Know About Harry Hyra, The Father of The Iconic Actress Meg Ryan

Harry Hyra

Harry Hyra is a math teacher but he is much more famous as the father of the actress Meg Ryan.

Harry Hyra’s Family

Harry Hyra was born on 19th Jan. 1938 in Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S. His parents are Michael Hyra and Mary Helen Hyra. Harry was Caucasian and of Polish heritage. He was married to a former actress and an English teacher, Susan Jordan Duggan born on 13th Aug. 1939 in New York, U.S. Her parents are William Duggan and Margaret Duggan.

Harry and Susan married in 1959 and were separated in 1976. They together had four children, Meg Ryan, Annie Hyra, Dana Hyra, and Andrew Hyra. The family got its fame due to Meg Ryan (birth name Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra), who became a popular actress. Meg married Dennis Quaid, who is also an actor, on Feb. 14, 1991. They welcomed their son Jack Quaid on April 24, 1992. The couple got divorced in 2001. She has been in an on-and-off relationship with American singer-songwriter John Mellencamp over the years.  In 2006 she adopted a 14-month-old Asian girl, Daisy True Tyan.

Harry’s daughter Dana Hyra has been married to Travis Alden Williams. They got married in 1985. Dana’s brother Andrew Hyra is a musical artist.

Harry Hyra’s Net Worth

Despite all the attention and spotlight, Harry Hyra has as a celebrity father, he still prefers to live a private life. Harry Hyra was a math teacher. In the 1960s, he was employed by Fairfield College Preparatory School in Fairfield, Connecticut. He has kept his net worth hidden from the media and it can be said that the family lives a good life. Each family member is well-settled and has many sources of income. His wife Susan is a former actress and English teacher and has worked briefly as an assistant casting director. She appeared in a television commercial ‘Heal Your Self’. Harry’s son Andrew Hyra, is a musician. He is a member of the American folk rock duo band, Billy Pilgrim.

The real gem in the family is Harry’s daughter Meg Ryan who is a well-established American actress and director. She made her acting debut in the drama film Rich and Famous and later joined the cast of the CBS soap opera ‘As the World Turns’ in 1982. She has established herself both nationally and internationally, as one of the most successful actresses in the 1990s and early 2000s. She appeared in supporting roles in ‘Top Gun’, which was a box office hit, and her performance in the Rob Reiner-directed romantic comedy ‘When Harry Met Sally’ brought her widespread attention and her first Golden Globe nomination.

Meg’s ex-husband Dennis is also a renowned actor. British newspaper ‘The Guardian’ named him one of the best actors ever to have received an Academy Award nomination. Meg is reported to have a net worth of $45 million and Dennis has a $30 million net worth.