How tall is Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep's Height

5ft 4 ¾ (164.5 cm)

Peak height was 5ft 6 (167.6 cm)
American Actress best known for movies such as Out of Africa, Kramer vs Kramer, Sophie's Choice, The Deer Hunter, The Iron Lady, Mamma Mia!, Silkwood and The Devil Wears Prada. In a radio interview (with Barbara Walters in 2009), talking about Julie and Julia Meryl claimed her height as "I'm...hmmm, well 5-6 and Three quarters", although she seemed to laugh when saying the three quarters.

How tall is Meryl Streep
Meryl with Sandra Bullock
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Average Guess (15 Votes)
Peak: 5ft 5.98in (167.6cm)
Current: 5ft 4.63in (164.2cm)
Tall Sam said on 6/Jan/22
Funny picture big Adam McKay who is probably 6’5” range (looked a couple inches over the young Will Ferrell before they fell out) is awkwardly dropping a lot but Jonah Hill is barely over his shoulder.
Joegjjj said on 5/Jan/22
Hey Rob, how tall do you think she is here, counting heels?

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And Leo in shoes?
Editor Rob
Leo could have 1 inch shoes so solid 6ft and change. Meryl maybe 5ft 8.5 in footwear. I think Jonah looks shorter than normal because he seems to have a kind of thin slipper on, maybe it's 1cm thick.
borat1 said on 27/Apr/21
Hey Rob, Do you believe she's dipped under 5'5 in recent years. Her standing alongside several co-stars like reese witherspoon, sandra bullock and especially amanda seyfriend who would look nowhere near her indicate that.
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Amanda seyfried before/after: Click Here Click Here
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Editor Rob
she is starting to look like weak 5ft 5
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jun/20
πŸ’πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽŠ Happy Birthday Meryl! πŸŽŠπŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸ’

Wishing Meryl Streep a Very Happy 71st Birthday today. My favourite of her films? 'The Deer Hunter' - of course!

5ft6.25 peak and 5ft5 today.

Allie Bennett said on 14/Apr/20
Rob I wanted to ask, is someone’s lowest height during the night their real height, or is our real height between our highest in the morning and lowest at night?
Editor Rob
We all have a height range, so technically any height you measure barefoot is a real one of that moment.

On average, people will be getting measured for physicals or other situations after being up several hours, so I always say claiming that time range is reasonable.

I did a brief Youtube Skit with Jenny on it.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jun/19
I do apologize! Make that her 70th, not that I think she'll have minded! πŸŽ‚
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 22/Jun/19
πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽˆ Happy 😁 Birthday Meryl! πŸŽˆπŸŽπŸŽ‚

Wishing Meryl Streep a fantastic Birthday today with her family and friends.

5ft6 peak and 5ft5 now.

Joshua said on 16/Dec/17
5’6 in the past
anyonmious said on 9/Nov/17
she has lost another inch. the present height should be 5'4" now.
5'2 said on 17/Jan/17
I say that 5'4" is her present height. The peak height was 5'5.5"
RainbowBlaster5 said on 13/Jan/17
As a peak I'd give her a minimum as 167 and a max of 169 , morning and night height so the listing seems fair.
Sandy Cowell said on 12/Jan/17
In all honesty, Arch, I did not actually hear the speech myself, nor did I read about the essence of what was being said by her.
All I know is that it was geared towards a person who thinks the world of himself and says shallow, sexist crap! He even said of his own daughter, "If she wasn't my daughter..."
shortly afterwards adding she's a 6 footer! She's 5ft10, and if he can't be honest about that, then I rest my case!
If Meryl got on her high horse a bit, she chose the right person!
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jan/17
I'm a big Streep fan but I thought it was a pathetic speech if I'm honest. Politics has bugger all to do with film. Use your speech to thank people in your career, not use it for political gain. Disappointing in Meryl.
Sandy Cowell said on 11/Jan/17
Well done Meryl for your recent award and for your candid speech when you received it!
Good on you girl!
jennifer moorman said on 14/May/16
5 feet 4 at most
Elnora Johnson said on 30/Apr/16
I read that for her role in "Julie and Julie", they had to hire some short actors in order for her to look very tall. They stated she is 5 ft. four and 4 and 1/2 inches.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Mar/16
Rob, could you add Iron Lady and Mamma Mia to that list?
Dingus said on 28/Jan/16
5'06.25" Peak. 5'05.50" Now.
grizz said on 3/Nov/15
I guess she was laughing while mentiong 3 quarters is because it's ridiculous to say that in a conversation. Most people round their height up or down. They might seem like they have a height complex bringing up quarters in a conversation.
It's funny, though, how a 5'5 woman convincingly played a 6'2 character. There's only one Meryl Streep.
jtm said on 10/Feb/15
most likely because julia child was 6'2.
Arch Stanton said on 8/Feb/15
What was she wearing in Julie and julia? She looked like 6 ft in that film!
My Sharona said on 29/Jul/14
Sometime in 1979(after Manhattan was released but before Seduction of Joe Tynan and Kramer vs. Kramer)the NY Times had a brief feature article on her in one of their Friday arts sections and listed her as 5'6" and 120 pounds. Wish I could find that old article online but I don't see it.
Hugh 189 said on 3/Feb/14
She is now almost 65 .... i dont think she hav lost anyheight ....women on avg loose about 4 cm and men 2

Have she lost any height at age 65... women loose 5 cm by age 70 on avg...
Arch Stanton said on 1/Oct/13
Rob can you add Sophie's Choice and The Deer Hunter?
Arch Stanton said on 1/Oct/13
5'6.75 in sneakers maybe. Around 5'6", she was about 1.5 shorter than Klaus Maria Brandauer in Out of Africa with a bit of footwear advantage. Klaus was around 5 ft 8 peak, you might remember him in Never Say Never Again opposite Sean Connery and Kim Basinger.
Editor Rob
she's claiming to be the same height as G...although she laughed when saying it - G certainly doesn't laugh when he says 5ft 6 and 3/4 :(
Editor Rob said on 8/Feb/12
I found what Meryl said she was...she claims to be 5ft 6 and 3/4.
Katya said on 30/Jul/11
In the photo posted by Michael it looks like Ms Streep is wearing heels too.
cgb said on 22/Jul/11
vs 5'9" Diane Sawyer Click Here
Michael said on 28/Apr/11
She looked at least 5'8" here. Kylie Minogue is 5' and she's wearing heels.
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jtm said on 25/Dec/10
Anonymous says on 15/Jul/06
I love Meryl Streep, but she's not 5'6". 5'4.5" seems accurate.
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i think lindsay lohan has higher heels than streep and she also has better posture than streep does so i would say 5'6 is accurate.
Clay said on 19/Jun/09
Are her daughters taller ?
future (meryl) said on 1/May/09
Yes, 5'6 sounds about right my mom met her because shes a cop, and shes 5'5 and she said meryl was about an inch above her. (wouldnt it be nice to meat her and find out for sure?)
Doug said on 18/Mar/09
She was about 3 inches shorter than Kurt Russell in pics I've seen so this is about right unless she was in heels. She looks around 5'6".
Anonymous said on 9/Jan/09
Look at the picture in google meryl woth julie
julie is up to meryls shoulder!!
Anonymous said on 12/Aug/08
Are you sure she hasn't lost height? She didn't look that much taller than Julie Walters in Mamma Mia.
Brando said on 25/May/07
Meryl could be a bit over 5ft 6 because i am near that height and she was a good 2 inches taller than me and we were both standing in barefeet near a beach when i met her 2 years back.
Anonymous said on 15/Jul/06
I love Meryl Streep, but she's not 5'6". 5'4.5" seems accurate.
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Mr. R said on 14/Apr/05
When Meryl first hit it big in the late 70's, she was listed at 5-7. But 5-6 is definitely accurate now.

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