→ Miss Illinois 1989. Was fourth in the 1990 Miss America Pageant and won the swimsuit competition.
→ Graduated from Lone Oak High School in Paducah, Kentucky in 1986 as a National Merit Scholar.
→ Graduated from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre in 1990. Was a member of the Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi Sorority.
→ Turned down a cameo in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) because of her busy schedule on Boston Public (2000). The cameo was subsequently given to her Star Trek: Voyager (1995) castmate Kate Mulgrew.
→ Turned down the role of Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager (1995) four times. She only accepted the role after repeated lobbying by executive producer Jeri Taylor.
→ Has appeared on Jeopardy! Celebrity Invitational on April 29, 1998. Jeri played for St. Jude Medical Center.
→ Has appeared in episodes of two different series titled “The Gift” for Star Trek: Voyager: The Gift (1997) and Dilbert: The Gift (1999).
→ Restaurant scenes in Boston Legal: Spring Fever (2006) were filmed in Ryan’s restaurant Ortolan in Los Angeles, California.
→ Her husband, Christophe Eme, is a French chef who owns the restaurant Ortolan. Ortolan is located on Third Street in Los Angeles, California. The restaurant serves French food with a modern interpretation.
→ Has appeared in a photo shoot for a magazine opposite Lucy Lawless, both in costume as Seven of Nine and Xena. Ryan’s series Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Lucy’s series Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) both began in 1995 and ended in 2001.
→ Her favorite tearjerker movie is E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Has watched the movie several times and cried every time.
→ Her fans call themselves “The Jeri-holics”.
→ She was in the running for the role of Mystique (Raven Darkholme) in the sci-fi action film X-Men (2000), which went to Rebecca Romijn.

Info taken from IMDb