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Meghan Ory is the Canadian actress who portrays Red Riding Hood and Ruby on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Meghan Ory was born on August 20, 1982[1] in Victoria, British Columbia[2] to Bonnie and Nathan Ory. She has one brother, Jesse.[1] Meghan is of Scottish descent.[3] Her first taste of acting was at age five in a French play.[4] Growing up, Meghan tried out everything from highland fling and horseback riding to singing and gymnastics.[2] She attended Royal Oak Middle School and Claremont Secondary School.[5] After receiving the Fine Arts Award for Acting in 1996, she began pursuing a career in acting.[4]

Her first professional acting gig as an actress was in a Fox Family television movie called The Darklings. Meghan's talent led her to be cast into many other television series roles; a starring role in the series Higher Ground followed by the MTV series 2gether. From there, she became a cast member of the Canadian television series Vampire High. Other television show appearances include The Outer Limits, Dark Angel, and Smallville. In 2006, Meghan had a recurring role in the short-lived UPN television series South Beach.

Meghan met Nova Scotican actor John Reardon in 2006 while they were filming the mini-series Merlin's Apprentice.[6] They married in 2008.[7]

She has expressed interest in filmmaking as a producer, writer or director had her career choice not been acting. Her hobbies include yoga, painting renovating the house, and writing.[4]


  • Her height is 5'7".[8]
  • Favorite book is Anna Karenina.[9]
  • In 2011, it was reported that she had been actively working in the last few years towards finishing her first novel as a series of teen books with the expectant title The Chronicles of Girl Wars. She stated the series would be about issues that most girls face in high school such as bullying, and friends turning into enemies.[4] She planned to publish under the name Meghan Reardon.[9]
  • Participated in a fashion show as a runaway model in April 2013 at the New York-based From Scotland With Love Fashion Show that featured a designer fusion of Scottish and Asian clothing influence as a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project and the McConnell International Foundation.[10] She modeled one of designer Vivenne Westwood's dresses.[11]
  • Speaks French.[12]
  • After the announcement that the seventh season would be the final season of the series, she wrote the following on Instagram:
Thank you #onceuponatime & #oncers for a wonderful adventure. Man will I miss that cape and Ruby’s wild hair! #littlereds i sadly won’t be in the finale because of scheduling conflicts but I wish I could have been there. Can’t wait to see what magic is spun #fairytales #littleredridinghood[13]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 John Tucker Must Die Jill Movie
2007 Blonde and Blonder Kit Movie
2009 Dark House Claire Movie
2010 Winner: Best Short Film Short film
Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Darklings Jessie Everett TV movie
1999 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Alice Romano 1 episode
1999 Hayley Wagner, Star Caitlin Curren TV movie
2000 Higher Ground Juliette Waybourne 22 episodes
2000 2gether: The Series Heather 1 episode
2001 The Outer Limits Danielle Hobson 1 episode
2002 Dark Angel Rachel Berrisford 1 episode
2002 Glory Days Ann Palmer / Jade LaFayette 1 episode
2001-2002 Maybe It's Me Lauren 3 episodes
2001-2002 Vampire High Sherry Woods 26 episodes
2002 Just Cause Tracey 1 episode
2003 Lucky 7 Janey TV movie
2003 Thanksgiving Family Reunion Allison Snider TV movie
2004 Smallville Megan Calder 1 episode
2004 Life As We Know It Greta 1 episode
2004-2005 The Collector Cora / Katie / Shannon Conrad 2 episodes
2006 South Beach Maggie 8 episodes
2006 Merlin's Apprentice Brianna TV miniseries
2006 Her Sister's Keeper Melissa Brennan TV movie
2007 Nightmare Carla TV movie
2007 Painkiller Jane Wanda 1 episode
2007 The Haunting of Sorority Row Amanda TV movie
2007 Viva Laughlin 2007 1 episode
2008 Flash Gordon Sarre 1 episode
2009 Knight Rider Dr. Megan Connelly 1 episode
2009 Sanctuary Laura S. 1 episode
2010 Psych Josie 1 episode
2010-2011 True Justice Juliet Saunders 13 episodes
2012 Supernatural Sally 1 episode
2011–Present Once Upon a Time Red Riding Hood / Ruby Guest starring
2014 Intelligence Riley O'Neil Main Role
2016 Chesapeake Shores Abby O'Brien-Winters Main Role


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

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