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Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actor, film producer and voice actor who has estimated net worth of $45 million. Meg is considered to be the soul of romantic comedy and she is usually recognized for her works in such movies as “Sleepless In Seattle”, “Kate and Leopold”, “French Kiss” and “When Harry Met Sally”. Meg has earned $54,000,000 in total during her career, and for just the movie “Kate and Leopold” Meg was paid $15,000,000 – a significant increase to Meg Ryan’s net worth.

Meg Ryan Net Worth $45 Million

Margaret was born on November 19, 1961, in Fairfield, Connecticut, US. She was raised in a teachers family – her mother Susan Jordan was English teacher and father Harry Hyra was teaching math.Ryan’s mother was also an occasional actress, so she supported her daughter’s interest in acting studies. Meg Ryan made her film debut in the movie called “Rich and Famous” – an American drama film directed by George Cukor. But actually she rose to fame after a romantic comedy film “When Harry Met Sally” which is now known by almost everyone. Since then Meg Ryan has been able to build her popularity and net worth with every movie she has appeared in.

Meg has made many political donations during her career. At first she donated $500 to the Hollywood Women’s Political Committee, later in 2003, when Meg’s net worth was already large, she was able to donate $2,000 to Wesley Clark for President. She made two more donations in 2004 for Nick Clooney and John Kerry and later also donated to the campaign of Barack Obama. In total Meg Ryan has donated almost 10,000 dollars to different politicians.

Meg Ryan is also known as the purchaser of the famous Bel Air mansion in Los Angeles, California. This beautiful home is surrounded by green hills and inside has 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. She paid $8.5 million for it in 2000. One more thing that proves Ryan’s net worth is a Martha Vineyard home – this property is almost surrounded by water on all sides. Margaret is also the owner of a Mercedes R350 SUV – an original mix between minivan, SUV and a wagon.

Meg Ryan married the famous American actor Dennis William Quaid in 1991. They were together starring in the movies “D.O.A.” and “Innerspace” and Margaret agreed to become his wife right after Dennis dropped his addiction to drugs. Together they had a child Jack Quaid who was born on April 24, 1992. But the couple separated and divorced in July 2001. Then after five years Ryan adopted a little girl from China. Today Margaret is in a relationship with the American rock singer and songwriter John Mellencamp.

Meg Ryan today is still working as an actress, her net worth continues to increase and she is definitely one of the richer celebrities of all time.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 19, 1961
Birth place: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Dennis Quaid (m. 1991–2001)
Children:Jack Quaid, Daisy True Ryan
Parents:Susan Jordan Duggan, Harry Hyra
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has 2 children - Jack Henry Quaid (Jack Quaid; b.April 24, 1992) with her ex-husband Dennis Quaid and adopted daughter Daisy True Ryan (b.November 2004, adopted as 14-month-old in January 2006 from China).
2Was originally offered Jodie Foster's role in "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).
3Her father has Polish ancestry and her mother is of three quarters Irish, and one quarter German, descent. Her paternal great-grandfather, Orest J. Hyra, was born in Galicia, Halychyna, Poland, and met Meg's Polish-American great-grandmother, Anna Durniak, in the United States.
4Ex-sister-in-law of Randy Quaid.
5Second wife of Dennis Quaid.
6An asteroid is named after her - 8353 Megryan.
7Was offered the role of Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie in Steel Magnolias (1989), but she turned it down in order to film When Harry Met Sally... (1989). Julia Roberts, who went on to receive a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
8Was in consideration for the part of Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994) but Uma Thurman, who went on to receive a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
9Her first film audition was for the role played by Brooke Shields in Endless Love (1981).
10Has twice played Candice Bergen's daughter, first in Rich and Famous (1981) and again in The Women (2008).
11Was offered the role of Clarice Starling, in the movie The Silence of the Lambs (1991), that eventually went to Jodie Foster.
12Turned down the role of "Vivian Ward" in Pretty Woman (1990). Julia Roberts was later given the role.
13Was offered the role of "Molly Jensen" in Ghost (1990), but turned it down. The part later went to Demi Moore.
14A famous haircut by Sally Hershberger was named "Meg" in honor of Ryan, since she was the first one to have it.
15Voted "cutest" girl in school, class secretary, and homecoming queen her senior year of high school.
16Did several national commercials as a teenager for Barbie and other products.
17She and her good friend Tom Hanks have been co-stars in three movies as love interests: Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) and You've Got Mail (1998).
18Lost the lead role in Washington Square (1997) to Jennifer Jason Leigh
19Shared an L.A. house with Daphne Zuniga when both were struggling actresses
20Took three weeks of boxing lessons, to prepare for her role in Against the Ropes (2004); Ryan wanted to understand the sport, and the terms her character would use.
21Member of jury Festival International de Cannes 2003
224 February 2002 - An L.A. judge granted a restraining order against John Michael Hughes, a 40 year old real estate agent who had been hanging around Ryan's home claiming to be her fiancee.
23Savage Garden's song, "All Around Me", was written about her, inspired by a crush from Daniel Jones, the band's composer.
24Born at 10:08 AM EST
25"Meg Ryan" is an anagram of "Germany". When she registered with the Screen Actors Guild as a teenager, Meg used her maternal grandmother's maiden name, "Ryan", as her stage surname.
26Turned down the Nicole Kidman role in To Die For (1995).
27Met actor Anthony Edwards during the making of the film Top Gun (1986) and moved in with him. They were a couple until she met actor Dennis Quaid during the film Innerspace (1987), and she moved in with and eventually married him. Both actors portrayed military fighter pilots in their respective roles. Had she been chosen for the role of Robin Monroe in Six Days Seven Nights (1998), that would have made the third time she would have been she would play a character involved with a pilot, albeit not a military pilot.
28Began Prufrock Pictures in 1994. Then in 2000, Prufrock Pictures was shut down.
29Ranked #94 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
30Voted most favorite female movie star by the readers and online users of the "People Weekly Magazine" [April 1998]
31Ranked #59 on Entertainment Weekly's most powerful people in Hollywood [1998]
32Ranked #57 in Premiere (USA) magazine's "The 100 Most Powerful People in Hollywood" list. [June 1999]
33Graduated from Bethel High School. Was Prom Queen. [1979]


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Kate & Leopold (2001)$15,000,000
Proof of Life (2000)$15,000,000
You've Got Mail (1998)$10,500,000
City of Angels (1998)$8,500,000
I.Q. (1994)$5,000,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Striking blue eyes
2Graceful walk


Quotes

#Quote
1On why she hasn't been working very much recently - I've been famous since I was a teenager. There are a lot of empty spaces in that. I just feel like I've been filling in the cracks a little bit. I feel very fortunate, very free. (2008)
2Clearly 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.
3The best thing about modern living is anaesthesia. Definitely.
4(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".
5People say that chivalry is dead, I don't think that it's dead, I think it's just got the 'flu!


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Lifetime Achievement AwardSavannah Film Festival
2008BambiBambi AwardsBest Actress - InternationalThe Women (2008)
2008François Truffaut AwardGiffoni Film Festival
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - Comedy/RomanceYou've Got Mail (1998)
1999Icon AwardElle Women in Hollywood Awards· Anjelica Huston
· Susan Sarandon
· Amy Pascal
1999ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAActress of the Year
1995Crystal AwardWomen in Film Crystal Awards
1994American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
1994Woman of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1990American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
1989Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsFemale Discovery of the YearTogether with Pauline Collins

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Audience AwardEdinburgh International Film FestivalIthaca (2015)
2016Film and Literature AwardFilm by the Sea International Film FestivalIthaca (2015)
2009Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressThe Women (2008)· Annette Bening
· Eva Mendes
· Debra Messing
· Jada Pinkett Smith
2006EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsActress Most in Need of a New Agent
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - SuspenseProof of Life (2000)
2000Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen GroupHanging Up (2000)· Diane Keaton
· Lisa Kudrow
1999Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalYou've Got Mail (1998)
1999Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActressCity of Angels (1998)
1999American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)You've Got Mail (1998)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - Drama/RomanceCity of Angels (1998)
1999Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActressYou've Got Mail (1998)
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoCity of Angels (1998)· Nicolas Cage
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalYou've Got Mail (1998)
1998AnnieAnnie AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement for Voice Acting by a Female Performer in an Animated Feature ProductionAnastasia (1997)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Voice-Over PerformanceAnastasia (1997)
1996American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)French Kiss (1995)
1996People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actress
1995MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformanceWhen a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleWhen a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
1994Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalSleepless in Seattle (1993)
1994MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Female PerformanceSleepless in Seattle (1993)
1994MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoSleepless in Seattle (1993)· Tom Hanks
1993People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Motion Picture Actress
1990Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalWhen Harry Met Sally... (1989)
1990CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActressWhen Harry Met Sally... (1989)
1990DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera)When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
1989Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadPromised Land (1987)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Picture ParisTV Series announced
Ithaca2015Mrs. Macauley
Fan Girl2015TV MovieMary
How I Met Your Dad2014TV MovieNarrator
Web Therapy2013TV SeriesKaren Sharpe
Web Therapy2013TV SeriesKaren Sharpe
Curb Your Enthusiasm2009TV SeriesMeg Ryan
Serious Moonlight2009Louise
The Women2008/IMary Haines
My Mom's New Boyfriend2008Martha Durand
The Deal2008/IDeidre Hearn
In the Land of Women2007Sarah Hardwicke
The Simpsons2007TV SeriesDr. Swanson
Against the Ropes2004Jackie Kallen
In the Cut2003Frannie Avery
Kate & Leopold2001Kate McKay
Proof of Life2000Alice Bowman
Hanging Up2000Eve Mozell Marks
You've Got Mail1998Kathleen Kelly
Hurlyburly1998Bonnie
City of Angels1998Dr. Maggie Rice
Anastasia1997Anastasia (voice)
Addicted to Love1997Maggie
Anastasia: Adventures with Pooka and Bartok1997Video GameAnastasia (voice)
Courage Under Fire1996Capt. Karen Emma Walden
Restoration1995Katharine
French Kiss1995Kate
I.Q.1994Catherine Boyd
When a Man Loves a Woman1994Alice Green
Flesh and Bone1993Kay Davies
Sleepless in Seattle1993Annie Reed
Prelude to a Kiss1992Rita Boyle
Captain Planet and the Planeteers1990-1991TV SeriesDr. Blight
The Doors1991Pamela Courson
Joe Versus the Volcano1990DeDe Angelica Patricia
When Harry Met Sally...1989Sally Albright
The Presidio1988Donna Caldwell
D.O.A.1988Sydney Fuller
Promised Land1987Beverly 'Bev' Sykes
Innerspace1987Lydia Maxwell
Armed and Dangerous1986Maggie Cavanaugh
Top Gun1986Carole
Wildside1985TV SeriesCally Oaks
Charles in Charge1984-1985TV SeriesMeagan Parker
As the World Turns1982-1984TV SeriesBetsy Stewart
Amityville 3-D1983Lisa
ABC Afterschool Specials1982TV SeriesDenise
One of the Boys1982TV SeriesJane (1982)
Rich and Famous1981Debby Blake, 18 Years

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Picture ParisTV Series executive producer announced
Desert Saints2002producer
The Wedding Planner2001executive producer - uncredited
Lost Souls2000producer
Northern Lights1997TV Movie executive producer
French Kiss1995producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Serious Moonlight2009performer: "The Coconut Song"
You've Got Mail1998performer: "The Instrument Song" - uncredited
When Harry Met Sally...1989performer: "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" - uncredited
Top Gun1986performer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ithaca2015

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Best Friend's Girl2008special thanks
HBO First Look1998TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Everything Is Copy2015DocumentaryHerself
Anderson Live2012TV SeriesHerself
Half the Sky2012DocumentaryHerself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Streisand: Live in Concert2009TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Der Kabel 1 Kinotipp2008TV Series documentary
Bambi Verleihung 20082008TV MovieHerself - Winner
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2nd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2008TV MovieHerself - Presenter
The Second Abu Dhabi Film Festival Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Larry King Live2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1995-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Pangea Day2008TV MovieHerself
Delivering 'You've Got Mail'2008Video shortHerself
The Making of 'Anastasia'2006Video documentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2000-2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHerself
The View2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Love Hollywood Style2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998-2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tinseltown TV2003TV SeriesHerself
Tussen de sterren2003TV Series documentaryHerself
The Terry and Gaby Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Parkinson2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Charlie Rose2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
What's Going On?2003TV Series documentary
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks2002TV SpecialHerself
Searching for Debra Winger2002DocumentaryHerself
Nature2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Revealed with Jules Asner2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Concert for New York City2001TV Special documentaryHerself
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHerself
The Directors1999-2001TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
The Making of 'Hanging Up'2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
HBO First Look1998-2000TV Series documentaryHerself / Alice Bowman / Kathleen Kelly
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself
The 52nd Annual Directors Guild Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Mezamashi terebi1998TV SeriesHerself
The 70th Annual Academy Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
The 1998 Annual ShoWest Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Making Angels1998Video documentary shortHerself / Dr. Maggie Rice
The 69th Annual Academy Awards1997TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
The Magical Journey of 'Anastasia'1997Video documentary shortHerself
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHerself
Inside the Actors Studio1996TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Little Picture Show1995TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning1995TV SeriesHerself
A Century of Cinema1994DocumentaryHerself
Today1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor1993TV Special documentaryHerself
Hollywood's Leading Ladies with David Sheehan1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 42th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards1990TV SpecialHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gregory Peck1989TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
The Last Resort with Jonathan Ross1987TV SeriesHerself
The Price Is Right1983TV SeriesHerself
Gylne tider2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Tavis Smiley2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Talk2016TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2006-2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2008-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America1991-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHerself
There's Something About Romcoms2016TV Movie documentaryHerself / Sally / Annie

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live with Kelly and Michael2017TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Drunken Peasants2015TV SeriesHerself
Frost on Interviews2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHerself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesHerself / Catherine Boyd
Amor & Sexo2011TV SeriesSally Albright
20 to 12007TV Series documentarySally Albright
La rentadora2006TV SeriesHerself
¿De qué te ríes?2006TV MovieSally Albright
VH1 News Presents: Hollywood Secrets Revealed - Scenes They Don't Want You to See2006TV ShortHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Naked Ambition2003TV Movie documentarySally Albright
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
How Harry Met Sally...2001Video short documentaryHerself / Sally
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself
On Location with Rich and Famous1981Documentary short

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