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Meg Ryan


Blond-haired, blue-eyed with an effervescent personality, Meg Ryan was born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra in Fairfield, Connecticut, to Susan (Ryan), an English teacher and one-time actress, and Harry Hyra, a math teacher. She has Polish and Irish ancestry. Meg graduated from Bethel high school, Bethel in June 1979. Moving to New York, she attended New ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Ithaca (filming)
Mrs. Macauley
  How I Met Your Dad (TV Series) (announced)
Narrator
- Pilot ... Narrator (rumored)
 2013 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Karen Sharpe
- Stage Struck (2013) ... Karen Sharpe
- Case Files (2013) ... Karen Sharpe
 2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Meg Ryan
- The Reunion (2009) ... Meg Ryan
 2007 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Dr. Swanson
- Yokel Chords (2007) ... Dr. Swanson (voice)
 1998 Hurlyburly
Bonnie
 1997 Anastasia
Anastasia (voice)
 1997 Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok (Video Game)
Anastasia
 1995 Restoration
Katharine
 1995 French Kiss
Kate
 1993 Flesh and Bone
Kay Davies
 1992 Prelude to a Kiss
Rita Boyle
 1990-1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Dr. Blight
- An Inside Job (1991) ... Dr. Blight (voice)
- The Ark (1991) ... Dr. Blight (voice)
- Send in the Clones (1991) ... Dr. Blight (voice)
- Heat Wave (1991) ... Dr. Blight (voice)
- Two Futures: Part 2 (1991) ... Dr. Blight (voice)
 1990 Joe Versus the Volcano
DeDe / Angelica / Patricia
 1988 The Presidio
Donna Caldwell
 1987 Promised Land
Beverly 'Bev' Sykes
 1986 Top Gun
Carole
 1985 Wildside (TV Series)
Cally Oaks
- Until the Fat Lady Sings (1985) ... Cally Oaks
- Buffalo Who? (1985) ... Cally Oaks
- Don't Keep the Home Fires Burning (1985) ... Cally Oaks
- The Crimea of the Century (1985) ... Cally Oaks
- Delinquency of a Miner (1985) ... Cally Oaks
 1984-1985 Charles in Charge (TV Series)
Meagan Parker
- Charles 'R' Us (1985) ... Meagan Parker
- War (1984) ... Meagan Parker
 1982-1984 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Betsy Stewart
- Steve and Betsy Get Married (1984) ... Betsy Stewart
- Episode dated 24 December 1982 (1982) ... Betsy Stewart
- Episode dated 3 March 1982 (1982) ... Betsy Stewart
 1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Denise
- Amy & the Angel (1982) ... Denise
 1982 One of the Boys (TV Series)
Jane (1982)
 1981 Rich and Famous
Debby Blake, 18 Years
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Freixenet (Spain, 1997) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 11 Interviews | 24 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 105 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Clearly romantic comedy is my franchise genre, I don't mind saying that, it's true. I love doing them and hopefully always will do them. I don't feel particularly typecast because I think I do so many different kinds of things. Whether they're seen or not is another issue. See more »

Trivia:

Was offered the role of "Molly Jensen" in Ghost (1990), but turned it down. The part later went to Demi Moore. See more »

Trademark:

Striking blue eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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