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Meg Ryan

Ryan at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra
November 19, 1961 (1961-11-19) (age 48)
Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1981–present
Spouse(s) Dennis Quaid (1991–2001)
Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra (born November 19, 1961), professionally known as Meg Ryan, is an American film actress whose lead roles in five films - When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, French Kiss, City of Angels and You've Got Mail - grossed over $870 million worldwide.[1]

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Early years

.Ryan was born in Connecticut, the daughter of Susan Hyra Jordan (née Ryan), a former actress, casting director, and English teacher, and Harry Hyra, a math teacher.^ Her mother was an actress and casting director and her father was a maths teacher.
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^ Ryan was born "Margaret Mary Emily Hyra" in Fairfield, Connecticut, daughter of Susan Jordan (ne Ryan), a former teacher of English, actress, and casting director, and Harry Hyra, a math teacher.

^ She is the daughter of Harry Hyra (teacher) and Susan Hyra (teacher, former actress), as well as the sister of Andrew, Dana and Annie.

[2][3] .She has two sisters, Dana and Annie, and a brother, musician Andrew Hyra, of the band Billy Pilgrim.^ Meg has two sisters, Dana and Annie, as well as a brother, Andrew.
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^ She has two sisters, Dana and Annie, and a brother, Andrew.

^ She is the daughter of Harry Hyra (teacher) and Susan Hyra (teacher, former actress), as well as the sister of Andrew, Dana and Annie.

.Ryan was raised a Roman Catholic[4] and graduated from Saint Pius X Elementary School, in Fairfield, where her mother taught sixth grade.^ Meg Ryan was born in Fairfield, Connecticut.Ryan was raised a Roman Catholic and graduated from Saint Pius X Elementary School, in Fairfield, where her mother taught sixth grade.
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^ Ryan: I was raised a Catholic, and it didn't work for me.
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^ Ryan was raised in the Catholic religion and graduated from Saint Pius X Elementary School in Fairfield, where her mother taught the sixth grade.

.There, Ryan was confirmed into the Catholic Church, choosing the name "Anne" as her confirmation name.^ There, Ryan was confirmed into the Catholic Church, choosing Anne as her confirmation name.
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^ Ryan was born in 1961, as Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra (she chose Meg Ryan as her stage name in 1981).

^ Biography biography Meg Ryan was born in Fairfield, Connecticut on November 19, 1961, and was given the name Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra.
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.Ryan's mother had appeared in one television commercial and later worked briefly as an assistant casting director in New York City.^ Ryan's mother had appeared in one television commercial and later worked briefly as an assistant casting director in New York City.
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^ Ryans mother had appeared in a television commercial and had also worked briefly as an assistant casting director in New York and thus she supported Ryans decision to make a career in acting.
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^ At age 18, through her mother's connections, she booked her first television commercial, doing chin-ups and giggling to promote "Tickle"...
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.She supported and encouraged her young daughter's study of acting.^ She supported and encouraged her young daughter's study of acting.
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.Ryan graduated from Bethel High School in 1979. She went on to study journalism at the University of Connecticut and then at New York University, while acting in television commercials to earn extra money.^ Raised in New York, She graduated from Bethel High School in 1979, where she was elected Homecoming Queen and went on to study journalism at New York University.
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^ Once Meg graduated from Bethel High School, she followed up her academic studies at the University of Connecticut.
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^ When she moved from her hometown in Connecticut to Manhattan to study journalism at NYU, she took up acting as a way to earn extra money.
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.Her success as an actress led her to drop out of college a semester before graduating.^ Her success led her to drop out of college only a semester shy of graduating.

^ (If anyone ever says to you, "Oh, I just act in TV commercials to earn some extra cash," they're either lying, or you're talking to Meg Ryan) Her success led her to drop out of college only a semester shy of graduating.
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^ Even though, Ryan enrolled in a university to study journalism, her success in commercials led her to drop out and concentrate on a full fledged acting career.
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Early career

.At age 18, through her mother's connections, Ryan booked her first television commercial, doing chin-ups and giggling to promote "Tickle" deodorant.^ At age 18, through her mother's connections, she booked her first television commercial, doing chin-ups and giggling to promote 'Tickle' deodorant.

^ Her first appearance on television was for a deodorant commercial when she was 18.
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^ At age 18, through her mother's connections, Meg booked her first television commercial, doing chin-ups and giggling - simultaneously no less - to promote "Tickle" deodorant.
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.After a role in Rich and Famous, Ryan played "Betsy Stewart" in the daytime drama As the World Turns, from 1982 to 1984; she was featured in a popular romantic story arc.^ After her first role in a feature film, "Rich and Famousz" (1981), Ryan (then using her screen name) played Betsy Stewart in the daytime drama "As the World Turns" from 1982 to 1984.

^ From 1982 to 1984 she starred on the soap As the World Turns.

^ After a part in a feature film, Ryan, now using her new name Meg Ryan, landed the role of "Betsy" on the daytime drama As the World Turns from 1982 to 1984.

.Several TV film and smaller movie roles followed, including Amityville 3-D and Promised Land; for her role in the latter she received her first Independent Spirit Award nomination.^ Ryan then appeared in the indie film "The Promise Land", where she received her first Independent Spirit Award Nominaton.

^ Several TV film and smaller movie roles followed.

^ Ryan then landed a number of small film and TV roles in productions including Promised Land (for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination) and Amityville 3-D. In the lead-up to her big break, Meg Ryan had a role in Top Gun, which starred Tom Cruise, playing the wife of Nick Bradshaw, played by Anthony Edwards.
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.In 1986, she played, "Carole Bradshaw," (wife of naval aviator "Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw"; played by Anthony Edwards) in Top Gun, and appeared in several scenes.^ Currently appearing in : Top Gun .

^ First adult role in features, "Top Gun"; played wife of naval aviator Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw (played by Anthony Edwards) .
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^ Carole was Anthony Edward's (Goose) wife.
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.Ryan played "Lydia Maxwell" in the movie Innerspace, which also starred her former husband, Dennis Quaid.^ Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid in 1998 .
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^ She also played the role of Lydia Maxwell in Innerspace, which starred Dennis Quaid and Martin Short.
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^ Dennis Quaid cheated on Meg Ryan .
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.Ryan then appeared in a film-noir remake (D.O.A.) and an action film (The Presidio).^ Ryan's next project is a remake of the 1939 film The Women, which is slated to begin filming in New York City in August 2007.
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^ Ryan followed these up with two serious parts in films "D.O.A." and "The Presidio."
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^ The film, which is a remake of the 1939 film of the same name, features nothing but women, including some very big names like Meg Ryan.

Hit films

Her first full-blown hit in a leading role was the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... (1989) which paired her with comedic leading man Billy Crystal. .Her portrayal of Sally Albright, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, is memorable for her depiction of a theatrically faked orgasm in Katz's Delicatessen in Manhattan.^ Her portrayal of Sally Albright, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, is memorable for her depiction of a theatrical faked orgasm in a Manhattan delicatessen.
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^ Her portrayal of Sally Albright, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, is memorable for her depiction of a theatrical faked orgasm in a Manhattan delicatessen, after which an old woman says, "I'll have what she's having!"
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^ Her portrayal of Sally Albright, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, is memorable for her depiction of a theatrical faked orgasm in a Manhattan delicatessen (shot at the legendary Katz's on E. Houston Street.

.Ryan then starred in The Doors and in Prelude to a Kiss. Both films were moderately successful.^ Ryan married actor Dennis Quaid on Valentine's Day in 1991, after starring in two films with him.

^ She obtained a Screen Actors Guild card under her mothers maiden nameRyanand made a successful film debut in Rich and Famous, directed by George Cukor and starring Candice Bergen; Ryan played the daughter of Bergens character.

^ She also took a part as Pamela Courson in Oliver Stones biopic The Doors (1991) and played the pessimistic Rita Boyle in the romantic comedy Prelude to a Kiss (1992).

.1993 saw the release of the hugely successful romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle, which paired Ryan with leading man Tom Hanks for the second of three times.^ That same year, Ryan returned to romantic comedy, starring opposite Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle.
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^ She appeared again with Tom in the very successful Sleepless in Seattle (1993) for which she was again nominated for the Golden Globe.
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^ Sleepless in Seattle, which paired Ryan with leading man Tom Hanks for the second of three times.
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.(The first was in Joe Versus the Volcano, which earned a "cult following" but was a critical and commercial disappointment.^ Joe Versus the Volcano 11.
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^ Trailer for Joe Versus teh Volcano.
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^ Joe Versus the Volcano forum Joe Versus the Volcano soudtrack .
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)
Meg Ryan in 2006.
.She made several attempts to break away from the romantic comedy ingenue stereotype and garnered critical acclaim for her work in When a Man Loves a Woman, in which she played an alcoholic, and in Courage Under Fire, portraying a captain in the Gulf War.^ Courage Under Fire (1996) .
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^ She made several attempts to break away from the romantic comedy ingenue stereotype, and garnered critical acclaim for her work in When a Man Loves a Woman in which she played an alcoholic and Courage Under Fire, portraying a captain in the Gulf War.
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^ Courage under Fire (Zwick) (as Capt.
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.Both films were substantial successes at the box office.^ Both films were substantial successes at the box office.
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^ Both films were moderately successful.
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^ Ryan and Hanks enjoyed box office success in three hit romantic comedies.
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.Many of her films of the 1990s were hits not only in North America, but also abroad.^ Many of her films of the 1990s have been hits not only in North America, but also abroad.

^ Many of her films of the 1990s were hits not only in North America, but also abroad.

^ Many of her films of the 1990s were hits not only in North America, but also abroad, which can also be said for Pauly Shore.
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.In 1994, Ryan won Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year.^ Named Woman of the Year by Harvard's Hasty Puddding Theatricals in 1994.
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^ When A Man Loves A Woman [DVD] [1994] ~ Meg Ryan, Andy Garcia, Ellen Burstyn, and Tina Majorino ( DVD - 2005) .
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^ In 1994 Ryan won the Harvard Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year.
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That same year, People Magazine dubbed her one of "the 50 most beautiful people in the world." In 1995, critic Richard Corliss called her "the current soul of romantic comedy."[5] That same year, she appeared opposite Kevin Kline in Lawrence Kasdan's French Kiss, a romantic comedy that catered to her America's Sweetheart persona. .The film grossed slightly over $100 million.^ While Sleepless in Seattle grossed $188 million, Ryan may have played out that film's kind of character to the point where audiences have became a bit wary.
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.In 1997, Ryan voiced the lead role in the animated film Anastasia, which garnered good reviews and enjoyed box office success.^ Both films were substantial successes at the box office.
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^ Voiced Anya in the 1997 musical Anastasia .
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^ Ryan and Hanks enjoyed box office success in three hit romantic comedies.
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.In 1998, Ryan starred in two films.^ In 1998 Ryan starred in two films.
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^ She most recently starred in The Women with Annette Bening and Candice Bergen , who, by the way, was in Ryan’s debut film.

^ Ryan married actor Dennis Quaid on Valentine's Day in 1991, later starring in two films with him.
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.City of Angels drew positive reviews and became a financial success, topping nearly $200 million worldwide.^ The first, City of Angels, drew negative reviews, but became a huge financial success, topping nearly 200 million worldwide.
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^ Sleepless in Seattle , French Kiss , City of Angels and You've Got Mail - grossed over $870 million worldwide.
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^ In 1998 Ryan released two films, one of them being "City of Angels", which drew negative reviews, but it became a huge financial success, topping nearly 200 million worldwide, her final film was "You've Got Mail" which garnered her third and final "Golden Globe" nomination, it also made over 250 million worldwide, becoming her last box office smash.

.You've Got Mail once again paired Ryan with Hanks, earning her a third Golden Globe nomination and making over $250 million worldwide.^ This film saw her paired with Tom Hanks once more and also brought her third Golden Globe nomination.
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^ You've Got Mail, which once again paired Ryan with Tom Hanks, earned her a third Golden Globe nomination and made over $250 million worldwide.
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^ In the movie: You;ve got mail.
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.She also appeared in 1998's Hurlyburly with Sean Penn.^ Rate this: 62% from 18,162 members Hurlyburly (1998) Starring: Sean Penn ,   Kevin Spacey ,   Anna Paquin Director: Anthony Drazan Certificate: Watch now: Subscribe and watch this as part of an unlimited package.
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^ Hurlyburly (New Line Platinum Series) DVD ~ Sean Penn .
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^ Hurlyburly Starring Sean Penn, Robin Wright, Meg Ryan, Kevin Spacey.

.In 2000, Ryan starred in the action thriller Proof of Life opposite Russell Crowe.^ In 2000, Meg Ryan was reportedly paid $15 million to star in Proof Of Life opposite Russell Crowe.
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^ Making a move away from romantic comedies, she starred in the thriller "Proof of Life" opposite brooding Aussie Russell Crowe.
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^ In 2000 Ryan starred in the action thriller Proof of Life opposite Russell Crowe.
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.Though the film was a critical and commercial flop, her $15 million paycheck established her as one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.^ The two enjoyed enormous success in 1990s with a succession of romantic comedies which earned Ryan the moniker as 'America's Sweetheart' and placed her as one of Hollywood's most successful actress.
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^ However when Hollywood actress Meg Ryan joined the crumbly rocker at the premiere of her latest film she bore an eerie resemblance to the Rolling Stone....

^ Meg Ryan Hollywood actress/producer Meg Ryan not only gained the status of Americas Sweetheart for her roles in romantic comedies, but also critical appreciation.

.That same year, Ryan starred opposite Diane Keaton in the comedy, Hanging Up, which received poor reviews, and grossed slightly over $51 million; however, the budget for the film was $60 million.^ That same year, Ryan returned to romantic comedy, starring opposite Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle.
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^ That same year Ryan returned to her Romantic comedy roots in the film "Kate & Leopold".

^ That same year Ryan returned to her Romantic comedy roots in the film Kate & Leopold .
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.A year later, she once again returned to her romantic comedy roots in the film, Kate & Leopold.^ That same year Ryan returned to her Romantic comedy roots in the film "Kate & Leopold".

^ That same year Ryan returned to her Romantic comedy roots in the film Kate & Leopold .
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^ Her hairstyle in the romantic comedy "Kate and Leopold" is a look that will be in demand for years to come.
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.In 2003, she broke away from her usual roles, starring in Jane Campion's erotic crime thriller In the Cut.^ Previously, she starred in Jane Campion’s In The Cut, a psychological thriller, opposite Mark Ruffalo.
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^ Directed by Jane Campion in the erotic thriller "In the Cut" .
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^ In 2003, she broke away from her usual roles, and starred in In the Cut, an erotic crime/thriller/mystery.

.Though Ryan's decision to appear nude in a lengthy and rather graphic love scene for the first time in her career earned her much media attention, the movie failed with critics and grossed only $23 million in theaters.^ But I love the sex scene in this movie.
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^ Funny scene from the movie "Addicted to love" .
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^ That decision got Ryan much attention, but movie still proved to be a failure with both critics and audiences.
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Recent projects

Cheryl Hines and Ryan at the 2009 premiere of Serious Moonlight.
.George Gallo's My Mom's New Boyfriend (originally titled Homeland Security, and released in Australia and New Zealand as My Spy) was shot in the fall of 2006, in Shreveport, Louisiana, and released in 2008. The romantic comedy stars Ryan opposite Antonio Banderas.^ Ryan's most recent project, George Gallo's "My Mom's New Boyfriend", was shot in the fall of 2006 in Shreveport, Louisiana and is due to be released in 2008.

^ The star will team up with Antonio Banderas in romantic comedy Homeland Security, in which she’ll play a slimmed-down diva.
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^ My Mom's New Boyfriend (Coming soon) .

.Ryan was joined by former co-star Tom Hanks's son, Colin, who plays her son in the film.^ Ironically, Colin Hanks - son of her 'Sleepless in Seattle' and 'You've Got Mail' co-star Tom Hanks - plays her on-screen son.
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^ Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks are wonderful in this wonderful film.
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^ Ryan is joined by former co-star Tom Hanks's son, Colin, who plays her son in the film.

[6][7] .In 2007 she played the role of Sarah Hardwicke in In the Land of Women, co-starring Adam Brody and Kristen Stewart.^ In 2007 she played the role of Sarah, in In the Land of Women, co-starring Adam Brody, and won over critics and the public.
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^ She will stars in Jonathan Kasdan’s directorial debut In the Land of Women opposite Adam Brody.
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^ April 10, 2007 'In the Land of Women' .
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.Ryan's next project was a remake of 1939's The Women and began filming in New York in August 2007. The $18 million remake of the George Cukor classic was directed by Murphy Brown creator Diane English and produced by the Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger.^ Ryan's next project is a remake of the 1939 film The Women, which is slated to begin filming in New York City in August 2007.
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^ A remake of George Cukor's 1939 film "The Women."
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^ The $18 million remake of the George Cukor classic is being directed by Murphy Brown creator Diane English and produced by Mick Jagger.
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.Ryan played the central character, Mary Haines, a wealthy woman who is one of the last to find out that her husband is cheating on her with a shop girl.^ Ryan will play the central character, Mary Haines, a wealthy woman who is one of the last to find out that her husband is cheating on her with a shop girl.

^ Find out the one that fits you.
  • Meg Ryan with a Firty Short Style 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.prohaircut.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Woman whose husband is cheating on her and she she.

.The leading role was originally made famous by actress Norma Shearer.^ The leading role was originally made famous by actress Norma Shearer.
  • Meg Ryan - Biography, Gossip, and Rumors 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.mademan.com [Source type: General]
  • Meg Ryan - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]
  • Meg Ryan Biography 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.monstersandcritics.com [Source type: General]

^ The Shag Haircut was made famous by celebrities such as actress Meg Ryan .
  • Meg Ryan Shaggy Hairstyle - Web - Copernic 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC ws.copernic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With her mother's help, she landed a role on a short-lived television series, and then made her film debut in Rich and Famous.
  • Meg Ryan - Blockbuster Online 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: General]

.Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing and Candice Bergen also starred in the remake.^ Annette Bening , Eva Mendes and Candice Bergen are also slated to star in the remake.
  • Meg Ryan - Biography, Gossip, and Rumors 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.mademan.com [Source type: General]

^ Annette Bening, Eva Mendes and Candice Bergen are also slated to star in the remake.

^ The film co-stars Annette Bening, Jada Pinkett-Smith and Debra Messing.
  • Meg No Longer Married | Marvelous Meg | Comcast.net 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.comcast.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8]
.Ryan appeared in The Deal, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.^ Nashville Film Festival 2008 Logo .
  • "The Deal," Starring William H. Macy and Meg Ryan, to Open 39th Nashville Film Festival 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.prweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Ryan, 47, has appeared in such blockbuster films as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle' and 'You've Gor Mail.'
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^ William H. Macy and Meg Ryan star in The Deal, opening the the 2008 Nashville Film Festival on April 17, 2008.
  • "The Deal," Starring William H. Macy and Meg Ryan, to Open 39th Nashville Film Festival 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.prweb.com [Source type: General]

The film was never distributed but was released on DVD in 2009.
Her most recent film project is the upcoming comedy Serious Moonlight which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2009.
.In June 2009, it was reported that Ryan will guest star on the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.^ Meg Ryan and Christian Slater will be among the A-list guest stars on Curb Your Enthusiasm 's fall season.
  • Meg Ryan TV Guide News 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.tvguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Timothy Hutton is duct-taped to the potty, and Meg Ryan is just plain potty, in this posthumously produced Adrienne Shelly script directed by first-timer Cheryl Hines (who starred in Shelly's Waitress between Curb Your Enthusiasm seasons).
  • Seattle Movies - Serious Moonlight: Meg Ryan Continues to Confound - page 1 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.seattleweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ryan dating longtime friend and film producer King - 11 June 2009 -Hollywood actress Meg Ryan has found love with movie producer Graham King, according to reports.- -The Sleepless In Seattle star, 47, is alleged to have taken her longtime friendship with King - the producer of Leonardo DiCaprio's films The Departed, The Aviator .
  • Meg Ryan (Serious Moonlight, My Spy, The Women and The Deal) - news, photos, filmography, rent DVDs from LOVEFiLM 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.lovefilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[9]

Marriage and children

.Ryan married actor Dennis Quaid on Valentine's Day 1991, after starring in two films with him.^ Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid formed two Cinderella Linkages.
  • Astrology Software with Interpretations - Magi Astrology of Compatibility and Love - Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid - astrology chart 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.magiastrology.com [Source type: General]

^ Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid formed two Saturn Clashes.
  • Astrology Software with Interpretations - Magi Astrology of Compatibility and Love - Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid - astrology chart 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.magiastrology.com [Source type: General]

^ She again co-starred with Quaid in the remake of D.O.A. (1988) and they married on Valentine Day in 1991.
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.Ryan agreed to marry him only after he kicked his cocaine addiction.^ Ryan agreed to marry him only after he kicked his cocaine addiction.
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^ Ryan agreed to marry him only after he kicked his drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Meg Ryan - Biography, Gossip, and Rumors 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.mademan.com [Source type: General]

^ Ryan married actor Dennis Quaid on Valentine's Day in 1991 after co-starring in two films with him.

[5] .Quaid and Ryan had one child together, Jack Henry, born on April 24, 1992. The couple separated in 2000, their divorce became final on July 16, 2001. In September 2008, Ryan revealed Quaid had been unfaithful to her for a long time while they were married.^ Born on April 24, 1992; father, Dennis Quaid.
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^ Ryan bought the home in 2000 when she was separated from her then-husband Dennis Quaid .

^ Daisy is her second child, following son Jack Henry, 16, with Quaid.
  • Meg Ryan says Dennis Quaid cheated on her - Access Hollywood - msnbc.com 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: News]

[10]
.Meg Ryan had a relationship with actor Russell Crowe for a few months in 2000 before divorcing her husband; however, the relationship did not last.^ MORE ABOUT: celebrity • Russell Crowe • Dennis Quaid • celebrity divorces • Meg Ryan .
  • Meg Ryan – News Stories About Meg Ryan - Page 1 | Newser 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: General]

^ Meg Ryan admits to breaking Russell Crowe's heart .
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^ Also in 2000, Ryan starred in the thriller "Proof of Life" with Russell Crowe.
  • Meg Ryan - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

[11]
.In January 2006, Ryan adopted a 14-month-old girl from China named Daisy True.^ She also has a 3-year-old daughter, Daisy True.
  • Meg Ryan - MomLogic - Photo Gallery 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.momlogic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 2006, she adopted a baby girl from China, Daisy.
  • Meg Ryan says Dennis Quaid cheated on her - Access Hollywood - msnbc.com 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: News]

^ Daisy, who was 14-months-old at the time of the adoption , was born in China.
  • BabyCenter: FAMEbaby » Blog Archive » Meg Ryan opens up about adopting her daughter 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC blogs.babycenter.com [Source type: General]

[12]

Political involvement

.Ryan has supported the U.S. Democratic Party, especially its environmental protection programs and initiatives.^ Ryan tends to support the U.S. Democratic Party, especially its environmental protection programs and initiatives.
  • Meg Ryan - WhoABC Celebrities Guide 21 January 2010 16:59 UTC www.whoabc.com [Source type: General]

^ Ryan tends to support the U.S. Democratic Party, especially its environment protection programs and initiatives.

.In 2003, she supported Wesley Clark's campaign for U.S. president.^ In 2003, she supported General Wesley Clark's campaign for U.S. president.

.She supported John Kerry during the 2004 presidential elections.^ She supported John Kerry during the 2004 presidential elections.

[13]

Filmography

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1981 Rich and Famous Debby Blake, 18 years George Cukor film
1983 Amityville 3-D Lisa Richard Fleischer film
1986 Top Gun Carol Bradshaw Tony Scott film
Armed and Dangerous Maggie Cavanaugh
1987 Promised Land Beverly 'Bev' Sykes First film to be commissioned by the Sundance Film Festival
Innerspace Lydia Maxwell
1988 D.O.A. Sydney Fuller
The Presidio Donna Caldwell Peter Hyams film
1989 When Harry Met Sally... Sally Albright Rob Reiner film
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano DeDe/Angelica Graynamore/Patricia Graynamore John Patrick Shanley film
1991 The Doors Pamela Courson Oliver Stone film
1992 Prelude to a Kiss Rita Boyle Norman René film
1993 Sleepless in Seattle Annie Reed Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Flesh and Bone Kay Davies Steve Kloves film
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman Alice Green Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Motion Picture
I.Q. Catherine Boyd Fred Schepisi film
1995 French Kiss Kate Lawrence Kasdan film
Also Producer
Restoration Katharine
1996 Courage Under Fire CPT Karen Emma Walden Edward Zwick film
1997 Addicted to Love Maggie Griffin Dunne film
Anastasia Anastasia (voice)
1998 City of Angels Dr. Maggie Rice
Hurlyburly Bonnie Play adaptation
You've Got Mail Kathleen Kelly Nora Ephron film
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2000 Hanging Up Eve Mozell Marks Diane Keaton film
Proof of Life Alice Bowman Taylor Hackford film
2001 Kate & Leopold Kate McKay James Mangold film
2003 In the Cut Frannie Jane Campion film
2004 Against the Ropes Jackie Kallen
2007 In the Land of Women Sarah Hardwicke Jon Kasdan film
2008 The Deal Deidre Heam Steven Schachter film
My Mom's New Boyfriend Martha Durand Limited international release
The Women Mary Haines Diane English film.
2009 Serious Moonlight Louise Cheryl Hines film. Theatrical release date set for December 2009.
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1982 As the World Turns Betsy Stewart Montgomery Andropoulos 1 episode
ABC Afterschool Special Denise Episode 'Amy and the Angel'
One of the Boys Jane Series cancelled after 13 episodes
1984-85 Charles in Charge Meagan Parker 2 episodes
1990-91 Captain Planet and the Planeteers Dr. Blight (voice) Cast member
2007 The Simpsons Dr. Swanson 1 episode 'Yokel Chords'
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Herself Season 7
Documentary
Year Film Role Notes
1994 A Century of Cinema Herself Documentary with film personalities.
2002 Searching for Debra Winger Herself Rosanna Arquette film

References

  1. ^ Meg Ryan from The Numbers
  2. ^ Graham, Caroline. "Meg and Dennis: It's All Over" You. Retrieved 30 June 2007.
  3. ^ Meg Ryan Biography
  4. ^ Davidson, Sara. "Meg Ryan: Isn't She Romantic?" Reader's Digest. February 2002.
  5. ^ a b Star Lite, Star Bright. a May 22, 1995 Time magazine article
  6. ^ Laporte, Nicole. "Macy Gets 'Deal:' Actor Co-Wrote Ryan Starrer" Variety. 13 February 2007.
  7. ^ More Than You Know [1] at IMDB
  8. ^ Schwartz, Missy. "Wonder 'Women.'" Entertainment Weekly. 15 June 2007.
  9. ^ Meg Ryan to guest star on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Entertainment Weekly. 19 June 2009
  10. ^ Meg's Back - Public Pain
  11. ^ Meg Dumped Russell, Not Vice-Versa - Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe : People.com
  12. ^ Meg Ryan Adopts a Girl - Birth, Meg Ryan : People.com
  13. ^ USATODAY.com - Bon Jovi hosts $1 million fundraiser for John Kerry

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Meg Ryan
File:Meg Ryan
Born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra
November 19, 1961 (1961-11-19) (age 49)
Fairfield, Connecticut
Years active 1981 - present
Spouse Dennis Quaid (1991-2001)

Meg Ryan (born November 19, 1961) is an American actress who has made many romantic comedies, but has also worked in other film genres like drama and mystery.

Films

  • Rich and Famous (1981)
  • Amityville 3-D (1983)
  • Top Gun (1986)
  • Armed and Dangerous (1986)
  • Promised Land (1987)
  • Innerspace (1987)
  • D.O.A. (1988)
  • The Presidio (1988)
  • When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
  • Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
  • The Doors (1991)
  • Prelude to a Kiss (1992)
  • Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  • Flesh and Bone (1993)
  • A Century of Cinema (1994) (documentary)
  • When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
  • I.Q. (1994)
  • French Kiss (1995)
  • Restoration (1995)
  • Courage Under Fire (1996)
  • Addicted to Love (1997)
  • Anastasia (1997) (voice)
  • City of Angels (1998)
  • Hurlyburly (1998)
  • You've Got Mail (1998)
  • Hanging Up (2000)
  • Proof of Life (2000)
  • Kate & Leopold (2001)
  • Searching for Debra Winger (2002) (documentary)
  • In the Cut (2003)
  • Against the Ropes (2004)
  • In the Land of Women (2007)
  • More Than You Know (2007)

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