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Roz Ryan

Roz Ryan, a versatile and talented actress and singer who has entertained audiences for more than 25 years, stars as Anthony Anderson's loving and supportive mom, Flo, in All About the Andersons.

At just 16 years old, Ryan began performing in clubs in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. In 1979, she left Detroit and headed for New York where she quickly landed a role in Ain't Misbehavin'. Since that time, Ryan has appeared on Broadway in Dreamgirls and One Mo' Time. She spent this summer on a second national tour performing the role of Matron Mama Morton in Chicago. Additionally, she is the only woman who has played the part of The Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol.

Ryan, who considers herself a show business gypsy, has performed in theater productions around the world and has won the South Florida Critics Circle Carbonell Award twice for Best Actress in a Musical for her performances in Cole Porter Requests The Pleasure and Blues In the Night, for which she also won a Zoni Award for Best Actress.

Following a brief stay in Miami, Ryan came west when she landed the role of Sister Amelia in the television series Amen with Sherman Hemsley. Her other television credits include Danny, starring Daniel Stern, and The Good News. In addition to theater and television, Ryan has appeared in Francis Ford Coppola's film The Cotton Club and voiced the character of Thalia in Disney's animated feature Hercules. Currently, Ryan is the voice of Wade's mom in Kim Possible and Madam President in Buzz Lightyear on Command. She also co-produced the independent film Nikita Blues.

Ryan, who calls Los Angeles home, is the mother of one son and two beautiful granddaughters.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Roz Ryan Facts

Birth Name Rosalyn Bowen
OccupationActress
BirthdayJuly 7, 1951 (66)
SignCancer
BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

Selected Filmography

War of The Worlds
The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Vol. 1
Cartoon Network: The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack: Volume 1
I Think I Love My Wife
The Looney Tunes Show 3-Pack Fun: Season 1, Vol. 1-3
The Looney Tunes Show: There Goes The Neighborhood S1P2
The Looney Tunes Show: Season 1, Vol. 3
Las Vegas Strangler
The Looney Tunes Show: Season 1, Vol. 2
The Looney Tunes Show: Season 1, Vol. 1
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