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LOS ANGELES, July 19 (UPI) -- Actress Amy Ryan is to return in the role of Holly Flax in Season 7 of the U.S. sitcom "The Office," NBC said.
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'Country' wins Choice award for best film

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Critics name 'No Country' year's best film

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LA critics: 'Blood' is best picture of '07

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NBR names 'No Country' best film

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The National Board of Review Wednesday named "No Country for Old Men" best film of 2007, the organization announced in New York.
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Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan arrives at the 2nd Annual Linked Against Leukemia Gala at Capitale in New York on May 7, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Amy Ryan (born November 30, 1969) is an American actress. She has been nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her performance in Gone Baby Gone (2007) and is also known for her roles in the HBO series The Wire, playing Port Authority Officer Beadie Russell; In Treatment, playing psychiatrist Adele Brousse; and The Office, playing human resources representative Holly Flax.

Ryan was born in Queens, New York City. Ryan is her mother's maiden name. She is of English, Irish, and Polish descent. Growing up in the 1970s, Ryan and her sister delivered the Daily News by bike. At a young age, Ryan attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center in upstate New York. At 17, she graduated from New York's High School of Performing Arts. Hired for the national tour of Biloxi Blues right out of high school, Ryan worked steadily off-Broadway for the next decade.

Ryan made her off-Broadway debut in the Westside Theatre's 1987 production of A Shayna Maidel, playing the role of Hanna. The following year she was seen in the Second Stage Theatre Company's revival of The Rimers of Eldritch. Additional off-Broadway credits include As Bees In Honey Drown, Crimes of the Heart and Saved. She also worked in regional theater, where she originated roles in new plays by Neil LaBute, Arthur Miller and Neil Simon. On Broadway she has appeared as Tess in The Sisters Rosensweig, Natasha in the 1997 revival of The Three Sisters, and Peggy in the 2001–2002 revival of The Women.

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