About Jeri Ryan
Date and Place of Birth
February 22, 1968
Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Birth Name
Jeri Lynn Zimmerman

5′ 8″ (1.73 m)

Star Sign

☆ Alex Ryan and Giséle Lynn Émé

001. Biography (below)
002. Career
003. Awards
004. Personal Quotes
005. Trivia
006. Official Twitter
007. Official Instagram
008. Official Facebook
009. Official Mastodon
010. Official BlueSky

Jeri with her mother
(from her twitter)

Jeri Lynn Zimmerman was born on February 22, 1968 in Munich, West Germany, to Sharon, a social worker, and Gerhard Florian Zimmerman, a U.S. Army Master Sergeant. She and her older brother, Mark, grew up on Army posts around the U.S., which included Kansas, Maryland, Hawaii, Georgia, and Texas. When Jeri was 11-years-old, her father retired and the family settled in Kentucky, where she would graduate high school as a National Merit Scholar in 1986 and then get a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Northwestern University four years later. She won the Sixth Annual Northwestern Alpha Delta Phi Pageant in 1989 as a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Jeri went on to compete as Miss Illinois in the Miss America Pageant in 1990, where she finished as third runner-up. After graduation, she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue acting full-time.

Jeri made her professional acting debut on an episode of Who’s The Boss? playing the role of Pam in 1991. She went on to appear in The Flash, Top of the Heap, Nurses, and Reasonable Doubts the same year. She also landed her first starring role opposite William Devane in the television movie Nightmare in Columbia County. The crime thriller follows the recounting of a terrible crime that wrecked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980s.

In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993)

In 1992, Jeri starred as Nicole in the series pilot Just Desserts. After failing to be picked up as a series, it was released as a television movie. The next year, Jeri appeared in an episode of The Jackie Thomas Show as Pauline Yardley before spending two episodes on the popular crime series Matlock playing the role of Carrie Locke. In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco was released as a television movie, which followed the police who were there to take in the infamous David Koresh and his followers in Waco, Texas. Jeri had a guest appearance on science fiction series Time Trax as Lauren Sanders. She continued on to find work appearing on television shows such as Murder, She Wrote and Charlie Grace in 1995, and The Client, Diagnosis Murder, and Melrose Place in 1996. 1996 also starred alongside Tori Spelling and Barry Watson in the Lifetime movie Co-Ed Call Girl as Kimberly. Jeri also starred opposite Michael Weatherly in the television movie drama Pier 66, which followed a group of young people who live hear a marina in Fort Lauderdale find their lives intertwined among one other.

Star Trek: Voyager (1997-2001)
Seven of Nine

In 1997, Jeri starred as Juliet Stewart on the sci-fi series Dark Skies. Though the series lasted only one season, her performance was magnetic to those in the sci-fi community. She went on to land her most notable role to date on Star Trek: Voyager, portraying the roles of Seven of Nine, Three of Eight, and Two of Three in the four seasons she was featured. Jeri starred in Men Cry Bullets in 1998, a comedic drama where she portrayed the role of Lydia. She appeared in two episodes of The Sentinal as well as an episode of Dilbert, voicing an alarm clock as her Star Trek: Voyager character Seven of Nine. She would take home a Golden Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Series, Drama in 1999 and Best Supporting Actress on Television at the 2001 Saturn Awards for her performance on the series.

2000 was a big film year for Jeri, as she appeared in three: The Last Man, Disney’s The Kid, and Dracula 2000. After the end of Jeri’s run on Star Trek: Voyager, she became a series regular on Boston Public as Veronica “Ronnie” Cooke, a frustrated lawyer who becomes a high school teacher. The series producer David E. Kelley confessed he wrote the role specifically for her. She appeared in the 2003 romantic comedy Down With Love, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, as Gwendolyn. In 2004, Jeri starred alongside Kim Delaney and Kat Jennings in the pilot Sadbury, which was based on the 1998 film Practical Magic. She would also make her first of three appearances as Sherri on the sitcom Two and Half Men starring Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer.

Law & Order: SVU (2009-2010)

2005 brought another recurring role for Jeri, portraying Charlotte Morgan on the teen drama The O.C., which was quickly followed by another recurring role as Jessica Devlin on Shark in 2006. She appeared in the television movie The Commuters starring David Arquette as well as a two-episode guest appearance on Boston Legal. Next, she had a three-episode stint on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Patrice La Rue, as well as an eight-episode stint on Leverage as Tara Cole/Carlisle, both beginning in 2009. The next year, she would lend her voice for the Star Trek Online video game, portraying her Star Trek character Seven of Nine. She guest starred in an episode of Psych before stepping into the role of Sonya Blade for Mortal Kombat: Rebirth and the web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. 2010 also gave Jeri two more television movies: Secrets in the Walls and Dead Lines.

Bosch (2016-2019)

In 2011, Jeri continued on television, making a guest appearance on Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Naomi Halloran and voicing the characters of Sally Williams and Rachel in an episode of Robot Chicken, as well as two episodes as Amanda Lattimer on Warehouse 13. Her next recurring role came in Dana Delaney’s comedic crime drama Body of Proof, where Jeri portrayed Kate Murphy through 42 episodes. Jeri lent her voice for her Seven of Nine character for the video game Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff in 2014. She would go on to have recurring roles on Helix and Major Crimes the same year. Jeri guest starred on NCIS as Rebecca Gibbs and Jessica Danforth on Arrow the next year. 2016 brought her back to the film world for Against the Wild 2: Survive the Serengeti, where she portrayed Jennifer Croft. The film follows two kids and their dog who must use all their skills to survive in the African bush after a plane crash. She would also have a recurring role on the Prime Video series Bosch, starring Titus Welliver, as Veronica Allan.

Star Trek: Picard (2020-2023)
Seven of Nine

In 2018, Jeri starred in the television movie drama Suspicion, as Celina Canter. The film follows a man forced to become an FBI agent informant after making a bad deal with his wealthy neighbor. The next year, she starred alongside William Shatner and Jason Brooks in the horror film Devil’s Revenge. Jeri guest starred as Gwendolyn Hayes in three episodes of MacGyver before stepping back into the role of Borg drone Seven of Nine for the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Picard alongside Patrick Stewart, Michelle Hurd, and Gates McFadden. Next, Jeri guest starred on the AMC+ series Dark Winds as Rosemary Vines. The series follows Leaphorn and Chee, two Navajo police officers in the 1970s Southwest that are forced to challenge their own spiritual beliefs when they search for clues in a double murder case.

She will soon be voicing the character of C.J. Skye in the animated drama Unplugged, which follows Dayna Clay while she struggles through the final concert of her wildly successful tour. The film is currently in production.

Jeri is a mother of two: son Alex Ryan, from first marriage, and daughter Giséle Lynn Émé, from her current marriage to French chef Christophe Émé.

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