Jeri Ryan


  • Birth Name

    Jeri Ryan

  • Birth Date


  • Birthplace

    Munich, Germany

  • Credits

    5 Movies, 15 TV appearances, 2 awards
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  • Family

    Husband: Christophe Eme
    partners in Ortolan, a restaurant where Em? is the chef; became engaged March 2006; married June 16, 2007 in Eme's hometown outside Angers in the French countryside

    Father: Gerhard Florian Zimmerman

    Mother: Sharon Zimmerman

    Son: Alex Ryan
    born c. 1994; father is Jack Ryan

  • Notes

    "'Dark Skies' had a lot of potential. The show was just finding its footing when it got cancelled. It was a very different experience from what 'Voyager' has been so far. On 'Dark Skies' we re-enacted events from American history and threw in sci-fi elements, and on 'Voyager' we're in space with technobabble and alien races. The most interesting change between shows was my mindset. On 'Dark Skies' I fought the main alien, which was basically a collective, and on 'Voyager' I'm a member of the collective." --Jeri Ryan in Chicago Tribune, August 28, 1997
    Her official web site is at
    Speaking about her ultratight suit for her "Voyager" role: "It was so tight originally that I passed out four times . . . They would bring nurses to the set with oxygen, and I wouldn't say anything. But after the fourth time passing out, I spoke up." --Ryan to USA Today, September 2, 1997

  • Milestones

    (2000) Acted in "Wes Craven's Dracula 2000"
    (1993) Acted in NBC movie "In the Line of Duty: Ambush at Waco"
    (1979) After father retired from Army, the family settled down in Paducah, Kentucky when Ryan was 11 (date approximate)
    Appeared on episodes of "Murder, She Wrote" and "Diagnosis Murder", among others
    (1997) Became a series regular on NBC's "Dark Skies"
    (2003) Cast in the romantic comedy "Down with Love" starring Renée Zellweger and Ewan McGregor
    (1987) Film debut, a small role in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles"; role cut from final print
    (2000) Had cameo role as herself (being interviewed by Larry King) in a scene in "Disney's The Kid"
    (1997) Joined cast of "Star Trek: Voyager", playing striking young female Borg, Seven of Nine, a human assimilated by the Borg at a young age; severed from the collective, she must adapt to human society
    (2001-2004) Joined the cast of "Boston Public" (Fox)
    (1991) Made TV-movie debut in "Nightmare in Columbia County" (CBS)
    (1996) Made radical departure when she guest-starred in two episodes of "Melrose Place" as a lesbian actress who endured a staged marriage to a gay bridegroom
    Modeled briefly while attending college
    Moved to L.A. and spent first years portraying ingenues and nice girls
    (1989) Won Miss Illinois beauty pageant and competed for the title of Miss America in 1990; won swimsuit competition and placed third runner-up
    (2005) Joined the cast of "The O.C." (Fox) as a recovering alcoholic who befriends Kirsten

News & Articles

  • Jeri Ryan Treks to Altar
    Jun 19, 2007 2:22 PM

    Jeri Ryan has boldly gone down the aisle.The former Star Trek: Voyager star married French chef Christopher Emé over the weekend at a castle in his native France, People reports.Ryan, 39, wore a Vera Wang gown as she and Emé, 37, exchanged vows Saturday at the 15... Read On


  • Who Isn't on Maternity Watch?
    Dec 13, 2007 5:01 AM

    First Britney was rumored to be in this condition, then Jessica confirmed she's in a stork state...could yet another huge-style celeb be expecting? Sure seems so! Plus, the Joshes Duhamel and Brolin are deliciously off, like most good-looking dudes.