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Meg Ryan is an American actress and producer. Ryan became a movie star in 1989 when she appeared in When Harry Met Sally…. Over the next 15 years she played leading roles in several romantic comedy films, including Sleepless in Seattle (1993), French Kiss (1995), Addicted to Love (1997), City of Angels (1998), You’ve Got Mail (1998), and Kate & Leopold (2001), grossing a total of over $870 million worldwide. In 1995. A leading critic has labeled her as “the current soul of romantic comedy”.
She is the off spring of a broken family as her parents divorced in 1976 when she was just 15 years old. Ryan was raised a Roman Catholic and graduated from St. Pius X Elementary School, in Fairfield. She went on to study journalism at the University of Connecticut and then at New York University, while acting in television commercials to earn extra money. And during her education career there was a time when she dropped out a semester, before graduating. Although a very successful actress, she has also been through a three-year hiatus, Ryan’s first film release of 2008 was The Deal, a satirical comedy film based on Peter Lefcourt’s 1991 novel of the same title about Hollywood. Directed by Steven Schachter and co-starring William H. Macy, the film was shot in Cape Town and other South African locations and celebrated its world premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
In October 2010, she was cast in the ensemble drama Lives of The Saints alongside Kat Dennings, Kevin Zegers and John Lithgow. The drama, similar in style to Crash, interweaves the lives of a group of Los Angeles residents who are all struggling with past mistakes. The year 2012 brought forth more activity and she was featured in the documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide premiering on PBS October 1. The series introduces women and girls living under difficult circumstances and fighting to challenge them. The Half the Sky PBS TV series is produced by Show of Force along with Fugitive Films.
Meg Ryan has seen a lot of turmoil in her married life. She was married to actor Dennis Quaid but had to give him up as he was unfaithful to her. To share her motherly love In January 2006, Ryan adopted a 14-month-old girl from China named Daisy True. As of January 2011, she is in a relationship with American rock singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, who announced on December 30, 2010 that he and his wife, Elaine Irwin Mellencamp, were divorcing after 18 years of marriage.