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Bio

Meg Ryan (born November 19, 1961) is an American actress who specializes in romantic comedies but has also worked in other film genres.

Margaret Mary Emily Hyra in Fairfield, Connecticut, daughter of Susan Jordan (née Ryan), a former teacher of English, actress, and casting director, and Harry Hyra, a math teacher.She went by the name Peggy (also her grandmother's nickname) as a child. She has two sisters, Dana and Annie, and a brother, Andrew. 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, choosin
She graduated from Bethel High School in 1979, where she was elected Homecoming Queen. 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. Her success led her to drop out of college only a semester shy of graduating.g Anne as her confirmation name. Ryan's mother had appeared in one television commercial and later worked briefly as an assistant casting director in New York City. She supported and encouraged her young daughter's study of acting. At age 18, through her mother's connections, she booked her first television commercial, doing chin-ups and giggling to promote "Tickle" deodorant.





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Filmography


My Mom's New Boyfriend 2008
In the Land of Women 2007
Against the Ropes 2004
In the Cut 2003
Kate and Leopold 2001
Hanging Up 2000
Proof of Life 2000
City of Angels 1998
Hurlyburly 1998
You've Got Mail 1998
Addicted to Love 1997
Anastasia 1997
Courage Under Fire 1996
French Kiss 1995
Restoration 1995
I.Q. 1994
When a Man Loves a Woman 1994
Flesh and Bone 1993
Sleepless in Seattle 1993
Prelude to a Kiss 1992
The Doors 1991
Joe Versus the Volcano 1990
When Harry Met Sally 1989
D.O.A. 1988
Promised Land 1988
The Presidio 1988
Innerspace 1987
Armed and Dangerous 1986
Top Gun 1986
Amityville 3-D 1983
Rich and Famous 1981

Meg Ryan personal life

Personal life

Ryan married actor Dennis Quaid on Valentine's Day in 1991, after starring in two films with him. It was during Ryan's engagement to Quaid that she had a falling out with her mother over his alleged drug abuse. Ryan agreed to marry him only after he kicked his drug and alcohol addiction. Quaid and Ryan have one child together, Jack Henry, born April 24, 1992. The couple divorced on July 16, 2001. Although Ryan had a relationship with actor Russell Crowe, with whom she made a movie, both she and Quaid deny it was a factor in their divorce. In a 2006 interview with Allure, Ryan indicated that Quaid had not been faithful to her during their marriage.

Ryan tends to support the U.S. Democratic Party, especially its environment protection programs and initiatives. In 2003, she supported General Wesley Clark's campaign for U.S. president. She supported John Kerry during the 2004 presidential elections