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17 Fun Meg Ryan Facts: Meg Ryan Trivia

Fun Trivia to Meg Ryan: Features info on her movies, personal life, co-stars, relationships with Dennis Quaid and Russell Crowe, award nominations. Also features movie posters.

Meg Ryan

1. Meg Ryan was born in 1961, in Connecticut.

2. Her real name is Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra.

3. She stands at 5' 8" (1.73 m).

4. She was married once. She was married to actor Dennis Quaid.

Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid

5. Meg Ryan met Dennis Quaid during the making of the action/adventure/sci-fi comedy Innerspace (1987). At the time Quaid was using drugs and he quit because Meg wouldn’t be with him unless he was clean. They got married in 1991.

Innerspace starring Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid

6. They got divorced in 2001. The rumor was that Meg Ryan left him for actor Russell Crowe, who she worked with on the drama/thriller Proof of Life (2000).

Proof of Life starring Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan

Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan

7. She has a son with Quaid named Jack Henry, born in 1992.

8. She has taken a variety of roles in movies of different genres. However her trademark genre is romantic comedy.

9. One of Meg Ryan’s most loved and critically acclaimed movies is also a romantic comedy: When Harry Met Sally (1989). The movie was directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron. Ephron’s screenplay was nominated for Best Original Screenplay. She was also nominated for Golden Globe. Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal were also nominated for Golden Globes.

When Harry Met Sally starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal

10. The movie’s most memorable scene is where Meg Ryan’s Sally explains to Billy Crystal’s Harry how a woman could fake an orgasm and the man wouldn’t have a clue. When Billy Crystal claims he can tell the difference, she successfully performs a very realistic “fake orgasm”- in the middle of the restaurant they are eating.

11. Nora Ephron is a screenwriter Ryan collaborates with often. Nora also wrote You’ve Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and Hanging Up.

12. She has co-starred with Tom Hanks in 3 romantic comedies: Joe vs. The Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.

Joe versus the Volcano starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan

Sleepless in Seattle starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks

You've Got Mail starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan

13. She also starred with ex-husband Dennis Quaid three times: The movies are Innerspace, D.O.A , and Flesh and Bone.

D.O.A. starring Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid

Fleash and Bone starring Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan

14. She co-starred with Timothy Hutton twice, in French Kiss and Serious Moonlight. In French Kiss, Timothy was the supporting actor who left Meg Ryan for a French woman. She followed him to Paris and met Kevin Kline on the way.

In Serious Moonlight, Timothy Hutton is the leading actor. He decided to leave Meg Ryan after 13 years of marriage, for another woman. Only Meg Ryan doesn’t let him leave and imprisons him at the house. Both are romantic comedies with fun elements of crime.

15. Her male co-stars include Dennis Quaid, Russell Crowe, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Bill Pullman, Kevin Kline, Timothy Hutton, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Adam Brody, Billy Crystal, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas and Justin Long, Hugh Jackman, Omar Epps, Nicolas Cage, Matthew Broderick, Sean Penn and Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Val Kilmer, Kiefer Sutherland, John Candy.

16. She has been appearing on the screen since 1981. She was nominated for Best Actress Golden Globe three times, all 3 with romantic comedy roles: When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail.

17. She turned down two roles in romantic films that later went on to become box office hits: She turned down the female lead in Ghost which went to Demi Moore and the lead in Pretty Woman which went to Julia Roberts.

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Resource: imdb

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Comments (11)
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Some great info about Meg Ryan - she's been one of my favourite actresses for a long time.

Although I love her and have seen most of her movies. I can't imagine her in either Ghost or Pretty Woman, those roles just completely belong to the other two actresses.

I always like her movies like You've got mail and sleepless in Seattle. I also like her movie with Nicolas Cage City of Angel.

She is a real good actress and love many of her movies. A beautiful one of her is also : When a man loves a women with Andy Garcia.

The lovely Meg Ryan! I wanted to be her and the boys wanted to be with her. What a great actress.

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@lisa: great to have you back and commenting:) missed you around here and looking forward to your new articles. Well, I am not sure I wanted to be her but I sure wanted to be making some of her movies, and I sure wouldn't mind Dennis Quaid for a husband. The guy is over 50 and I am still in love with him,lol:))

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@Erik: I adore that movie. You know what? Andy Garcia is one of my favorite actors. I will write a tribute for him and feature the movie there. Thanks for commenting:)

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@Active Writer: I love You've Got Mail. I like City of Angels but I so totally despise its ending. @Susan: Couldn't agree more. I am so glad she turned down the roles because both Demi Moore and Julia Roberts are fantastic in those movies.

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@teresa: yeah, I really like her too. she is talented, natural and really pretty.

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I first saw Meg Ryan from Innerspace and Top Gun and have liked her from then on.

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@Will: I don't exactly remember which movie first made a fan but I have been one ever since I can remember:)