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Jeri Lynn Zimmermann

February 22, 1968 (1968-02-22) (age 53)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Jack Ryan
(m. 1991; div. 1999)

Christophe Émé (m. 2007)
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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.

Early life

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Jeri Ryan 2012

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.

Early career

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%.

Personal life

Jeri Ryan by Brian Wilkins (2010)
Ryan at the 2010 Las Vegas Star Trek convention in Nevada

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.



Year Film Role Notes
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 Last Man, TheThe 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 Commuters, TheThe 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
2018 The Relic Filming


Year Show Role Notes
1991 Who's the Boss? Pam Episode: "The Unsinkable Tony Micelli"
1991 Flash, TheThe 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 Jackie Thomas Show, TheThe 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 Client, TheThe 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 Sentinel, TheThe 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 O.C., TheThe 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
2009–2011 Leverage Tara 8 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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