Half the Sky
Half the Sky

Meg Ryan

Meg Ryan is featured on the first night of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Meg 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. Her last collaboration with Ephron and Hanks was the romantic comedy You've Got Mail, which once again gained Ryan international recognition as she was awarded her third Golden Globe nomination for her role in the film.

Acclaim has also come to Ryan for her distinctive dramatic portraits, including her role opposite Denzel Washington 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 is a CARE ambassador and traveled with CARE to India in 2006. She traveled to Cambodia with Nicholas Kristof to visit Somaly Mam with the Somaly Mam Foundation

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