Meg Ryan’s 50 Years Old Today! Happy Birthday!

November 19, 2011

It’s Meg Ryan’s 50th birthday today…Happy happy Birthday! To honor the milestone, let’s take a look back at some of my favorite roles she has played over the years.

Meg Ryan

We first took notice of Meg when she appeared on the CBS soap As The World Turns, playing the lovable Betsy Stewart. She, along with Frank Runyeon who played Steve Andropoulos, was one of ATWT’s power couples during the 80’s. She would play the role of Betsy until 1984, leaving after two years. Check out the video below.

She hit the big time with her role as Sally Albright in the 1989 Rob Reiner directed film, When Harry Met Sally. Truly one of my favorite movies of all time, she was perfect as the lovable neurotic Albright. Can men and women still be the best of friends without the complication of sex?

She co-starred with Tom Hanks in the 1993 hit, Sleepless in Seattle. This film left many hopeless romantics thinking that yes indeed, love can be found anywhere. Ahhh, the Empire State Building scene, it still gets me teary eyed. Check it out below.

I can remember watching French Kiss at the movie theaters with a group of gal pals. Out of the 5 of us, I was the only one who liked this movie. Um, what? What was not to like? I thought her pairing with Kevin Kline in this film was ideal, and loved the chemistry between them. What did you think of this flick? Loved it or hated it?

You’ve Got Mail. Yes, another romantic comedy. Again, paired with Tom Hanks. Two well liked stars in the ever so predictable flick. There’s an undeniable chemistry between these two, eh? Who even has an aol email address anymore? Heh heh.

Unfortunately, You’ve Got Mail is the last film of hers that I really enjoyed. Kate & Leopold (2001) with Hugh Jackman was just okay for me and while I had high hopes for The Women (2008), what an utter disappointment that film was.

What are your favorite Meg Ryan movies? Let me know in the comments section below.

Happy Birthday, Meg! 50 years old, unbelievable!

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