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Meg Ryan buys Hank Azaria's loft in Soho for $8 million

Meg Ryan buys Hank Azaria's loft in Soho for $8 million

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) --Meg Ryan purchased "Simpsons" voice actor Hank Azaria's loft in Soho for $8 million, shortly after she and John Mellencamp broke up due to distance.
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Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp break up due to 'distance'

Meg Ryan, John Mellencamp break up due to 'distance'

NEW YORK, Aug. 25 (UPI) --Actress Meg Ryan and musician John Mellencamp have broken up after three years of dating, reportedly because their long-distance relationship wasn't working.
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Julia Roberts reveals why she passed on 'Sleepless in Seattle'

Julia Roberts reveals why she passed on 'Sleepless in Seattle'

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Julia Roberts said she "couldn't" play the lead in "Sleepless in Seattle" even though she was offered the part.
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Rob Reiner taught Meg Ryan how to fake an orgasm for 'When Harry Met Sally'

Rob Reiner taught Meg Ryan how to fake an orgasm for 'When Harry Met Sally'

LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) --Rob Reiner taught Meg Ryan how to fake an orgasm for her famous scene at Katz's Deli in "When Harry Met Sally."
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Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan to reunite on new movie 'Ithaca'

Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan to reunite on new movie 'Ithaca'

LOS ANGELES, June 23 (UPI) --Tom Hanks will produce "Sleepless in Seattle" co-star Meg Ryan's directorial debut "Ithaca."
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Meg Ryan joins 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff

Meg Ryan joins 'How I Met Your Mother' spinoff

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- Meg Ryan will voice an older version of Greta Gerwig's character in the highly anticipated "How I Met Your Mother" spinoff.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
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Meg Ryan to star in NBC sitcom

Meg Ryan to star in NBC sitcom

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Meg Ryan is to star in a new NBC comedy series about a former New York book editor who returns to the workplace, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.
Tom Hanks talks Nora Ephron at 'Lucky Guy' opening on Broadway

Tom Hanks talks Nora Ephron at 'Lucky Guy' opening on Broadway

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Actor Tom Hanks said he missed his close friend Nora Ephron at the opening of "Lucky Guy," the play the late scribe wrote and which marks Hanks' Broadway debut.
Tom Cruise's classic 'Top Gun' set for 3-D IMAX release

Tom Cruise's classic 'Top Gun' set for 3-D IMAX release

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Tom Cruise's 1986 blockbuster "Top Gun" is to be released in 3-D in select North American IMAX theaters this winter, Paramount Pictures said Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.
By United Press International
'Anderson Live' to have guest co-hosts

'Anderson Live' to have guest co-hosts

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- "GCB" actress Kristin Chenoweth will be the first guest co-host on Anderson Cooper's "Anderson Live," the syndicated U.S. daytime talk show said Monday.
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Short, Hanks, Streep honor Ephron at memorial

Short, Hanks, Streep honor Ephron at memorial

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Martin Short paid tribute to the late writer-director Nora Ephron at a memorial in New York's Alice Tulley Hall Monday.
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Meg Ryan arrives for the Tribeca FIlm Festival premiere of "Serious Moonlight" at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center/BMCC in New York on April 25, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra (born November 19, 1961), professionally known as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and producer. Raised in Bethel, Connecticut, Ryan began her acting career in 1981 in minor roles, before joining the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns in 1982. Subsequently, she began to appear in supporting roles in big screen films during the mid-1980s, achieving recognition in several independent films such as Promised Land (1987), before her performance in the Rob Reiner-directed romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... (1989) brought her widespread attention and her first Golden Globe nomination.

In the 1990s, Ryan starred in a string of popular romantic dramas and comedy films, including Sleepless in Seattle (1993), French Kiss (1995), Addicted to Love (1997), City of Angels (1998), and You've Got Mail (1998), grossing a total of over $870 million worldwide. At that time, TIME critic Richard Corliss called her "the current soul of romantic comedy." In addition to these romantic comedy roles, she garnered critical acclaim for her work in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), in which she played an alcoholic, and in Courage Under Fire (1996), portraying a captain in the Gulf War.

Ryan (nee Hyra) was born in Bethel, Connecticut, the daughter of Susan Jordan (nee Duggan) – a former actress and English teacher – and Harry Hyra, a math teacher. Both Susan and Harry were raised in Fairfield, Connecticut. Harry was an all state basketball player. Ryan's mother had appeared in one television commercial and later worked briefly as an assistant casting director in New York City. She supported and encouraged her young daughter's study of acting. Ryan has two sisters, Dana and Annie, and a brother, musician Andrew Hyra, of the band Billy Pilgrim. Her parents divorced in 1976, when she was 15 years old.

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