meeting Jane helped to open more doors in the industry for her.