Meg Ryan through the years

Published On: Nov 16 2011 12:34:29 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 19 2012 01:00:00 AM CST

Meg Ryan marks her 51st birthday on Nov. 19. In her honor, let's look back at the actress' career to this point.

Meg Ryan in Top Gun
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Paramount Pictures

In 1986, Ryan had a small role -- and a memorable line in "take me to bed or lose me forever" -- as the wife of Anthony Edwards' character's wife in "Top Gun."

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