Meryl Streep joined proud daughters Kennedy Center gala Obama honour

The full Streep! Meryl joined by her three proud daughters at Kennedy Center gala after Obama honour
By Daily Mail Reporter

It was a proud day for Meryl Streep today as she was honoured by U.S. President Barack Obama for her commitments to the arts.

So it was only fitting that the veteran actress was supported by her three stunning daughters tonight at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC for a gala performance.

Earlier in the day 62-year-old Meryl was one of five artists to be recognised by Obama at the White House for defining American culture through the arts.
Family affair: Meryl Streep was joined by her three daughters and husband Don Gummer at the Performing Arts for the Kennedy Center Honours gala in Washington DC tonight
Lookalikes: Frome left, Louisa, Mary and Grace were looked like younger versions
of their famous mother, who was honoured at the White House earlier
the day for her commitment to the arts

She joined Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins at a black-tie reception in the East Room of the White House - before making her way with her family to the Kennedy Center.

Also joined by her husband Don Gummer, 64, the couple posed happily together on the red carpet with their three beautiful daughters - Mary, 28, Grace, 25, and Louisa, 20 - who looked like younger versions of their famous mother. Their son, musician Henry, 32, was not pictured with them.

That two-hour Kennedy Center event - which will include Stephen Colbert, Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman and Anne Hathaway - will be broadcast to the public on CBS on December 27th.
Take your seats: Streep, along with another honouree cellist Yo-Yo Ma joined U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle from the upper balcony

A surprise line-up of stars will also perform with the four previous artists named.

Ms Streep has made more than 45 movies and won two Oscars in a career spanning Shakespeare to ABBA with the movie Mamma Mia!

For her part, the actress said she is in awe of the accolades.
Passion for fashion: Sarah Jessica Parker was another VIP guest at the event and arrived in a voluminous black dress with her hair piled high
Sexy in the City: The actress looked immaculate in her ensemble as
she waltzed onto the red carpet
Hand in hand: She was joined by her husband Matthew Broderick,
who looked dapper in a tuxedo

'Look where we are, look who's here,' Ms Streep told The Associated Press. 'It's overwhelming. I feel very proud.'

While in Washington, she has also met with women in Congress to push for a National Women's History Museum because, 'as you'll notice, we don't have one,' Ms Streep said.

She is working with organisers to try to secure a site on the National Mall.

Emily Blunt, a co-star from The Devil Wears Prada, said Streep is unique for her devotion to her characters, taking on parts of their personas.
Graceful: Actress Glenn Close, left, and new anchor Diane Sawyer joined proceedings in their glamours attire

'It's funny, I feel like when we were doing 'The Devil Wears Prada,' she definitely adopted a certain cool on set, sort of remained very much in this reserved territory,' Ms Blunt said.

'And then when my husband John (Krasinski) worked with her, she was playing a very vivacious, gregarious character, so she was just a ball of fun.'

Other attendees at tonight's Kennedy Center gala night included actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who arrived in a voluminous black satin gown, with her husband Matthew Broderick on her arm.

Actress Glenn Close and news anchor Diane Sawyer also joined the VIPs for the glamorous evening.
Tinsletown comes to Washington: Actor Robert DeNiro poses with his wife Grace Hightower
Dressed in their best: Actress Audra McDonald and her guest and, British actress Emily Blunt with husband John Krasinski