Lisa Ryder

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Lisa Ryder
Born (1970-10-26) October 26, 1970 (age 47)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Ari Cohen ()
Children 2

Lisa Ryder (born 26 October 1970)[citation needed] is a Canadian actress, who portrayed the role of Beka Valentine on the science fiction television series Andromeda.

Life and career[edit]

Ryder was born in Edmonton, Alberta and attended the University of Toronto, where she began acting. She formed a local theatre group, Bald Ego Productions, in Toronto after graduation and landed her first film and television roles in the mid-1990s (such as a cameo in Babylon 5).[citation needed] She starred in many theater productions, including "Put Me Away," a one-woman show which she wrote.[citation needed] She gained a following as Detective Tracy Vetter on the final season of the vampire drama Forever Knight in 1995–1996 and was cast on the syndicated science-fiction series Andromeda in 2000; the series ended in 2005 after 110 episodes. She also co-starred, as android Kay-Em 14 in the 2001 film Jason X, starring Andromeda alumnus Lexa Doig (notable is the role reversal).

Ryder guest-starred in Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, Total Recall 2070, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Wind at My Back and Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal. She also had a recurring role on The Newsroom. Her other movie roles include the critically acclaimed Canadian indie film Stolen Heart',' the thriller Blackheart and the short films Strands and Lemon'.' She also wrote, produced and starred in the film SF Seeks, featuring Michael Shanks, Gordon Michael Woolvett, Keith Hamilton Cobb and Lexa Doig.[citation needed] She appeared in a television advert for Cheer laundry detergent in the late 80s – early 90s.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 City of Dark Kim
1997 Strands Halley Short
1998 Blackheart Sam
1998 Stolen Heart Joey
2002 Jason X Kay-Em 14
2004 Lemon Estelle Freisen Short
2012 The Story of Luke Sara
2016 Every Escape Imaginable Wanda Short

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Kung Fu: The Legend Continues Alana "Magic Trick"
1995-96 Forever Knight Det. Tracy Vetter Main role
1996 The Newsroom Kris Recurring role
1997 Earth: Final Conflict Kate Boone "Decision", "Truth"
1997 Psi Factor Mary Callwood "Devolution"
1998 The Adventures of Shirley Holmes Jenny Bain "The Case of the Real Fake"
1999 Total Recall 2070 Dr. Grace "Brightness Falls"
2000-05 Andromeda Beka Valentine Main role
2001 Wind at My Back Jane Easterbrook "The Spanish Prisoner", "Pay Back"
2005 Secret Lives Shelby TV film
2011 Good Dog Linda "Pilot", "Gay Sopranos"
2012 Secrets of Eden Ginny McBradden TV film
2012 Heartland Kendra "Crossed Signals"
2012 Alphas Fiona "God's Eye"
2013 Cracked Lena Olsson "Cherry Blossoms"
2013 The Good Witch's Destiny Alicia Quinn TV film
2014 Remedy Wendy Goldman "Shift/Change", "The Beast Within", "Shadow of Doubt"
2015 Assassin's Creed: Unity - Dead Kings Madame Margot (voice) Video game
2015 Killjoys Keera Dean "The Harvest"
2016 Bruno & Boots: Go Jump in the Pool Peggy TV film
2017 The Strain Nurse Greenwood "4.2"
2017 Mary Kills People Yvonne "The River Styx"

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