Meg Ryan

Born Nov 19, 1961

Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and producer. After playing several minor roles in film and television, Ryan became a movie star in 1989, when she appeared in When Harry Met Sally....

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1961 Birth Born in 1961.


1976 15 Years Old Her parents divorced in 1976, when she was 15 years old.
1979 18 Years Old Ryan graduated from Bethel High School in 1979. … Read More


1982 21 Years Old After her film debut in George Cukor's Rich and Famous, Ryan played Betsy Stewart in the daytime drama As the World Turns, from 1982 to 1984, and her character was featured in a popular romantic story arc. … Read More
1986 25 Years Old In 1986, she played Carole Bradshaw, the wife of Naval Flight Officer Nick "Goose" Bradshaw (played by Anthony Edwards) in Top Gun. … Read More


1991 - 1993 2 More Events
1994 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Ryan wanted to break away from being typecast and chose to take on several roles that were different from the romantic-comedy ingenue character for which she had become famous. … Read More
1995 - 1997 2 More Events
1998 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1998, she starred in two films. … Read More
2000 39 Years Old Ryan dated actor Russell Crowe in 2000. … Read More


2001 40 Years Old She and Quaid separated and their divorce became final on July 16, 2001.
2003 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, Ryan broke away from her usual roles, starring alongside Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Jason Leigh in Jane Campion's erotic thriller film In the Cut. … Read More
2004 43 Years Old She supported John Kerry during the 2004 presidential election.
2007 46 Years Old Following a three-year hiatus, Ryan returned to film with Jon Kasdan's 2007 independent film In the Land of Women, a film she described as "kind of like The Graduate, but with cancer". … Read More
2008 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Ryan's first film release of 2008 was The Deal, a satirical comedy film based on Peter Lefcourt's 1991 novel of the same title about Hollywood. … Read More
2009 48 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Ryan starred alongside Kristen Bell and Justin Long in the independent comedy film Serious Moonlight. … Read More
2010 49 Years Old In 2010, Ryan began a relationship with American singer-songwriter John Mellencamp. In late 2014, it was reported that they had ended their relationship after three years of dating.


2011 50 Years Old In April 2011, it was announced that Ryan would make her feature film directing debut with a film titled Into the Beautiful, described as "a contemporary Big Chill with longtime friends reconnecting", but it also was never made.
2012 51 Years Old In October 2012, Ryan was featured in the PBS documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. … Read More
2013 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2013, it was reported that Ryan would be returning to television to produce and star in a new comedy for NBC revolving around a former hotshot New York editor, which it again failed to get greenlit.
2015 54 Years Old Also in 2015, Ryan made her directing debut with Ithaca, a drama film based on the 1943 novel The Human Comedy by William Saroyan. … Read More
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