Meghan Ory is the Canadian actress who is currently starring as Abby O’Brien in Hallmark Channel’s drama series Chesapeake Shores. This is just one of the many important roles she has filled in both film and TV since she came into the movie industry at seventeen years of age in 1999. So, obviously, Meghan is a talented actress, to say the least.
In this post, we are going to be discussing her biography and personal life, as well as the movies and TV shows she has appeared in.
Meghan Ory Bio
Meghan’s birth occurred on August 20, 1982. Her birthplace is Victoria, the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia. This is about the only details we can access as regards Meghan’s early life. We are still digging for such information as the names and profession of her parents and possible siblings, as well as her childhood experiences.
So far, however, we can reliably report that Meghan Ory attended Royal Oak Middle School, located on 751 Travino Ln in Victoria, British Columbia. Meghan later proceeded to Claremont Secondary School (CSS) in Saanich, a suburb of Victoria, where she finished her high school education. Royal Oak will forever be remembered by the actress as where she was inspired to go into acting which she now soars in. How come? By her own testimony, she seriously began to nurse the ambition to be an actress after winning Royal Oak’s Fine Art Award for Acting. That’s how far a little gesture can go to influence a decision, even in children.
To further buttress this claim of Meghan’s, we found that she won the Royal Oak award in 1996. Then, three years later, in 1999, Meghan would be filling her first professional movie role. That was in the FOX Family Channel’s TV film, The Darklings, where she acted as Jessie Everett. Let’s explore the movies and TV shows that Meghan has been part of over the years.
Movies And TV Shows
After that first impressive professional outing in The Darklings, Meghan Ory’s career was really off to a great start. She immediately landed another role that same year as Alice Romano, appearing in one episode of the syndicated Canadian supernatural drama TV series, The Crow: Stairway To Heaven.
The following year was really a busy one for Meghan – an indication that she must have done marvellously well in her previous roles. She started the year 2000 by bagging her first regular TV role ever. Acting as Juliette Waybourne, Meghan appeared in 22 episodes of the FOX Family drama TV series, Higher Ground. She also made guest appearances in the MTV sitcom, 2gether: The Series (as Heather) and in the TV film, Hayley Wagner, Star (as Caitlin Curren).
Since then, Meghan Ory has filled 31 TV roles which include five main roles and one recurring role. In 2001, she starred as Sherry Woods, appearing in all of the 26 episodes of the TV series, Vampire High (which aired on a Canadian Channel, YTV). Again, acting as Maggie, Meghan starred in the 2006 UPN TV series, South Beach, appearing in all the 8 episodes of the series that aired for two months only. She also starred as Brianna in the TV miniseries, Merlin’s Apprentice the same year.
Between 2011 and 2016, Meghan had double roles in the well-received ABC fantasy drama TV series, Once Upon A Time. In the recurring role of Ruby, Meghan appeared in seasons 1, 3 and 5 of the series. Then, she also starred as Red Riding Hood, appearing in 46 episodes – mainly in season 2. In between these roles, Meghan was also starring as Rilley Neal in the 2014 CBS cyber-themed action-adventure TV series, Intelligence, appearing in all 13 episodes of the series.
As already hinted, Meghan Ory has been starring in the Hallmark Channel’s drama TV series, Chesapeake Shores, since 2016. Acting as Abby O’Brien, the actress has appeared in 29 episodes of the series so far. She has equally starred in the following film roles: As Alex in Decoys (2004); Jill in John Tucker Must Die (2006); Kit in Blond And Blonder (2008); Claire in Dark House (2009); and Crystal O’Rourke in Dead Rising: Watchtower (2015).
Meghan Ory’s Personal Life
The actress is a devoted married woman and a mother. She has been married to Canadian actor John Henry Reardon since 2008. Meghan and John probably began dating after starring together in the 2006 miniseries, Merlin’s Apprentice. Ten years after getting married, the couple welcomed their first baby in 2018. After appearing to be pregnant on set for a few months, Meghan announced on May 13, 2018, that she had joined the ranks of motherhood, posting a photo of a pair of baby sandals on her Instagram page. So far, we do not know the name or gender of her baby.