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Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, was born on November 19, 1961, in Fairfield, Connecticut. She is one of four children and her mother left when Meg was fifteen years old to become an actress.

This girl next door was homecoming queen and after Meg graduated from high school she worked her way through college, where she attended New York University, working in commercials. While in college she was in her first film "Rich and Famous" playing Candice Bergen’s daughter. The acting bug got into Meg’s blood stream, took on her mother’s maiden name of Ryan and dropped out of college before she obtained her degree in journalism. She then starred on the soap opera "As the World Turns" in 1982 and worked until 1984. In 1985, Meg moved to Los Angeles and appeared in the movie "Top Gun." Her career didn’t take off until she starred opposite Billy Crystal in "When Harry Met Sally."

In 1987, Meg met her future husband, Dennis Quaid while making the film "Innerspace." They made two more movies together and the couple was married in 1991.

Meg has made over twenty movies and the two movies that have carried her to fame are "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle." Her pretty and innocent looking face and perky personality have made her America’s sweetheart. She lives life beyond reproach when she is off screen. Meg is very much in demand so you can expect to keep seeing more of her.

Miss Ryan lives with her husband and son in their homes, which are located in Montana and California.