- Date of Birth:
- November 19, 1961
- 5' 8"
Meg Ryan (born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra on November 19, 1961 in Fairfield, Connecticut) is an American actress. After Meg graduated from Bethel High School in 1979, she enrolled in University of Connecticut before transferring to New York University. During college, Meg acted in television commercials to earn some extra money. She dropped out a semester before she would have graduated to pursue acting. Meg made her film debut in 1981 with a part in Rich and Famous. A year later, she landed the role of Betsy Stewart on the daytime soap As The World Turns. She had a handful of notable roles in the 80’s, including appearances in Promised Land, Innerspace and Tom Gun. Her breakout came in 1989, when she starred opposite Billy Crystal in When Mary Met Sally. Her performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination. Meg’s next big hit came with Sleepless in Seattle in 1993. She found critical success in 1994’s When A Man Loves a Woman, winning her a Screen Actors Guild Award. In the early 2000’s, Meg starred in such movies like Hanging Up, Proof of Life and Kate & Leopold. Meg took a three-year break from acting, returning to star in 2007’s In The Land Of Women, and 2008’s The Women. Meg was set to star in the How I Met Your Mother spin-off, How I Met Your Dad, but the series was not picked up. Meg continues to act, slated to star in 2015’s Ithaca, a film she also directed.
Best Known For:
Meg Ryan is best known as a actress, with roles in hit movies When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless In Seattle and Kate & Leopold.
Meg took her professional last name after her grandmother’s maiden name. She married actor Dennis Quaid on Valentines Day in 1991. They had one child together, Jack Quaid, in 1992. The couple divorced in 2001, after Meg reportedly became romantically involved with Russell Crowe. In 2006, Meg adopted a daughter, Daisy True. Meg began dating singer John Mellencamp in 2010. In August 2014, they reportedly ended their relationship, but were back together in October 2014.