Meg Ryan, born in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1961, faced a challenging childhood after her parents divorced. Despite these early struggles, her natural charisma propelled her to Hollywood stardom with iconic films like “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail,” earning her the moniker “America’s sweetheart.”

Following her rise to fame, Ryan took a hiatus from acting to prioritize her family, partly influenced by her highly publicized relationship and breakup with actor Russell Crowe. She chose to step back from the limelight to avoid further scrutiny, recalling her initial connection with Dennis Quaid as “like a bolt of lightning… We’ll be there together.” They married, but their ten-year union ended in divorce, partially due to Quaid’s infidelity.

Ryan initially launched her acting career while pursuing journalism studies, beginning with commercials and later landing a role in “Top Gun.” Meeting Dennis Quaid on the set of “Innerspace,” they married and welcomed a son, Jack, who has also ventured into acting, appearing in films such as “The Hunger Games.”

In 2006, Ryan expanded her family by adopting a 14-month-old Chinese girl named Daisy, describing the adoption process as imbued with “the same level of love and connection” as having her biological son, Jack.

While Ryan has largely stayed out of the public eye recently, she is preparing for a comeback to Hollywood. Now at 60, she continues to exude youthful beauty and charm, with fans eagerly anticipating her return to the silver screen.