Jeri Ryan

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Actress

Birth Date: February 22, 1968

Age: 56 years old

Birth Place: Munich, Germany

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, 2008-12), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ) and "Body of Proof" (ABC, 2011-13). 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.

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Star Trek Day

Self
Show
2022

Dark WindsStream

Actor
Rosemary Vines
Series
2022
100%

Star Trek: PicardStream

Actor
Seven of Nine
Series
2020
89%

Devil's Revenge

Actor
Movie
2019

MacGyverStream

Guest Star
Gwendolyn Hayes
Series
2016

50 Years of Star Trek

Self
Show
2016

Against the Wild: Survive the Serengeti

Actor
Jennifer Croft
Movie
2016

BoschStream

Actor
Veronica Allen
Series
2014
97%

ArrowStream

Guest Star
Jessica Danforth
Series
2012
86%

Major CrimesStream

Guest Star
Series
2012

Body of ProofStream

Actor
Dr. Kate Murphey
Series
2011
76%

The Talk

Guest
Talk
2010

Access Hollywood Live

Guest
Show
2010

Secrets in the Walls

Actor
Rachel
Movie
2010

Dead Lines

Actor
Sophie Fyne
Movie
2010

LeverageStream

Guest Star
Tara Cole
Series
2008
92%

SharkStream

Actor
D.A. Jessica Devlin
Series
2006
52%

PsychStream

Guest Star
Series
2006
89%

etalk

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Show
2006

Robot ChickenStream

Guest Voice
Series
2005

Boston LegalStream

Guest Star
Courtney Reese
Series
2004
86%

NCISStream

Guest Star
Rebecca Gibbs
Series
2003

Two and a Half MenStream

Guest Star
Sherri
Series
2003
65%

The O.C.Stream

Guest Star
Series
2003
68%

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

Guest
Talk
2003

Law & Order: Criminal IntentStream

Guest Star
Series
2001

UFOs & Aliens

Narrator
Show
2001

Boston Public

Actor
Ronnie Cooke
Series
2000

UFOs & Aliens: Search for the Truth

Narrator
Show
2000

The Last Man

Actor
Sarah
Movie
2000

Disney's The Kid

Actor
Larry King Guest
Movie
2000

Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000

Actor
Valerie Sharpe
Movie
2000

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

Guest Star
Patrice Larue
Series
1999
78%

DilbertStream

Guest Voice
Series
1999

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

Guest
Talk
1999

UFOs & Aliens

Narrator
Show
1999

America's Greatest Pets: Amazing but True

Host
Show
1998

Men Cry Bullets

Actor
Lydia
Movie
1998

Dark Skies

Actor
Juliet
Series
1996
67%

Pier 66

Actor
Show
1996

The Sentinel

Guest Star
Series
1996

Coed Call Girl

Actor
Kimberly
Movie
1996

Star Trek: VoyagerStream

Actor
Seven of Nine
Series
1995
76%

In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco

Actor
Rebecca
Movie
1993

Melrose PlaceStream

Guest Star
Valerie Madison
Series
1992

Nightmare in Columbia County

Actor
Dawn Elizabeth Smith
Movie
1991

MatlockStream

Guest Star
Series
1986

Who's the Boss?Stream

Guest Star
Series
1984

Entertainment Tonight

Guest
News
1981

News aboutJeri Ryan

Leverage - Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Aldis Hodge, Beth Riesgraf

‘Leverage’ Turns 15: Where’s the Cast Now?

Olivia Wilde, T.I., and Jeri Ryan on 'The O.C.'

‘The O.C.’ Turns 20: 15 Celebs Who Guest Starred on the Teen Drama

Jessica Matten and Zahn McClarnon in 'Dark Winds' Season 2

‘Dark Winds’ Season 2 Trailer: New Mystery Gets Personal for Leaphorn (VIDEO)

Jeri Ryan and Todd Stashwick in 'Star Trek: Picard'
Spoiler Alert

‘Star Trek: Picard’: Jeri Ryan & Todd Stashwick Talk Start of ‘Begrudging, Mutual Respect’ Between Seven & Shaw

Michelle Hurd and Jeri Ryan

‘Star Trek: Picard’: Jeri Ryan & Michelle Hurd Look to Seven & Raffi’s Futures (VIDEO)

'Star Trek: Picard'
Preview

‘Star Trek: Picard’: Jeri Ryan & Michelle Hurd Talk Seven & Raffi’s Distance (VIDEO)

Patrick Stewart in 'Star Trek: Picard'
Review

Roush Review: Nostalgia, Suspense Fuel ‘Star Trek: Picard’s Final Season

The Cast of 'Star Trek: Picard'

See Patrick Stewart & ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Cast in Our TCA Portrait Studio (PHOTOS)

Gates McFadden, Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton of Star Trek: Picard
Comic-Con

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Reveals Season 3 Character Portraits With ‘TNG’ Cast (PHOTOS)

Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, Sir Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard, Michelle Hurd as Raffi, Evan Evagora as Elnor in Star Trek Picard
Preview

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Cast & EP on Season 2 Relationships & Reunions

Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek Picard

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Renewed, Plus Q Messes With Time in the New Season 2 Trailer (VIDEO)

Star Trek Picard Season 2 Trailer John de Lancie Q

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2 Teaser Brings Jean-Luc Face-to-Face With Q (VIDEO)

Star Trek: Voyager - Robert Beltran as Chakotay and Kate Mulgrew as Kathryn Janeway

‘Star Trek Voyager’ Ended 20 Years Ago: See Fans’ Favorite Episodes

Boston Public Chi McBride Jeri Ryan Rashida Jones

Where Are the Stars of ‘Boston Public,’ 20 Years Later?

SDCC @ Home Fan Favorites Panel 2020
Comic-Con

Submit Your Questions for SDCC@Home’s Fan Favorites Panel!

Jeri Ryan as Gwendolyn Hayes in MacGyver - Season 4, Episode 8
Q&A

Jeri Ryan Previews the Layers of Her ‘Quirky’ Villain on ‘MacGyver’

MacGyver Season 4 Episode 8 Father Son Matriarch

See Jeri Ryan Debut as Mac’s Aunt on ‘MacGyver’ (PHOTOS)

Jeri Ryan MacGyver
Exclusive

‘MacGyver’ Casts Jeri Ryan as Mac’s [Spoiler] For Multi-Episode Arc