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Amy Ryan



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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
33% Monster Trucks
  • Cindy
2017
69% The Infiltrator
  • Bonni Tischler
2016
69% Central Intelligence
  • Agent Pamela Harris
2016
72% Louder Than Bombs
  • Hannah
2016
30% Don Verdean
  • Carol
2015
91% Bridge of Spies
  • Mary
2015
76% Goosebumps
  • Gale
2015
91% Birdman
  • Sylvia
2014
24% Devil's Knot
  • Margaret Lax
2014
55% Breathe In
  • Megan Reynolds
2014
49% Escape Plan
  • Abigail
2013
55% Clear History
  • Wendy
2013
94% Win Win
  • Jackie Flaherty
2011
68% Jack Goes Boating
  • Connie
2010
53% Green Zone
  • Lawrie Dayne
2010
64% The Missing Person
  • Miss Charley
  • Executive Producer
2009
17% Bob Funk
  • Ms. Wright
2009
62% Changeling
  • Carol Dexter
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
2007
64% Dan in Real Life
  • Eileen
2007
94% Gone Baby Gone
  • Helene McCready
2007
No Score Yet Neal Cassady
  • Carolyn Cassady
2007
42% Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
  • Emily Brooks
2006
No Score Yet Marvelous
  • Queenie
2006
90% Capote
  • Marie Dewey
2005
82% Keane
  • Lynn Bedik
2005
74% War of the Worlds
  • Neighbor with Toddler
2005
95% You Can Count On Me
  • Mrs. Prescott
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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Nun Sister Elizabeth
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
94% High Maintenance
2016
  • Gigi
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Holly Flax
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
  • Adele
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Edie Nelson Julie Turner
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Amy
Home Improvement
1991-1999
  • Robin
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Voice
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Lorraine Hansen
96% The Wire
2002-2008
  • Off. Beatrice Russell Beatrice "Beadie" Russell

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