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Jeri Ryan BiographyJeri Lynn Zimmerman was born on February 22, 1968 in Munich, Germany to Jeri and Sharon Zimmerman. 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 BS in theater, she came to Los Angeles and since then she's been on several TV shows and movies - including popular shows like Matlock, Melrose Place, Star Trek: Voyager as well as Dark Skies. Her television experience also includes roles in a variety of telefilms including Co-ed Call Girl, Nightmare in Columbia County, NBC's Ambush in Waco: In the Line of Duty, The Sentinel, The Last Man, Men Cry Bullets, Dracula 2000, Down with Love. Jeri Ryan resides in an area of Los Angeles with her son Alex.
TriviaSon, with Jack Ryan, Alex Ryan 8-15-94. Came fourth in the 1990 Miss America Pageant. Appeared on Jeopardy! Celebrity Invitational on Wednesday, April 29, 1998. Jeri played for St. Jude's Hospital. Was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority while at Northwestern University (Beta Chapter). Named after her father. Parents: Gerhard Florian "Jeri" and Sharon Zimmermann. 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.  Ranked #65 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002) Has appeared in episodes of two different TV series titled "The Gift": "Star Trek: Voyager: The Gift (#4.2)" (1997) and "Dilbert: The Gift (#2.1)" (1999). Her husband, 'Christophe Émé', 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. 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. Favorite tearjerker movie is E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Has watched it several times and cried every time. After Jack Ryan dropped out of the 2004 Senate race, the election was won by Barack Obama.
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