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Biography #2 (for Against the Ropes)

Meg Ryan recently starred in In The Cut, a psychological thriller, opposite Mark Ruffalo. The film was written and directed by Jane Campion (The Piano). Ryan portrayed a lonely New York woman who discovers the darker side of passion after becoming involved with a tough homicide detective who is investigating a series of murders in her neighborhood. The film premiered at The Toronto Film Festival in 2003 and opened the London Film Festival of that same year.

Noted for her versatility and an ineffable charm that comes through in a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles, Ryan starred in the 2001 Miramax romantic comedy Kate & Leopold opposite Hugh Jackman. The film was directed by James Mangold. Her other recent work includes the Castle Rock thriller Proof of Life and Diane Keaton's comedy Hanging Up, in which she starred opposite Keaton, Lisa Kudrow and Walter Matthau. She also starred in Nora Ephron's romance You've Got Mail, opposite Tom Hanks, which garnered her a third Golden Globe nomination, and Anthony Drazan's searing independent film version of Hurlyburly, with Sean Penn, Chazz Palminteri, Gary Shandling, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright Penn.

Ryan's comedic ,appeal was widely recognized in her first Golden Globe-nominated performance as Sally Allbright in When Harry Met Sally, directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron. She went on to star in Nora Ephron's hit romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle, opposite Tom Hanks, garnering a second Golden Globe nomination.

Acclaim has also come to Ryan for her distinctive dramatic portraits, including her role opposite Denzel Washington as the first military woman nominated for a Medal of Honor in Courage Under Fire, directed by Ed Zwick, and her moving portrayal of a wonderful woman with a drinking problem in Luis Mandoki's When a Man Loves a Woman, opposite Andy Garcia. For her performance opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the Sundance Institute's Promised Land, she earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

Ryan has also starred opposite Nicolas Cage in City of Angels, with Matthew Broderick in Addicted to Love and with Kevin Kline in French Kiss. Her additional film credits include I.Q., Anastasia, Innerspace, D.O.A., The Presidio, Joe Versus the Volcano, The Doors, Prelude to a Kiss, Flesh and Bone and Restoration.

A Fairfield, Connecticut native, Ryan embarked on her acting career after studying journalism at New York University. She made her motion picture debut as Candice Bergen's daughter in Rich and Famous, and attracted the attention of moviegoers and critics in her 1986 performance as a fighter pilot's wife in Top Gun.

Ryan resides in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Paramount for "Against the Ropes" (02-Mar-2004)


Biography #3 (for In the Cut)

Meg Ryan, who is renowned for her ineffable charm in a career that has spanned a wide variety of both dramatic and comedic roles, delivers her grittiest, most exposed role to date with IN THE CUT. Most recently, she starred with Hugh Jackman in the romantic comedy Kate & Leopold, and she'll next be seen in Against the Ropes as a female boxing promoter opposite Omar Epps.

Her recent roles include Proof of Life opposite Russell Crowe; Diane Keaton's comedy Hanging Up; Nora Ephron's romance You've Got Mail with Tom Hanks, which garnered her a Golden Globe nomination; and Anthony Drazan's searing independent film version of Hurlyburly, featuring Sean Penn, Chazz Palminteri, Garry Shandling, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright Penn.

Ryan's comedic appeal was widely recognized in her Golden Globe nominated performance as Sally Allbright in When Harry Met Sally, directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron. She went on to star in Nora Ephron's hit romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle opposite Tom Hanks, which earned Ryan another Golden Globe nomination.

Acclaim also has come to Ryan for several distinctive dramas, including her role as the first military woman nominated for a Medal of Honor in Courage Under Fire, co-starring Denzel Washington and directed by Ed Zwick; and her portrayal of a woman with a drinking problem in Luis Mandoki's When a Man Loves a Woman with Andy Garcia. For her performance opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the Sundance Institute's Promised Land, she earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

Ryan has starred opposite Nicolas Cage in City of Angels, with Matthew Broderick in Addicted to Love and alongside Kevin Kline in French Kiss. Her additional film credits include I.Q., Anastasia, Innerspace, D.O.A., The Presidio, Joe Versus the Volcano, The Doors, Prelude to a Kiss, Flesh and Bone and Restoration.

A native of Fairfield, Conn., Ryan embarked on her acting career after studying journalism at New York University. She made her motion picture debut as Candice Bergen's daughter in Rich and Famous, and attracted the attention of moviegoers and critics in her 1986 performance as a fighter pilot's wife in Top Gun.

Ryan resides in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures for "In the Cut" (01-Jan-2000)


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