Meg Ryan Biography (1961-)

Original name, Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra; born November 19, 1961, in Fairfield, CT; daughter of Harry Hyra (a mathematics teacher) and Susan Hyra Jordan (an actress, casting director, and teacher; maiden name, Ryan); married Dennis Quaid (an actor), February 14, 1991 (divorced, July 16, 2001); children:Jack Henry Quaid. Addresses: Agent: Steve Dontanville, William MorrisAgency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Suzan Bymel, Management 360, 9111 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Publicist: PMK/HBH Public Relations, 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Annett Wolf, Wolf/Kasteler/Van Iden and Associates Public Relations, 335 North Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer
Birth Details
November 19, 1961
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Debby at the age of eighteen, Rich and Famous, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1981
  • Lisa, Amityville 3-D (also known as Amityville: The Demon and Amityville III: The Demon), Orion, 1983
  • Carole Bradshaw, Top Gun, Paramount, 1986
  • Maggie Cavanaugh, Armed and Dangerous, Columbia, 1986
  • Bev, Promised Land (also known as Young Hearts), Vestron, 1987
  • Lydia Maxwell, Innerspace, Warner Bros., 1987
  • Donna Caldwell, The Presidio (also known as The Presidio: The Scene of the Crime), Paramount, 1988
  • Sydney Fuller, D.O.A., Buena Vista, 1988
  • Sally Albright, When Harry Met Sally..., Columbia, 1989
  • DeDe, Angelica Graynamore, and Patricia Graynamore, Joe versus the Volcano (also known as Joe against the Volcano), Warner Bros., 1990
  • Pamela Courson, The Doors, TriStar, 1991
  • Rita Boyle, Prelude to a Kiss, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Annie Reed, Sleepless in Seattle, TriStar, 1993
  • Kay Davies, Flesh and Bone, Paramount, 1993
  • Alice Green, When a Man Loves a Woman (also known as Significant Other and To Have and to Hold), Buena Vista, 1994
  • Catherine Boyd, I.Q., Paramount, 1994
  • Kate, French Kiss (also known as Paris Match), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Katherine, Restoration, Miramax, 1995
  • Captain Karen Emma Walden, Courage under Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Maggie, Addicted to Love (also known as Forlorn), Warner Bros., 1997
  • Voice of Anastasia, Anastasia (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997
  • Bonnie, Hurlyburly, Fine Line, 1998
  • Dr. Maggie Rice, City of Angels (also known as Stadt der Engel), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Kathleen Kelly, You've Got Mail, Warner Bros., 1998
  • Alice Bowman, Proof of Life, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Eve Mozell Marks, Hanging Up, Columbia, 2000
  • Kate McKay, Kate & Leopold, Miramax, 2001
  • Frannie Averey (some sources cite Thorstin), In the Cut, Screen Gems, 2003
  • Jackie Kallen, Against the Ropes, Paramount, 2004
  • Mary Hemingway, Papa, Paramount, 2005
  • Film Producer
  • French Kiss (also known as Paris Match), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995
  • Lost Souls, New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Executive producer, The Wedding Planner (also known as WeddingPlanner--verliebt, verlobt, verplant), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001
  • Desert Saints, Artisan Entertainment, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jane, One of the Boys, NBC, 1982
  • Betsy Stewart Montgomery Andropoulos, As the World Turns, CBS, 1982-1984
  • Cally Oaks, Wildside, ABC, 1985
  • Voice of Dr. Blight, Captain Planet and the Planeteers (animated;also known as The New Adventures of Captain Planet), TNT and syndicated, 1990-1991
  • Movies
  • Herself, Searching for Debra Winger, Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • Denise, "Amy and the Angel," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1981
  • Hollywood's Leading Ladies with David Sheehan (also known as The Leading Ladies of the Movies), NBC, 1993
  • Narrator, Celebrate Storytelling with Tracey Ullman (animated), PBS, 1994
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1994
  • Hollywood Stars: A Century of Cinema, The Disney Channel, 1995
  • Herself, The Making of "Hanging Up" (also known as Getting Connected: The Making of Hanging Up and HBO Look: The Making of "Hanging Up"), HBO, 2000
  • Herself, 20th Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years, American Movie Classics, 2000
  • Herself, America: A Tribute to Heroes, multiple networks, 2001
  • Herself, Concert for New York City, VH1, 2001
  • Herself, E! 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment History, E!Entertainment Television, 2003
  • (In archive footage) Celebrity Naked Ambition, Channel 5, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Elizabeth Taylor, ABC, 1993
  • (Uncredited) Herself, The 69th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998
  • Herself, 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Herself, AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks, USA Network, 2002
  • The 34th NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Megan Harper, "Hurricane Meagan," Charles in Charge, CBS, 1984
  • Megan Harper (some sources cite Jane), "War," Charles in Charge, CBS, 1984
  • Megan Harper, "Charles `R' Us," Charles in Charge, CBS, 1985
  • Herself, The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross (also known as TheLast Resort), Channel 4, 1987
  • Narrator, "Red Riding Hood/Goldilocks," Storybook Classics, Showtime, 1990
  • Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001
  • Herself, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996
  • "Tom Hanks: Hollywood's Golden Boy," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Herself, The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2000
  • Herself, Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2004
  • Presenter and narrator, "The White Elephants of Thailand with Meg Ryan,"Nature, PBS, 2002
  • Before They Were Stars, ABC, 2002
  • Herself, Parkinson, BBC, 2003
  • Herself, The Terry and Gaby Show, Channel 5, 2003
  • Herself, Tinseltown.TV, 2003
  • Herself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2004
  • Herself, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004
  • Herself, The View, ABC, 2004
  • Appeared in The Entertainment Business and Inside the Actors Studio, both Bravo; appeared in other episodes of Biography, Arts and Entertainment.
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Northern Lights (movie; also known as L'etoile du nord), The Disney Channel, 1997
  • Quints (pilot), UPN, 1999
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Herself, How Harry Met Sally..., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, St. James Press, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Empire, issue 52, 1993, pp. 64-65; issue 78, 1995, pp. 70-72; October, 1997, p. 202
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 18, 1998, pp. 24-30
    • Flicks, July, 1998, pp. 28-29; March, 1999, pp. 26, 27
    • Good Housekeeping, July, 1998, pp. 96-99
    • Harper's Bazaar, December, 1998, pp. 214-19
    • In Style, April, 2000, p. 370
    • Jane, April, 1998, pp. 84-89
    • Los Angeles, January, 1999, pp. 48-51, 121
    • Los Angeles Times, April 12, 1998
    • People Weekly, June 2, 1993, p. 69; December 21, 1998, pp. 104-110; November 3, 2003, p. 73
    • Premiere, May, 1996, pp. 52-58; "Women in Hollywood" issue, 1999,pp. 50-55
    • Rolling Stone, February 11, 1988
    • Time Out, February 3, 1999, pp. 16-18, 20
    • Times (London), June 14, 1998
    • US Weekly, December 24, 2001, pp. 42-46
    • Vanity Fair, May, 1995, p. 105
    • Woman's World, June 22, 1999, pp. 16-17

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