Once Upon a Time

Meghan Ory

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Meghan Ory
Meghan Ory
Character Ruby
Red Riding Hood
Season(s) S1 - S2 - S3 - OW - S4 - S5
Date of Birth August 20, 1982
Origin Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Meghan Ory is one of the main actors of Once Upon a Time, portraying the role of Ruby/Red Riding Hood.


Life and career

Ory was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and attended Royal Oak Middle School and then Claremont Secondary School. After receiving the "Fine Arts Award for Acting" from Royal Oak in 1996, she began pursuing a career in acting. Her first professional acting role came in 1999 in the Fox Family Channel television movie, The Darklings, opposite Suzanne Somers and Timothy Busfield. A guest appearance on the television series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven followed, before she landed her first regular TV role on the Fox Family series Higher Ground in 2000, along with Hayden Christensen. After appearing on the MTV series 2ge+her (2000), Ory joined the cast of the Canadian television series Vampire High in 2001.

She continued working in television with guest appearances on The Outer Limits, Dark Angel, Glory Days, and Maybe It's Me. She appeared in the TV movies, Lucky 7 and National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion in 2003, as well as the TV series Smallville, Life as We Know It, The Collector, and Family Reunion. In 2004, Ory made her feature film debut in Decoys, directed by Matthew Hastings.

In 2006, Ory appeared in the UPN series South Beach, and the Hallmark mini-series Merlin's Apprentice, alongside Sam Neill and Miranda Richardson. She also appeared in the feature film John Tucker Must Die and the made-for-TV film Her Sister's Keeper. In 2007, Ory appeared in Blonde and Blonder, with Pamela Anderson and Denise Richards, and the television film Nightmare. In 2008, Ory appeared in the television series Flash Gordon, and joined the cast of the supernatural thriller Dark House. In 2009, she appeared in the television series Knight Rider, and also appeared as a guest star on Canadian TV series Sanctuary. In 2010, Ory appeared in the Keystone Light beer commercial "Rescue of Beer".

Starting in 2011, Ory originated a role on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time, portraying the dual role of Red Riding Hood/Ruby. Despite being a recurring cast member with a limited amount of screentime in season 1, Ory wound up being featured in almost every episode, and was eventually promoted to a series regular for season 2. However, Ory eventually left the regular cast of the series to star in the CBS drama, Intelligence.


Gallery of behind the scene stills released to promote the actor.

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