Meg Ryan, born as Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, (Fairfield (Connecticut), november 19, 1961) is an American (film) actress. She is best known for her roles inromantic comedies like When Harry Met Sally ... and Sleepless in Seattle .
Ryan studied journalism at New York University. To fund her studies, she started acting. In 1981 , she made her film debut in the movie Rich and Famous, then they got a fixed role in the successful soap opera As the World Turns. In this she played the 1982 to 1984 's role of Betsy.
They got some film roles, including a small part in Top Gun and Innerspace, in which she played the girlfriend of Dennis Quaid . The two also got a relationship In real life, and they were married on Valentine's day 1991.
In 1989 came the big breakthrough as an actress with the hit movie When Harry Met Sally ... by Rob Reiner. The scene in which she fakes orgasm in a roadside restaurant became a classic. For her role in this film Ryan got a Golden Globenomination. It also formed the basis of its further film career: most major films in which Ryan would play the lead role, are romantic comedies à la When Harry Met Sally ...
In 1990 , she appeared in Joe Versus the Volcano, with Tom Hanks. It was the first of a successful cooperation between the two actors. The two would successfully be put opposite each other more often in the movies, Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You've Got Mail (1998).
For her role as Jim Morrison's wife in The Doors by Ryan Oliver Stone proved to be more than just romantic comedies. In 1994 , she played an alcoholic in When a Man Loves a Woman. Although the movies were successful, proved to be the public and the critics still prefer to see Ryan in romantic movies. For Sleepless in Seattle , she received a second Golden Globe nomination, and also you've Got Mail and City of Angels (with Nicolas Cage) were big blockbusters.
In 2000 Ryan got a relationship with Russell Crowe on the set of the movie Proof of Life. Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid made almost simultaneously announced that they got divorced. On 16 July 2001 was their divorce official. Ryan and Quaid have a son, Jack Henry, born on april 24, 1992. Meg Ryan In January 2006 adopted a girl from China, 14 months old daughter Daisy True Ryan.
In 2003 seemed to break with her brave Ryan for good image by playing in the erotic thriller In the Cut, which at the Toronto Film Festival premiered. In 2008 she played the role of Mary Haines in The Women, a role that Norma Shearer also played in 1939 .
|Filmography as an actress|
|1990-1991||Captain Planet and the Planeteers||Dr. Blight|
|1985||Wild side||Cally Oaks|
|1982-1984||As the World Turns||Betsy Stewart Montgomery Andropoulos|
|1982||One of the Boys||Jane|
|2008||The Women||Mary Haines|
|My mom's New Boyfriend||Martha "Marty" Durand|
|The Deal||Deidre Hearn|
|2007||In the Land of Women||Sarah Hardwicke|
|2004||Against the Ropes||Jackie Kallen|
|2003||In the Cut||Frannie|
|2001||Kate & Leopold||Kate McKay|
|2000||Proof of Life||Alice Bowman|
|Hanging Up||Eve Mozell Marks|
|1998||You've Got Mail||Kathleen Kelly|
|City of Angels||Dr. Maggie Rice|
|Addicted to Love||Maggie|
|1996||Courage Under Fire||Karen Walden|
|When a Man Loves a Woman||Alice Green|
|1993||Flesh and Bone||Kay Davies|
|Sleepless in Seattle||Annie Reed|
|1992||Prelude to a Kiss||Rita Boyle|
|1991||The Doors||Pamela Courson|
|1990||Joe Versus the Volcano||DeDe/Angelica Graynamore/Patricia Graynamore|
|1989||When Harry Met Sally ...||Sally Albright|
|1988||The Presidio||Donna Caldwell|
|Promised Land||Beverly ' Bev ' Sykes|
|1986||Armed and Dangerous||Maggie Cavanaugh|
|Top Gun||Carol Bradshaw|
|1981||Rich and Famous||Debby Blake (18 years)|