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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 22 February 1968Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Birth NameJeri Lynn Zimmerman
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jeri Ryan was born Jeri Lynn Zimmerman on February 22, 1968 in Munich, West Germany, to Sharon, a social worker, and Gerhard Florian Zimmerman, a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army. 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 Paducah, 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 B.S. in Theater, she came to Los Angeles, California and since then she has been on several television series and films - including popular series like Matlock (1986), Melrose Place (1992) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995) as well as Dark Skies (1996). Her television experience also includes roles in a variety of telefilms including Nightmare in Columbia County (1991), NBC's In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993), Co-ed Call Girl (1996), The Sentinel (1996), Men Cry Bullets (1998), Dracula 2000 (2000), The Last Man (2000) and Down with Love (2003). Jeri Ryan resides in an area of Los Angeles, California with her husband chef Christophe Eme, her son Alex and daughter Gisele.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mia

Spouse (2)

Christophe Eme (16 June 2007 - present) (1 child)
Jack Ryan (15 June 1991 - 27 August 1999) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (5)

Often plays powerful, authoritative women
Platinum blonde hair
Sparkling blue eyes
Voluptuous figure
Seductive deep voice

Trivia (19)

Miss Illinois 1989. Was fourth in the 1990 Miss America Pageant and won the swimsuit competition.
Attended and graduated from Lone Oak High School in Paducah, Kentucky (as a National Merit Scholar) (1986).
Received her Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre from Northwest University (1990). Was a Beta Chapter member of Alpha Phi Sorority.
Daughter of Gerhard Florian "Jeri" and Sharon Zimmerman. She has an older brother: Mark Zimmerman. Named after her father, a Master Sergeant in the United States Army.
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.
Turned down the role of Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager (1995) four times. She only accepted the role after repeated lobbying by executive producer Jeri Taylor.
Has appeared on Jeopardy! Celebrity Invitational on April 29, 1998. Jeri played for St. Jude Hospital.
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 (2004).
Ranked #65 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Has appeared in episodes of two different series titled "The Gift": Star Trek: Voyager: The Gift (1997) and Dilbert: The Gift (1999).
Restaurant scenes in Boston Legal: Spring Fever (2006) were filmed in Ryan's restaurant Ortolan in Los Angeles, California.
Her husband, Christophe Eme, is a French chef who owns the restaurant Ortolan. Ortolan is located on Third Street in Los Angeles, California. The restaurant serves French food with a modern interpretation.
Has appeared in underwear along with Yasmine Bleeth, Alyssa Milano, Melissa Joan Hart, Garcelle Beauvais, Carmen Electra, Peta Wilson and Jamie Luner on the cover and inside the October 1997 issue of Details magazine.
Has appeared in a photo shoot for a magazine opposite Lucy Lawless, in costume as Seven of Nine and Xena. Ryan's series Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Lucy's series Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) both began in 1995 and ended in 2001.
Her favorite tearjerker movie is E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Has watched the movie several times and cried every time.
Her huge fans, like WWE wrestler Chris Jericho's huge fans, call themselves "The Jeri-holics".
Was in the running for the role of Mystique in X-Men (2000), which went to Rebecca Romijn.
Gave birth to her first child at age 36, a son Alex Ryan on August 15, 1994. Child's father is her ex-husband, John Clemens "Jack" Ryan.
Gave birth to her second child at age 40, a daughter Gisele Lynn Eme on March 2, 2008. Child's father is her husband, Christophe Eme.

Personal Quotes (4)

[on her ex-husband Jack Ryan who is running for United States Senator in Illinois] He's a good man and good father.
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 Star Trek: Voyager (1995), 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 Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). 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 Star Trek: First Contact (1996), the movie, so I could at least see what a Borg was. They also gave me a copy of the 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 backstories of the people on Voyager, because she was coming in cold, like I was. That was actually helpful as opposed to detrimental.

Salary (1)

Boston Public (2000) $45,000 per episode.

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