In , Ryan was chosen Miss Illinois. She was the third runner-up in the Miss America Pageant, winning the preliminary swimsuit competition. She graduated from Northwestern in with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. Jeri Ryan is known primarily for her roles in movies and television and came to fame as the ex-Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager. In , while dealing blackjack at a charity event, the actress met investment banker and future Republican political candidate Jack Ryan.
Back in the late s not many people had heard of future president Barack Obama. It was probably as many people as were watching season three of Star Trek: Voyager , which had suffered an eye-opening decline in ratings. The couple got divorced in but the details of which weren't made public until , when Ryan had already secured the Republican candidacy. Star Trek: Voyager was not as well received as previous Star Trek series. In , producers decided to add a new character in an attempt to boost ratings.
Theory suggest that low viewing figures for Star Trek: Voyager led to Obama becoming president
Senate in Illinois, alleged in court papers filed in that he took her to sex clubs and asked her to engage in sexual activity in front of other patrons. Portions of the documents, which related to a visitation dispute over the couple's son, were released Monday, after a judge in Los Angeles ordered them unsealed. At a news conference Monday, Ryan reiterated the denial he made in his initial legal response to the charges by TV actress Jeri Lynn Ryan, in which he called the allegations "ridiculous" and "smut" and insisted he was "faithful and loyal to my wife throughout our marriage. Ryan also said he intends to stay in the Senate race, despite unease among fellow Republicans about the potential political fallout.
She was a regular on the science fiction series Dark Skies and the legal drama series Shark — In she guest starred on the series Leverage as Tara Cole. From to , she starred as Dr. In Ryan was chosen as Miss Illinois.