Oscar-nominated as Best Actress for "August: Osage County," Meryl Streep stopped by The Ellen Show! Many have said they'd listen to her read the phone book, but Ellen put Meryl to the test with some boring text, and sure enough, she managed to make it captivating! Watch Meryl show off her acting chops by reading a recipe, a traffic report, and a Wikipedia page as different characters.

The legendary actress also told Ellen about her most recent nomination, and why she didn't think it would come. Check it out.