Sun, 9 Mar 2014

Meg Ryan - Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra

Blonde hair, striking blue eyes, an elegant walk and an irresistible charm in front of the camera could easily be ascribed to Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, popularly known by her screen name, Meg Ryan. Additionally, this American actress and producer undeniably possesses great acting prowess that altogether cemented her title as American Sweetheart.

Meg Ryan Went Into Modeling And Acting

Meg was born November 19, 1961 in Fairfield, Connecticut. She is a graduate of Bethel High School, Bethel in June 1979 where she was voted as the "cutest" pupil by her classmates. After moving to New York, she attended New York University and took up Journalism. To earn extra money while working on her degree, Meg went into modeling and acting using her new name.

Meg is a short variation of Margaret and Ryan is her mother's maiden name. However, she eventually dropped out to pursue her acting career. Meg's mother, who starred in a television commercial and worked as an assistant casting director in New York, fully supported Meg in her acting dreams.

Meg Ryan started to play minor roles in film and television and reached ultimate stardom in 1989 as leading female artist of When Harry Met Sally... In this film, she pulled off one of the most remarkable scenes in movie history. Over the next decade, Meg continued to capture the hearts of moviegoers as she always exudes perkiness, warmth and grace on screen. She is always effective in her delivery of witty banters, which easily comes out of her bubbly personality.

Meg Nominated Several Times

In 1990, Meg was Tom Hanks' leading lady in Joe Versus the Volcano, where she acted as Patricia, Angelica and Dede. She collaborated again with Tom in the hit movie Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and was nominated for the Golden Globe. In 1994, Meg decided to trail away from her usual roles when she appeared as the alcoholic mother and wife in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994). Afterwards, she went back to her cute and charming image with I.Q.(1994) and French Kiss (1995).

She bagged the "Woman of the Year" title during the Harvard Hasty Pudding Award in 1994 and People Magazine declared her as one of "The 50 most beautiful people in the world." Meg Ryan was also branded as the current soul of romantic comedy by Time critic Richard Corliss.

Meg Ryan continued showcasing her cute and charming persona in Addicted to Love (1997), City of Angels (1998), You've Got Mail (1998), and Kate & Leopold (2001). After a two-year hiatus, Meg came back to work on Against The Ropes, a boxing drama and In The Cut, where she again proved versatility by shedding her lovable image and coming out as a 'bad girl' in this psychological thriller.

She continued comedy acting with the coming-of-age film The Land of Women (2007), straight-to-video comedy My Mom's New Boyfriend (2007), The Women (2008), and in the dark comedy Serious Moonlight (2009).

Among much recognition she received, Meg Ryan was nominated several times for best performance in Golden Globe Awards and won twice in the American Comedy Awards as funniest actress. Her films grossed a total of more than $870 million worldwide.

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