Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan

American, Actress
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Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan (born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra; November 19, 1961) is an American actress and producer. Ryan began her acting career in 1981 in minor roles before joining the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns in 1982. Subsequently, she began to appear in supporting roles in films during the mid 1980s like box office hit Top Gun, achieving recognition in independent films such as Promised Land (1987) before her performance in the Rob Reiner-directed romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... (1989) brought her widespread attention and her first Golden Globe nomination.

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Full name at birth
Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra
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Claim to fame
Sally Albright in When Harry Met Sally (1989), Annie Reed in Sleepless In Seattle (1993), Dr. Maggie Rice in City of Angels (1998)
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Date of birth
19 November 1961
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Place of birth
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
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Age
59
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Actress, producer
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Height
5' 7" (170 cm)
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Weight
125 lbs (56.7 kg)
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11
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Net worth
$45,000,000 USD
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High school
  • Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
  • Bethel High School, Bethel, Connecticut, USA (1979)
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University
  • Journalism, University of Connecticut
  • Journalism, New York University (Dropped Out 1 Semester Early)
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Clearly romantic comedy is my franchise genre, I don`t mind saying that, it`s true. I love doing them and hopefully always will do them. I don`t feel particularly typecast because I think I do so many different kinds of things. Whether they`re seen or not is another issue.
  • Met actor Anthony Edwards during the making of the film Top Gun (1986) and moved in with him. They were a couple until she met actor Dennis Quaid during the film Innerspace (1987), and she moved in with and eventually married him.
  • Was offered the role of Clarice Starling, in the movie The Silence of the Lambs (1991), that eventually went to Jodie Foster.
  • Turned down the role of "Vivian Ward" in Pretty Woman (1990). Julia Roberts was later given the role.
  • Was offered the role of "Molly Jensen" in Ghost (1990), but turned it down. The part later went to Demi Moore.
  • Adopted daughter Daisy True from China in January 2006 (revealed on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986) March 1, 2006).

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