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Margaret Mary Emily Anne Ryan (Hyra)

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Fairfield, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of <private> Hyra and <private> Jordan (Ryan)
Ex-wife of Dennis William Quaid
Mother of <private> Quaid and Minor Child
Sister of <private> Hyra; <private> Hyra and <private> Hyra

Managed by: Geoffrey David Trowbridge
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Immediate Family

    • <private> Quaid
      child
    • Minor Child
      child
    • <private> Hyra
      parent
    • <private> Jordan (Ryan)
      parent
    • <private> Hyra
      sibling
    • <private> Hyra
      sibling
    • <private> Hyra
      sibling
    • Minor Child
      ex-husband's child
    • Minor Child
      ex-husband's child
    • <private> Plotkin
      step-parent
    • <private> Jordan
      step-parent

About Meg Ryan

Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra (born November 19, 1961), professionally known as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and producer. Raised in Fairfield, Connecticut, 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 began to appear in supporting roles in big screen films during the mid-1980s, achieving recognition in several independent films such as Promised Land (1987), before her performance in the Rob Reiner-directed cult comedy When Harry Met Sally... (1989) brought her widespread attention and her first Golden Globe nomination.

In the 1990s, Ryan starred in a string of popular romantic dramas and comedy films, including Sleepless in Seattle (1993), French Kiss (1995), Addicted to Love (1997), City of Angels (1998), and You've Got Mail (1998), whose total gross was over $870 million worldwide. At that time, TIME critic Richard Corliss called her "the current soul of romantic comedy." In addition to these romantic comedy roles, she garnered critical acclaim for her work in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), in which she played an alcoholic, and in Courage Under Fire (1996), portraying a captain in the Gulf War.

Ryan has two children: Jack, from her marriage to actor Dennis Quaid, and Daisy, whom she adopted from China. Meg and her children moved to New York City in the summer of 2010.

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Meg Ryan's Timeline

1961
November 19, 1961
Fairfield, CT, USA
1991
February 14, 1991
Age 29
2001
July 16, 2001
Age 39