People say that chivalry is dead, I don't think that it's dead, I think it's just got the 'flu!
Clearly romantic comedy is my franchise genre, I don't mind saying that, it's true. I love doing them and hopefully always will do them. I don't feel particularly typecast because I think I do so many different kinds of things. Whether they're seen or not is another issue.
[in 2008 on why she hadn't been working very much recently] I've been famous since I was a teenager. There are a lot of empty spaces in that. I just feel like I've been filling in the cracks a little bit. I feel very fortunate, very free.
Meg Ryan and the actor and director, Anthony Edwards met each other during the shooting of ‘Top Gun.’ He had proposed to the actress after dating each other for some time. The couple had also moved in together, however, the relationship did not work out.
Ryan started dating the actor Dennis Quaid in 1988 and moved in together after some time. They got married on February 14, 1991. The couple has a son named, Jack Quaid (born on April 24, 1992). The couple separated in the year 2000, and officially divorced on July 16, 2001.
Meg shared a short-lived romance with her Anastasia co-star John Cusack. Meg is in a relationship with the rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter, and occasional actor, John Mellencamp since 2010. However, the couple once separated in August 2014, but reunited in September 2014 (the very next month), according to sources.
They have exchanged rings in 2018 and are preparing to exchange vows.
Meg is an American actress and producer. Likely, Ryan began her acting career in 1981 in minor roles before joining the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns in 1982. Subsequently, she also began with television commercials and then in several hit romantic-comedy films like ‘When Harry Met Sally’, ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ and ‘You’ve Got Mail’ in the 1990s.
Meg Ryan: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
Meg Ryan was born in Fairfield, Connecticut, the United States on November 19, 1961. Her birth name is Margaret Mary Emily Hyra. Her father’s name is Harry Hyra (mathematics teacher) and her mother’s name is Susan Jordan (a former actress). Whereas, her parents divorced when she was 15.
She has three siblings namely, Andrew Hyra, Annie Hyra, Dana Hyra. Meg holds American citizenship and mixed (Ruthenian- Polish- Irish- German) ethnicity. Her birth sign is Scorpio.
Meg Ryan: Education, School/ College University
Talking about Meg’s education history, she went to St. Pius X Elementary School, Fairfield. Later, she studied at the Bethel High School and graduated in 1979. In college, she studied journalism first at the University of Connecticut and later, at the New York University.
Meg Ryan: Professional Life, Career
Talking about her profession, Meg Ryan debuted in George Cukor’s film ‘Rich and Famous’ (1981). Thereafter she played the character of Betsy Stewart in the daytime drama ‘As the World Turns’, from 1982–1984. Around this time, she appeared in a Burger King commercial and as a result, several smaller film roles and television film followed, including a sitcom ‘Charles in Charge’, a horror-thriller film ‘Amityville 3-D’ (1983), and an action-crime comedy film ‘Armed and Dangerous’ (1986).
Similarly, in 1995, she featured in Lawrence Kasdan’s romantic comedy ‘French Kiss’ and two years later in 1997, she lends her voice to the lead role in the hit animated film ‘Anastasia’. Likewise, in 1998, she featured in ‘City of Angels’ and international blockbuster ‘You’ve Got Mail’. In ‘You’ve Got Mail’ she once again paired her with Tom Hanks. She also appeared with Sean Penn in ‘Hurly-burly’ (1998). In the year 2000, she starred in Diana Keaton’s family comedy-drama film ‘Hanging Up’. She also appeared in the action thriller film ‘Proof of Life’ with Russell Crowe the same year.
In the year 2001, she starred in James Mangold’s romantic comedy film ‘Kate & Leopold’ opposite Hugh Jackman. The film became her highest-grossing film ever. During 2003, she acted in a different genre: Jane Campion’s erotic thriller film ‘In the Cut’ together with Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The film received little critical acclaim. She also appeared in a sports drama film ‘Against the Ropes’ in 2004.
Moreover, her last film of 2008 was ‘The Women’, a remake of the 1939 production. She also portrayed a wealthy woman whose husband is cheating on her with a shop-girl. Although the film received disappointing reviews, it became a worldwide financial success.
Similarly, in 2013, she filmed five episodes of her improvisational comedy series ‘Web Therapy’. Next, she featured in the ABC Family film ‘Fan Girl’ which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2015. During 2015, she made her directorial debut with a drama film, ‘Ithaca’ based on the novel ‘The Human Comedy’ by William Saroyan. Besides Ryan, the film also starred Sam Shepard, Tom Hanks, Hamish Linklater, Christine Nelson, and her son Jack Quaid.
Meg Ryan: Awards, Nomination
She won the ‘American Comedy Award Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)’ award for her performance in ‘When Harry met Sally…’ in 1993 and she won the ‘American Comedy Award for ‘Sleepless in Seattle’. During 1994, Meg Ryan won Harvard’s ‘Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year’ title and People Magazine dubbed her one of “the 50 most beautiful people in the world.”
In the year 1995, she was awarded the ‘Women in Film Crystal’ Award. Likewise, in 1998, ‘You’ve Got Mail’ earned her the ‘Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favourite Actress – Comedy/Romance’.
Meg Ryan: Net Worth ($45M), Income, Salary ($15M)
She has an estimated net worth of around $45 million and she has earned around $15 million. Meg Ryan has endorsed many brands in the past and has appeared in various TV commercials and print ads for Japanese, Spanish and American audience. She has also appeared in several national commercials for Barbie and other products as a teenager.
Meg Ryan: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
There was a rumor that Meg Ryan to be in a relationship with the New Zealander actor and musician Russell Crowe. Currently, she is far from rumors and controversies.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
Meg Ryan has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and she weighs 57Kg. Additionally, she has a measurement of 35-25-35 inches and her bra size is 34A. Meg’s hair color is blonde and her eyes color is blue. Furthermore, her dress size is 6 (US) and her shoe size is 11 (US).
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Meg Ryan is active on social sites. She has around 507K followers on her Facebook. Around 26.7K followers on her Twitter, she has around 443K followers on her Instagram.