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Amy Ryan

Amy Beth Dziewiontkowski (born November 30, 1969), known professionally as Amy Ryan, 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. She is the daughter of Pam, a nurse, and John, a trucking business owner. 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.

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Nov 30, 1969 In Queens, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Quantum Leap 1989-03-26
Latest Project:
Series Only Murders in the Building 2021-08-31
Known For
Poster of Lost Girls
Poster of Goosebumps
Poster of Escape Plan
Poster of Marvelous
Series Only Murders in the Building Unknown 2021-08-31
Movie Worth Unknown 2020-01-23
Movie Lost Girls Mari Gilbert 2020-01-28
Series I'll Be Gone in the Dark Michelle McNamara's Words (voice) 2020-06-28
Movie Late Night Caroline Morton 2019-01-25
Movie Strange But True Charlene Chase 2019-10-17
Movie Beautiful Boy Vicki Sheff 2018-10-12
Movie Abundant Acreage Available Tracy 2017-09-29
Movie Central Intelligence Pamela Harris 2016-06-15
Movie The Infiltrator Bonni Tischler 2016-07-13
Movie Monster Trucks Cindy Coley 2016-12-21
Movie Birdman: All-Access (A View From the Wings) Herself 2015-05-18
Movie Louder Than Bombs Hannah Brennan 2015-05-18
Movie Goosebumps Gale Cooper 2015-08-05
Movie Don Verdean Carol 2015-12-01
Movie Bridge of Spies Mary Donovan 2015-10-15
Movie Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Sylvia 2014-08-27
Movie Devil's Knot Margaret Lax 2013-05-09
Movie Breathe In Megan Reynolds 2013-01-18
Movie Escape Plan Abigail Ross 2013-10-09
Movie Clear History Wendy 2013-08-10
Series Finding Your Roots Self 2012-03-24
Movie Win Win Jackie Flaherty 2011-03-18
Movie Green Zone Lawrie Dayne 2010-03-11
Movie Jack Goes Boating Connie 2010-09-23
Movie Bob Funk Ms. Wright 2009-03-20
Movie The Missing Person Miss Charley 2009-01-16
Series In Treatment Adele 2008-01-28
Movie Marvelous Queenie 2008-02-08
Movie Changeling Carol Dexter 2008-01-30
Movie Gone Baby Gone Helene McCready 2007-06-06
Movie Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Martha Hanson 2007-09-26
Movie Neal Cassady Carolyn Cassady 2007-10-11
Movie Dan in Real Life Eileen 2007-10-26
Series Kidnapped Unknown 2006-09-20
Series The Office Holly Flax 2005-03-24
Movie War of the Worlds Neighbor With Toddler 2005-06-28
Movie Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Emily Brooks 2005-12-15
Movie Keane Lynn Bedik 2005-09-09
Movie Capote Marie Dewey 2005-09-30
Series The Wire Off. Beatrice 'Beadie' Russell 2002-06-02
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie You Can Count on Me Rachel Louise Prescott 2000-11-17
Series Third Watch Unknown 1999-09-23
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Movie Remembering Sex Elaine Devlin 1998-09-17
Series A Will of their Own Carrie Baker 1998-10-18
Series The Naked Truth Chloe Banks 1995-09-13
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Series ER Sister Elizabeth 1994-09-19
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie In the Deep Woods Beth 1992-10-26
Series Home Improvement Robin 1991-09-17
Series Brooklyn Bridge Unknown 1991-09-20
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Series Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26