Meg Ryan

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Meg Ryan

Born

11/19/1961, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Birth Name

Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra

Gender

Female
8.9
out of 10
User Rating
62 votes

Biography

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Meg Ryan is a popular actress best known for her romantic comedy roles opposite Billy Crystal in When Harry Met Sally and Tom Hanks in Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail. She is known for starring in several romantic comedies during the '90s. In 2008, she appeared…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Meg Ryan: 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.

    • Meg Ryan: It was not a healthy marriage for long time. It was never about another man, it was about what my and Dennis's relationship could not sustain.

    • Meg Ryan: The e-mail relationships that I have are kind of fantastic, because I think you get to fill in your relationships a little bit if you actually get the time to sit down and compose a note to someone.

    • Meg Ryan: Fame is also a test of character at times... Sometimes I pass the test; sometimes I'm a pain in the ass. Sometimes I'm like, 'Oh, God! I just want to buy some tampons!'

    • Meg Ryan: Someone called my character the Meg Ryan of the Broken Hearts bunch. Now maybe the perception is that I'm a Meg Ryan type.

    • Meg Ryan: The ultimate date for me would be with someone fantastic, fun and great - and we'd go to the Lennox Lewis/Mike Tyson fight.

    • Meg Ryan: People are always telling me that change is good. But all that means is that something you didn't want to happen has happened.

    • Meg Ryan: Neither of us, me nor Dennis, is cavalier about a breakup. We both behaved very honorably.

    • Meg Ryan: It would be really great if people would realize that stars are only people with the same weaknesses and flaws, not immaculate idols.

    • Meg Ryan: Fame is also a test of character at times... Sometimes I pass the test; sometimes I'm a pain in the ass. Sometimes I'm like, 'Oh, God! I just want to buy some tampons!'

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • I Love Meg!

    10
    I been following Meg Ryan for many years and since her divorce, I've been following her even closer. She's a very sexy woman that I can't take my eyes off her. Almong my favorite movies are "Sleepless in Seattle," "when a Man Loves a woman," "You're Got Mail" and the list goes on and on. I've been writing letters to Meg in support of her. Write plenty about her in The Big Screen Cinema guide. She's the perfect girl next door. A girl that doesn't pose for Playboy. I missed her onb the big screen and I hope seh can return someday.moreless
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    8.0
    Meg Ryan is a great actress who actually used to be better. Her recent movies have not been as good as years past, but she is still the queen of romantic comedies.
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