Meg Ryan at:
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Born: Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra,
November 19, 1961,
Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S.A
In 1978 Meg changed her surname to Ryan, her mother's maiden name.
Height: 5 '8"
Child: Jack Henry Quaid, born April, 1992
Adopted daughter: Daisy True, from China, January 2006
Parents: Harry Jordan, teacher, and Susan Hyra (Susan Jordan,) teacher,
former actress, and casting director.
(Estranged from mother.)
Education: Bethel High School, Connecticut;
New York University, Journalism Major.
| Meg was born Margaret Mary Emily
Anne Hyra, on November 19, 1961, in Fairfield, Connecticut. Her mother,
Susan, left the family when Ryan was 15 to become an actress; her
father, Harry, a high school teacher, was left to raise the couple’s
After graduating from high school,
where she was voted the "cutest" girl in her class and was the senior class secretary and the homecoming queen, she
attended New York University, where she studied journalism and supported
herself by appearing in commercials. She made a successful
film debut in Rich and Famous, directed by George Cukor and
starring Candice Bergen.
Ryan left college before finishing
her degree and began acting on television, appearing in a 1982 ABC
Afterschool Special entitled "Amy and the Angel" before
landing a regular stint on the CBS daytime soap opera As the World
Turns (1982-1984). In 1985, she moved to Los Angeles, where her first
substantial film role was in the hit film Top Gun (1986), starring
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On the nudity and sex in In the Cut... "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".