She went on to study journalism as an undergraduate, first at the University of Connecticut and then at New York University.
During college, she acted in television commercials and the soap opera As the World Turns to earn extra money.
Ryan began her acting career in 1981 in minor roles, before joining the cast of the CBS soap opera As the World Turns in 1982.
Subsequently, she began to appear in supporting roles in films during the mid-1980s, achieving recognition in independent movies such as Promised Land (1988) before her performance in the Rob Reiner-directed romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally...
Due to her success as an actress, she dropped out of college a semester before she would have graduated.
After her film debut in George Cukor's Rich and Famous, Ryan played Betsy Stewart in the daytime drama As the World Turns, from 1982 to 1984, and her character was featured in a popular romantic story arc.
They come from a country that is rich in tradition and cultural values.
A man who is interested to date a Russian lady has great chances of winning her heart if he knows what to do and what not to do.
Chirovsky points out that all Kievan princes were theoretically equal (they are all referred to in the Russian chronicles as "Knyaz", female "Knyaginya") and that Vsevolod III Prince of Vladimir was the first prince to start calling himself "Grand Prince/Duke" ("Veliki Knyaz").