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Is Meg Ryan still Married? Know About Her Other Relationships and Movies; Millions of Net Worth

Is Meg Ryan still Married? Know About Her Other Relationships and Movies; Millions of Net Worth

Facts of Meg Ryan

Full Name:Meg Ryan
Birth Date:November 16, 1961
Age:62 years
Country:United States
Height: 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)
Break UpJohn Mellencamp
DivorceDennis Quaid
Net Worth$85 million
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlonde
Body Size35-25-35 inches
Birth PlaceFairfield, Connecticut
GrandparentsMichael Orest Hyra, Mary Helen Jackowitz, William Edwin Duggan, and Margaret Mary Ryan
EducationSt. Pius X Elementary School, Bethel High School, University of Connecticut, New York University
FatherHarry Hyra
MotherSusan Jordan Duggan
SiblingsAnnie Hyra, Andrew Hyra, and Dana Hyra
KidsJack Quaid, Daisy True Ryan
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Meg Ryan is an American actress famous for portraying romantic characters in movies like When Harry Met Sally… (1989), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You’ve Got Mail (1998). She made her acting debut in 1981 with the drama film Rich and Famous. The character she portrayed in the movie had sparkly and cheerful nature which made Meg America’s sweetheart. She also portrayed an alcoholic high-school guidance counselor in the movie When a Man Loves a Woman. 

Early Life of Meg Ryan

Meg was born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra on November 19, 1961, in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States. She is 61 years old as of 2023. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio and Meg celebrates her birthday on the 19th of Nove every year. The name of her parents is Susan Jordan Duggan (mother) and Harry Hyra (father).

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Caption: Meg Ryan’s childhood photo (Photo: Pinterest)

Her mother was a former teacher and actress while her father was a math teacher. Meg was 15 years old when her parents got a divorce. She grew up alongside three siblings. Her siblings are Annie Hyra, Andrew Hyra, and Dana Hyra. Her brother Andrew is a musician and is a member of a band named Billy Pilgrim.

Meg’s paternal grandparents’ names are Michael Orest Hyra and Mary Helen Jackowitz. The name of her maternal grandparents is William Edwin Duggan and Margaret Mary Ryan. She holds American citizenship and belongs to Mixed ( Rusyn/Ruthenian, Polish, Irish, German) ethnicity. Meg is Catholic by religion.

Education of Meg Ryan

As a Catholic Meg attended St. Pius X Elementary School in Fairfield. She completed high school at Bethel High School in 1979. The first university she studied at is the University of Connecticut and later she joined New York University.

She was majoring in journalism as an undergraduate in both of the Universities. Meg did not graduate from college as she was gaining success as an actress and she left college a semester before she was planning to have her graduation ceremony.

Meg Ryan was married to Dennis Quaid

She was in a marital relationship with an American actor, Dennis Quaid. They first met at the set of Innerspace. The duo met for a second time at the remake of D.O.A. and they began to take interest in each other.

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Caption: Meg Ryan with her ex-husband (Photo: InStyle)

Meg and Ryan began their romantic relationship in 1988 and they walked down the aisle on  February 14, 1991. Meg announced a separation from her husband in June 2000 and their divorce was finalized in July 2001. Dennis began to cheat on Meg with many other women which became the cause of their separation.

Meg Ryan, Mother of a Son

Meg is a mother of one child. She gave birth to a son with her ex-husband Dennis. The name of their son is Jack Quaid. He was born on April 24, 1992. Jacki is an actor. Meg and Dennis got joint custody of their son. She adopted a girl from China in 2006. The name of the girl is Daisy True.

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Caption: Meg Ryan with her daughter (Photo: Hollywood)

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp’s Relationship

After Meg divorce her ex-husband, Dennis, she began dating John Mellencamp. John is an American rock singer-songwriter. The rumors about their relationship became public in 2011 as the duo was seen together drinking coffee and shopping together in Martha’s Vineyard.

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Caption: Meg Ryan with her ex (Photo: People)

Meg went public about dating John after they were caught holding hands in early 2011. In 2014 they split as the duo could not maintain their long-distance relationship. They reconciled in 2017 and a year later they got engaged. Their happiness was short as they broke off their engagement in 2019 due to some ups and downs.

Her Dating History

Meg was also in a relationship with an actor, Anthony Edwards from 1986 to 1987. They met during the shooting of Top Gun. In 2000, she dated a New Zealander actor, Russell Crowe.

Also, she was rumored to be dating Matthew Perry. Meg and an actor, John Cusack shared a short-lived romance from 2002-2003.

Net Worth and Real Estate of Meg Ryan

Meg has an estimated net worth of around $85 million as of 2023 which she earned as an actress. An average salary of an American actress is around $33,000. She might be earning the same salary or more than the average salary.

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Caption: Meg Ryan with her car (Photo: Daily Mail)

In New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, she bought a condo worth $10 million. In Feb 2020, she bought a home in Montecito, California worth $5 million and sold it for $13.3 million, an $8+ million gain. Meg bought a house in Montecito for $9.5 million in August 2021.

Meg Ryan’s Height & Tattoos

She stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches and her body weight is 57 kg. Her total body measurement is 35-25-35 inches. She has an alluring pair of blue eyes and beautiful blonde hair. She has engraved a script tattoo on her left forearm that reads Life is short.

Acting Career of Meg Ryan

  • Meg made her film debut with George Cukor’s film Rich and Famous which was released in 1981.
  • From 1982 to 1984 she was part of the daytime drama As the World Turns in which she played the role of Betsy Stewart.
  • She played a minor role, in the movies like Charles in Charge, the horror thriller film Amityville 3-D, and the action-crime comedy film Armed and Dangerous.
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Caption: Meg Ryan giving a speech (Photo: Meg)
  • She played the role of Carole Bradshaw, a naval flight officer’s wife, in the movie Top Gun.
  • Meg was part of the remake of the famous 1949 noir film D.O.A.
  • The first main role she played was in the romantic comedy film When Harry Met Sally.
  • In 1998, she played a main role in the commercially successful film You’ve Got Mail.

Movies and TV shows

Some of the other movies she has appeared in are Sleepless in Seattle, Kate & Leopold, You’ve Got Mail, City of Angels, Innerspace, Courage Under Fire, etc. The TV shows she is in are as follows As the World Turns, Curb Your Enthusiasm, One of the Boys, How I Met Your Dad, ABC Afterschool Special, and others. 

Awards and Achievements

  • She won the American Comedy Award for her role in When Harry Met Sally and for her other role in the movie Sleepless in Seattle Meg received American Comedy Award.
  • Meg got Harvard’s ‘Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year title and People Magazine named her one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world.
  • She also received Women in Film Crystal Award in 1995.

FAQs of Meg Ryan

Why wasn’t Meg Ryan in Top Gun 2?

The director Joseph Kosinski of the movie Top Gun didn’t consider the return of both Ryan and Kelly. He did not want every storyline in the film to look backward. So he introduces new characters in Top Gun 2 and Meg was not part of it.

Why did Meg Ryan stop acting?

Meg stopped acting as she developed an interest in other things outside of Hollywood. She was never interested in acting and acting was never her dream.

What happened to Meg Ryan?

Meg became unrecognizable during the six months she was away from the media. She made an appearance to support her friend Michael J. Fox’s new documentary. After seeing her picture her fans wrote on social media:

“Jesus wtf did she do. Meg Ryan looks awful. Her and Madonna obviously have the same plastic surgeon,”

“Is that really Meg Ryan ?, if so that’s such a shame and incredibly sad tbh,”