Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan

Highest Rated: 91% When Harry Met Sally... (1989)

Lowest Rated: 5% Amityville: The Demon (1983)

Birthday: Nov 19, 1961

Birthplace: Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

During the 1990s, Meg Ryan was the queen of American romantic comedy - an updated Doris Day relentlessly touted as "America's Sweetheart" for her wholesome heroines in a steady string of mating mix-ups. Ryan embodied the cute, bubbly but befuddled objects of desire in Nora Ephron-penned hits "When Harry Met Sally" (1989), "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993) and "You've Got Mail" (1998) - films which earned her the rare following of both male and female fans who either wanted to take her home to mom or be her best shopping buddy. Ryan regularly sought to explore new territory outside of her well-worn but popular persona as a dizzy romantic stereotype, and she garnered some positive feedback for a SAG-winning performance as an alcoholic in "When a Man Loves a Woman" (1994) and a U.S. Army captain in "Courage Under Fire" (1996). Ryan's Hollywood A-List status took a dip in the new century when an extramarital affair with co-star Russell Crowe tarnished her girl-next-door image and spelled the end of her marriage to actor Dennis Quaid. When the scandal blew over and enough time had passed, she sought to reclaim her leading actress status, by reinventing herself in more mature roles as middle-aged moms in comedic crisis. Though she was no longer a top leading lady, Ryan became a steadily working character actress.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 20% Fan Girl Mary Farrow (Character) - 2015
22% 31% Ithaca Mrs. Macauley (Character),
Director
- 2015
22% 25% Serious Moonlight Louise (Character) $25.1K 2009
14% 38% The Women Mary Haines (Character) $26.9M 2008
No Score Yet 29% My Mom's New Boyfriend Martha Durand (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 26% The Deal Deidre Hearn (Character) - 2008
44% 52% In the Land of Women Sarah Hardwicke (Character) $11M 2007
12% 29% Against the Ropes Jackie Kallen (Character) $5.9M 2004
33% 34% In the Cut Frannie (Character) $4.7M 2003
51% 62% Kate & Leopold Kate McKay (Character) $47.1M 2001
39% 43% Proof of Life Alice (Character) $32.6M 2000
12% 34% Hanging Up Eve (Character) $36M 2000
8% 22% Lost Souls Producer $16.8M 2000
70% 73% You've Got Mail Kathleen Kelly (Character) $115.7M 1998
59% 65% Hurlyburly Bonnie (Character) $1.8M 1998
58% 82% City of Angels Maggie Rice (Character) $78.7M 1998
86% 77% Anastasia Anastasia (Voice) $58.4M 1997
55% 50% Addicted to Love Maggie (Character) $34.7M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Northern Lights Executive Producer - 1997
85% 66% Courage Under Fire Captain Karen Emma Walden (Character) $59M 1996
71% 59% Restoration Katharine (Character) $3.5M 1995
48% 74% French Kiss Kate (Character),
Producer
$36.4M 1995
42% 47% I.Q. Catherine Boyd (Character) $25.2M 1994
70% 77% When a Man Loves a Woman Alice Green (Character) $50M 1994
75% 75% Sleepless in Seattle Annie Reed (Character) $125.6M 1993
68% 41% Flesh and Bone Kay Davies (Character) $9.1M 1993
63% 39% Prelude to a Kiss Rita Boyle (Character) $19.3M 1992
57% 79% The Doors Pamela Courson (Character) $32.7M 1991
61% 54% Joe Versus the Volcano DeDe/Angelica/Patricia (Character) $39.1M 1990
91% 89% When Harry Met Sally... Sally Albright (Character) $90.4M 1989
58% 30% D.O.A. Sydney Fuller (Character) $12.7M 1988
53% 33% The Presidio Donna Caldwell (Character) $18.9M 1988
82% 65% Innerspace Lydia Maxwell (Character) $25.9M 1987
73% 47% Promised Land Beverly `'Bev'` Sykes (Character) $66K 1987
55% 83% Top Gun Carole (Character) $179.8M 1986
10% 39% Armed and Dangerous Maggie Cavanaugh (Character) $15.4M 1986
5% 18% Amityville: The Demon Lisa (Character) - 1983
57% 38% Rich and Famous Debby Blake, age 18 (Character) - 1981

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016 2008
No Score Yet 49% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Funny or Die's Billy on the Street Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2008-2009
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Herself (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2008
85% 76% The Simpsons Dr. Swanson (Guest Voice) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charles in Charge Unknown (Guest Star) 1984-1985

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