Jeri Ryan - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 5, 2022

Jeri Ryan
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Star Trek: Voyager (TV series), Boston Public (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $20 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 22, 1968 (age 55)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jeri Lynn Zimmermann
Birth Place: Munich, Germany
Horoscope: Pisces
Father's Name: Gerhard Florian Zimmermann
Mother's Name: Sharon Zimmermann
Siblings: 1

Mark Zimmermann (brother)

High School: Lone Oak High School
University: Northwestern University
Ethnicity: German
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: June 16, 2007
Husband's Name: Christophe Eme
Children: 2

Alex Ryan (son)
Gisele Lynn Eme (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: 9 US
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 35 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 36 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Jeri Ryan?

Jeri Ryan is an actress by profession and American by nationality. She is well known for starring in Seven of Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Picard, Boston Public, and Bosch.

Jeri Ryan – Age, Parents, Siblings

Jeri Ryan’s birth took place on February 22, 1968, in Munich, West Germany. She was born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann to her mother Sharon Zimmermann, a social worker, and her father Gerhard Florian "Jerry" Zimmermann, a master sergeant in the United States Army. 

She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling, a brother named Mark Zimmermann. Ryan grew up on Army posts in Kansas, Maryland, Hawaii, Georgia, and Texas. At the age of 11, the family settled in Paducah, Kentucky following her father’s retirement from the army. Ryan is of German ethnicity.

young Jeri Ryan (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education she attended Lone Oak High School, graduating in 1986 as a National Merit Scholar. She went on to study at Northwestern University. Jeri Ryan graduated from the same in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. 

Jeri Ryan – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Ryan met Jack Ryan, a future Republican political candidate in 1990 at a charity event. The couple married on June 15, 1991, and welcomed their son Alex Ryan on August 15, 1994. The pair’s marriage ended in divorce on August 27, 1999. Jeri Ryan went on to date producer Brannon Braga a few years after her divorce.

She met and began to date French chef Christophe Émé at a chef's charity event in 2003. Soon the couple moved in together and married on June 16, 2007, in Loire Valley. With her husband, she has a daughter, Giséle Lynn Émé (born on 2nd March 2008).

Jeri Ryan, Christophe Émé with their daughter - posted June 2019 (Image: Instagram)

Jeri Ryan – Career

Early Career

In 1989 Ryan competed in the Miss Illinois pageant. She went on to compete in the Miss America 1990 pageant. Jeri Ryan finished as 3rd runner-up while also winning a preliminary swimsuit competition. 

After graduating from college she moved to Los Angles to pursue a career as an actress. Her acting debut was in a 1991 episode of Who's the Boss?. Followed by guest roles in Melrose Place, Matlock, and The Sentinel

In 1996 she was cast in the TV series Dark Skies as the extraterrestrial investigator Juliet Stuart. Although the series aired only aired in season 1, it was enough to launch Jeri Ryan’s career.

Jeri Ryan (Image: Star Trek)

Films, Series

Since her breakthrough role in 1991, Jeri Ryan has starred in films The Last Man (2000), Disney's The Kid (2000), Down with Love (2003), Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (2010), Devil's Revenge (2019) and in TV films Flash III: Deadly Nightshade (1992), Pier 66 (1996), Dead Lines (2010), etc.

Over the years Ryan is also known for portraying characters in TV series Star Trek: Voyager (1997-2001), The Sentinel (1999), Boston Public (2001-2004), The O.C. (2005), Shark (2006-2008), Warehouse 13 (2011-2012), Body of Proof (2011-2013), Bosch (2016-2019), Star Trek: Picard (2020).


On Star Trek: Picard, Jeri Ryan has worked alongside Isa Briones, Jonathan Frakes, Michelle Hurd, and Santiago Cabrera.

Jeri Ryan in the Star Trek TV series (Image: TG Trek)

Jeri Ryan – Awards, Nominations

She has been nominated for Saturn Awards (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), Golden Satellite Award (1999) and has won 1999’s Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series—Drama and 2001’s Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television.

Jeri Ryan – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be around $20 million while the figure on his annual salary is shared with the public.

Jeri Ryan – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Jeri Ryan is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with several hundred followers and counting.

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