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Happy Birthday To Fairfield'’s Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan turns 54 Thursday.
Meg Ryan turns 54 Thursday. Photo Credit:

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Fairfield'’s Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, also known as Meg Ryan!

Ryan, who grew up in Bethel and Fairfield, turns 54 Thursday. The actress and producer, was born Nov. 19, 1961, in Fairfield.

Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan. She started her acting career playing several minor roles in film and television, such as Rich and Famous, Amityville 3-D, As the World Turns, One of the Boys and Wildside.

Ryan became a star in 1989 when she appeared in a leading romantic comedy role in When Harry Met Sally. During the next 15 years, she played leading roles in several romantic-comedy films, including Sleepless in Seattle (1993), French Kiss (1995), Addicted to Love (1997), City of Angels (1998), You've Got Mail (1998), and Kate & Leopold (2001).

She has received two American Comedy Award in 1989 and 1993, and many nominations like Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Raspberry Award.

In 2012, she featured in the documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

In October 2013, she announced her return to television to produce and star in a new comedy for NBC revolving around a former hotshot New York editor.

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