The 53-year-old actress revealed she has admired the 65-year-old star for years in an interview for Glow's winter issue. Moore told the magazine Streep inspired her to become an actress because the three-time Academy Award winner demonstrated it is possible to have a family and successful career.
"I can remember when Meryl Streep was on the cover of Time magazine when I was in high school, and I said to my dad, 'I think I want to do this,'" she recalled. "She is just such a great actress. And she's someone who has managed to have a family, a marriage and a career."
"All my mother ever said to my sister and me was, 'You can have both things. Don't shortchange yourselves. Make sure you get an education and make sure you have a job that you love and a family. That's really, really important,'" she related.
Streep married Don Gummer in 1978, and the couple have four children. The actress is known for such films as "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1978), "Sophie's Choice" (1982) and "The Iron Lady" (2011), and has received 18 Academy Award nominations, more than any other actor in history.
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