Meghan Ory

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Meghan Ory
Meghan Ory 06172013 (cropped).jpg
Born(1982-08-20) August 20, 1982 (age 31)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)John Reardon (2008–present)
 
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Meghan Ory
Meghan Ory 06172013 (cropped).jpg
Born(1982-08-20) August 20, 1982 (age 31)
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)John Reardon (2008–present)

Meghan Ory (born August 20, 1982) is a Canadian television and film actress. She stars as Red Riding Hood/Ruby on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time and also starred in the short-lived CBS drama Intelligence as Riley Neal.

Life and career[edit]

Ory was born in Victoria, British Columbia and attended Royal Oak Middle School and then Claremont Secondary School. After receiving the Fine Arts Award for Acting from Royal Oak in 1996, she began pursuing a career in acting. Her first professional acting role came in 1999 in the Fox Family Channel television movie, The Darklings, opposite Suzanne Somers and Timothy Busfield. A guest appearance on the television series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven followed, before she landed her first regular TV role on the Fox Family series Higher Ground in 2000, along with Hayden Christensen and A.J. Cook. After appearing on the MTV series 2ge+her (2000), Ory joined the cast of the Canadian television series Vampire High in 2001.

She continued working in television with guest appearances on The Outer Limits, Dark Angel, Glory Days, and Maybe It’s Me. She appeared in the TV movies, Lucky 7 and National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion in 2003, as well as the TV series Smallville, Life As We Know It, and The Collector, and Family Reunion in 2004. Also in 2004, Ory made her feature film debut in Decoys, directed by Matthew Hastings, whom she had previously worked with on Higher Ground and Vampire High.[1]

In 2006, Ory appeared in UPN series South Beach, and the Hallmark mini-series Merlin's Apprentice, alongside Sam Neill and Miranda Richardson. She also appeared in the feature film John Tucker Must Die and the made-for-TV film Her Sister's Keeper.[citation needed] In 2007, Ory appeared in Blonde and Blonder with Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards,[2] and the television film Nightmare. In 2008, Ory appeared in the television series Flash Gordon episode "Thicker Than Water". In 2009, Ory appeared in the television series Knight Rider (2008) episode 17 (Season 1) "I love the Knight Life" as Megan Connelly. She portrayed Claire Thompson in the horror-thriller film Dark House.[3][4] She also appeared as a guest star of Canadian TV Series Sanctuary as Laura. In 2010, Ory appeared in the Keystone Light beer commercial "Rescue of Beer"..[5]

Beginning fall 2011, Ory starred as Red Riding Hood/Ruby on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time. She was in most of the episodes of the first season and was promoted to the main cast in the second season of the series. She left the cast at the end of the second season, to focus on her new show Intelligence, but returned in the third season to reprise her role of Red Riding Hood/ Ruby.

In March 2013, Ory was cast as the female lead opposite Josh Holloway in the CBS drama pilot Intelligence, which co-stars Marg Helgenberger.[6]

Ory has been best friends with actress A.J. Cook since she was 17.[7]

In 2008, she married John Reardon, with whom she worked on Merlin's Apprentice.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004DecoysAlex
2006John Tucker Must DieJill
2008Blonde and BlonderKit
2009Dark HouseClaire
2010Winner: Best Short FilmShort film
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Darklings, TheThe DarklingsJessie EverettTV movie
1999Crow: Stairway to Heaven, TheThe Crow: Stairway to HeavenAlice RomanoEpisode: "The Road Not Taken"
2000Higher GroundJuliette Waybourne22 episodes
20002gether: The SeriesHeatherEpisode: "Crying"
2000Hayley Wagner, StarCaitlin CurrenTV movie
2001Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsDanielle HobsonEpisode: "Abduction"
2001Maybe It's MeLaurenEpisode: "The Cheerleader Episode"
Episode: "The Halloween Episode"
2001–2002Vampire HighSherry Woods26 episodes
2002Maybe It's MeLaurenEpisode: "The Lab Partner Episode"
2002Dark AngelRachel BerrisfordEpisode: "The Berrisford Agenda"
2002Glory DaysJade LaFayette / Ann PalmerEpisode: "The Lost Girls"
2002Just CauseTraceyEpisode: "The Last to Know"
2003Lucky 7JaneyTV movie
2003National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family ReunionAllison SniderTV movie
2004SmallvilleMegan CalderEpisode: "Hereafter"
2004Life as We Know ItGretaEpisode: "Family Hard-ships"
2004-2005Collector, TheThe CollectorKatie
Shannon Conrad/Cora
Episode: "The Ice Skater"
Episode: "The Cowboy"
2006South BeachMaggie8 episodes
2006Merlin's ApprenticeBriannaTV miniseries
2006Her Sister's KeeperMelissa BrennanTV movie
2007Viva LaughlinEpisode: "1.5"
2007NightmareCarlaTV movie
2007Painkiller JaneWandaEpisode: "Portraits of Lauren Gray"
2007Haunting of Sorority Row, TheThe Haunting of Sorority RowAmandaTV movie
2008Flash GordonSarreEpisode: "Thicker Than Water"
2009Knight RiderDr. Megan ConnellyEpisode: "I Love the Knight Life"
2009SanctuaryLaura S.Episode: "Sleepers"
2010PsychJosieEpisode: "Viagra Falls"
2011True JusticeJuliet SandersMain – Season 1
2011–presentOnce Upon a TimeRuby / Red Riding HoodRecurring – Seasons 1 and 3
Main – Season 2
31 Episodes
2012SupernaturalSallyEpisode: "Adventures In Babysitting"
2014IntelligenceRiley NealMain role

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