Meg Ryan is an American actress, filmmaker and producer. She made her acting debut with the 1981 drama film Rich and Famous, and subsequently rose to prominence courtesy of her role in the soap opera As the World Turns. Ryan has since appeared in over 30 films in the course of a career spanning over three decades and has been nominated thrice for the Golden Globes. Following supporting roles in films like Top Gun
(1986) and Promised Land (1987), Ryan landed her breakthrough role in the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally (1989), which became a critical and commercial success and earned the actress her maiden Golden Globes nomination.
Some of her most memorable on-screen appearances have come in romantic comedy-dramas like Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You`ve Got Mail
(1998), directed by Nora Ephron and also featured Tom Hanks in a lead role. Besides these, Hanks and Ryan have also collaborated in Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) and the 2015 drama film Ithaca, the latter of which also marked the actress` debut as a director. Notable production credits include French Kiss (1995), Lost Souls (2000) and Desert Saints (2002). Other significant acting credits include When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Courage Under Fire (1996), Kate & Leopold (2001) and In the Land of Women