Famous stars whose ancestors are even more famous than they are

[post_page_title]Meryl Streep and William Penn[/post_page_title]
Meryl Streep has often been called the best actress of her generation, and she has a record breaking 21 Academy Award nominations to show for it. So, someone so talented and outstanding at her profession has to have some amazing ancestors, right? Well, how about a person who had a state named after them? That’s right, Streep’s roots tie her to none other than William Penn, an activist for religious freedom and democracy from the 17th century. He also founded an English North American colony you may have heard of – Pennsylvania.

Meryl Streep and William Penn

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