Meg Ryan Biography, Age, News, Career, Plastic Surgery and Tom Hanks

Meg Ryan Biography

Meg Ryan, born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra, is an American actress and producer. She began her acting career in 1981 partaking in minor roles before playing in As the World Turns in 1982. After this, she began to appear in supporting roles in films during the mid-1980s, gaining fame by performing in independent films such as Promised Land.

She then performed in When Harry Met Sally and got widespread acclaim and her first nomination to a Golden Globe award.

Meg Ryan Height

She stands at a height of 5ft 8 (1.73m) as of 2018.

Meg Ryan Age / How Old Is Meg Ryan

She was born on the 19th of November 1961 in  Fairfield, Connecticut. As of 2018, she is 57 years old.

Meg Ryan Family

She was born to  Susan Jordan, a former actress and English teacher, and Harry Hyra, a math teacher. She was raised alongside two sisters and one brother. Her sisters are Dana and Annie whereas her brother id Andrew Hyra, a singer and member of the band Billy Pilgrim.

Meg Ryan Husband

She was first married to Dennis Quaid, an Actor in 1991. They announced their separation in 2000 and got formally divorced on the 16th of July 2001. She has been together with songwriter and singer John Mellencamp. They announced their engagement on the 8th of November 2018.

Meg Ryan Children

She has two children, the first, Jack Quaid, she bore with her first husband Dennis, the other, Daisy True, she adopted from China in 2006.

Meg Ryan Career

She made her first performance in George Cukor’s Rich and Famous, then later, she played Betsy Stewart in the daytime drama As the World Turns, from 1982-84. Around that time, she appeared in a Burger King commercial. These were followed by several television films and smaller film roles and earned her first nomination to an Independent Spirit Award.

Her first leading role was the romantic comedy film When Harry Met Sally… in 1989, here, she garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Later she would play in the film When A Man Loves A Woman in 1994. The film was generally praised and she was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Award. She even got awarded Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Woman Of The Year Award and was pointed out as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by the People Magazine.

In 1955, she won the Women in Film Crystal Award for her role in French Kiss alongside Kevin Kline. She took a three-year break from acting from 2004 to 2007. She first came back with the film In The Land Of Women alongside Kristen Stewart and Olympia Dukakis. The film did not do very well but at least managed to make a small profit of $7.5 million.

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I the early 2010s, she was attached to several productions, all of which failed to appear. In 2012, she featured in the documentary  Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and also released her audiobook of  William Saroyan’s The Human Comedy. Following a four-year disappearance, she teamed up with Lisa Kudrow on her improvisational comedy series Web Therapy, for which she filmed five episodes in 2013

In 2014, she provided the future voice of Greta Gerwig’s character in the pilot of How I Met Your Dad. Next, she featured in the ABC Family film Fan Girl. The first film she directed was Ithaca, a drama film based on William Saroyan’s 1943 novel The Human Comedy. She was awarded the Leopard Club Award at the Locarno Festival in August 2018.

Meg Ryan Films






Mrs. Kate Macauley


Fan Girl

Mary Farrow


Serious Moonlight

Louise “Lou”


The Deal

Deidre Heam

My Mom’s New Boyfriend

Martha Durand

The Women

Mary Haines


In the Land of Women

Sarah Hardwicke


Against the Ropes

Jackie Kallen


In the Cut

Frannie Avery


Kate & Leopold

Kate McKay


Hanging Up

Eve Mozell Marks

Proof of Life

Alice Bowman


City of Angels

Dr. Maggie Rice



You’ve Got Mail

Kathleen Kelly


Addicted to Love



Anastasia Romanov (voice role)


Courage Under Fire

CPT Karen Emma Walden


French Kiss





When a Man Loves a Woman

Alice Green


Catherine Boyd


Sleepless in Seattle

Annie Reed

Flesh and Bone

Kay Davies


Prelude to a Kiss

Rita Boyle


The Doors

Pamela Courson


Joe Versus the Volcano

DeDe / Angelica Graynamore/ Patricia Graynamore


When Harry Met Sally…

Sally Albright



Sydney Fuller

The Presidio

Donna Caldwell


Promised Land

Beverly “Bev” Sykes


Lydia Maxwell


Top Gun

Carole Bradshaw

Armed and Dangerous

Maggie Cavanaugh


Amityville 3-D



Rich and Famous

Debby Blake

 Meg Ryan Television





Web Therapy

Karen Sharpe


Web Therapy

Karen Sharpe


Curb Your Enthusiasm



Pangea Day



The Simpsons

Dr. Swanson (voice role)


Tinseltown TV



Northern Lights



Captain Planet and the Planeteers

Dr. Blight (voice role)



Cally Oaks


Charles in Charge

Megan Harper


As the World Turns

Betsy Stewart Montgomery Andropoulos

ABC Afterschool Special


One of the Boys


Meg Ryan Net Worth

Over her active years, she has taken part in many films and accumulated a total net worth estimate of about $45 million dollars.

Meg Ryan Plastic Surgery

There have been rumors going on that say that she has undergone multiple surgeries to improve her appearance. according to the rumors, the operations weren’t successful and ended up doing more harm than good. She has however not said anything about these rumors, this puts these as still pending and not yet proven.

Tom Hanks And Meg Ryan

Tom Hanks and she have worked together in four films, Joe Versus The Volcano, Sleepless In Seattle, You’ve Got Mail and Ithaca. They are considered to be one of those perfect rom-com pairings as portrayed by their amazing works together on screen.

Meg Ryan Interview

Parkinson (Interviewer): You said once that acting was not in your nature.

Meg Ryan: I did?

Parkinson: You did say that, yes. You did say that. Did you- Are you denying you said that?

Meg Ryan: No, it seems like something I’d say.

Parkinson: All right, fine.

Meg Ryan: No, I uh um think what I meant was that it always feels very awkward for me to be in front of an audience or in the spotlight. It doesn’t come all that naturally.

Parkinson: So why do it?

Meg Ryan: I don’t know. Maybe you can help me out with that.

Parkinson: No, I couldn’t. It’s for you to debate and tell me.

Meg Ryan: I don’t know. I’m compelled though and I, I like the work a lot.

Parkinson: But you don’t like the spotlight that goes with it? The rest of it.

Meg Ryan: It’s awkward, it’s not something that comes easily or sits naturally. I mean, I do it you know, it’s fine but it doesn’t seem, you know, like an easy fit.

Parkinson: But you can’t have one without the other, can you? You can’t do what you do and be famous and well known without …uh

Meg Ryan: Well I think you can certainly be an actor and not be a movie star.

Parkinson: Well, but you are a movie star.

Meg Ryan: Yes.

Parkinson: By choice.

Meg Ryan: Seemingly.

Parkinson: So you’ve got a problem.

Meg Ryan: Yes.

Parkinson: And it seems that it’s one that’s not going to be resolved on this show either.

Meg Ryan: No.

Parkinson: You trained to be a journalist?

Meg Ryan: I did, yeah. I went to New York University, which is uh um … anyway, I went to New York University and tried- I studied to be a journalist but I never graduated. I had about a semester to go.

Parkinson: And why did you change from being a journalist to being an actress?

Meg Ryan: Uh I was paying my way through school doing commercials and things like that and one just overtook the other. I think sometimes your life seems to choose you a little bit and I feel like that’s what happened.

Meg Ryan News

The director of When Harry Met Sally… revealed that Meg did not really want to partake in the fake orgasm present in the script. He says that for those first times, she lost the commitment she once had. It took a lot of trials to actually commit fully to the scene. She was also spotted with her daughter, Daisy, in New York city, happy. She was carrying a large bouquet of flowers throughout the mother-daughter outing.

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