November 20, 1974 |
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Marisa Graf|
|Spouse(s)||Jeremy Sisto (1993–2002; divorced)
Nathan Graf (2008–present)
Marisa Ryan (born November 20, 1974) is an American actress, best known for her role as Elizabeth Cooper McGillis in the CBS sitcom Major Dad (1989—1993), and as Abby Bernstein in the 2001 comedy film Wet Hot American Summer and its Netflix prequel series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015).
Ryan made her screen debut in an small role in the 1983 film Without a Trace. From 1989 to 1993, she starred as Elizabeth Cooper McGillis in the CBS sitcom Major Dad opposite Gerald McRaney. She later went to star in the Independent films Love Always (1996), Slaves to the Underground (1997), Taylor's Return (1997), and With or Without You (1998). In 1998, Ryan joined the cast of Fox police drama series, New York Undercover as Det. Nell Delaney, during the show's fourth and final season. She later guest starred on The Practice, Sex and the City, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order.
In 2001, Ryan co-starred as Abby Bernstein in the ensemble cast satirical romantic comedy film Wet Hot American Summer. She reprised her role in the Netflix prequel series, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp in 2015. She also appeared in films Don's Plum (2001), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), and Brooklyn Lobster (2005). In 1997 she made her directorial debut with the independent short film Three Women of Pain which she also co-wrote.
- Marisa Ryan Biography (1974-) Film Reference
- Shelli Weinstein. "‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Series Set at Netflix; Original Cast to Return". Variety. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
- Herald Wire Services (2009-10-19). "Jeremy Sisto ties the knot". The Boston Herald. Retrieved 2009-10-20.