Jeri Ryan Biography
Birth name - Jeri Lynn Zimmerman
Date of birth - February 22, 1968
Height - 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Sometimes Credited As:
Jeri Lynn / Jeri Lynn Ryan / Jeri-Lynn Ryan
Jeri Ryan photo gallery
Jeri Lynn Zimmerman was born on February 22, 1968 in Munich, Germany to Jeri and Sharon Zimmerman. She and her brother Mark grew up on several Military bases, including Kansas, Maryland, Georgia and Texas. Finally, at the age of 11, her family settled down in Paduch, Kentucky. Later, after graduating from Lone Oak High School in 1986, she attended Northwestern University Chicago as a National Merit Scholar. While studying there, she won a number of beauty contests (a.o.- 6th annual Miss Northwestern Alpha Delta Phi Pageant in 1989).
With a BS in theater, she came to Los Angeles and since then she's been on several TV shows and movies - including popular shows like "Matlock" (1986), "Melrose Place" (1992), "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) as well as "Dark Skies" (1996). Her television experience also includes roles in a variety of telefilms including Co-ed Call Girl (1996) (TV), Nightmare in Columbia County (1991) (TV), NBC's In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993) (TV), "The Sentinel" (1996), The Last Man (2000), Men Cry Bullets (1997), Dracula 2000 (2000), Down with Love (2003). Jeri Ryan resides in the area of Los Angeles with her son Alex.
Spouse - Jack Ryan (15 June 1991 - 27 August 1999) (divorced) 1 child
More Interesting Information for Jeri Ryan
Son, with Ryan, Alex 
Miss Illinois 1989
Came fourth in the 1990 Miss America Pageant.
Was a national merit scholar and graduated from Northwestern University.
Appeared on Jeopardy! Celebrity Invitational on Wednesday, April 29, 1998. Jeri played for St. Jude's Hospital.
Graduated from Lone Oak High School in Paducah, Kentucky in 1986.
Was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority while at Northwestern University (Beta Chapter).
VH-1 Rock across America
Named after her father.
Turned down a cameo in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) because of her busy schedule on "Boston Public" (2000). The cameo was subsequently given to her "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) castmate, Kate Mulgrew.
Parents: Jeri and Sharon Zimmermann
Her ex-husband, Jack Ryan, was running for Senator in Illinois, but dropped out of the race when allegations in their divorce proceedings were made public. 
Winner of the swimsuit competition in the 1990 Miss America Pageant
Ranked #65 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
Bust size in 1989 - 36D
In 2005, she and boyfriend, chef Christophe Emé, opened a California restaurant named Ortolan.
Has appeared in episodes of two different series entitled "The Gift": "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) and "Dilbert" (1999).
Personal quotes from Jeri Ryan
"He's a good man and good father" - on her ex husband Jack Ryan who is running for US Senator in Illinois
"There are three things pageant women do. There's the Vaseline thing, which I didn't do. There's duct-taping your boobs, which I never did because I'm not into pain. The third thing is using athletic spray adhesive on your butt to keep your swimsuit in place. I did do that. So one out of three ain't bad."
On her Seven of Nine costume: "Initially, I would stay in the costume much longer than I ended up staying in it, because it takes about twenty minutes to get into. Someone has to dress me and undress me. It's a production break if I have to get out of the costume to use the rest room or something. It grinds to a halt unless they can shoot something without me, which typically they can't, if it's a scene that I'm in. So, in the interest of being a team player, the first season, I would not take rest room breaks, I just didn't drink anything on set, which is not the healthiest thing to do."
"When I started out on Voyager, they had to tell me everything about Star Trek, because I knew nothing about it. I had never seen the original series, I had never seen The Next Generation. I think I'd seen a couple of episodes here and there - of the original series, probably. Never seen Voyager. Didn't know what a Borg was. They gave me a copy of First Contact, the movie, so I could at least see what a Borg was. They also gave me a copy of the Big Star Trek encyclopedia, whatever it is, so that I could bone up on my Star Trek knowledge. Fortunately, it sort of worked for the character that I wouldn't know any of the back stories of the people on Voyager, because she was coming in cold, like I was. That was actually helpful as opposed to detrimental."
Jeri Ryan Filmography
Actress - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s)
Shark (2006) (TV) (completed)
- The Anger Management (2005) TV Episode .... Charlotte Morgan
- The Swells (2005) TV Episode .... Charlotte Morgan
- The Perfect Storm (2005) TV Episode .... Charlotte Morgan
- The Last Waltz (2005) TV Episode .... Charlotte Morgan
- The End of Innocence (2005) TV Episode .... Charlotte Morgan
"Two and a Half Men"
- A Low, Guttural Tongue-Flapping Noise (2005) TV Episode .... Sherri
- Bad News from the Clinic (2004) TV Episode .... Sherri
The Commuters (2005) (TV) .... Anne
Down with Love (2003) .... Gwendolyn
... aka Down with Love - Zum Teufel mit der Liebe! (Germany)
Sudbury (2003) (TV) .... Gillian Owens
"Boston Public" .... Ronnie Cooke (2001-2004)
- Chapter Forty-Five (2002) TV Episode .... Ronnie Cooke
- Chapter Thirty-Two (2002) TV Episode .... Ronnie Cooke
"Star Trek: Voyager" .... Seven of Nine (1997-2001)
... aka Voyager (USA: short title)
- Endgame: Part 1 (2001) TV Episode .... Seven of Nine
- Endgame: Part 2 (2001) TV Episode .... Seven of Nine
- Renaissance Man (2001) TV Episode .... Seven of Nine
- Homestead (2001) TV Episode .... Seven of Nine
- Natural Law (2001) TV Episode .... Seven of Nine
Dracula 2000 (2000) .... Valerie Sharpe
... aka Dracula 2001 (UK)
... aka Wes Craven Presents Dracula 2000 (USA: complete title)
Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (2000) (VG) (voice) .... Seven of Nine
The Last Man (2000) .... Sarah
- The Gift (1999) TV Episode (voice) .... Seven of Nine Alarm Clock
- Sentinel Too: Part 2 (1999) TV Episode .... Alexis Barnes
- Sentinel Too: Part 1 (1998) TV Episode .... Alexis Barnes
"Dark Skies" (1996) TV Series (as Jeri Lynn Ryan) .... Juliet (1997)
Men Cry Bullets (1997) (as Jeri Lynn Ryan) .... Lydia
- Murder by the Book (1996) TV Episode (as Jeri Lynn Ryan) .... Melissa Barnes
- Ruthless People (1996) TV Episode .... Valerie Madison
- Devil in a Wet Dress (1996) TV Episode .... Valerie Madison
Co-ed Call Girl (1996) (TV) (as Jeri Lynn Ryan) .... Kimberly
... aka John Grisham's The Client
- The Morning After (1996) TV Episode .... Jennifer
Pier 66 (1996) (TV) (as Jeri Lynn Ryan) .... Beth Saunders
- Designer Knock-Off (1995) TV Episode .... Claire
"Murder, She Wrote"
- Death 'N Denial (1995) TV Episode (as Jeri Lynn Ryan) .... Maura
- Out for Blood (1994) TV Episode .... Lauren Sanders
- Fatal Seduction (1993) TV Episode (as Jeri Lynn Ryan) .... Carrie Locke
- The Fatal Seduction (????) TV Episode (as Jeri Lynn Ryan) .... Carrie Locke
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993) (TV) (as Jeri Lynn Ryan) .... Rebecca
"The Jackie Thomas Show"
- Jackie and the Model (1993) TV Episode .... Pauline Yardley
Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (1992) (V) (as Jeri Lynn Ryan) .... Felicia Kane
... aka The Flash 3: Deadly Nightshade (UK)
"Just Deserts" (1992) TV Series .... Nicole
Nightmare in Columbia County (1991) (TV) (as Jeri Lynn Ryan) .... Dawn Elizabeth Smith
... aka Victim of Beauty (UK)
- One Woman's Word (1991) TV Episode .... Rachel Beckwith
- Mother, Jugs, and Zach (1991) TV Episode .... Lisa
"Top of the Heap"
- The Marrying Guy (1991) TV Episode (as Jeri-Lynn Ryan) .... Tyler
- The Deadly Nightshade (1991) TV Episode .... Felicia Kane
"Who's the Boss?"
- The Unsinkable Tony Micelli (1991) TV Episode (as Jeri Lynn Ryan) .... Pam
Filmography as: Actress, Herself, Archive Footage
Herself - filmography
(2000s) (1990s) (1980s)
- Episode #5.46 (2006) TV Episode .... Herself
"The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson"
- Episode #2.33 (2005) TV Episode .... Herself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2003) (TV) .... Herself - Presenter: Winners of Outstanding Guest Actor and Guest Actress in a Drama Series
"Jimmy Kimmel Live"
- Episode dated 18 September 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Herself
"Tribeca Film Festival Presents" (2003) (mini) TV Series .... Herself
"Late Night with Conan O'Brien"
- Episode dated 15 November 2002 (2002) TV Episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 10 February 1999 (1999) TV Episode .... Herself
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (2002) (TV) .... Herself
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show"
- Episode dated 21 February 2002 (2002) TV Episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 20 April 2001 (2001) TV Episode .... Herself
"Late Show with David Letterman"
... aka Late Show Backstage (USA: title for episodes with guest hosts)
... aka The Late Show (USA: informal short title)
- Episode dated 13 February 2002 (2002) TV Episode .... Herself
"The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn"
... aka The Late Late Show (USA: short title)
- Episode dated 4 January 2002 (2002) TV Episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 1 November 2001 (2001) TV Episode .... Herself
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
- Episode dated 27 November 2001 (2001) TV Episode .... Herself
- Episode dated 2 May 1998 (1998) TV Episode .... Herself
The Kid (2000) .... Herself
... aka Disney's The Kid (USA: complete title)
"The Daily Show"
... aka The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (USA: new title)
... aka The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition (International: English title: cut version)
- Episode dated 3 March 1999 (1999) TV Episode .... Herself
- Bio's 15 Sexiest (????) TV Episode .... Herself
Filmography as: Actress, Herself, Archive Footage
- Episode #2.3 (2004) TV Episode .... Herself
Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments (1999) (TV)