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Meg Ryan's Height is 5ft 7in (170 cm)

American actress best known for roles in movies such as When Harry met Sally, You've Got Mail, City of Angels, Joe Versus the Volcano and Sleepless in Seattle. She once mentioned a common misconception about her was how tall she was: "People are always surprised that I'm Five Foot Eight."

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Comment on the Height of Meg Ryan

Greg said on 27/Oct/15
She walked past me in a Malibu restaurant several years ago; at that time I was about 5'10", and in her heels she was my height. I was surprised at how tall she was - I would have thought 5'7" absolute min.
Jennifer said on 4/Sep/15
Yes in an interview with Redbook magazine in 1993, I think. She was on the cover and in the interview inside she did say, "People are always surprised that I'm five foot eight." I admit that I was surprised when I read that quote, as I always imagined her being about 5 foot 6 or so (not that it matters).
Editor Rob said on 16/Aug/15
Finally saw a quote and she did indeed once claim to be 5ft 8.
Judd said on 27/Oct/14
i would put her at 5'6" or 5'6.5"...she looked that next to Val Kilmer (5'11.5")
thekillingjoke said on 14/Jul/14
Meg Ryan at 5'7? No way. She's definitely shorter than both Billy Crystal and the Cougar.
edguy282 said on 23/Jun/14
OK, I watched Harry Met Sally, and she looked 2cm under Billy Crystal for most of the movie when they wore similar footwear. I think Crystal is 168cm, so I would place Ryah at 166cm. Not only that, but I saw Ryan upclose once, and placed her at 5'5" in my mind, so 166cm seems closer. Definitely not 170cm as currently listed.
Cacau said on 5/Apr/14
No way, she looks 4 inches smaller than Andy Garcia 1,76m
Arch Stanton said on 17/Jan/14
Looks 5'6 range next to Bill Pullman in Sleepless in Seattle and oddly looks few inches shorter than Rosie o Donnell.
Demark said on 5/Jan/14
Saw she and John Cougar in Philly outside of hotel a couple of years ago. He's 5'7" and she's 5'4" max.
Karen said on 23/Nov/13
Len: (problematic pic) Kristen Bell is wearing heels. Im guessing 3" heels and Med is in mud boots with a 1" heel.
J.Lee said on 10/Oct/13
How tall in these shoes rob?
[Editor Rob: possibly almost 5ft 10.5]
Len said on 27/Jul/13
Even 5'7" is surprising. In Serious Moonlight, she didn't look all that much taller than 5'1" Kristen Bell.

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K said on 18/Apr/13
I always thought she was 5'5"-5'6". After seeing she claimed 5'8" I'll just assume added 2 inches and believe she's 5'6". It seems everyone that's met her thinks she's in that range as well.
Jacinta said on 17/Apr/13
I've met her and escorted her through our spa facility when she was here for a celebrity event. She was exactly my height 5 foot 6.
Drake said on 6/Jan/13
Crystal wears lifts in his shoes. I'm telling you, when they filmed "Mail," I saw her every day. She's not that tall.
Jen said on 24/Dec/12
Well her claim is 5 foot 8. So who knows? I always imagined her as about 5 foot 6.
Drake said on 8/Dec/12
No way. My apt in NY was right in front of her trailer. She's about 5'4.' Crystal must be really short...
Shaun said on 30/Sep/12
Yeah 1:05 she's still a tad taller than Crystal in her socks and he's in sneakers. She can't be under 5 ft 7. If she is then he's under 5 ft 6!
Shaun said on 30/Sep/12
Na she's taller than Billy Crystal see 40:44. When the camera zooms down at 41:10 she's wearing flats.
Shaun said on 30/Sep/12
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Mmm 31:46. Both Ryan and Crystal are in flat shoes. He looks a bit taller, tell me what you think Rob. Although maybe its manipulated by angle and level for him not to appear shorter?
Shaun said on 30/Sep/12
Roughly two inches taller than Billy Crystal with average heels I think. Barefoot might be a similar height, weak 5'7".
Anonymous said on 16/Sep/07
Another anonymous poster posted in Bill Crystal's section. He/she just saw Meg a few days ago on Martha's Vineyard. They said that there is no way she's 5 foot 8. They think she may be 5 foot 4, they also said she's very petite and pretty and very toned.
Jen said on 8/Feb/07
You're right Jason, she does wear one inch heels in movies (like in When Harry Met Sally) I've always noticed that. Then at movie premieres or public events, she wears heels that are 4 inches high! Even Parkinson (in his awkward interview with her) commented on her "almost too high for walking" shoes. She came out in her usual 4 inch heels.
jason said on 3/Feb/07
there is no doubt that she is pretty, and most have been a bit over avarage at her peak. i would say she is between 168-170 cm tall, she is slightly shorter then 169cm billy chrystal in movies, he might wore lifts but she also wears heels sometimes, at peak she might have been 169-170 cm and today 168-169 cm.
Julie said on 1/Feb/07
On You Tube, check out the "Hanging Up Deleted Scenes" and you'll see she's a little shorter than Diane Keaton in the bathroom scene where they're laughing. She's appears to be about 2 or 3 inches shorter than Lisa Kudrow.
Anonymous said on 1/Feb/07
In "Hanging Up" Lisa Kudrow is a good 2 or 3 inches taller than Meg. Also in the deleted scenes (bloopers) there's a shot of Meg & Diane Keaton in the ladie's room. They both mess up and start laughing hysterically, and you can see (before Meg falls towards the floor laughing) that Diane Keaton is slightly taller than Meg. So is the female crew member who walks over to them while they're laughing, and this is after Meg stands back up. It's on You Tube, it's Hanging Up Deleted Scenes. It's pretty funny too, all three keep flubbing their lines.
Dana said on 29/Jan/07
About three years ago, I stood behind Meg Ryan at an outdoor magazine stand in Brentwood, CA while we were both in line waiting to pay for magazines. I am 5 feet 7 inches and was wearing sneakers. I was surprised when my sister, who was standing waiting for me a little aside of the line, later commented ,"Hey, she's taller than you!" I said something about Meg probably wearing heels and my sister said, "Uh,no. She was wearing sneakers, too."
Just sayin'!
Jen said on 9/Jan/07
She also tends to wear very high (4") heels to public events such as movie premieres or charity appearances. So that would make her look taller next to people. But if she wore flat shoes (like canvas shoes) then her true height would show, but she doesn't. She likes them heels.
Jenny said on 11/Dec/06
In "Hanging Up" she's the same height as Diane Keaton and shorter than Lisa Kudrow. In a Redbook magazine interview in 1993, she said: "People are always surprised that I'm five foot eight." I think not, maybe 5 foor 6, or 5 foot 7.
Brad said on 5/Nov/06
5' 6" with Meg....just look at her with Billy "double nickel" Crystal.
dmeyer said on 23/Oct/06
it make more sens since cruise looked taller than her i think ton is 171 to 172 barefeet and looks 175 176 in best lifts he looked 174 when i met hin bu his shoes were suspicious 1.25 outside heels and high cut so big chance of 1.25 insole
Anonymous said on 12/Aug/06
I read the book her mother wrote called "The Immune Spirit." In it she (Susan) describes herself at 15 as "tall and long legged." She never says how tall she is. She also describes her youngest daughter Annie as "tall at 13, all arms and legs." She never says anything about Meg's (she calls her Peggy) height. I know I shouldn't have read a tell-all, but I couldn't resist. So anyway, Meg could be 5'8" but maybe not.
Anonymous said on 9/Aug/06
I once heard she was 5'10". she looks like it on film. probably because she does indeed have narrow hips and shoulders. She is at least 5'8", though.
Jen said on 8/Aug/06
She's friends with Laura Dern and I have seen paparazzi pictures of them hanging out together in L.A. Laura is 5'10" and Meg looked about 4 or 5 inches shorter than Laura. I also noticed that Meg tends to wear Doc Marten style boots with heels that are an inch or two high. I'd say she's 5'5" or 5'6" tops.
Jennifer said on 29/Jul/06
I saw a picture of her and Dennis Quaid meeting 5'10" Princess Diana. Now the Princess could have had heels on and Meg probably did too. Bug Princess Diana towered over Meg by about 4 or 5 inches. Meg was looking way up at her and smiling at her. I always thought Meg was 5'6" but I have never met her in person.
Goldie said on 9/Jul/06
I was standing next to her in the bathroom at a restaurant in L.A. I am 5'6. and she was clearly 2inches shorter then me making her 5'4" tall. She looked a little on the haggard side as well.
anono said on 25/Jun/06
5 ft 6 ins, no way 5ft 7.Just over 4 inches shorter than russell crowe in the proof of life.
BIG TEEZY said on 7/May/06
I agree whole heartedly with Frank2!!! We have to remember that everyone looks heavier, and wider on camera! Meg ryan is VERY narrow across the hips and shoulders so she has the appearance of being taller.
clad-in-black said on 30/Apr/06
5'6 or 5'7 tops..hard to imagine that she's any taller
radio_man said on 18/Apr/06
I think she 5`6, Tom cruise was like 5`7 or 5`8 in top gun and Meg Ryan appeared in that movie and she shorter the him, so you might check it ouT!
Gonzalo said on 11/Apr/06
In French kiss she wasn´t much shorter than Kevin Kline who is at least 6`1. And I think she was taller tha Diane Keaton. I guess she is around 5`7.
Frank2 said on 27/Mar/06
Dennis Quaid's height which has been listed as much as 6'1" is in reality closer to my height. So is Tom Hanks'. Both are a little over 5'11". Dennis' brother Randy is huge - over 6'4".

Carrie Fisher is a shrimp. I doubt she's more than 5'1". So's her mom Debbie Reynolds. Her father is a shrimp too. I doubt that Eddie stands any taller than 5'5". Of course when you're that short the chances of losing a few inches as you become older is much more remote.
Glenn said on 27/Mar/06
Your right for once.(just kidding).5-5 for Billy and 5-6 for Meg.
Frank2 said on 26/Mar/06
Billy Crystal is about 5'5". I know since I stood right next to him and could look down onto the top of his balding head. Figure it out. I'm 5'11". Meg is not 5'8". Why she got pegged with this height is a mystery.
Jennifer said on 24/Mar/06
Well I saw a picture of her with her ex Dennis Quaid along with Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. It was taken at the premiere of "Sleepless in Seattle." Either Meg's slouching in the pic or Rita Wilson is super tall. But in that pic Meg looks very short compared to the others. Plus in her movies she's not taller than her female co-stars, she's around the same height or a little taller (like with Carrie Fisher). Personally I always believed her to be around 5'6" not five foot eight. When I first read that in "Redbook" magazine, I thought "You've got to be kidding me." She said "People are always surprised that I'm five foot eight." It was around the time when "Sleepless in Seattle" was making her very popular. She was on the cover of the magazine.
trueheight said on 13/Mar/06
wow, this is truly a high estimate for Meg. I supposed Crowe had massive lifts employed when he all but towered over her in Proof of LIfe
paleface said on 17/Dec/05
I agree with the 'When Harry Met Sally' analysis. Also, in comparison to 5 footer Carrie Fisher, there's no way Meg Ryan is 5 foot 8, especially since she's wear a smallish heeled boot throughout most of the movie. If she truly was 5'8, she'd be 5'9 in the boots. She would have been mammoth next to Carrie Fisher.
Britpop said on 15/Dec/05
Hello, check out when harry met sally and watch over and over again that she is the same height as billy chrystal. 5'5" - 5'6". This is just rediculous.
Anonymous said on 12/Aug/05
In hanging out dosent 5'9 lisa kudrow tower over her?.

[Editor Rob: I've seen that film. Yes she's definitely the taller of the 3, although sometimes they're footwear has to be noted. I'd be more inclined to say that Ryan might be slightly shorter than 173cm...]
kcq said on 2/May/05
There's a scene in When Harry Met Sally when she and Billy Crystal are standing face to face and they look to be the same height. Of course you don't see the ground so I don't know if either was wearing heels/lifts. I think she is definitely shorter than 5'8"--probably 5'6 1/2?

[Editor Rob: yeah speaking of not seeing the ground. In True Lies I noticed that in the ballroom scene with Tia Carrere who is on heels he did look a 6ft 2 guy, but we never really saw his shoes...actually, at one point the camera swoops up from 'his' shoes and her shoes but instead of going all the way up they pull a 'fast cut' and switch angles to show their faces, which made me suspect that Arnie had dodgy shoes!]
Mr. X said on 26/Apr/05
I think she's a bit shorter than 5'8". Billy Crystal looks about her height, and Billy is shorter than Robert De Niro, and what's Robert's height 5'8"? I also remember several scenes in Sleepless in Seattle where she's walking alongside 5'7" Rosie O' Donnell and you were able to see the ground and everything and Meg was about an inch shorter than Rosie. I'm not sure if comparing her to 5'8" Mark Ruffalo in the movie In the Cut says much since they probably wanted Mark to appear taller.

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