She graduated from Northwestern in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.
Ryan began appearing in various television commercials in her early teenage years.
In 2006 she made her television debut on the show Barney and Friends.
Despite its success, the restaurant closed in December 2010.
Ryan started acting in professional theatres at the age of seven; in 2007 she appeared in the Barney & Friends straight-to-DVD film Barney: Let's Go to the Firehouse and then was discovered in a nationwide search by Disney.
She was a regular on the science fiction series Dark Skies (1997) and the legal drama series Shark (2006–2008). In 2016, she began appearing as Veronica Allen on the Amazon Prime series Bosch.
In 2009 she guest starred on the series Leverage as Tara Cole. and then attended Northwestern University, where she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. She competed in the Miss America 1990 pageant, where she finished as 3rd runner-up, also winning a preliminary swimsuit competition.The decision generated much controversy, because it went against both parents' direct request and reversed the decision to seal the papers in the best interest of the child.It was revealed that six years earlier, Jeri had accused Jack Ryan of asking her to perform sexual acts with him in public, According to statements she has made in interviews, Ryan's avocation is gourmet cooking.Throughout the marriage, they took turns commuting between Los Angeles and Chicago for their careers, but divorced on August 27, 1999.Although Ryan mentioned in an interview for Star Trek that the frequent separations had been difficult for the marriage, the reasons for the divorce were kept sealed at their mutual request.is an American actress best known for her role as the Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she was nominated four times for a Saturn Award and won in 2001.