Birth Name: Jeri Lynn Zimmerman
Birth Date: February 22, 1968
Birth Place: Munich, Germany
Height: 5' 8"
Quote: "Pretty much everything makes me laugh. I'm an easy audience!"
Quote: "It's hard for me to look at myself and say, "Oh, yeah, I'm sexy and strong."
Jeri Lynn Zimmerman was born on February 22, 1968 in Munich, Germany to her parents Sharon and Jeri Zimmerman. Jeri has one younger brother and is an a self-professed army brat. She was raised on military bases all over the US before her family finally settled down in Paduch, Kentucky.
By this time, Jeri was already 11 years old and her father decided to retire at which point her mom decided to begin her career in social work. Because of all the moving around Jeri had done as a young child, she learned how to become somewhat of an actress without even making an effort since she was constantly changing schools and forced to make new friends.
Although Jeri initially wanted to be a veterinarian, her acting career began when she was in the fourth grade whereupon she starred in Market house Theater productions of Gracie at the Bat, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (as Lucy), and The Drunkard in the mid 80's.
In 1986, Jeri graduated at the top of her class from Lone Oak High School with. Fittingly enough, she was voted most talented by all of her classmates. Jeri attended Northwestern University and earned a BS in theater.
While studying at University, Jeri won the sixth annual Miss Northwestern Alpha Delta Phi Pageant in 1989. That same year, she won the Miss Illinois Pageant and went came in fourth in the 1990 Miss America Pageant.
Her professional career began when she was cast as an extra in the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Unfortunately, however, the scene Jeri was in did not make the final cut.
But soon enough, Jeri began getting call ins for auditions for television shows and she began acting professionally right after she graduated from University. Like most stars, she began doing some commercials in her senior year and then got her first guest-starring role in the sitcom Who's the Boss?, which starred Charmed vixen, Alyssa Milano.
Jeri was guest-starring on a slew of popular television shows including Matlock, Who's the Boss?, Murder, She Wrote, Reasonable Doubts, Time Trax, Melrose Place and Diagnosis Murder.
Ryan's stint on television was far from over as she starred in the made-for-TV movies Coed Call Girl, Nightmare in Columbia County and NBC's In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco.
As well, Jeri starred in some independent films which include The Last Man and Men Cry Bullets.
Although Jeri's attempt at her own starring role on a television showed did not succeed as NBC's Dark Skies was cancelled soon after its debut, her more recent Star Trek Voyager has somewhat of a cult following. Jeri has even signed with Paramount for another three years.
More recently, Jeri stars in Boston Public and was married to Jack Ryan with whom she has one son, Alex. Jeri is now divorced and lives alone with her 5-year-old son.
Jeri Ryan Filmography
"Shark" .... Jessica Devlin (2006 - )
"Boston Legal" .... Courtney Reese (2 episodes, 2006)
"The O.C." .... Charlotte Morgan (7 episodes, 2005)
"Two and a Half Men" .... Sherri (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
The Commuters (2005) (TV) .... Anne
Sudbury (2004) (TV) .... Gillian Owens
Down with Love (2003) .... Gwendolyn
"Boston Public" .... Ronnie Cooke (2001-2004)
Dracula 2000 (2000) .... Valerie Sharpe
-- aka Dracula 2001
-- aka Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000
Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (2000) (Video Game) .... Seven of Nine (voice)
The Last Man (2000) .... Sarah
"Dilbert" .... Seven of Nine Alarm Clock (1 episode: "The Gift " 1999)
"The Sentinel" .... Alexis Barnes (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
"Dark Skies" .... Juliet Stewart (7 episodes, 1997)
Men Cry Bullets (1997) .... Lydia
"Star Trek: Voyager" .... Seven of Nine (1997-2001)
-- aka Voyager
"Diagnosis Murder" .... Melissa Barnes (1 episode: "Murder by the Book " 1996)
"Melrose Place" .... Valerie Madison (2 episodes, 1996)
Co-ed Call Girl (1996) (TV) .... Kimberly
"The Client" .... Jennifer (1 episode: "The Morning After" 1996)
-- aka John Grisham's The Client
Pier 66 (1996) (TV) .... Beth Saunders
"Charlie Grace" .... Claire (1 episode: "Designer Knock-Off " 1995)
"Murder, She Wrote" .... Maura (1 episode: "Death 'N Denial" 1995)
"Time Trax" .... Lauren Sanders (1 episode: "Out for Blood" 1994)
"Matlock" .... Carrie Locke (2 episodes, 1993)
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993) (TV) .... Rebecca
"The Jackie Thomas Show" .... Pauline Yardley (1 episode: "Jackie and the Model" 1993)
Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (1992) (V) .... Felicia Kane
-- aka The Flash 3: Deadly Nightshade
"Just Deserts" (1992) TV Series .... Nicole
Nightmare in Columbia County (1991) (TV) .... Dawn Elizabeth Smith
-- aka Victim of Beauty
"Reasonable Doubts" .... Rachel Beckwith (1 episode: "One Woman's Word" 1991)
"Nurses" .... Lisa (1 episode: "Mother, Jugs, and Zach" 1991)
"Top of the Heap" .... Tyler (1 episode: "The Marrying Guy" 1991)
"The Flash" .... Felicia Kane (1 episode: "The Deadly Nightshade" 1991)
"Who's the Boss?" .... Pam (1 episode: "The Unsinkable Tony Micelli" 1991)
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