Jeri Ryan

Actor, Model
An intelligent, commanding presence with a bombshell physique, Jeri Ryan was a highly prolific television actress, most often cast as powerful, authoritative women. An Army brat who grew up around the world, she entered ... Read more »
Born: 02/21/1968 in Germany

Filmography

Actor (51)

NCIS 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Helix 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Major Crimes 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Body of Proof 2002 - 2004, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2004, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dilbert 1997 - 2004, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Melrose Place 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2004, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2004, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nurses 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 2004, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reasonable Doubts 1991 - 1992, 1994 - 2004, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1997 - 2004, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sentinel 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 2004, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Public 2001 - 2004, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Leverage 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Robot Chicken 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Two and a Half Men 2004 - 2005, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Warehouse 13 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Iron Chef America 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shark 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The O.C. 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Down With Love 2003 (Movie)

Gwendolyn (Actor)

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Man 2002 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Disney's The Kid 2000 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

UFOs and Aliens: Search For the Truth 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 2000 (Movie)

Valerie Sharp (Actor)

67th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Men Cry Bullets 1999 (Movie)

Lydia (Actor)

TV Guide Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Greatest Pets: Amazing... But True 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark Skies 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie Grace 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Pier 66 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Overexposed 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jackie Thomas Show 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Deserts 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Co-ed Call Girl (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets in the Walls (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An intelligent, commanding presence with a bombshell physique, Jeri Ryan was a highly prolific television actress, most often cast as powerful, authoritative women. An Army brat who grew up around the world, she entered beauty pageants to pay for her tuition to Northwestern University and, as Miss Illinois, won fourth place in the 1990 Miss America pageant. Quickly earning TV credits on every imaginable show, Ryan found firm footing with a role on the UFO conspiracy drama "Dark Skies" (NBC, 1996-97). The experience sent her down the sci-fi path, where she broke through as the recovering Borg Seven of Nine on "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN, 1995-2001). Poured into a skintight catsuit, Ryan won a Saturn Award and the hearts of millions of male fans, becoming one of the era's most distinctive and downloaded beauties. Although sex appeal was vital to Seven's success with fans and critics, Ryan touchingly revealed the character's humanity, and even in campy or niche projects, the actress managed to deliver performances grounded with great heart and humor. Rarely seen on the big screen - "Dracula 2000" (2000) and "Down with Love" (2003) were the exceptions - Ryan focused on building an outstanding TV pedigree with roles on "Boston Public" (FOX, 2000-04), "The O.C." (FOX, 2003-07), "Boston Legal" (ABC, 2004-08), "Leverage" (TNT, 2008- ), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) and "Body of Proof" (ABC, 2011- ). For the most part an under-the-radar celebrity despite her quirky, fascinating résumé, Ryan possessed extreme beauty but chose instead to be defined by her intelligence, which made her all the more a rare and exciting talent.

Relationships

Brannon Braga

Companion
Executive producer of "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN) dated from February to November of 2000

Christophe Eme Actor

Husband
Partners in Ortolan, a restaurant where Emé was the chef Engaged March 2006 Married June 16, 2007 in Emé's hometown outside Angers in the French countryside

Gisele Eme

Daughter
Born March 2, 2008 father, Christophe Eme

Jack Ryan

Husband
Met 1990 while Ryan was dealing blackjack at a charity event Married 1991 Divorced 1999 Forced to withdraw from the 2004 U.S. Senate race due to alleged sex scandal involving relationship with ex-wife Jeri

Alex Ryan

Son
Born August 15, 1994 father, Jack Ryan

Gerhard Zimmerman

Father

Sharon Zimmerman

Mother

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois
Was a National Merit Scholar

Lone Oak High School

Paducah , Kentucky 1986

Milestones

2009

Had a recurring role on the TNT drama "Leverage" as a con woman

2006

Guest-starred as Courtney Reece on David E. Kelley's "Boston Legal" (ABC)

2006

Co-starred in the CBS legal drama "Shark" as Los Angeles County District Attorney Jessica Devlin

2005

Joined the cast of "The O.C." (Fox) as a recovering alcoholic who befriends Kirsten

2003

Featured in the romantic comedy "Down with Love" starring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor

2002

First film lead, playing the last woman left on Earth in the indie comedy "The Last Man"

2001

Joined the cast of "Boston Public" (Fox) as Veronica Cooke, a frustrated lawyer who quits the bar to become a high-school teacher

2000

Had cameo role as herself (being interviewed by Larry King) in "Disney's The Kid"

2000

Acted in "Wes Craven's Dracula 2000"

1997

Joined cast of "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN) as Seven of Nine, a young female Borg

1996

Landed a regular role as the extraterrestrial investigator Juliet Stuart on NBC's "Dark Skies"

1996

Made radical departure when she guest-starred in two episodes of "Melrose Place" (Fox) as a lesbian actress who endured a staged marriage to a gay bridegroom

1993

Acted in NBC movie "In the Line of Duty: Ambush at Waco"

1991

Made her acting debut in "Who's the Boss?" (ABC)

1991

Made TV-movie debut in "Nightmare in Columbia County" (CBS)

1989

Won Miss Illinois beauty pageant and competed for the title of Miss America in 1990 (placed third runner-up)

1987

First film role was a small part in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (role was cut from final print)

Modeled briefly while attending college

Moved to Los Angeles and pursued acting full-time

Bonus Trivia

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Her official web site is at www.jerilynn.com

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When Jack Ryan's campaign for an open United States Senate seat in Illinois began in 2003, the Chicago Tribune newspaper and WLS-TV, the local ABC affiliate, sought to have his records released. Both Jeri and Jack agreed to make their divorce records public, but not the custody records, claiming that their release could be harmful to their son.

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On June 22, 2004, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Schnider agreed to release the custody files. The decision generated much controversy because it went against both parents' direct request and because it generally reversed the early decision to seal the papers in the best interest of the child. It was revealed that six years previously, Jeri had accused Jack Ryan of asking her to perform sexual acts with him in public, and in sex clubs in New York, New Orleans, and Paris. Jack Ryan denied these allegations. Although Jeri Ryan refused to comment on the matter during the campaign, the document disclosure led Jack Ryan to withdraw his candidacy; his main opponent, Barack Obama, then won the Senate seat.

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While starring in Boston Public she moonlighted on weekends in the kitchen of the Los Angeles restaurant The House.

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