Meg Ryan Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • Was called Peggy by family and friends while growing up in Connecticut, where she was homecoming queen at Bethel High School.
  • Took Ryan, her mother's maiden name, as her surname when she got her Screen Actors Guild card in the late 1970s.
  • Was studying journalism at NYU when her mother, a casting agent, got her an audition for the role of Candice Bergen's daughter in George Cukor's last film, Rich and Famous (1981); her film debut led to a two-year stint on the soap As the World Turns.
  • In the fall of 2005, became an ambassador for the humanitarian organization CARE International to help raise awareness of women's issues.

Awards

  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Dana Hyra — Sister
  • Annie Hyra — Sister
  • Daisy True — Daughter
  • Pat Jordan — Stepfather
  • Andrew Hyra — Brother
  • Anthony Edwards — Ex-significant Other
  • Harry Hyra — Father
  • Susan Ryan Jordan — Mother
  • Dennis Quaid — Ex-husband
  • Jack Henry Quaid — Son
  • John Mellencamp — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, United States; attended New York University, New York, New York, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra
  • Birth Place: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Birthday: November 19, 1961, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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