Blanchard Ryan

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Blanchard Ryan
Open Water premiere.jpeg
Ryan in February 2009
Born Susan Blanchard Ryan
(1967-01-12) January 12, 1967 (age 47)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Years active 1998–present

Susan Blanchard Ryan (born January 12, 1967) is an American actress.

After working in MTV and other minor parts on television and independent film, she went on to star in the 2003 film Open Water,[1] for which she won the 2004 Saturn Award for Best Actress. She has since starred in the films The Brooklyn Heist and It's Complicated

Early life[edit]

Ryan was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up in Andover. Her mother, Brenda, is a French teacher,[2] and her father, Ron Ryan, was President of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers. Ryan graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts in political philosophy.

Career[edit]

After graduating from college, Ryan worked at MTV in its special effects department. She started acting in commercials while studying acting and improvisation in New York City. Since someone called Susan Ryan was already registered with the Screen Actors Guild, Ryan used her middle name instead. In 2000, she appeared in an episode of Sex and the City. She was in the Broken Lizard films Super Troopers and Beerfest, as well as Big Helium Dog and several independent films. Ryan's most notable film role was in the 2003 film Open Water,[1] for which she won the 2004 Saturn Award for Best Actress. Despite the film's success, she made only one film in the next five years (Beerfest). She appeared in four films in 2008 and two in 2009, including Under New Management and It's Complicated.

Personal life[edit]

Ryan is an avid ice hockey fan; her father, Ron Ryan, was President of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, and former Coach and General Manager to the Hartford Whalers, which moved to North Carolina and was renamed the Carolina Hurricanes.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 On a Sidewalk in the Fall
1998 Remembering Sex Brill
1999 Big Helium Dog Dancer
2000 Sex and the City Saleswoman Episode: "Running with Scissors"
2001 Super Troopers Casino La Fantastique Sally
2001 My Sister's Wedding Diana Dytwicz
2001 Exceed Commercial mom
2003 Bun-Bun Mother
2003 Open Water Susan Watkins Saturn Award for Best Actress
2006 Beerfest Krista Krundle
2008 Pistol Whipped Liz
2008 No Exit Leigh
2008 The Brooklyn Heist Samantha
2008 Fatal Kiss Frances Sweet
2009 Cold Calls Dana Ewing
2009 Under New Management Kelly
2009 It's Complicated Annalise
2011-2012 Blue Bloods Reporter 2 episodes
2012 White Collar Poppy Mailer 1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Murray, Rebecca (July 26, 2004). "Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis Discuss "Open Water"". About.com. 
  2. ^ Keck, William (August 5, 2004). "Blanchard Ryan walking on 'Water'". USA Today. 

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