Meg Ryan Biography

Published On Dec 28, 2016
Facts of Meg Ryan
Date of Birth: 1961 , November-19
Birth Nation: United States
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She acted in television commercials and the opera soap "As the World Turns" during her college days to earn extra money.She debuted in movies with George Cukor's Rich and Famous in 1981. She played a small role in 1986 blockbuster movie Top Gun which ultimately provided her a role in Steven Spielberg's Inner space in 1987 with a co-star Dennis Quaid, with whom she again acted in a remake of D.O.A. in 1988.

Meg Ryan got married to Denis Quaid in 1991. Her married life ended at an age of 40 when she divorced her husband, Denis Quaid, in 2001. She has two children with her ex-husband.

Meg Ryan holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. And she has a net worth of 45 Million Dollars.

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Meg Ryan's birth in Connecticut

November 19 , 1961

Meg Ryan is a famous American actress, director, and producer, born on November 19, 1961, in Fairfield, Connecticut. She was born as a daughter of Susan Jordan and Harry Hyra and she has two sisters and one brother.

Meg Ryan's education and graduation


Meg Ryan did her schooling from St. Pius Elementary School in Fairfield. She later enrolled at Bethel High School from where she completed her graduation in 1979 while she studied journalism as an undergraduate at University of Connecticut and later at New York University.

Made her debut in Film


Meg Ryan, as an actress, made her debut in film in 1981 with a movie Rich and Famous where she played a role of Debby. The film's screenplay was written by Gerald Ayres and directed by George Cukor.

Got her first leading role


Ryan got her first leading role in the romantic comedy movie When Harry Met 1989. She played a role of Sally Albright opposite of Billy Crystal. Film's screenplay was written by Nora Ephron and directed by Rob Reiner.

Married to actor Denis Quaid

February 14 , 1991

Ryan got married to an actor Denis Quaid on February 14, 1991.She fell in love with him during the shooting of their second movie D.O.A. Ryan gave birth to a child Jack Quaid with Denis.


Ended ten years long married life

July 16 , 2001

Meg Ryan remained in a relationship with actor Denis Quaid for about 12 years. Their love story began in 1988 during the shooting of D.O.A. and ended in 2001 when she divorced him. She got legally divorced with her husband on July 16, 2001.

Work in self-directed movie Ithaca


Coming to 2015, Meg Ryan worked in a film Ithaca where she played a role of Mrs. Kate Macauley. The movie was also directed and produced by Ryan herself while the screenplay was written by Erik Jendresen. The film was released in 2016 in the US.