Meg Ryan is a well-known American actress who is also a producer and director. She started her career in 1981 and later became a cast of the television series ‘As the World Turns’ on CBS. Ryan achieved recognition by appearing in the 1988 film ‘Promised Land’. She has then gone on to appear in several movies. Now let’s have a close look at Meg Ryan’s net worth in 2018.
Meg Ryan Early Life
Meg Ryan was born as Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra in Fairfield, Connecticut on November 19, 1961, to her parents Harry Hyra and Susan Jordan Hyra.
As a child, she went to St. Pius X Elementary School and graduated in 1979 from Bethel High School. She attended the University of Connecticut and New York University but dropped out after she became an actress.
She later went to the Screen Actors Guild adopted her surname as “Ryan”.
In February 1991, Meg Ryan got married to actor Dennis Quaid. They have a child named Jack Quaid born in 1992. The couple divorced in 2001. In 2006, she adopted a Chinese girl and named her Daisy True. From 2010 to 2015, she was in a relationship with singer John Mellencamp.
Meg Ryan Career
Meg Ryan made her screen debut by appearing in the film ‘Rich and Famous’ in 1981. This was followed by appearing in ‘Amityville 3-D’. In the 1980s, she appeared in the films ‘Top Gun’, ‘Armed and Dangerous’, ‘Promise Land’, ‘Innerspace’, ‘D.O.A.’ and ‘The Presidio’.
Her breakthrough came by appearing as Sally Albright in the film ‘When Harry Met Sally…’. Her film roles in the 1990s include ‘Joe Versus the Volcano’, ‘The Doors’, ‘Prelude to a Kiss’, ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’, ‘Restoration’, ‘French Kiss’, ‘Courage Under Fire’, ‘Addicted to Love’, Hurlyburly’, and ‘You’ve Got Mail’.
In 1997, Meg Ryan lent her voice in the lead character of the animated film ‘Anastasia’. Her film roles in the 2000s include ‘Hanging Up’, ‘Proof of Life’, ‘Against the Ropes’, ‘The Deal’, ‘My Mom’s New Boyfriend’, ‘The Women’, ‘Serious Moonlight’ and ‘Ithaca’.
Meg Ryan has also appeared in the television series ‘As the World Turns’, ‘’One of the Boys’, ‘Wildside’, and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’. She has guest appeared in ‘Web Therapy’, ‘Charles in Charge’, and ‘The Simpsons’.
Ryan has also appeared in three documentaries including ‘A Century of Cinema’ in 1994.
Awards & Achievements
In 1994, Meg Ryan won the awards of Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year by Harvard. She has won the American Comedy Awards in 1990 and 1994. She has been nominated three times in the Golden Globe Awards. In 1995, she was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Ryan has also received nominations from MTV Movie Awards, Saturn Awards, and Chicago Film Critics Association Awards.
Net Worth of Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan has an estimated net worth of more than $45 million. She made this fortune as a successful actress who has appeared in some films. She has also appeared in television shows and was the actress, producer, and director of the 2016 film ‘Ithaca’. Part of this fortune also comes from endorsing various brands like Ebel and Mitsubishi. Her films have grossed millions at the box office. Her house in Bel-Air is worth $8.5 million.
Meg Ryan is considered one of the most popular actresses in the world. She has appeared in many films and TV shows in her career. Her popularity made her appear in People magazine’s “the 50 most beautiful people in the world”. She has also been labelled as “the current soul of romantic comedy”. In her career, she has acted with several big actors like Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Hugh Jackman, and Nicolas Cage.