Meryl Streep will receive the American Film Institute's (AFI) 32ndLife Achievement Award at a tribute gala in Hollywood on Jun 10, 2004.

"Meryl Streep is one of the great artists in the history ofAmerican films," Sir Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI board of trustees, saidin a statement.

"Her talent, range and determination to master her craft bring outperformances that sometimes border on the ethereal. In that sense, she is trulypeerless."

Streep made her screen debut in the 1977 drama Julia and received a best supporting actressAcademy Award nomination two years later for her role in The Deer Hunter.

She won the best supporting actress Oscar for Kramer Vs Kramer in 1980 and went on to win the bestactress accolade for Sophie's Choice in 1983.

Streep recently won acclaim for her recent work in Adaptation and The Hours and is currently filming Jonathan Demme'sremake of The Manchurian Candidate.