• Meghan Ory is an actress best known for her roles in “Once Upon a Time”, “Intelligence” and “Dead Rising: Watchtower”.
• She studied at Royal Oak Middle School and Claremont Secondary School.
• She is married to John Reardon, a former university football player and actor.
• She is a lover of animals and enjoys travelling and watching movies.
• She has a net worth of over $2 million.

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Short Info

SpouseJohn Reardon
MarkBig blue eyes and dark eyeliner
FactRemains good friends with Higher Ground (2000) co-stars Jewel Staite and A.J. Cook.

Who is Meghan Ory? Wiki Bio

Meghan Ory was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on 20 August 1982,so  her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds Canadian nationality. Meghan is an actress, best known for portraying Red Riding Hood and Ruby in the “Once Upon a Time” ABC fantasy series as well as Riley Neal in the “Intelligence” CBS drama series.

Early life and education

Meghan was raised in Victoria alongside her younger brother, by their father who is a car salesman and her mother who is a housewife. She began taking acting lessons at a very early age, and grew up watching movies and TV series with her mother.

She attended Royal Oak Middle School where she one of the best students in the school’s drama class, and then began studying at Claremont Secondary School. While at Royal Oak, she won the Fine Arts Award for Acting in 1996, and the award motivated her to pursue a career in acting rather than to enroll at college. In the summer of 2012, Meghan was accepted to study Shakespeare together with her husband at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London.

Career as an actress

Meghan has only appeared in a few movies during her career, making her debut film appearance in “Decoys” playing Alex in 2004.

In 2006, she played Jill in the “John Tucker Must Die” romantic comedy film, and in 2008 played Kit in “Blonde and Blonder”. The year 2009 saw her play a notable role as Claire in the “Dark House” supernatural horror film and in 2010, she starred in the “Winner: Best Short Film”. Her latest role has been in the “Dead Rising: Watchtower” action zombie film in 2015, in which she portrayed Crystal O’Rourke.

She made her debut TV series appearance playing Jessie Everett in “The Darklings” in 1999, while she portrayed Alice Romano in “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven” in the same year. The year 2000 saw her appear in three TV series which are “Higher Ground” in which she played the lead role as Juliette Wayborne appearing in 22 episodes, “2gether: The Series”, and “Hayley Wagner, Star”.

In 2001, she appeared in a single episode of “The Outer Limits” and in the same year played the lead role as Sherry Woods in the “Vampire High” TV series. In 2002, Meghan had roles in four TV series some of which are “Maybe It’s Me”, “Dark Angel”, and “Glory Days” while she appeared in two series in 2003 entitled “Lucky 7” and “National Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family Reunion”. The year 2004 saw her in single episodes of both “Smallville” and “Life as We Know It” TV series while she portrayed the lead character Katie in “The Collector” TV series in both 2004 and 2005.

In 2006, Meghan could have been seen in three TV series entitled “South Beach”, “Merlin’s Apprentice”, and “Her Sister’s Keeper” while she appeared in “Viva Laughlin” and “Painkiller Jane” TV series in 2007. Meghan went on to appear in one TV series per year during the next couple of years and some of these are “Flash Gordon” in 2008, “Psych” in 2010, and “Supernatural” in 2012. She won the roles of Red Riding Hood and Ruby in the “Once Upon a Time” fairytale drama TV series in 2011 and her performance made her popular in Canada, appearing in 46 episodes spanning from 2011 to 2016.

Meghan Ory

In 2014, she portrayed the lead character Riley Neal in “Intelligence” while she could have also been seen appearing in “The Memory Book”. Her latest roles in TV series have been in “Chesapeake Shores”, in which she has been portraying Abby O’Brien since 2016, and “NCIS: New Orleans” in which she portrayed the Assistant U.S. Attorney Hannah Lee in 2016.

Love life and relationships

Meghan began dating John Reardon in 2006, after the two met on the set of the “Merlin’s Apprentice” TV series. After two years, they married in 2008; Meghan announced in the summer of 2018 that she had given birth to their son, and in July 2019 during an interview that she was expecting their second child, and she gave birth to their daughter in October.

Hobbies and other interests

Meghan enjoys watching movies in her free time; some of her favorite actors and actresses are Robert De Niro, Will Smith, and Angelina Jolie. Movies she enjoys watching the most are “Taxi Driver”, “Goodfellas”, and “Maleficent”.

Travelling is her main hobby, and she has been around Canada to shoot for movies and TV series she has been appearing in while her job has taken her to the US and several European countries on a couple of occasions. She is a lover of animals and often uploads pictures with a German Shepherd dog who starred in the “Hudson & Rex” TV series – the dog recently gave birth to her puppies and Meghan wished her a happy mothers’ day on her Instagram account.

Megan was physically very active while at high school, as she played several sports, while she now has several training sessions at a local gym each week.

Appearance and net worth

Meghan is 37 years old. She has long brown hair and green eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 136lbs (62kgs). Her net worth is over $2 million as of early 2020.

Who is John Reardon, Meghan’s husband?

John Henry Reardon was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on 30 July 1975 – his zodiac sign is Leo and he holds Canadian nationality.

He is a former university football player, and now an actor best known for portraying Blake Laviolette in the “Arctic Air” CBC TV series. John attended the Lir Academy of Dramatic Arts in Dublin, Ireland where he studied theatre arts, then The Second City in Los Angeles, California.

He enrolled at Mount Allison University to pursue a career in medicine, and also played college football for the university’s team from 1993 to 1997 when he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He made his debut TV series appearance in “The Chris Isaak Show” in 2001, and his debut film appearance in the “White Chicks” in 2004.

Other films he’s been in are “Scary Movie 4” in 2006, “Make It Happen” in 2008, and “Tron: Legacy” in 2010. He is better known for the roles he’s played in TV series, some of which are “The Twilight Zone” in 2002, “Andromeda” in 2003, and “Painkiller Jane” in 2007.

He is best known for portraying Blake Laviollete in 35 episodes of the “Arctic Air” drama TV series from 2012 to 2014. Blake is a pilot flying in the north of Canada, who is in a secret relationship with his co-worker Krista Ivarson.

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General Info

Full NameMeghan Ory
Height1.72 m


SpouseJohn Reardon


MoviesDead Rising: Watchtower, Dark House, The Haunting of Sorority Row, Blonde and Blonder, Merlin's Apprentice, Decoys, National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion
TV ShowsIntelligence, South Beach, Vampire High, Higher Ground, Once Upon a Time

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#Marks / Signs
1Big blue eyes and dark eyeliner


1I definitely read a lot of books on the psychology and mythology behind fairy tales because I think that's really fascinating and there's a lot to draw on there.
2I'm a huge 'Harry Potter' fan. When you're acting, it's a fantasy already, maybe it's the costumes, I love it. It's so fun.
3When you're acting, it's a fantasy already; maybe it's the costumes - I love it. It's so fun.


1Met husband John Reardon while working together on Merlin's Apprentice (2006).
2Has a younger brother.
3Of Scottish origin.
4Remains good friends with Higher Ground (2000) co-stars Jewel Staite and A.J. Cook.
5Recipient of the Fine Arts Award for Acting from the Royal Oak School in 1996.




NCIS: New Orleans2016TV SeriesAssistant U.S. Attorney Hannah Lee
Chesapeake Shores2016TV SeriesAbby O'Brien-Winters / Abby Winters-O'Brien / Abby Winters / ...
Once Upon a Time2011-2016TV SeriesRuby Lucas Red Riding Hood
Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through the Snow2015TV MovieAshley Harrison
Dead Rising: Watchtower2015Crystal
The Memory Book2014TV MovieChloe
Intelligence2014TV SeriesRiley Neal
Supernatural2012TV SeriesSally
True Justice2010-2011TV SeriesJuliet
Psych2010TV SeriesJosie
Winner: Best Short Film2010Short
Sanctuary2009TV SeriesLaura S.
Dark House2009Claire
Knight Rider2009TV SeriesDr. Megan Connelly
Flash Gordon2008TV SeriesSarre
Blonde and Blonder2007Kit
Viva Laughlin2007TV Series2007
The Haunting of Sorority Row2007TV MovieAmanda
Painkiller Jane2007TV SeriesWanda
Nightmare2007TV MovieCarla
Her Sister's Keeper2006TV MovieMelissa Brennan
John Tucker Must Die2006Jill
South Beach2006TV SeriesMaggie
Merlin's Apprentice2006TV Mini-SeriesBrianna
The Collector2004-2005TV SeriesShannon Conrad / Cora / Katie
Life As We Know It2004TV SeriesGreta
Smallville2004TV SeriesMegan Calder
Thanksgiving Family Reunion2003TV MovieAllison Snider
Lucky 72003TV MovieJaney
Just Cause2002TV SeriesTracey
Vampire High2001-2002TV SeriesSherry Woods
Maybe It's Me2001-2002TV SeriesLauren
Glory Days2002TV SeriesJade LaFayette / Ann Palmer
Dark Angel2002TV SeriesRachel Berrisford
The Outer Limits2001TV SeriesDanielle Hobson
2gether: The Series2000TV SeriesHeather
Higher Ground2000TV SeriesJuliette Waybourne
Hayley Wagner, Star1999TV MovieCaitlin Curren
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven1999TV SeriesAlice Romano
The Darklings1999TV MovieJessie Everett


Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland2013TV Movie documentary thanks
Once Upon a Time: The Price of Magic2013TV Movie documentary thanks


Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Disney 3652012TV Series documentary
The Making of 'Blonde and Blonder'2007Video documentaryHerself
Decoys: Behind the Scenes2003TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Once Upon a Time2012-2014TV SeriesRuby Lucas
Once Upon a Time: Wicked Is Coming2014TV Movie documentaryRed Riding Hood Ruby (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time: Journey to Neverland2013TV Movie documentaryRuby Red Riding Hood (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time: The Price of Magic2013TV Movie documentaryRed Riding Hood Ruby (uncredited)
Once Upon a Time: Magic Is Coming2012TV MovieRed Riding Hood Ruby (uncredited)
Painkiller Jane2007TV SeriesWanda
Decoys 2: Alien Seduction2007VideoAlex (uncredited)


Nominated Awards

2015LeoLeo AwardsBest Lead Performance By a Female in a Television MovieThe Memory Book (2014)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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