Five Favorite Films with Jeri Ryan

The dreamy Borg turned Leverage star shares her picks

Jeri Ryan

There's a good chance you're already familiar with Jeri Ryan, even if her name isn't immediately familiar. Fans of the Fox television show Boston Public knew her as attorney-turned-high school teacher Ronnie Cooke, and Ryan maintained recurring roles on other popular shows such as The O.C. and Boston Legal. But she is perhaps best known for her work as the Borg "Seven of Nine" on Star Trek: Voyager. In fact, Ryan's role in the sci-fi series propelled her to the height of geek fandom, as the former Miss Illinois' smoldering screen presence succeeded in melting the hearts of many a Voyager fan.

Earlier this year, Ryan began a stint on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as defense attorney Patrice La Rue, and beginning tomorrow, she will appear in an extended guest starring role on the TNT show Leverage. Lucky for us, she took some time out of her busy schedule to speak with RT about her Five Favorite Films, working in TV vs. working in film, and how she feels about escargot. Read on for the full interview!

Sophie's Choice (1982, 81% Tomatometer)
Sophie's ChoiceThat's my favorite. The rest are in no particular older. Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline and one of the most horrifically gut-wrenching scenes ever in anything. But their performances were just off the charts insane.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982, 98% Tomatometer)
ET The ExtraterrestrialI've probably now seen it with my son about a hundred times and I cry every single time. Every time.

Toy Story (1995, 100% Tomatometer)
Toy StoryI just think it's brilliant. Everything about it is brilliant.

The Wizard of Oz (1939, 100% Tomatometer)
The Wizard of OztWhat's not to love about The Wizard of Oz? This many years later, it still holds up.

You Can Count On Me (2000, 95% Tomatometer)
You Can Count On Me Just the performances of Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo are just amazing. I loved that movie. It's such a simple, quiet story, but it's just so good. The characters were so good. The performances were so good. If I threw a sixth one in there, it'd be the original Willy Wonka. Gene Wilder is brilliant.

Next, Jeri Ryan talks about her new role on Leverage and love for escargot.


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