Amy Ryan

Actress
A gifted supporting actress, Amy Ryan proved herself more than capable at a myriad of character portrayals in many genres. A longtime stage presence and a budding onscreen talent, possessing one of those lived-in ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1969 in Queens, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

Goosebumps 2015 (Movie)

Gail (Actor)

Louder Than Bombs 2015 (Movie)

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Monster Trucks 2015 (Movie)

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Birdman 2014 (Movie)

Sylvia (Actor)

Breathe In 2014 (Movie)

Megan Reynolds (Actor)

Devil's Knot 2014 (Movie)

Margaret Lax (Actor)

Don Verdean: Biblical Archeologist 2014 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

Neal Cassady 2014 (Movie)

Carolyn Cassady (Actor)

Escape Plan 2013 (Movie)

Abigail (Actor)

The Office 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Win Win 2011 (Movie)

Jackie Flaherty (Actor)

Green Zone 2010 (Movie)

Lawrie Dayne (Actor)

In Treatment 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jack Goes Boating 2010 (Movie)

Connie (Actor)

Bob Funk 2009 (Movie)

Mrs Wright (Actor)

The Missing Person 2009 (Movie)

Miss Charley (Actor)

Changeling 2008 (Movie)

Carol Dexter (Actor)

Marvelous 2008 (Movie)

Queenie (Actor)

The 13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Wire 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2004, 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead 2007 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

Eileen (Actor)

Gone Baby Gone 2007 (Movie)

Helene McCready (Actor)

Kidnapped 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2003, 2007 (Tv Show)

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Brooklyn Bridge 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Chicago Hope 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Home Improvement 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Homicide: Life on the Street 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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I'll Fly Away 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World 2006 (Movie)

Emily Brooks (Actor)

Quantum Leap 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Capote 2005 (Movie)

Marie Dewey (Actor)

Keane 2005 (Movie)

Lynn Bedik (Actor)

War of the Worlds 2005 (Movie)

Neighbor with Toddler (Actor)

Third Watch 2004 (Tv Show)

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Hack 2003 (Tv Show)

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100 Centre Street 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Women 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2000 (Tv Show)

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You Can Count on Me 2000 (Movie)

Mrs Prescott (Actor)

Everything For A Reason 1999 (Movie)

Beat Bernese (Actor)

Roberta 1999 (Movie)

Judy (Actor)

Getting Off 1998 (Movie)

Elaine Devlin (Actor)

The Naked Truth 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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ER 1995 (Tv Show)

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A Will of Their Own (TV Show)

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Broad City (Tv Show)

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Clear History (TV Show)

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In the Deep Woods (TV Show)

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The Gold Rush (TV Show)

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Biography

A gifted supporting actress, Amy Ryan proved herself more than capable at a myriad of character portrayals in many genres. A longtime stage presence and a budding onscreen talent, possessing one of those lived-in, ordinary faces, Ryan was often cast as the reliable housewife, mother or girlfriend. But as a port authority cop Beadie Russell on HBO's gritty series "The Wire" (2002-08), she was able to spread her wings and flaunt her aptitude for East Coast drawls. But New York theater aficionados finally had an emerging talent to cheer for in the movies, as the rising star received a breakout role in a big Hollywood production and Ben Affleck's directorial debut, the Boston-set crime drama "Gone Baby Gone" (2007), which earned Ryan a bevy of awards and an Academy Award nomination. From there, she again displayed her ability to portray on-the-edge characters in "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (2007), before turning to comedy as the romantic interest to Michael Scott (Steve Carell) in several seasons of "The Office" (NBC, 2005- ). She went on to portray a psychoanalyst on the critics' favorite "In Treatment" (HBO, 2008-2010) and played the wife of a struggling wrestling coach in the indie drama "Win Win" (2011), underscoring her ability to portray a wide variety of roles.

Relationships

Eric Slovin Writer

Companion
Engaged

Georgia Slovin

Daughter
Born October 15, 2009 father, Eric Slovin

EDUCATION

Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center

Loch Sheldrake , New York

High School of the Performing Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2010

Joined the third season of HBO's "In Treatment" as Paul's new therapist

2010

Co-starred with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear in Paul Greengrass' war thriller, "Green Zone"

2008

Had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom "The Office" as dorky HR rep Holly Flax

2008

Played a prostitute wrongfully imprisoned by police in Clint Eastwood's "Changeling"

2007

Reunited with Sidney Lumet for "Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead," playing Ethan Hawke’s ex-wife

2007

Received rave reviews for her portrayal of a drug-addicted mother whose child was abducted in Ben Affleck's directorial debut, "Gone Baby Gone"; earned Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress

2005

Earned positive reviews as Chris Cooper’s star-struck wife in "Capote"

2005

Received second Tony Award nomination for playing Stella Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire"

2004

Played an impoverished single mother in the indie film, "Keane"

2003

Joined the cast of "The Wire" (HBO) in its second season, playing Port Authority Officer Beadie Russell

2001

Landed a recurring role on the A&E crime drama, "100 Centre Street"; created by Sidney Lumet

2001

Cast as Peggy in the Broadway revival of "The Women"

2000

Had a small role in the Oscar-nominated film, "You Can Count on Me"

2000

Received critical acclaim and her first Tony Award nomination for playing the love-starved Sonya in "Uncle Vanya"

1999

Feature film debut in the drama, "Roberta"

1997

Replaced Calista Flockhart as Natasha in a revival of "The Three Sisters"

1995

Played Tea Leoni’s spoiled stepdaughter on the short-lived ABC sitcom, "The Naked Truth"

1993

Broadway debut as Tessa Goode in "The Sisters Rosensweig"

1992

Had a recurring role in the critically acclaimed drama "I'll Fly Away" (NBC) as a manipulative high school temptress

1990

Had a short stint on the daytime drama "As the World Turns" (CBS)

Made professional acting debut in the National Tour of Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues"

Bonus Trivia

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"When we wrapped this movie ["Gone Baby Gone"], I had to clean up my language. I was cursing like a sailor for about two weeks. I went home and I caught myself over and over. I went, oh my lord. So yeah, first I had to wash my mouth out with soap. You get drunk on the power of such strong language."But other than that, I've played really emotional roles in theater. With any job, you should leave your work at the office. Don't take it home with you. I took home the homework and the research, but not the emotional life." - Ryan on playing a drug addicted mother to CNN.com, Feb. 5, 2008

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"I don't mind not being glamorous in a role, because the truth of a situation is where the beauty lies. But being like that next to Angelina Jolie - oh man." - Ryan on working with Jolie in "Changeling" to Los Angeles magazine, November 2008

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