She was named Margaret Mary Emily Hyra from birth and this was her name until acting came into the picture. She majored in Journalism while in the University but while she was there, Margaret wanted to make some extra cash for herself. This was what prompted her to look into acting as an additional source of income.
Date of Birth: November 19, 1961
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
The veteran actress had no idea this one little attempt would define the rest of her career. It did not take so long for her works to be recognized and she was casted in more and more roles. She had a series of small roles until Steven Spielberg casted her in his 1987 film Innerspace. From there she went on to establish herself as one of America’s Sweetheart after appearing in a string of romantic comedies in the 1990s. She is not just an established actor but a mother and sister and many more. Read on to know more about her family.
Susan Ryan Jordan (née Duggan) (mother)
Jordan was a former actress and English teacher. She was once a in a TV commercial then worked briefly as an assistant casting director. She was there as a strong support and cheerleader for her daughter while she studied to be an actress. We are in the dark also as to what went wrong in their once-cordial relationship.
For a long time, there has been a family feud between Meg and her mother. First, Susan was excluded from her daughter’s wedding to Dennis Quaid. Details of this were not known; we heard next about Jordan when she publicly scolded her daughter for having an affair with fellow actor Russell Crowe. Susan misses her daughter and is not pleased with the fact that she is an estranged mother.
Harry Hyra (father)
All we know about Harry is that he was a maths teacher and the father to Meg Ryan and her three other siblings. He and Susan divorced when their famous daughter was only 15 in 1976.
Andrew Hyra (brother from same parents)
Andrew is the only male child in their Hyra family and he is today a member of the ‘Billy Pilgrim’ music band.
Annie and Dana Hyra (sisters from same parents)
Annie and Dana are the other two sisters to the romantic comedy sensation. They live their lives off publicity so nothing is known about them.
Dennis Quaid (ex-spouse)
Duration of Marriage: February 14, 1991 – July 16, 2001 (10 years)
Date of Birth: April 9, 1954
Zodiac Sign: Aries
As mentioned earlier, Ryan met Dennis while they co-starred on Innerspace (1987). After this first movie together, fate brought them again the next year in the remake of D.O.A. (1988). Both young actors fell in love after their second time co-starring in a movie. They both got married on Valentine’s day of 1991 and for Quaid, it was his second marriage; the first being to fellow actress P. J. Soles from 1978 to 1983. Ryan and her ex-husband had their life together until word spread on June 28, 2000 that they had been separated.
Although the Top Gun (1986) actress acknowledged that she had an affair with Russell Crowe, she did not fail to mention that her husband of 10 years was unfaithful to her during their marriage as well. They seem to have moved on since the divorce with the Far From Heaven (2002) actor going on to marry his third wife Kimberly Quaid (nee Buffington), a real-estate agent in 2004.
Jack Quaid (son with Dennis Quaid)
Date of Birth: April 24, 1992
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Growing up was normal for Jack even though he had parents who were A-list actors in their own right. There were some differences between him and other kids but his parents tried as much as they could to provide him the childhood experience of every other average child. One thing however that stood out for Quaid Jr. was his insecurity as regards people.
He admitted in an interview that growing up with celebrities as parents made it harder for him to trust people and their motives. So many kids at school wanted to be friends with the ‘child of a celebrity’ but Jack says he had his way with spotting who was in it for real and not for his status in the society.
At his young age of eight, his parents split up. This was an age when he was too young to fully grasp what was going on but was aware to the best of his young naivety. The only biological child to Meg Ryan grew up to take after her as an actor. He is mostly known for being a cast on the Vinyl (2016) show.
Daisy True Ryan (adopted daughter)
Year of Birth: 2004
Her name was initially Charlotte until the ‘When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) actress adopted her from China in 2006 when she was 14 months old. Ryan loves her daughter so much that she said once in an interview that Daisy is the daughter she should have; the stunning actress is completely convinced that there was nothing random about the newest addition to her family.