Meg Ryan Was The Go-To Girl Next Door, But There’s A Reason She’s Completely Vanished From Hollywood

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Once one of Hollywood’s best-loved actresses, Meg Ryan seemed to star in almost every hit film of the 1980s and 1990s. Now, however, America’s former sweetheart is a stranger to cinema screens, and heartbroken fans are wondering just what happened to her. But as it turns out, there’s more to Ryan’s case than meets the eye.

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Having been raised by her actress mother, Susan Jordan, Ryan could have been expected to inherit the acting bug early on. But, strangely, this wasn’t the case. In fact, the future star actually grew up with her heart set on a different career entirely: journalism.

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