After graduating from Northwestern University, Ryan moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. She got her start with the recurring role on Who's the Boss? She also had a role on Dark Skies, after which she was cast in Star Trek: Voyager, appearing on the series from 1997 until 2001, when the show ended.
Ryan went on to play Ronnie Cook, a frustrated lawyer-turned-teacher in Boston Public, a role that was specifically written for her by the show's producer, David E. Kelley, who also chose Ryan again to guest star on Boston Legal as an accused murderer. She then went on to star as District Attorney Jessica Devlin opposite James Woods in the legal drama, Shark. Currently she has a recurring role as a con artist on Leverage, now in its fourth season, and just recently did a guest appearance playing a defense attorney on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
A gourmet-cooking enthusiast herself, Ryan met French chef Christophe at a charity event in 2003; the couple married in 2007 and currently reside in Los Angeles with their two children.
Ryan offers her support to non-profit groups, GLSEN and the No H8 campaign. She is also active on twitter and can be followed at @JeriLryan
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Jeri Ryan Facts
|Birth Name||Jeri Lynn Zimmerman|
|Also known as||Jeri Lynn Ryan|
|Birthday||February 22, 1968 (49)|
|Height||5' 8" (1m73) How tall is Jeri Ryan compared to you?|
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