Meghan Ory: Red / Ruby on Once Upon a Time

Meghan Ory | Once upon a time | Red | Ruby
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We see many questions asking, “Who plays Red on Once Upon a Time?” Well, here it is:

Meghan Ory plays Ruby / Red Riding Hood on ABC’s Once Upon a Time. There is no denying that this dark haired beauty is becoming a heartthrob around the world.
Since the age of five, Meghan Ory knew she wanted to be an actress. She spent many years of dancing, singing and acting back in her hometown of Victoria, BC. She started professionally acting at the age of 15. Four months after she was the lead role on Fox Family Channel telefilm, The Darklings she received another lead role on Hayley Wagner: Star.

Ory spends most of her time divided between Los Angeles, California and Vancouver.

HOMETOWN Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Ruby (Storybrooke)

Ruby lives in Storybrooke and works as a waitress at Granny’s diner. She dreams about leaving and going on adventure. Ruby dresses with a rebellious streak on her sleeve (or lack thereof). Emma offered Ruby a chance for change and branch out to the help with police work. Overcoming her fear and self-doubt, she later discovers Kathryn Nolan’s heart with her impeccable sense of smell. After this encounter, she decides police works is not for her. She then heads back to Granny and gets her job back at the diner.

Red Riding Hood

Red had this itch to leave the little village, where she resides. She lived with her grandmother and was always trapped inside their small cottage at night. Her Granny forces her to wear a big, red, magical cloak. This cloak wards off a werewolf that stalks the woods surrounding her home.

Red dreams about running away one day with her boyfriend, Peter. Red meets Snow White and they become dear friends. Red helped Snow by offering her a place to stay at the cottage. Together, the ladies believed to have figured out the identity of the werewolf as Peter.

Snow informed Granny that Red tied Peter to the tree. This was to keep him from hurting anyone else. Then, Granny revealed they were mistaken on who the werewolf was. Red was caring a curse that has been passed down through generations of her family that made her turn into a wolf during a full moon.

The red cloak kept her from changing. As a wolf, she ended up killing Peter. This caused her and Granny to go on the run. Understanding her wolf senses, this later allowed her to control the secret power within her. Later on Red, Granny, Prince Charming and Snow White because each other’s closet allies.

Year Title Role
2004 Decoys Alex
2006 John Tucker Must Die Jill
2008 Blonde and Blonder Kit
2009 Dark House Claire
2010 Winner: Best Short Film
Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Darklings Jessie Everett TV movie
1999 The Crow: Stairway to Heaven Alice Romano Episode: “The Road Not Taken”
2000 Higher Ground Juliette Waybourne 22 episodes
2000 2gether: The Series Heather Episode: “Crying”
2000 Hayley Wagner, Star Caitlin Curren TV movie
2001 The Outer Limits Danielle Hobson Episode: “Abduction”
2001 Maybe It’s Me Lauren Episode: “The Cheerleader Episode”Episode: “The Halloween Episode”
2001-2002 Vampire High Sherry Woods 26 episodes
2002 Maybe It’s Me Lauren Episode: “The Lab Partner Episode”
2002 Dark Angel Rachel Berrisford Episode: “The Berrisford Agenda”
2002 Glory Days Jade LaFayette / Ann Palmer Episode: “The Lost Girls”
2002 Just Cause Tracey Episode: “The Last to Know”
2003 Lucky 7 Janey TV movie
2003 National Lampoon’s Thanksgiving Family Reunion Allison Snider TV movie
2004 Smallville Megan Calder Episode: “Hereafter”
2004 Life as We Know It Greta Episode: “Family Hard-ships”
2004 The Collector Katie Episode: “The Ice Skater”
2005 The Collector Shannon Conrad / Cora Episode: “The Cowboy”
2006 South Beach Maggie 8 episodes
2006 Merlin’s Apprentice Brianna TV miniseries
2006 Her Sister’s Keeper Melissa Brennan TV movie
2007 Viva Laughlin Episode: “1.5”
2007 Nightmare Carla TV movie
2007 Painkiller Jane Wanda Episode: “Portraits of Lauren Gray”
2007 The Haunting of Sorority Row Amanda TV movie
2008 Flash Gordon Sarre Episode: “Thicker Than Water”
2009 Knight Rider Dr. Megan Connelly Episode: “I Love the Knight Life”
2009 Sanctuary Laura S. Episode: “Sleepers”
2010 Psych Josie Episode: “Viagra Falls”
2010-2011 True Justice Juliet 11 episodes
2011-present Once Upon a Time Ruby / Red Riding Hood Season 1 (recurring; 17 episodes)Season 2–present (series regular)
2011 Supernatural Sally Episode: “Adventures In Babysitting”

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