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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 has Polish, Irish, and German ancestry ("Hyra" is a Polish surname, and "Ryan" is her maternal grandmother's maiden name). ... See full bio »

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 2015 Ithaca
Mrs. Macauley
 2015/I Fan Girl
Mary Farrow
 2014 How I Met Your Dad (TV Series)
- Pilot (2014) ... 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
 1997 Anastasia
Anastasia (voice)
 1997 Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok (Video Game)
Anastasia (voice)
 1995 Restoration
 1995 French Kiss
 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
 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)
- 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 | 107 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

(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 »


A famous haircut by Sally Hershberger was named "Meg" in honor of Ryan, since she was the first one to have it. See more »


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