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August 26, 2008: "Meg Ryan Happy With Being Less Famous; Balancing High Profile Career And Love Life Challenging"
Meg Ryan is pleased about being "less famous". The 'Sleepless In Seattle' star believes her affair with Hollywood tough guy Russell Crowe in 2000 - which ended her nine-year marriage to Dennis Quaid - actually reduced her profile. She said: "I think it's great being less famous. I blame the fact I had, shall we say, a meeting with Russell Crowe. "I had never seen or heard such bad press about me and it's been great in a funny kind of way. It was a good thing because I now realize the world does not revolve around me." Earlier this month, Meg revealed she found it incredibly difficult to have a successful career and a relationship. She said: "It's very difficult to be a career person and have a relationship. I didn't succeed at doing it at all. It's incredibly hard. "I think you have to figure out some way of keeping all of those capabilities and requirements in your life in balance."
August 20, 2008: "Meg Ryan Doesn't Think It Is Possible To Have Successful Career And Relationship At The Same Time"
Meg Ryan doesn't think it is possible to have a successful career and a successful relationship.
The actress has never understood how some women can balance both their personal and professional lives.
She said: "It's very difficult to be a career person and have a relationship. I didn't succeed at doing it at all. It's incredibly hard."
"I think you have to figure out some way of keeping all of those capabilities and requirements in your life in balance."
Meg - who is famous for starring in romantic comedies including "Sleepless in Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally" - also revealed turning 40 six years ago has not had a major effect on her life.
Meg, who has a 15-year-old son Jack Henry with Dennis and an adopted three-year-old daughter Daisy True, added to Britain's Hello! magazine: "I just don't feel turning 40 is seminal or major in any way. I like my life right now, I really like it. Whatever it's taken to get here, I appreciate."
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Birth name: Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra.
Born: November 19,1961 Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m).
-Dennis Quaid (14 February 1991 - 16 July 2001) (divorced) they have one child.
Meg Ryan biography (bio):
After her first role in a feature film, Rich and Famous (1981), Ryan (then using her screen name) played Betsy Stewart in the daytime drama As the World Turns from 1982 to 1984. Directors for this show especially liked working with her because she could cry on cue. Several TV film and smaller movie roles followed.
Her first full blown hit in a leading role was the romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally... (1989) which paired her with comedic leading man Billy Crystal. Her portrayal of Sally Albright, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination, is particularly memorable for her depiction of a "faked orgasm" in a busy diner. The film would be the first of three successful Nora Ephron films in which Ryan would be typecast as a bubbly, feisty, but incurable romantic.
She had much success with her on-screen pairing with Tom Hanks: some compared their chemistry to Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. They starred in three films together: Joe Versus the Volcano, Sleepless In Seattle and their last, 1998's You've Got Mail, which was Ryan's last major box office success for some years to come. Ryan was nominated for a second Golden Globe for her work in Sleepless In Seattle.
She made several attempts to break away from the romantic comedy ingenue stereotype, and garnered some critical acclaim for her work in When a Man Loves a Woman in which she played an alcoholic and Courage Under Fire, portraying a captain in the Gulf War. Many of her films of the 1990s were hits not only in North America, but also abroad. In 1994, Ryan won the Harvard Hasty Pudding Award as "Woman of the Year". That same year, People Magazine dubbed her one of "The 50 most beautiful people in the world". In 2003, she broke away from her usual roles and starred in In the Cut, an erotic crime thriller.
Ryan's most recent project, George Gallo's "Homeland Security", was shot in the fall of 2006 in Shreveport, Louisianna. The romantic comedy stars Ryan opposite Antonio Banderas. Ryan is joined by former co-star Tom Hanks's son, Colin, who plays her son in the film.
Ryan's next project is a remake of the 1939 classic film The Women, which is slated to begin filming in New York City in March 2007. The $18 million remake of the George Cukor classic is being produced by Mick Jagger and is slated for release in late 2007. Ryan will play the central character, Mary Haines, a wealthy woman who is one of the last to find out that her husband is cheating on her with a shop girl. The leading role was originally made famous by actress Norma Shearer. Anne Hathaway, Lisa Kudrow and Candice Bergen are also slated to star in the remake.