The German-American actress Jeri Ryan is known for her great performance in the role of “Borg Seven of Nine” in the sci-fi series Star Trek: Voyager from the 90s. For her performance, Ryan received the Saturn Award for the best-supporting actress on television in 2001 as well as 3 other nominations.
Ryan also regularly starred in the lead role of Ronnie Cooke in the Boston Public drama series. She was regularly featured in the 2-season legal drama series Shark. The talented actress is also 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 trial series Bosch and played the recurring character, Veronica Allen.
Jeri Ryan Bio, Age
Jeri Ryan was born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann on 22 February 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 grew up with a sibling, an older brother named Mark. The family moved several times and lived on military bases in Kansas, Maryland, Hawaii, Georgia, and Texas. They eventually settled in Paducah, Kentucky, when her father retired from military service.
Jeri Ryan received her high school education at Lone Oak High, graduating in 1986, and her college education at Northwestern University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in drama in 1990. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles where she began her acting career.
In 1991 Jeri Ryan made her acting debut in an episode of the sitcom Who’s the Boss? In the 1990s, she appeared in many television series, including guest appearances in hit series such as Matlock (1993), Murder, She Wrote (1995), Melrose Place (1996), and Diagnosis: Murder (1996). Finally, she received her first leading 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 artist in another sci-fi hit series Star Trek: Voyager (1997-2001). Her role as “Seven of Nine” in the series proved to be her breakthrough, and she appeared from seasons 4-7. After Voyager, Ryan landed a regular spot at the Boston Public (2001-2004), where she played the role of Veronica “Ronnie” Cooke, a role written especially for her. She also played guest roles in the teen drama series The O.C. (2005) and the legal drama Boston Legal (2006).
In 2006 Jeri Ryan was given a regular role as D. A. Jessica Devlin from the LA County in the legal drama series Shark (2006-2008). The talented actress also had a supporting role in Leverage (2009-2011) and guest appearances in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2009) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2011). Ryan also appeared in the leading role of Kate Murphy in the medical ABC drama Body of Proof (2011-2013).
Ryan’s career also includes a series of film lectures. In the early days of her career, she appeared in several telemovies before she got her first leading role in the action-comedy The Last Man (2000). She also appeared alongside Renée Zellweger in the romantic comedy Down with Love (2003).
Is Jeri Ryan Married? Husband
Jeri Ryan is currently married to the French chef Christophe Émé. The duo already met in 2003 at a charity event for chefs. In February 2005 the couple founded the French restaurant Ortolan on 3rd Street in Los Angeles, California. The business flourished for several years but was closed in December 2010. On June 16, 2007, the long-standing couple finally tied the knot of marriage. Their wedding ceremony took place in the Loire Valley, France. The following year, the couple welcomed their daughter Gisele Lynn Eme on 2 March 2008.
Before Jeri Ryan’s current marriage, she was married to a former investment banker and GOP politician named Jack Ryan. The now-estranged couple met in 1990, and a year later, in June 1991, they formed a marriage. On August 15, 1994, Jeri and Jack Ryan welcomed their first child, a son named Alex. After 8 years of marriage, however, things went downhill and the marriage broke up. Their divorce was finalized on August 27, 1999.
Jeri Ryan has been a well-known name in Hollywood for several decades in a row. During her career, she has realized numerous major projects on the small screen and some on the big screen. She has also enjoyed several sponsorship contracts with major brands as well as several other business ventures. A passionate Francophile, Ryan worked with her husband to found the French restaurant Ortolan in Los Angeles. Although the business was closed in 2011, it was very successful while it existed. The net worth of Jeri Ryan is estimated at $30 million.
Where Is She Now?
Since she began her acting career in 1991, Jeri Ryan has remained consistent. After her short detour into the dark skies, she became a go-to girl for everything Sci-Fi-related and since then her career has been very busy. Her most recent major work is the recurring role of Veronica Allen in the crime series Borsch. The series was renewed for a 5th season in February 2018. In March 2018 Jeri Ryan was tipped off to title an NBC drama pilot Suspicion Suspicion over Derek Luke.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Jeri Ryan stands at a height of 173 cm (5 feet 7 inches). Her trademarks include her blonde hair, bright blue eyes, and buxom figure. Her body measurements are 36-26-36 inches (91-66-91 cm).
Thanks to her ravishing looks, the beautiful actress was crowned Miss Illinois in 1989. After that, she represented the state in the Miss America 1990 contest, where she took 3rd-second place and also won the swimsuit competition. Over the years she has maintained her ageless look and breathtaking figure with an average weight of 58 kg (128 lbs).