Meg Ryan

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Quotes (18)

  • Meg Ryan: (revealing she almost named her daughter Oprah Winfrey Ryan) I had a friend who was in a little bit of a manic phase, a little bi-polar, and I was getting reams and reams of names from her. My favourite was Oprah Winfrey Ryan. I knew then that I was in trouble. She was convinced that celebrities should just name their babies after celebrities. But we had to rule it out.

  • Meg Ryan (revealing she hurt Russell Crowe when she ended their affair): I think he took a big hit. But Russell didn't break up the marriage. He was definitely there at the end, but it wasn't his fault. I was a mess. I hurt him too at the end. I couldn't be in another long relationship, it wasn't the time for that. So I got out.

  • Meg Ryan: I've been an actress and famous person since I was 19 years old. I just needed to be with my son and figure out my life and see what I wanted. I felt like I was very reactive about my life as opposed to being proactive.

  • Meg Ryan: He (Russell Crowe) is a very specific actor. You know, he's so capable - just the way he deals with props is amazing.

  • Meg Ryan: (about boxing) There is something about the sport that is so filmic... there is something about the availability and the purity of these two guys who are absolutely stripped down to a very, very primal contest.

  • Meg Ryan (on her adopted daughter, Daisy): I am convinced, completely and utterly convinced, that there was nothing random about the adoption. She is the daughter I should have. I never felt like I was on a rescue mission or anything like that. I just really wanted a baby. I was on a mission to connect with somebody, and Daisy and I got to meet each other in this way at this time. We are so compatible.

  • Meg Ryan: People say that chivalry is dead, I don't think that it's dead, I think it's just got the 'flu!

  • Meg Ryan: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.

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Trivia (23)

  • The one thing she hates most about her body is her exceptionally large feet, taking a size 11. One of her biggest frustration is finding a pair that fit.

  • Because of Meg's foot size, she tends to use a "foot double" in movies.

  • In 1995, Meg was nominated for a SAG Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role". The movie she was nominated for When a Man Loves a Woman.

  • In 2007, Meg endorsed Nestle corporation by appearing in Nescafe advertisements.

  • The charities Meg supports include CARE, The Natural Resources Defense Council, Doctors Without Borders, The Prostate Cancer Foundation, Youth Inc. and Parents' Action For Children.

  • Jack Henry, Meg's child from her marriage to Dennis Quaid, was born on April 24,1992.

  • Meg was raised as a Catholic and finished grade school in Saint Pius X Elementary School in Fairfield, Connecticut.

  • In 1998 Meg played the voice of Anastasia in the cartoon movie Anastasia.

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