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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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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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'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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Mellencamp throws 50th birthday party for Ryan

Mellencamp throws 50th birthday party for Ryan

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Rocker John Mellencamp threw a dinner party to celebrate the 50th birthday of his girlfriend, actress Meg Ryan, the manager of an Indiana restaurant said.

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Meg Ryan dating John Mellencamp

Meg Ryan dating John Mellencamp

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Recording artist John Mellencamp, who recently separated from his wife of 18 years, is dating Hollywood actress Meg Ryan, sources told People.com.
Quaid claims Ryan is rewriting the past

Quaid claims Ryan is rewriting the past

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid says he finds it "unbelievable" his ex-wife Meg Ryan is still talking about their marriage, which ended years ago, in public.
Hotel insiders snitch on stars in book

Hotel insiders snitch on stars in book

CHICAGO, March 21 (UPI) -- Two former concierges at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago have penned a book filled with intimate details about their celebrity guests.
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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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