Early Life

Meg Ryan (birth name: Margaret Mary Emily Hyra) was born on November 19, 1969, in Fairfield, Connecticut. She was born to Susan Jordan and Harry Hyra. Her mother, Susan is a former actress and an English teacher. Her father Harry is a math teacher of Polish descent. She got raised as a catholic along with her three other siblings. She has two sisters, Danna and Annie as well as a brother Andrew Hyra. Her brother is a musician and is a member of the band Billy Pilgrim.

Career Achievements

Meg Ryan at the Leopard Club Awards
Meg Ryan at the Leopard Club Awards

She graduated from Bethel High School and later studied undergraduate in journalism first at the University of Connecticut and then later at New York University. The actress made her main role debut in the movie When Harry Met Sally in 1989. Throughout her career, Ryan has received multiple awards and nominations. This includes three Golden Globe award nominations for Best Lead Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for her performance.

Meg Ryan Scandal & Affair With Russell Crowe

Meg Ryan Met Russell Crowe in a set of Proof of Life, a thriller starring Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe, in 2000 and began dating while Ryan was still married to another man. Crowe is an actor, singer, and director having the nationality of New Zealand. The couple opened up about their relationship to the public in July of 2000 as per the New York Post. There were rumors that their relationship was on an extreme level during the shooting of Proof of Life where they were seen not caring about their privacy in public places also.

Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe
Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe

It was supposed that Russell Crowe was the reason for her divorce from her ex-husband but she later clarified in an interview that it was not the case. The couple dated for almost two years before parting their ways in 2001. However, the reason behind the separation is not disclosed yet. Crowe is now with his girlfriend Britney Theriot.

Meg Ryan Marriage to Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid (birth name: Dennis William Quaid) is an American actor popular for his range of comedy and dramatic roles. He is famous for his roles in movies like Breaking Away (1979), The Right Stuff (1983), Yours, Mine & Ours (2005), The Big Easy (1986), Innerspace(1987), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), In Good Company (2004), Dragonheart (1996), The Parent Trap (1998), The Rookie (2002), Frequency (2000), and Vantage Point (2008).

Meg Ryan with her ex-husband Dennis Quaid
Meg Ryan with her ex-husband Dennis Quaid

Dennis and Meg got married in 1991 before getting separation through a divorce in 2001. The reason behind the abrupt ending of their marriage is supposed to be her relationship with Russell Crowe. However, Ryan claimed that the reason behind the divorce was Quaid being unfaithful for a long time. They together have one son named Jack Quaid who has also featured in some Hollywood movies and projects.

Even after the divorce, in 2019 Quaid mentioned that he still is in love with Ryan. However, Quaid has then married again as he eloped with a Ph.D. student, Laura Savoie, in 2020.