|Date of Birth||22 April 1984, Enfield, Middlesex, England, UK|
|Birth Name||Michelle Claire Ryan|
|Height||5' 7" (1.7 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Michelle Ryan was born on April 22nd, 1984 in Enfield, Middlesex, England.
She started her career performing in a Dance Gala at The London Palladium with "Wayne Sleep" (1998), with her first television role being "Dolores" in the children's program, The Worst Witch: Fair Is Foul and Fouls Are Fair (2000).
She then went on to play "Zoe Slater" in the BBC Soap, EastEnders (1985) (2000-2005), with a two hander episode in which her character, "Zoe Slater", shared the screen with her mother, "Kat Slater", drawing in 19 million viewers and winning "Best Single Episode" at the British Soap Awards (2002). Ryan was also nominated in the category of Best Actress at the British Soap Awards (2005).
Her first movie role came in 2005 with Sean Ellis' Cashback (2004). Then appearing, alongside Faye Dunaway, in Flick (2008), which was nominated for the Raindance Award at the British Independent Film Awards, and I Want Candy (2007) with Carmen Electra. She has taken other independent movie roles in Noel Clarke's 184.108.40.206. (2010); Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011) with Josh Hartnett, Danny DeVito and Carla Gugino; The Man Inside (2012) with Ashley Walters and Peter Mullan (2012); and Cockneys vs Zombies (2012) with Harry Treadaway (2012).
Ryan has appeared in a number of UK television series, including Jekyll (2007), for the BBC as psychiatrist "Katherine Reimer", with James Nesbitt, Mansfield Park (2007) for ITV as "Maria Bertram" opposite Rory Kinnear before being cast as "Jaime Sommers" in the title role for NBC's 2007 remake of Bionic Woman (2007). Other TV roles include "Nimueh" in Merlin (2008) for the BBC (2008), "Lady Christina de Souza" in Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead (2009) for the BBC (2009) and as "Saz Paley" with Olivia Colman in Mister Eleven (2009) for ITV (2009).
Alongside her TV and Film work, she has appeared in theatre productions "Who's the Daddy" (2005) at the Kings Head Theatre in Islington, "The Talented Mr. Ripley" at The Royal Derngate Theatre in Northampton (2010) playing the role of "Marge", opposite Kyle Soller, and as the lead role of "Sally Bowles" in "Cabaret" at The Savoy Theatre, London (2012).
Ryan joined Piper Perabo for a 6-episode arc as "CIA agent Helen Hanson" in Covert Affairs (2010) for the USA Network (2013).
Michelle can also be seen in Andròn - The Black Labyrinth (2015), starring Alec Baldwin and Danny Glover.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Sally King