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Meg Ryan

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Net worth 2018: $47 Million
Residence: Fairfield
Country: United States
BirthDay: 19 November 1961
Height: 1.73 m
Education: University of Connecticut, New York University, 1979-06 - Bethel High School, Saint Pius X Elementary School

Meg Ryan was bornon 19 November 1961 in Fairfield, American, is Actress. Meg Ryan, who was born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, is an American actress and director. She is best known for playing romantic characters on screen that possess her trademark bubbly personality, blonde hair and blue eyes. While still in college, Margaret decided to earn some extra money through acting and adopted her maternal grandmother’s maiden name ‘Ryan’ as her screen name. She began with television commercials and gradually made her way into people’s heart with her performances in several hit romantic-comedy films like ‘When Harry Met Sally’, ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ and ‘You've Got Mail’ in the 1990s. Because of the sparkling nature and cheerful persona projected in these movies, she came to be regarded as America’s sweetheart. Being a versatile actor, she made conscious attempts from time to time to break away from the romantic-comedy genre and play complicated characters like that of an an alcoholic high-school guidance counsellor in the film ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’. However, before long, she returned to being “cute” and starred in ‘I.Q.’ and ‘French Kiss’. Apart from acting she has also experimented in direction. Her directorial debut film ‘Ithaca’ (2015) was based on the 1943 novel ‘The Human Comedy’ and starred, among others, her son Jack Quaid.


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In 2015, she made her directorial debut with a drama film, ‘Ithaca’ based on the novel ‘The Human Comedy’ by William Saroyan


In 2013, she filmed five episodes of her improvisational comedy series ‘Web Therapy’


After being part of some films that didn’t materialize, she finally appeared on screen again in the PBS documentary ‘Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide’ (2012)


Later, she dated American rock singer-songwriter John Mellencamp from 2010 to 2014


In 2009, she featured together with Kristen Bell and Justin Long in the independent comedy film ‘Serious Moonlight’


Her last film of 2008 was ‘The Women’, a remake of the 1939 production


In 2007, she starred in Jon Kasdan's independent film ‘In the Land of Women’ as Sarah Hardwicke, a wife and mother facing breast cancer


She adopted a girl child from China, named Daisy True, in 2006


She also appeared in a sports drama film ‘Against the Ropes’ in 2004


She was a member of the jury at Festival International de Cannes, 2003


In 2001, she starred in James Mangold’s romantic comedy film ‘Kate & Leopold’ opposite Hugh Jackman


In 2000, she starred in Diana Keaton’s family comedy-drama film ‘Hanging Up’


In 1998, she acted as Kathleen Kelly opposite Tom Hanks in the romantic comedy-drama film ‘You've Got Mail’


In 1995, she featured in Lawrence Kasdan's romantic comedy ‘French Kiss’ and two years later in 1997, she lend her voice to the lead role in the hit animated film ‘Anastasia’


In the social drama film, ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’ (1994), she played an alcoholic high-school guidance counsellor and won her first Screen Actors Guild Award


She played the character of Annie Reed in the romantic comedy drama ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ in 1993


She subsequently appeared in films like ‘The Doors’ (1991) and ‘Prelude to a Kiss’ (1992)


She refused the role of ‘Vivian Ward’ in ‘Pretty Woman’ (1990) which was eventually played by Julia Roberts


In 1989, Ryan starred in the romantic comedy film ‘When Harry met Sally…’ directed by Rob Reiner


In 1988, she appeared in the remake of the famous 1950 noir film ‘D


In 1986, she essayed the role of a Naval Flight Officer’s wife, Carole Bradshaw in ‘Top Gun’


Around this time, she appeared in a Burger King commercial and as a result several smaller film roles and television film followed, including a sitcom ‘Charles in Charge’, a horror thriller film ‘Amityville 3-D’ (1983), and an action-crime comedy film ‘Armed and Dangerous’ (1986)


Thereafter she played the character of Betsy Stewart in the daytime drama ‘As the World Turns’, from 1982–1984


Meg Ryan debuted in George Cukor's film ‘Rich and Famous’ (1981)


Later, she studied at the Bethel High School and graduated in 1979


Meg Ryan was born on November 19, 1961, in Fairfield, Connecticut, to Susan Jordan, a former actress and Harry Hyra, a mathematics teacher

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