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Jeri Lynn Zimmermann
February 22, 1968
(m. 1991; div. 1999)
Christophe Émé (m. 2007)
Jeri Lynn Ryan (born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann; February 22, 1968) is an American actress best known for her role as the Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she was nominated four times for a Saturn Award and won in 2001.
Ryan is also known for her role as Veronica "Ronnie" Cooke on Boston Public. She was a regular on the science fiction series Dark Skies and the legal drama series Shark. She starred as Dr. Kate Murphy in the ABC drama series Body of Proof. In 2016, she began appearing as Veronica Allen on the Amazon Prime series Bosch.
Ryan was born in Munich, Germany, the daughter of Gerhard Florian "Jerry" Zimmermann, a master sergeant in the United States Army, and his wife Sharon, a social worker. She has one older brother. Ryan grew up on Army posts in Kansas, Maryland, Hawaii, Georgia and Texas.
When she was 11, her father retired from the Army and the family settled in Paducah, Kentucky. She graduated from Lone Oak High School in 1986 (as a National Merit Scholar), and then attended Northwestern University. She graduated from Northwestern in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.
In 1989 Ryan was chosen as Miss Illinois. She competed in the Miss America 1990 pageant, where she finished as 3rd runner-up, also winning a preliminary swimsuit competition.
After college, she pursued acting full-time in Los Angeles. She made her acting debut in Who's the Boss?, and followed that with guest-starring roles in television series such as Melrose Place, Matlock, and The Sentinel.
Her big break came when she won a regular role as the extraterrestrial investigator Juliet Stuart on the television series Dark Skies. The series was cancelled after one season, but the role had drawn the attention of the science-fiction community.
In 1997 Ryan was chosen for a role on the science fiction series Star Trek: Voyager as Seven of Nine, a Borg drone who had been "liberated", or freed, from the Borg's collective consciousness. When she joined the cast in season four, ratings increased 60%.
In 1990, while dealing blackjack at a charity event, the actress met investment banker and future Republican political candidate Jack Ryan. The couple married in 1991, and had a son in 1994. They divorced in 1999.
In 2003, Ryan met French chef Christophe Émé at a chef's charity event. The two eventually began a relationship and married in the Loire Valley, France in 2007. In 2008, Ryan gave birth to daughter Gisele Émé in Los Angeles, California.
|1991||Nightmare in Columbia County||Dawn Elizabeth Smith||Television film
Alternate title: Victim of Beauty
|1992||Flash III: Deadly Nightshade||Felicia Kane||Two episodes of the 1990 Flash TV series combined into a two hour movie.|
|1992||Just Deserts||Nicole||Television film|
|1993||In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco||Rebecca||Television film|
|1996||Pier 66||Beth Saunders||Television film|
|1999||Men Cry Bullets||Lydia|
|2000||The Last Man||Sarah|
|2000||Disney's The Kid||Larry King guest|
|2000||Dracula 2000||Valerie Sharpe||Alternate title: Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000|
|2003||Down with Love||Gwendolyn|
|2005||The Commuters||Anne||Television film|
|2010||Mortal Kombat: Rebirth||Sonya Blade||Short Film|
|2010||Dead Lines||Sophie Fyne||Television film|
|2010||Secrets in the Walls||Rachel Easton||Television film|
|2016||Against the Wild: Survive the Serengeti||Jennifer Croft||Television film|
|1991||Who's the Boss?||Pam||Episode: "The Unsinkable Tony Micelli"|
|1991||The Flash||Felicia Kane||Episode: "The Deadly Nightshade"|
|1991||Top of the Heap||Tyler||Episode: "The Marrying Guy"|
|1991||Nurses||Lisa||Episode: "Mother, Jugs, and Zach"|
|1991||Reasonable Doubts||Rachel Beckwith||Episode: "Graduation Day"|
|1993||The Jackie Thomas Show||Pauline Yardley||Episode: "Jackie and the Model"|
|1993||Matlock: The Fatal Seduction||Carrie Locke||2 episodes|
|1994||Time Trax||Lauren Sanders||Episode: "Out for Blood"|
|1995||Murder, She Wrote||Maura||Episode: "Death n' Denial"|
|1995||Charlie Grace||Claire||Episode: "Designer Knock-Off"|
|1996||The Client||Jennifer||Episode: "The Morning After"|
|1996||Melrose Place||Valerie Madison||2 episodes|
|1996||Diagnosis: Murder||Melissa Farnes||Episode: "Murder by the Book"|
|1997||Dark Skies||Juliet Stewart||8 episodes|
|1997–2001||Star Trek: Voyager||Seven of Nine||102 episodes
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television (1998–1999)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television
|1999||The Sentinel||Alexis Barnes||2 episodes|
|1999||Dilbert||Seven of Nine alarm clock||Episode: "The Gift"|
|2001–2004||Boston Public||Ronnie Cooke||59 episodes|
|2004–2011||Two and a Half Men||Sherri||3 episodes|
|2005||The O.C.||Charlotte Morgan||7 episodes|
|2006||Boston Legal||Courtney Reese||2 episodes|
|2006–2009||Iron Chef America||Herself||2 episodes|
|2006–2008||Shark||Jessica Devlin||34 episodes|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Patrice Larue||3 episodes|
|2010||Psych||Dr. Kim Phoenix||Episode: "The Head, the Tail, and the Whole Damn Episode"|
|2011||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Naomi Halloran||Episode: "Boots on the Ground"|
|2011–2012||Warehouse 13||Major Amanda Lattimer||2 episodes|
|2011–2013||Body of Proof||Kate Murphy||42 episodes|
|2014 - 2017||Major Crimes||Linda Rothman||2 Episodes: "Return to Sender, Part 2";"Quid Pro Quo"|
|2014||Helix||Constance Sutton||2 episodes|
|2015||NCIS||Rebecca Chase||Episode: "Check"|
|2015||Arrow||Jessica Danforth||Episode: "The Candidate"|
|2016-17||Bosch||Veronica Allen||8 episodes|
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