Meg Ryan Net Worth, Career, Achievements & Personal Life

Busytape January 24, 2020
Updated 2020/01/24 at 12:55 PM
Meg Ryan Net Worth
Meg Ryan Net Worth

Meg Ryan is an American actress, director, and movie producer who started acting in the 1980s. She has appeared in many movies and also produced quite a few.

Meg Ryan net worth is about 85 million dollars. Her appearance on the screen has earned her three Golden Globe Awards and she has won lots of notable ones.

Her early performance was in 1982 on the screen of the soap opera “As the World Turns”, after that, she subsequently started featuring in movies.

Meg has featured in “Sleepless in Seattle” in 1993, “You’ve Got a Mail” in 1998, “Kate & Leopold” in 2001, “Courage Under Fire” in 1996, “City of Angels” in 1998, “The Women” in 2008, and others.

Now go into the background of Meg Ryan and see how she achieved all that she has today.

Meg Ryan Early Life

Margaret Mary Emily Hyra was born on the 19th of November, 1961 to Susan Jordan Duggan, a former actress, and Harry Hyra, a teacher in Fairfield Connecticut.

She has Irish, German, and Polish ancestry and was raised in a catholic home. Ryan has two other sisters (Dana & Annie) and their parents divorced when she was just 15.

She went to Bethel High School and graduated in 1979. After that, she studied Journalism at the University of Connecticut and later at New York University.

While in college, she acted in TV ads and also the series “As the World Turns” to support herself.  After seeing as much success she was as an actress, she dropped out a semester left to graduate.

After making this decision, she proceeded to join Screen Actors Guild where she started using her grandmother’s maiden name “Ryan”.

Meg Ryan Career

The 1900s

The foundation of Meg Ryan’s fame & fortune began in the 1980s, first, she appeared in “Rich and Famous”, and then she played the role of Betsy Stewart in “As the World Turns”.

She also appeared in television advertisements for Aim toothpaste and Burger King. After this, she was playing small roles in shows like “Promised Land”, “Armed & Dangerous”, “Top Gun”, “Innerspace”, “D.O.A” and “Flesh and Bone.

In 1989, Meg Ryan played her first leading role in the film “When Harry Met Sally” alongside Billy Crystal, and her performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination. After this, she appeared in “The Doors” and “Prelude to a Kiss”.

In 1993, she also co-starred with Tom Hanks in “Sleepless in Seattle”. The film was a huge success and they also starred together in “You’ve Got Mail”.

A year later, her breakthrough came when she played the role of an alcoholic high-school counselor in “When a Man Loves a Woman” in 1994.

The movie grossed about 50 million dollars and also got her nominated for Screen Guild Award. She then appeared in “I.Q”, and “French kiss”, the latter got her a Woman film crystal award.

People magazine named her one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world and also won the Woman of the year award from Hasty Pudding.

After all these achievements, Meg Ryan appeared with Matt Damon and Denzel Washington in “Courage Under Fire”.

Her voice was also cast in the animated movie “Anastasia’ which was a success. Her other performances in the 1990s were “City of Angels”, “Addicted to Love” and “Hurlyburly”.

The 2000s

With her acting debut in the 1900s, Megan Ryan’s profile kept increasing with all her works on the screen. In 2000, she appeared in “Hanging Up” alongside Walter Matthau, then “Proof of Life”, and “And Kate & Leopold” in 2001 with Hugh Jackman and it grossed about 70 million dollars making it her highest-grossed movie that decade.

After that Meg continued to appear in different movies. In 2003, she was featured in “In the Cut”, then “Against the Ropes” in 2004, “In the Land of the Women” in 2007 alongside Kristen Stewart, “The Deal in 2008” and also “The Women” also in 2008 alongside Jada Pinkett Smith and Annette Bening. The movie grossed about $50 million.

Directing Debut

In 2015, she directed the drama “Ithaca” which is based on William Saroyan’s comedy novel. It was filmed in Virginia and Meg Ryan also featured in it. She got a Leopard club award in 2018 for being an icon of romantic comedy.

Meg Ryan Movies

Acting is one major source of her achievements, some of the movies that have added to the wealth of the superstar in one way or another are;

  • The Presidio in 1988
  • Joe Versus the Volcano in 1990
  • Prelude to a kiss in 1992
  • Flesh and Bone in 1993
  • Addicted to Love in 1997
  • City of Angels in 1998
  • My Mom’s New Boyfriend in 2008
  • Serious Moonlight in 2009
  • Fan Girl in 2015

Find a complete link of her acting credits in the link – Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan Net Worth

Meg has built a career for herself in the industry, she is known as an actress, producer, and also director. With all her achievements and movie appearances, Meg Ryan net worth is approximately 85 million dollars.

According to reports, she had received salaries of $5 million, $8 million, $10 million, $15 million, and $15 million in the movies I.Q, City of Angels, You’ve Got Mail, Proof of Life, and Kate & Leopold, respectively.

The actress has an expansive mansion in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA. Meg Ryan also has a number of cars among which is a Mercedes Benz R-350. She is one of the best actresses in the world. She still gets movie offers.

Meg Ryan Relationships, Marriage and Children

On the 14th of February, 1991, Meg married Dennis Quaid and they had their baby, Jack in 1992. However, in 2000 they both separated and got an annulment in 2001.

She adopted a 14-month-old child, Daisy True from China in 2006. Ryan entered into another relationship with songwriter John Mellencamp in 2010 and they both got engaged in 2019. However, the actress broke the engagement in 2019.


This post talked about the actress Meg Ryan net worth, relationships, and journey to popularity. The actress has made a name and fortune for herself and we expect to see more of her on the big screen.

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