Amy Ryan

Highest Rated: 95% You Can Count On Me (2000)
Lowest Rated: 17% Bob Funk (2009)
Birthday: Nov 30, 1969
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
The capable and effective actress Amy Ryan proved herself adept at a myriad of portrayals in many genres. Ryan was often, though not always, cast as a solid and dependable housewife, mother, or girlfriend, per her contributions to the 2004 Keane (as the impoverished single mother of a young girl, who unwittingly entrusts her daughter to a schizophrenic), the 2006 Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (as Albert Brooks' wife and straight man), and the 2005 Capote (as the wife of Chris Cooper's no-nonsense sheriff). On television, Ryan gained notice as Officer Beatrice "Beadie" Russell on the critically acclaimed HBO drama series The Wire. In 2007, Ryan ascended several notches in terms of feature billing with her portrayal of Carolyn Cassady, the wife of 1950s icon Neal Cassady, in director Noah Buschel's eponymous biopic of the legendary beatnik. Ryan also tackled a small supporting role in the Steve Carell comedy Dan in Real Life. That same year, her work in two crime films catapulted her even further into the limelight. As the mother of the missing girl in Gone Baby Gone, Ryan earned rave reviews and dominated the year-end critics awards for Best Supporting Actress, garnering Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and Oscar nominations in the process. Her work as Ethan Hawke's dissatisfied ex-wife in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead helped cement her new status as a rising star.She appeared in Clint Eastwood's period drama Changeling, and had a major part in the action thriller Green Zone in 2010. She joined the cast of In Treatment for that program's thirds and final season on HBO. Philip Seymour Hoffman cast her as his leading lady for his directorial debut Jack Goes Boating, and she was Paul Giamatti's loving wife in Win Win.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
75% Late Night Actor 2019
69% Beautiful Boy Vicki Sheff 2018
No Score Yet Escape Plan 2 (Double Feature with Escape Plan) Abigail 2018
89% Abundant Acreage Available Tracy 2017
32% Monster Trucks Cindy $33.3M 2017
71% The Infiltrator Bonni Tischler $15.5M 2016
70% Central Intelligence Agent Pamela Harris $127.4M 2016
74% Louder Than Bombs Hannah 2016
29% Don Verdean Carol $31K 2015
91% Bridge of Spies Mary 2015
76% Goosebumps Gale $76.1M 2015
91% Birdman Sylvia 2014
24% Devil's Knot Margaret Lax $0.2M 2014
56% Breathe In Megan Reynolds $56.4K 2014
50% Escape Plan Abigail $18.7M 2013
61% Clear History Wendy 2013
94% Win Win Jackie Flaherty $10.2M 2011
68% Jack Goes Boating Connie $0.4M 2010
54% Green Zone Lawrie Dayne $35.1M 2010
61% The Missing Person Executive Producer Miss Charley 2009
17% Bob Funk Ms. Wright 2009
62% Changeling Carol Dexter $35.8M 2008
80% Chicago 10 Anita Hoffman 2008
No Score Yet Remembering Sex, (Getting Off) Actor 2008
No Score Yet The Undeniable Charm of Sloppy Unruh Actor 2008
88% Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Martha $7M 2007
64% Dan in Real Life Eileen $30.1M 2007
94% Gone Baby Gone Helene McCready $20.4M 2007
No Score Yet Neal Cassady Carolyn Cassady 2007
42% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Emily Brooks $0.8M 2006
No Score Yet Marvelous Queenie 2006
90% Capote Marie Dewey $28.4M 2005
81% Keane Lynn Bedik 2005
75% War of the Worlds Neighbor with Toddler $234.2M 2005
95% You Can Count On Me Mrs. Prescott $8.5M 2000
No Score Yet Roberta July 1999
No Score Yet Getting Off Elaine Devlin 1998
No Score Yet In the Deep Woods Beth 1992

TV

CREDIT
97% High Maintenance
2016
Gigi Guest
  • 2019
  • 2016
89% The Office
2005-2013
Holly Flax
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
Adele
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
96% The Wire
2002-2008
Off. Beatrice Russell Beatrice "Beadie" Russell
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Edie Nelson Julie Turner
  • 2007
  • 2003
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Lorraine Hansen
  • 2000
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Erika Cullen
  • 1999
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Nun Sister Elizabeth
  • 1995
No Score Yet Sirens
1993-1994
April Ward
  • 1995
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Amy
  • 1993
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Robin
  • 1992
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Libby
  • 1991

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