Meg Ryan was America’s Sweetheart in the 90s, commanding $15 million a film at her peak. However, she’s also the mother of two children. Ryan and actor Dennis Quaid had a son, Jack, in 1992. They were married for ten years before divorcing in 2001. Ryan later adopted her daughter Daisy, born in 2004, from China in 2006. Here are some fun facts about the rom-com legend’s children, now 32 and 18.
According to People Magazine, Jack Henry Quaid was born in Los Angeles on April 24, 1992. His parents, Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid separated in 2000 and divorced the following year when Jack was 9 years old.
Jack attended Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California for high school. He later pursued his education at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Of course, the budding actor wanted to follow in Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid’s footsteps. During his three years at NYU, Jack studied at the Experimental Theatre Wing of Tisch and was involved with the sketch comedy group Hammerkatz.
Jack chose to forge his own path, securing an agent without relying on his parents’ assistance. He marked his acting debut in the 2012 film The Hunger Games. Three years later, he graced the screen in his mother’s directorial debut, Ithaca.
Jack made appearances in HBO’s Vinyl in 2016 and the film Logan Lucky alongside Daniel Craig in 2017. He has also lent his voice to the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks and starred in the 2020 film Scream. Currently, he can be seen as the fan-favorite character Hughie Campbell in Amazon’s superhero satire, The Boys, which started airing in 2019.
Besides his younger sister, Daisy, Jack has two step-siblings, twins Thomas and Zoe. They are from his father’s third marriage to Kimberly Buffington, which ended in 2016.
Meg Ryan’s Adopted Daughter, Daisy True Ryan
Meg Ryan adopted Daisy True Ryan in early 2006 when the child was two years old. Ryan reared Daisy as a single parent. “[Adoption] taught me a lot about any expectations you have in life. Just toss them away. Throw them out,” Ryan told the Los Angeles Times regarding adopting.
After Jack, Daisy’s older brother, graduated high school, Daisy and Ryan moved from Los Angeles to New York City. Spending her formative years in the Big Apple seems to have pushed Daisy’s interest in fashion. Daisy attended a Schiaparelli runway show with her mother during Paris Fashion Week back in 2019.
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