2. Meg Ryan
The popular actress from the 90s who starred in films like “When Harry Met Sally” and “You’ve Got Mail” was, believe it or not, born in Fairfield in 1961. She even went on to attend UCONN for journalism, and acted in commercials and “As the World Turns” for extra money, she stated in an interview with BBC’s Michael Parkinson. Ultimately, she decided to abandon her school and pursue acting a semester before her graduation.