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Jeri Lynn Ryan (born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann; February 22, 1968 in Munich, Germany) is an American actress

She's best known for her role as the Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she was nominated four times for a Saturn Award and won in 2001.

She married politician Jack Ryan in 1991, and the couple had a son in 1994. They divorced in 1999. In 2007 she married Christophe Émé, a French chef, and the couple had a daughter in 2008.

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Selected Filmography

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     Live-Action Films 

     Live-Action Series 

     Voice Acting 

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  • The Cast Showoff: Every attempt possible was made to give her a chance to sing in various episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. Even going so far as to give her the personality of a caberet singer in World War II during a battle with aliens on the holodeck, just so she could impress Alien Nazis.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Seven of Nine famous Sensual Spandex created some serious problems for her. Ryan didn't raise her voice or speak more than required because she couldn't breathe properly in the suits. It also meant she was seriously restricted in her ability to do things like walking quickly.
  • Hostility on the Set: There was considerable tension between her and Kate Mulgrew on Star Trek: Voyager. Mulgrew resented the character of Seven of Nine, due to the fact that she was getting more focus than Janeway, who was meant to be the star.
  • Military Brat: She's the daughter of a master sergeant in the United States Army and grew up on army posts.
  • Ms. Fanservice: In 1989 she was chosen as Miss Illinois. She also competed in the Miss America 1990 pageant, where she finished as 3rd runner-up, also winning a preliminary swimsuit competition. Her role as Seven of Nine was famous for her sex appeal.
  • She Really Can Act: When she was added to the cast of Star Trek: Voyager, most people were expecting little but Ms. Fanservice and a character who would end up being a shallow Distaff Counterpart to Spock and Data. However, Ryan (and the writers) was determined to prove she wasn't just hired for her appearance and she quickly emerged as one of the most interesting characters on the show and soon the entire series revolved around her character.
  • Star-Making Role: Her role as Seven of Nine, Star Trek: Voyager's Breakout Character.
  • You Look Familiar: She has guest starred on both The Flash (1990) and Arrow as two different characters.


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