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2003 Fox Upfront
NYP2003051512 - NEW YORK, MAY 15 (UPI) -- Simon Cowell, the judge on the TV series "American Idol" and the shows host Ryan Seacrest (right) pose with actress Jeri Ryan of "Boston Public" during the May 15, 2003 photo op for the 2003 Fox Upfront at New York's Grand Central Station. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Jeri Lynn Ryan (born 22 February 1968) is a German-born American actress, best known for her role as the ex-Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager.

Ryan was born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann in Munich, West Germany, the daughter of Gerhard Florian "Jerry" Zimmermann, a Master Sergeant in the United States Army, and his wife Sharon, a social worker. She has one older brother, Mark. As a military brat, Ryan grew up on army bases in Kansas, Maryland, Hawaii, Georgia, and Texas. When she was eleven, her father retired from the Army and the family settled in Paducah, Kentucky. She graduated from high school in 1986 (as a National Merit Scholar), and then attended Northwestern University, where she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.

In 1989, Ryan was chosen Miss Illinois. She was the third runner-up in the 1990 Miss America Pageant, winning the preliminary swimsuit competition. She graduated from Northwestern in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.

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