The same year, Ryan returned to type, starring alongside Tim Robbins in Fred Schepisi's romantic comedy I. The film centers on a mechanic and a Princeton doctoral candidate who fall in love, with the aid of the graduate student's uncle, Albert Einstein (played by Walter Matthau).Also in 1994, Ryan won Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year award, and People Magazine dubbed her one of "the 50 most beautiful people in the world." In 1995, critic Richard Corliss called her "the current soul of romantic comedy." That same year, she appeared opposite Kevin Kline in Lawrence Kasdan's French Kiss, a romantic comedy that catered to her "America's Sweetheart" image, and Ryan was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award.Around that same time, she appeared in a Burger King commercial.Several television films and smaller film roles followed, including appearances in Charles in Charge, Armed and Dangerous, Amityville 3-D and Promised Land; for her role in the lattermost she received her first Independent Spirit Award nomination. Her first leading role was the romantic comedy film When Harry Met Sally...In 1986, she played Carole Bradshaw, the wife of Naval Flight Officer Nick "Goose" Bradshaw (played by Anthony Edwards) in Top Gun. (1989), which paired her with comedic leading man Billy Crystal and earned her a Golden Globe nomination.Ryan appeared in the film Innerspace (1987) with her future husband Dennis Quaid, and later in the remake of D. Her portrayal of Sally Albright includes an oft-recounted scene in which her character, lunching with Crystal in Katz's Delicatessen in Manhattan, theatrically demonstrates for him how easy it is for a woman to fake an orgasm. On the same day John Mellencamp claimed he has been on bad terms with ex-girlfriend Meg Ryan, an onlooker exclusively revealed to Radar that the exes seemed friendly while hanging out in New York City. He then dated Christie Brinkley for a year before they split in 2016.
Every bad thing that a fella can be, that’s me.” When Stern suggested Mellencamp call Ryan, 55, to end their feud, he replied, “I’ve done that. And I can’t blame her.” Mellencamp added how his bad reputation also contributed to his feud with Ryan.“They seemed friendly and civil.” “It definitely wasn’t a heated conversation at all,” Forman said. ” I didn’t hear or see anything that made it seem like they were angry or uncomfortable with each other.” On March 1, the singer told Howard Stern on Sirius XM radio how their relationship didn’t end amicably. (This award is given to "outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry.") In 1997, Ryan voiced the lead role in the animated film Anastasia, which garnered good reviews and enjoyed box office success.She also appeared opposite Matthew Broderick in Addicted to Love playing a female lead at least superficially different than her usual direction, as one of a pair of jilted lovers bent on revenge. City of Angels drew positive reviews and became a financial success, topping nearly 0 million worldwide.She studied journalism as an undergraduate, first at the University of Connecticut and then at New York University.During college, she acted in television commercials and the soap opera As the World Turns to earn extra money.Ryan's first film of the 2000s was Hanging Up, a Diane Keaton-directed family comedy-drama about a trio of sisters who bond over the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father.Also starring Keaton, Lisa Kudrow, and Walter Matthau, the film adaptation of Delia Ephron's 1995 novel received poor reviews from critics.The year 1993 saw the release of the hugely successful romantic comedy Sleepless in Seattle, which paired Ryan for a second time with Tom Hanks.They had previously been paired as romantic leads in the film Joe Versus the Volcano—a commercial disappointment which later developed a cult following.