• Meghan Ory is an actress with a net worth of over $2 million
• She got her start in acting at Royal Oak Middle School
• She is best known for her role in "Once Upon a Time"
• She is married to actor John Reardon and has a child with him
• She draws inspiration from reading books on mythology, fairy tales, and psychology

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SpouseJohn Reardon
MarkBig blue eyes and dark eyeliner
FactRecipient of the Fine Arts Award for Acting from the Royal Oak School in 1996.

Who is Meghan Ory?

Meghan Ory was born on 20 August 1982, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and is an actress, best known for being a part of the fantasy series “Once Upon a Time” playing the role of Red Riding Hood or Ruby.

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The Net Worth of Meghan Ory

How rich is Meghan Ory? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $2 million, earned through a successful career in acting. She also starred in the short-lived television series “Intelligence”, and is currently starring in “Chesapeake Shores” as the character Abby O’Brien. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.


Early Life and Acting Beginnings

Meghan attended Royal Oak Middle School, and later Claremont Secondary School. During her time at Royal Oak, she was given the Fine Arts Award for Acting which led her to decide to pursue a career in the craft. Three years later, she got her first professional acting role in a Fox Family Channel television movie entitled “The Darklings”, in which she appeared alongside Timothy Busfield and Suzanne Somers.

Shortly after that, she became a guest on the show “The Crow: Stairway to Heaven”, which is a drama series based on the film “The Crow” and takes its inspiration from the 1980s comic book series of the same name. Afterwards, she landed her first regular television role in the series “Higher Ground” in 2000, starred alongside AJ Cook and Hayden Christensen in the drama series which follows a group of teenagers attending a therapeutic board school, and dealing with problems of abuse, addiction and other disorders.
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Acting Prominence

During the same year, she appeared in another series entitled “2ge+her” before joining the cast of “Vampire High” the following year, a show focused on a group of young vampires attending a boarding school that housed mortals. In the next few years, she made guest appearances in numerous television shows and movies, including “The Outer Limits”, “Glory Days”, and “Dark Angel”. She also starred in “National Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family Reunion”, “Smallville”, and “The Collector”. In 2004, she made her feature film debut in “Decoys”, a horror film originally broadcast through the Sci Fi Channel.

In 2006, Ory was cast in the Hallmark mini-series entitled “Merlin’s Apprentice” which is a sequel to another miniseries entitled “Merlin”. She then became a part of another feature film entitled “John Tucker Must Die” which is about a trio of girls who plot against a manipulative John Tucker. The following year, she had a role in “Blonde and Blonder” which starred Denise Richards and Pamela Anderson, and had a guest role in the series “Flash Gordon”. In 2009, she made a guest appearance in the first season of “Knight Rider”, in the role of Megan Connelly.

Later Projects and Once Upon a Time

Meghan’s next project would be the horror film entitled “Dark House”, which starred her alongside Jeffrey Combs. In 2010, she became a guest in the Canadian series “Sanctuary”, and then appeared in a Keystone Light beer commercial. The following year, she was cast in one of her most notable roles, in the ABC series “Once Upon a Time”, appearing in most of the first season episodes. During the second season, she was promoted to a main cast member, but left after the end of the season to star on a new show entitled “Intelligence”, which was a short-lived project due to low ratings, so she returned as a guest in “Once Upon a Time” during its fourth and fifth seasons. One of her latest projects is “Chesapeake Shores” which is a Hallmark original series, in the role is a divorced woman who decides to return to her hometown with her two children.

Personal Life

For her personal life, Ory is married to actor John Reardon, who is known for his roles in series such as “Continuum” and “Arctic Air”. The two worked together in the miniseries “Merlin’s Apprentice”. They have a child together.

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There have been a lot of rumors going around that Ory is related to another celebrity, Jessica Lowndes due to their physical likeness. Jessica is an actress best known for appearing in the show “90210”. The two have been mistaken as one another especially due to their similar features. Ory has also mentioned that she has origins from Scotland, and grew up with a younger brother. She loves acting, especially the aspect of it which has her wearing costumes. She also enjoys reading books on mythology, fairy tales, and psychology, from which she draws a lot of inspiration. She says that there is a lot of fascinating content when it comes to these subjects.

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

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