Ory was born in Victoria, British Columbia 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, and The Collector, and Family Reunion in 2004. Also in 2004, Ory made her feature film debut in Decoys, directed by Matthew Hastings, whom she had previously worked with on Higher Ground and Vampire High.
In 2006, Ory appeared in 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 episode "Thicker Than Water".
In 2009, Ory appeared in the television series Knight Rider (2008) episode 17 (Season 1) "I love the Knight Life" as Megan Connelly. She portrayed Claire Thompson in the horror-thriller film Dark House. She also appeared as a guest star of Canadian TV Series Sanctuary as Laura.
In 2010, Ory appeared in the Keystone Light beer commercial "Rescue of Beer"..
Beginning Fall 2011, Ory started appearing as Red Riding Hood on the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time.
On Once Upon a TimeEdit
|Season one||1x01 Pilot||Red Riding Hood/Ruby|
|1x02 The Thing You Love Most||Ruby|
|1x03 Snow Falls||Ruby|
|1x04 The Price of Gold||Ruby|
|1x05 That Still Small Voice||Ruby|
|1x07 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter||Ruby|
|1x08 Desperate Souls||Ruby|
|1x10 7:15 A.M.||Red Riding Hood/Ruby|
|1x12 Skin Deep||Ruby|
|1x13 What Happened to Frederick||Red Riding Hood/Ruby|
|1x15 Red-Handed||Red Riding Hood/Ruby|
|1x16 Heart of Darkness||Red Riding Hood|
|1x18 The Stable Boy||Ruby|
|1x19 The Return||Ruby|
|1x21 An Apple Red as Blood||Red Riding Hood/Ruby|
|1x22 A Land Without Magic||Ruby|
|Season two||2x01 Broken||Ruby|
|2x02 We Are Both||Ruby|
|2x03 Lady of the Lake||Red Riding Hood|
|2x04 The Crocodile||Ruby|
|2x07 Child of the Moon||Red Riding Hood/Ruby|
|2x09 Queen of Hearts||Ruby|
|2x10 The Cricket Game||Red Riding Hood/Ruby|
|2x11 The Outsider||Ruby|
|2x12 In the Name of the Brother||Ruby|
On other titlesEdit
|2011 - present||Once Upon a Time||Red Riding Hood/Ruby||
TV show: recurring cast (season 1), main cast (season 2)
|2012||Supernatural||Sally||TV show: 1 episode|
|2010 - 2011||True Justice||Juliet||TV show: main role|
|2010||Psych||Josie||TV show: 1 episode|
|2010||Winner: Best Short Film||Short|
|2009||Sanctuary||Laura S.||TV show: 1 episode|
|2009||Knight Rider||Dr. Megan Connelly||TV show: 1 episode|
|2008||Flash Gordon||Sarre||TV show: 1 episode|
|2008||Blonde and Blonder||Kit||Movie|
|2007||The Hunting of Sorority Row||Amanda||TV movie|
|2007||Painkiller Jane||Wanda||TV show: 1 episode|
|2007||Viva Laughlin||2007||TV show: 1 episode|
|2006||Her Sister's Keeper||Melissa Brennan||TV movie|
|2006||John Tucker Must Die||Jill||Movie|
|2006||Merlin's Apprentice||Brianna||TV mini-series|
|2006||South Beach||Maggie||TV show: main role|
|2004 - 2005||The Collector||Cora / Katie / Shannon Conrad||TV show: 2 episodes|
|2004||Life As We Know It||Greta||TV show: 1 episode|
|2004||Smallville||Megan Calder||TV show: 1 episode|
|2003||Thanksgiving Family Reunion||Allison Snider||TV movie|
|2003||Lucky 7||Janey||TV movie|
|2002||Just Cause||Tracey||Tv show: 1 episode|
|2001 - 2002||Vampire High||Sherry Woods||TV show: main role|
|2001 - 2002||Maybe It's Me||Lauren||TV show: 3 episodes|
|2002||Glory Days||Ann Palmer / Jade LaFayette||TV show: 1 episode|
|2002||Dark Angel||Rachel Berrisford||TV show: 1 episode|
|2001||The Outer Limits||Danielle Hobson||TV show: 1 episode|
|2000||Hayley Wagner, Star||Caitlin Curren||TV movie|
|2000||2gether: The Series||Heather||TV show: 1 episode|
|2000||Higher Ground||Juliette Waybourne||TV show: main cast|
|1999||The Crow: Stairway to Heaven||Alice Romano||TV show: 1 episode|
|1999||The Darklings||Jessie Everett||TV movie|
- Recipient of the Fine Arts Award for Acting from the Royal Oak School in 1996.
- Remains good friends with "Higher Ground" (2000) co-stars Jewel Staite and A.J. Cook.
- Of Scottish origin.
- Has a younger brother.
- Has brown hair and hazel eyes.
The Meghan Ory gallery can be found here.