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Blond-haired, blue-eyed with an effervescent personality, Meg Ryan was born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra in Fairfield, Connecticut, to Susan (Duggan), an English teacher and one-time actress, and Harry Hyra, a math teacher. She is of Ruthenian, Polish, Irish, and German ancestry ("Hyra" is a Ruthenian surname, and "Ryan" is her maternal grandmother's ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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When Harry Met Sally... Sally Albright
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 2018 Picture Paris (TV Series)
 2015 Ithaca
Mrs. Macauley
 2015 Fan Girl (TV Movie)
Mary Farrow
 2014 How I Met Your Dad (TV Movie)
 2013 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Karen Sharpe
- Stage Struck (2013) ... Karen Sharpe
- Case Files (2013) ... Karen Sharpe
 2013 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Karen Sharpe
- Extreme Makeover: Hoarder Edition (2013) ... Karen Sharpe
- You Know How I Love Puzzles (2013) ... Karen Sharpe
- The Archivist (2013) ... Karen Sharpe
 2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Meg Ryan
- The Reunion (2009) ... Meg Ryan
 2009 Serious Moonlight
 2008/I The Women
Mary Haines
 2008 My Mom's New Boyfriend
Martha Durand
 2008/I The Deal
Deidre Hearn
 2007 In the Land of Women
Sarah Hardwicke
 2007 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Dr. Swanson
- Yokel Chords (2007) ... Dr. Swanson (voice)
 2004 Against the Ropes
Jackie Kallen
 2003 In the Cut
Frannie Avery
 2001 Kate & Leopold
Kate McKay
 2000 Proof of Life
Alice Bowman
 2000 Hanging Up
Eve Mozell Marks
 1998 You've Got Mail
Kathleen Kelly
 1998 Hurlyburly
 1998 City of Angels
Dr. Maggie Rice
 1997 Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok (Video Game)
Anastasia (voice)
 1997 Anastasia
Anastasia (voice)
 1997 Addicted to Love
 1996 Courage Under Fire
Karen Walden
 1995 Restoration
 1995 French Kiss
 1994 I.Q.
Catherine Boyd
 1994 When a Man Loves a Woman
Alice Green
 1993 Flesh and Bone
Kay Davies
 1993 Sleepless in Seattle
Annie Reed
 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)
 1991 The Doors
Pamela Courson
 1990 Joe Versus the Volcano
DeDe / Angelica / Patricia
 1989 When Harry Met Sally...
Sally Albright
 1988 The Presidio
Donna Caldwell
 1988 D.O.A.
Sydney Fuller
 1987 Promised Land
 1987 Innerspace
Lydia Maxwell
 1986 Armed and Dangerous
Maggie Cavanaugh
 1986 Top Gun
 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 / Megan
- Charles 'R' Us (1985) ... Meagan Parker
- War (1984) ... Megan
 1982-1984 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Betsy Stewart / Betsy Montgomery
- Steve and Betsy Get Married (1984) ... Betsy Stewart
- Episode #1.5000 (1984) ... Betsy Stewart
- Episode #1.7161 (1984) ... Betsy Stewart
- Episode #1.7141 (1983) ... Betsy Stewart
- Episode dated 28 October 1983 (1983) ... Betsy Montgomery
 1983 Amityville 3-D
 1982 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Amy & the Angel (1982) ... Denise
 1982 One of the Boys (TV Series)
Jane (1982)
 1981 Rich and Famous
Debby at 18 years
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[commenting on the nudity and sex in In the Cut (2003)] You don't go, 'Wow! I get to do a nude scene.' But I love the sex scene in this movie. It was scary, honest and raw. But people could find my body very unattractive. There could be a backlash against it. See more »


She was originally offered Jodie Foster's role in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Coincidentally both actresses share the same birthday (November 19th). Ryan is exactly one year older than Foster (Ryan was born in 1961 and Foster in 1962). See more »


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