Producer Meg Ryan Bio: Career (movies), Net worth, Personal life, Early life, Facts
Who is Meg Ryan?
Meg Ryan is an American actress who became the sweetheart of Hollywood after playing the roles in 'When Harry Met Sally', 'Sleepless in Settle', and 'You've Got Mail'. Along with it, she is also a producer.
How was the Early Life of Meg Ryan?
Ryan was born on 19 November 1961 in Fairfield, Connecticut, the U.S.A. to father Harry Hyra, a Math teacher, and mother Susan, an English teacher and one-time actress. Her birth name is Margret Mary Emily Anne Hyra. 'Hyra' is a Ruthenian surname and 'Ryan' is her maternal grandmother's maiden name as she is the ancestry of German, Irish, Polish and Ruthenian. She has completed her graduation from Bethel High School in 1979 and was Prom Queen. After graduation, she moved to New York and joined Journalism as a major in New York University.
How did Meg Ryan start her Career?
In 1981, George Cukor's first film was 'Rich and Famous' where she has appeared on screen as Candice Bergen's daughter. And from there she started her career as an actress. She was cast as Betsy in the daytime television show 'As the World Turns (1956)' from 1982 to 1984. She was also the part of the television series 'One of the Boys (1982)' which got canceled soon. After that, she moved to Tinsel town in 1984 and joined western television series 'Wildside' (1985). Her minor role in the movie 'Top Gun' led her work with Dennis Quaid and cast in Steven Spielberg's Innerspace (1987). In 1988 she was cast again with Quaid in the remake of D.O.A. she got nominated for both the Golden Globe and the BAFTA for the scene a the restaurant which got famous movie 'When Harry Met Sally' (1989). In 1990, she played 3 roles as DeDe/Angelica/Patricia with co-starred Tom Hanks in 'Joe Versus the Volcano'. In 1993 she again cast with Tom was again nominated for the Golden Globe because of very successful 'Sleepless in Seattle'. She played a role of alcoholic wife and mother in 'When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)'. She won the Harvard Hasty Pudding Award as 'Women of The Year' for both 'I.Q.(1994) and French Kiss (1995)'. After that by People Magazine, she was placed as 'The 50 most beautiful people in the World 1994'. She played other several major and minor roles in movies and series like 'The Doors (1991)', 'Courage Under Fire (1996)', 'Addicted to Love (1997)', City of Angles (1998)', 'Proof of Life (2000)', 'The Women (2008)' ,'Fan Girl (2015)', 'Ithaca (2016).
She has received many awards in through her acting careers which are listed as:
1) 1989: Golden Apple Discovery award, Female Discovery of the Year
2) 1994: Hasty Pudding Theatricals award, Woman of the Year
3) 1995: Women in Film Crystal + Lucy award, Crystal award
4) 1999: Elle Women in Hollywood award, Icon award
5) 1999: ShoWest Convention award, Actress of the Year
6) 2008: Giffoni Film Festival award, Francois Truffaut award
7) 2015: Savannah Film Festival award, Lifetime Achievement Award
What is the Net Worth of Meg Ryan?
Her net worth is estimated to be $47.3 million. She has a quite few collections of cars among which she owns few branded luxury cars like Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, and Mini Copper. She lives in New York where she resides worth about $5.6 million.
Who is in the Personal Life of Meg Ryan?
In 1987 during her cast in Steven Spielberg's Innerspace, she met co-star Denis Quaid and married him in 1991 and again after appearing with him in the remake of D.O.A (1998). But in 2001 the couple ended their marriage and has a son named Jack. In 2006 she adopted a Chinese little girl and named Charlotte but soon changed it to Daisy.
Facts and Updates about Meg Ryan
In 1997 she was ranked 'The Top 100 Movie Stars of all Time' IN Empire Magazine. She was ranked 59 as 'Most Powerful People in Hollywood' in 1998 on Entertainment Weekly. In April 1998 she was voted by public and online readers as the most favorite female movie actress. Again she was ranked 57 as 'The 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood' IN 1997 BY Premiere Magazines (USA).
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