Roz Ryan

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Roz Ryan
Born Rosalyn Bowen
(1951-07-07) July 7, 1951 (age 63)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actress, comedian, singer
Years active 1979–present

Roz Ryan (born July 7, 1951) is an American actress, singer and comedian. She is well known for her part in the television show, Amen, for her character Amelia Hetebrink, and for being the voice of Thalia, the Muse of Comedy, in the 1997 Disney animated movie, Hercules.

Life and career[edit]

Ryan was born Rosalyn Bowen in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Gertrude and Thomas Bowen, who worked for the Board of Education.[1] She is a 1969 graduate of Mackenzie High School. Ryan has starred in numerous Broadway musicals including: Ain't Misbehavin, Dreamgirls, One Mo' Time, A Christmas Carol, Chicago, and The Pajama Game (2006 Revival). She is better known for her role as Amelia Hetebrink on Amen, Mrs. Dixon on Good News and Flo Anderson on All About the Andersons. She also guest starred on an episode on Barbershop. She was the voice of Thalia, the Muse of Comedy in Disney's animated film Hercules and Hercules: The Animated Series. She is the voice of the whale Bubbie in the 2008 animated television series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. She had roles in the films I Think I Love My Wife, The Invention of Lying and Waiting For Forever. She voices Kick's teacher Ms. Fitzpatrick in the animated series Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil. She is currently the voice of Witch Lezah in The Looney Tunes Show. She has also played Jake's female and feline counterpart Cake in the Adventure Time episodes "Fionna and Cake" and "Bad Little Boy."

She most recently starred on Broadway in Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson. In 2014 Ryan will be returning to the broadway stage in the musical All That Glitters, a biographical musical based on the life of Liberace, playing the role of, Miss Bea Haven, Liberace's secretary and nurse.

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