Meg Ryan is an American actress, director, and producer who gained recognition on the long-running CBS soap opera 'As the World Turns' (1982-84). Her other television credits include 'One of the Boys' (1982) and 'Captain Planet and the Planeteers' (1990-91). In 1986, she played Carole Bradshaw in the top-grossing film 'Top Gun', and the following year earned her first 'Independent Spirit Award' nomination for 'Promised Land'.
In 1989, she got her first lead role in the romantic comedy film 'When Harry Met Sally...', which was followed by her portrayal of Annie Reed in 'Sleepless in Seattle' and Kathleen Kelly in 'You've Got Mail'. Some of her best roles, they earned her 'Golden Globe' nominations and established her as one of the most successful actresses in romantic comedy films. The list of her other such movies includes 'When a Man Loves a Woman' (1994), 'French Kiss' (1995), 'Addicted to Love' (1997), 'City of Angels' (1998), and 'Kate & Leopold' (2001). Her filmography also includes the biographical film 'The Doors' (1991), the war-film 'Courage Under Fire' (1996), the action-thriller 'Proof of Life' (2000), and the comedy-drama 'The Women' (2008). In 2016, she produced, directed and starred in the drama film 'Ithaca'.