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German-American actress Jeri Ryan is well known for her stellar performance in the role of “Borg Seven of Nine” in the 90s sci-fi series Star Trek: Voyager. For her performance, Ryan received the 2001 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television in addition to 3 other nominations.
Ryan also starred as a regular in the main role of Ronnie Cooke in the drama series Boston Public. She was a regular on the 2-season long legal drama series Shark. The talented actress is equally well known for her regular role as Dr. Kate Murphy in the ABC medical drama Body of Proof. In 2016, she joined the main cast of the police procedural series Bosch, playing the recurring character Veronica Allen.
Jeri Ryan Bio, Age
Jeri Ryan was born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann on February 22, 1968, in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Her father Gerhard Florian “Jerry” Zimmermann worked as an officer in the United States Army and her mother Sharon worked as a social worker. She was raised alongside one sibling, an older brother named Mark. The family moved several times, living in military bases in Kansas, Maryland, Hawaii, Georgia and Texas. They eventually settled in Paducah, Kentucky when her father retired from the military.
Jeri Ryan had her high school education at Lone Oak High and finished in 1986. She had her college education at Northwestern University, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. Upon graduation, she moved to Los Angeles where she launched her acting career.
In 1991, Jeri Ryan marked her acting debut on an episode of the sitcom Who’s the Boss?. Throughout the 90s, she starred in several TV series including guest spots on hit series like Matlock (1993), Murder, She Wrote (1995), Melrose Place (1996) and Diagnosis: Murder (1996). She eventually landed her first main role as Juliet Stuart in the Sci-fi series Dark Skies (1997).
When Dark Skies came to an end, Ryan was promptly cast as a regular on another hit sci-fi series Star Trek: Voyager (1997-2001). Her role as “Seven of Nine” in the series proved to be her breakout role and she appeared from season 4-7. After Voyager, Ryan landed a regular spot on Boston Public (2001–2004), starring as Veronica “Ronnie” Cooke, a role specifically written for her. She also starred in guest roles in the teen drama series The O.C (2005) as well as the legal drama Boston Legal (2006).
In 2006, Jeri Ryan landed a regular role as LA County D. A. Jessica Devlin in the legal drama series Shark (2006–2008). The talented actress also had a minor role on Leverage (2009-2011) as well as guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2009) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2011). Ryan also appeared in the main role of Kate Murphy in the ABC medical drama Body of Proof (2011-2013).
Ryan’s career equally boasts of a number of movie credits. In the early days of her career, she appeared in several telefilms before landing her first movie lead in the action comedy The Last Man (2000). She also appeared in the romantic comedy Down with Love (2003) alongside Renée Zellweger.
Is Jeri Ryan Married? Husband
Jeri Ryan is currently married to French chef Christophe Émé. The duo met way back in 2003 at a chef charity event. In February 2005, the couple established the French restaurant Ortolan located in 3rd Street Los Angeles, California. The business thrived for several years, however, it was closed down in December 2010. On June 16, 2007, the longtime couple eventually tied the knot. Their wedding ceremony was held in the Loire Valley, France. The following year, the couple welcomed their daughter Gisele Lynn Eme on March 2, 2008.
Prior to Jeri Ryan’s present marriage, she was previously married to a former investment banker and GOP politician named Jack Ryan. The now estranged couple met in 1990 and a year later, they tied the knot in June 1991. On August 15, 1994, Jeri and Jack Ryan welcomed their first child, a son named Alex. However, after 8 years of marriage, things went south and the marriage broke down. Their divorce was finalized on August 27, 1999.
Jeri Ryan has been a household name in Hollywood for several decades running. Her career boasts of numerous major projects on the small screen and a few on the big screen. She has also enjoyed several endorsements with major brands coupled with several other business ventures. Being an ardent Francophile, Ryan collaborated with her husband to establish the French restaurant Ortolan located in Los Angeles. Even though the business was closed down in 2011, it was very successful while it lasted. Jeri Ryan’s net worth is estimated at $30 million.
Where Is She Now?
Since she launched her acting career in 1991, Jeri Ryan has remained consistent. After her short stint on Dark Skies, she became the go-to girl for all things sci-fi and her career timeline has been very busy ever since. Her most recent major work is the recurring role of Veronica Allen on the crime drama series Borsch. The series was renewed for a 5th season in February 2018. In March 2018, Jeri Ryan was tipped to headline an NBC drama pilot Suspicion opposite Derek Luke.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Jeri Ryan stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (173 cm). Her trademark features include her blonde hair, dazzling blue eyes as well as her buxom figure. Her body measurements are 36-26-36 inches (91-66-91 cm).
Thanks to her gorgeous looks, the beautiful actress was crowned Miss Illinois way back in 1989. She went on to represent the state at the Miss America 1990 pageant where she finished as the 3rd runner-up and also won the swimsuit contest. Over the years, she has maintained her ageless looks as well as her stunning figure with an average weight of 58 kg (128 lbs).