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, As the World Turns
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Less than two years out of high school, Ryan made her film debut in the 1981 drama "Rich and Famous," playing Candice Bergen's daughter. But it was her role as Betsy Stewart on the soap opera "As The World Turns" from 1982 to 1984 that first earned her fame.

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