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Meryl Streep Joins Season Two Of HBO’s “Big Little Lies”

The most nominated actor in the Academy Awards’ history is heading to the small screen. Here’s a look at her few but, of course, amazing TV cameos.

Meryl Streep Joins Season Two Of HBO’s “Big Little Lies”
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HBO has announced that the three-time Oscar winner and perennial gem of a human being Meryl Streep is joining the season two cast of Big Little Lies.

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According to the announcement, Streep will play Perry’s (Alexander Skarsgård) mom, Mary Louise Wright. It’s a massive get for the already popular HBO show that cleaned up at the Emmys last year with eight wins, including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Nicole Kidman), and Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Laura Dern and Skarsgård, respectively).

Big Little Lies also marks just the 13th TV-related role Streep has had in her career that spans 43 years and more than 80 credits. Let’s take a look back Streep’s presence on the small screen:

Secret Service (1977)

The Deadliest Season (1977)

Holocaust (1978)

Uncommon Women… and Others (1979)

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Alice at the Palace (1982)

The Earth Day Special (1990)

The Simpsons (1994): voice of Jessica Lovejoy

…First Do No Harm (1997)

King of the Hill (1999): voice of Aunt Esme Dauterive

Angels in America (2003)

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Freedom: A History of Us (2003): voice of Abigail Adams, “Independence”

Web Therapy (2012)

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KC covers entertainment and pop culture for Fast Company. Previously, KC was part of the Emmy Award-winning team at "Good Morning America," where he was the social media producer.

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