Meg Ryan is an iconic American actress who also acts as a producer and is best known for her first-class performances in films and television series. She came into the spotlight after her impressive performance as the leading actress in the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally in 1989, and since then she has continued to delight her many fans with her exceptional acting skills. In the following, you will learn more about her biography, her fortune, her husband, and other interesting facts.
Meg Ryan Biography
The amazing actress was born on November 19th, 1961 as Margaret Mary Anne Hyra in Connecticut, USA. Her mother is a former actress and English teacher named Susan Jordan, while her father is a math teacher named Harry Hyra. Meg grew up with her parents and three siblings in Fairfield, Connecticut. She completed her high school education at Bethel High School in 1979 and continued her enrollment at the University of Connecticut where she studied journalism. She later moved to New York University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism.
Her Acting Career
Ryan began her acting career while she was studying; her first film appearance was in the movie called Rich and Famous, then she joined the cast of the television series called As the World Turns in 1982 and left the movie in 1984, her impressive performances making room for the fast-rising actress who got bigger roles. She subsequently appeared in other television series, including Promise Land, Armed and Dangerous, Amityville, and Charles in Charge. After her brilliant performance in Promise Land, the amazing actress received her first award nomination in 1987. She later appeared in Top Gun, Innerspace and Presidio.
Meg made her breakthrough in 1989, after her outstanding performance as the leading actress in the film entitled When Harry Met Sally. The film earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award. In the 90’s she appeared in films like The Doors (1991) and Sleepless in Seattle (1993). Her next film When a Man Loves a Woman was a commercial success and earned Ryan her first Screen Actors Guild Award. She later starred in I.Q., City of Angels, Anastasia, Addicted to Love, Courage under Fire, and French Kiss.
In the early 2000s Meg Ryan starred in several films including Proof of Life, Hanging Up, Kate & Leopold, In the Cut, Against the Rocks, and Rocky. She took a break from acting in 2004 and returned in 2007. Meg Ryan starred in In the Land of Women, then starred in The Deal, The Graduate, and My Mom’s New Boyfriend. She later starred in the lifelong drama The Life of the Saints, as well as Long Time Gone, Half the Sky, How I Met Your Dad, Fan Girl, and Web Therapy, among others. Meg has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and many others, some of which she has recorded in her name.
At the presentation of the Tony Awards in June 2016, Meg Ryan appeared on the red carpet of the event in a new, breathtaking look. Her gaze raised several eyebrows, and after a while, rumors began to circulate that the amazing actress had cosmetic surgery. While some people believed that she had a total facelift, Ryan, on the other hand, never confirmed whether the rumors were true or not. Even if she is, considering her age, she looks very smart and gorgeous. The beautiful actress has never missed an opportunity to delight her many fans with her sense of beautiful clothes.
Her Husband and Relationships
You’re wondering if Meg Ryan is married or not? Well, the answer is both yes and no. She was previously married to a famous American actor named Dennis Quaid, known for his dynamic roles in television series and movies like The Day After Tomorrow, The Rookie, Soul Surfer, Far from Heaven, and D.O.A. The two met on the set of the American thriller entitled D.O.A., where they faced each other. After that, they started their relationship and three years later they exchanged their marriage vows at a small wedding on February 14, 1991. The following year, in April 1992, they welcomed their first bundle of joy, a son named Jack Quaid.
The love between the two continued to grow as their bond grew stronger, but after ten years of a successful marriage, Ryan filed for divorce, citing her husband’s infidelity as the reason. The divorce process was completed in July 2001 and the duo went their separate ways. Both share the same custody of their son.
After their divorce, Meg had an affair with another actor named Russell Crowe in the same year. She then adopted a 14-month-old baby named Daisy True from China. Later rumors spread that she had an affair with Matthew Perry in 2007 and with Graham King in 2009.
In 2010 Meg Ryan started a relationship with the famous American musician John Mellencamp. The duo has been together for over seven years. Although they may have plans to marry, they have not disclosed such details to the media.
Net Worth: How Much is Meg Ryan Worth?
Meg Ryan has starred in several films and television series, and her exceptional acting skills have kept her in the spotlight for a long time. Accordingly, she has earned a lot of money both with her acting career and with other ventures. Ryan currently has an astonishing net worth of 45 million dollars. In addition, she has gained wide recognition and is considered one of the most successful actresses in the American film industry.