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Meryl Streep Barnard Speech

Meryl Streep Offers Barnard Grads Directionless Inspiration

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joy Resmovits

My parents, who, admittedly, couldn't see much from their seats, found the first half wildly entertaining but the second half a rambling snoozer. But at 12 feet away, I was spellbound, hanging onto her every word--as were my peers, apparently, who gave her a standing ovation. I'm not sure how often that happens at commencement. I left inspired, but unsure of where the inspiration led.

Meryl Streep Barnard Graduation: 'You Just Have To Make Your Mother And Father Proud' (FULL TEXT) (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Multi-academy award winning actress Meryl Streep spoke to Barnard's graduating class Monday, humbly relaying to grads her own success story and though...