Ory at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International
August 20, 1982 |
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
|Spouse(s)||John Reardon (m. 2008)|
Meghan Ory (born August 20, 1982) is a Canadian television and film actress. She is best known for her role 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
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.
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. In 2007, Ory appeared in Blonde and Blonder with Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards, 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. 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"..
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. The show was cancelled after one season due to poor ratings.
In 2008, she married John Reardon, with whom she worked on Merlin's Apprentice.
|2006||John Tucker Must Die||Jill|
|2008||Blonde and Blonder||Kit|
|2010||Winner: Best Short Film||Short film|
|2015||Dead Rising: Watchtower||Crystal O'Rourke||Digital film|
|1999||Darklings, TheThe Darklings||Jessie Everett||TV movie|
|1999||Crow: Stairway to Heaven, TheThe Crow: Stairway to Heaven||Alice Romano||Episode: "The Road Not Taken"|
|2000||Higher Ground||Juliette Waybourne||22 episodes, Main cast|
|2000||2gether: The Series||Heather||Episode: "Crying"|
|2000||Hayley Wagner, Star||Caitlin Curren||TV movie|
|2001||Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Danielle Hobson||Episode: "Abduction"|
|2001||Maybe It's Me||Lauren||Episode: "The Cheerleader Episode"
Episode: "The Halloween Episode"
|2001–2002||Vampire High||Sherry Woods||26 episodes|
|2002||Maybe It's Me||Lauren||Episode: "The Lab Partner Episode"|
|2002||Dark Angel||Rachel Berrisford||Episode: "The Berrisford Agenda"|
|2002||Glory Days||Jade LaFayette / Ann Palmer||Episode: "The Lost Girls"|
|2002||Just Cause||Tracey||Episode: "The Last to Know"|
|2003||Lucky 7||Janey||TV movie|
|2003||National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion||Allison Snider||TV movie|
|2004||Smallville||Megan Calder||Episode: "Hereafter"|
|2004||Life as We Know It||Greta||Episode: "Family Hard-ships"|
|2004-2005||Collector, TheThe Collector||Katie
|Episode: "The Ice Skater"
Episode: "The Cowboy"
|2006||South Beach||Maggie||8 episodes|
|2006||Merlin's Apprentice||Brianna||TV miniseries|
|2006||Her Sister's Keeper||Melissa Brennan||TV movie|
|2007||Viva Laughlin||Episode: "1.5"|
|2007||Painkiller Jane||Wanda||Episode: "Portraits of Lauren Gray"|
|2007||Haunting of Sorority Row, TheThe Haunting of Sorority Row||Amanda||TV movie|
|2008||Flash Gordon||Sarre||Episode: "Thicker Than Water"|
|2009||Knight Rider||Dr. Megan Connelly||Episode: "I Love the Knight Life"|
|2009||Sanctuary||Laura S.||Episode: "Sleepers"|
|2010||Psych||Josie||Episode: "Viagra Falls"|
|2011||True Justice||Juliet Sanders||Main – Season 1|
|2011–present||Once Upon a Time||Ruby / Red Riding Hood||Recurring – Seasons 1 and 3
Main – Season 2
|2011||Supernatural||Sally||Episode: "Adventures In Babysitting"|
|2014||Intelligence||Riley Neal||Main role|
|2014||The Memory Book||Chloe||TV movie|
- Vampire High bio
- [dead link]
- AFM '09: 'Puppet Master: Axis of Evil', 'Luster' and 'Dark House'
- Fangoria FrightFest Winner Announced: Dark House!
- gibbysgarage (2010-05-31). "Keith Stone KeyStone Beer Commercial 2010.mpg". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
- Andreeva, Nellie (2013-03-11). "Meghan Ory Of ‘Once Upon A Time’ To Star In CBS Pilot ‘Intelligence’". Deadline. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
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