9 Things You Didn’t Know About Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan is one of the most recognziable actresses in the entertainment industry, having graced both the large and small screen over the years, and even took on the role of director! Thanks to her sweet and unique personality, and her many great roles she has amassed a very large and loyal fanbase who have stuck by the actress even when she went on hiatus from the industry. Get to know her better with these 10 things you didn’t know about Meg Ryan:
9. Stage Name
Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra is one heck of a name and understandably did not make a lot of sense for the actress to start her career on. As it turns out, for most of her life, she has rarely gone by her real name and in high school actually went by “Peggy” to friends and family. Once in Hollywood she chose the name Meg Ryan because Meg is a version of Margaret and Peggy, and Ryan was her grandmother’s maiden name.
8. Early Life
Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra was born on November 19, 1961 in Fairfield, Connecticut to Susan Jordan and Harry Hyra. Her mother worked as an assistant casting director, but was a housewife when she had children and her father was a math teacher. Meg, along with her two sisters Dana and Annie and brother Andrew, was raised Roman Catholic and attended St. Pius X Elementary School. In 1976, when Meg was 15 years old, her parents got divorced.