Profile of the Day: Meg Ryan

Posted November 19, 2015 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan

Happy birthday, Meg Ryan! Today the actress turns 54.

She was born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra on November 19, 1961 in Fairfield, Connecticut. A semester before finishing college, Ryan dropped out to pursue a career as an actress. She chose the stage name “Ryan,” using her maternal grandmother’s maiden name.

After landing the lead role in the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally…, Ryan became an international star. The box office hit would mark the first of Ryan’s string of successful romantic comedies, including Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, both of which she co-starred with Tom Hanks.

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