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MEG RYAN recently starred in two films. She received a Golden Globe nomination for her starring role in Nora Ephron's "You've Got Mail," in which she once again matched romantic wits with Tom Hanks. Hanks was also her co-star in Nora Ephron's "Sleepless in Seattle," for which she also received a Golden Globe nomination.

She also starred with Sean Penn, Chazz Palminteri, Garry Shandling, Kevin Spacey, Anna Paquin and Robin Wright Penn in Anthony Drazan's "Hurlyburly," based on the David Rabe play. In 1998, Ryan starred with Nicolas Cage in Brad Silberling's "City of Angels," the story of an angel who falls in love with a mortal woman.

Ryan's diverse roles include her acclaimed performance opposite Denzel Washington in the Gulf War drama "Courage Under Fire," directed by Ed Zwick. Ryan played the first woman nominated for a Medal of Honor who is under investigation by the Army. Ryan also starred opposite Matthew Broderick as a woman seeking revenge on the boyfriend who jilted her in Griffin Dunne's "Addicted to Love" and as the voice of the title character in the animated feature "Anastasia."

Her comedic appeal was widely recognized in her portrayal of the romantically confused Sally Albright in "When Harry Met Sally..." Directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron, her performance in the film earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.

Ryan starred in Lawrence Kasdan's "French Kiss" opposite Kevin Kline, which was co-produced by her Prufrock Pictures. She also received critical acclaim for her role as an alcoholic mother in Luis Mandoki's "When A Man Loves A Woman," opposite Andy Garcia.

Her additional film credits include "I.Q.," "Innerspace," "D.O.A.," "The Presidio," "Joe vs. The Volcano," "The Doors," "Prelude to a Kiss," "Flesh and Bone" and "Restoration." For her performance opposite Kiefer Sutherland in the Sundance Institute's "Promised Land," she earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

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."

With her production company, Prufrock Pictures, Ryan plans to produce a wide variety of motion picture projects.

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