Blanchard Ryan Movies and Career Information
Jan 12, 1967
Susan Blanchard Ryan (born January 12, 1967) is an American actress. Since a "Susan Ryan" was previously registered with the Screen Actors Guild, Ryan used her middle name instead. Ryan was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Andover, Massachusetts. Her mother, Brenda, is a French teacher. Ryan is an admitted avid ice hockey fan and her father, Ron Ryan, was the president of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers and former Coach and General Manager to the now-defunct Hartford Whalers. Ryan graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Philosophy. After graduating from college, she worked at MTV in its special effects department. She started acting in commercials while studying acting and improvisation in New York City. In 2000, she appeared in an episode of Sex and the City (2000). She was in the Broken Lizard films: Super Troopers and Beerfest and Brian Lynch's Big Helium Dog, as well as several independent films. To date Ryan's most notable film role has been her starring role in the 2003 film Open Water, for which she won the 2004 Saturn Award for Best Actress. Despite Open Water's success, she had but one film credit in five years'