IN THE LAND OF WOMEN
MEG RYAN (Sarah Hardwicke) exhibits her versatility and natural charm in every role she plays. She
will stars in Jonathan Kasdan's directorial debut In the Land of Women opposite Adam Brody.
Meg has three projects currently in production; an HBO mini-series, The Best Awful, in which
Meg also co-produces, is an adaptation of the Carrie Fisher novel recounting the further adventures of the
heroine from Fisher's best-selling novel Postcards From The Edge; A remake of George Cukor's 1939
film The Women, with Anne Hathaway and Candice Bergen; and will next start filming The Deal with costar
William H. Macy. Ryan recently completed filming Homeland Security with Antonio Banderas.
Ryan was last seen in the hit film Against the Ropes, inspired by the true story of Jackie Kallen,
the most successful female manager in boxing history. Previously, she starred in Jane Campion's In The
Cut, a psychological thriller, opposite Mark Ruffalo. The film premiered at The Toronto Film Festival in
2003 and opened the London Film Festival of that same year.
Ryan starred in the 2001 Miramax romantic comedy Kate And Leopold, opposite Hugh Jackman.
Her other recent work includes the Castle Rock thriller Proof of Life and Diane Keaton's comedy
Hanging Up, in which she starred opposite Keaton, Lisa Kudrow and Walter Matthau. She also starred in
Nora Ephron's romance You've Got Mail, opposite Tom Hanks, which garnered her a third Golden Globe
nomination, and Anthony Drazan's searing independent film version of Hurly Burly, with Sean Penn,
Chazz Palminteri, Gary Shandling, Kevin Spacey and Robin WrightPenn.
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.
Acclaim has also come to Ryan for her distinctive dramatic portraits, including her role opposite
Denzel Washington as the first military woman nominated for a Medal of Honor 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 has also starred opposite Nicolas Cage in City of Angels, with Matthew Broderick in
Addicted to Love and with Kevin Kline in French Kiss.
Her additional film credits include I.Q., Anastasia, Innerspace, D.O.A., The Presidio, Joe Versus
The Volcano, The Doors, Prelude to a Kiss, Flesh And Bone, and Restoration. 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.
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