Talk:Jeri Ryan

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Ummmmm... she graduated from college as a National Merit Scholar? Admittedly I don't know a whole lot about the National Merit program, but isn't it something you generally earn in high school? Isomorphic 07:06, 27 Jun 2004 (UTC)

Yes, fixed. --Yamla 20:22, 2004 Dec 15 (UTC)

Borg costume[edit]

Jeri was on Voyager for four years. Is the Borg costume she wore on her first two episodes, really the only thing worth noting here? And again just to be clear. It was the Borg costume that made her lose consciousness. Not the catsuit. The BORG costume. AlistairMcMillan 15:55, 31 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Los Angeles is out of sequence[edit]

Planes Trains and Automobiles was made in Chicago - the moving to Los Angeles is out of sequence.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Hotspur (talkcontribs) 22:50, 29 June 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suddenly, she is married[edit]

The first two paragraphs don't mention her marriage, but all of a sudden she has a husband in paragraph 2. This needs more continuity -- Vonfraginoff 07:35, 7 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Shapely" Seven of Nine[edit]

Removed the "shapely" from intro... Bite me! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 10:43, 16 April 2006

Bite who? 19:47, 24 May 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You can take the "shapely" out of the Wikipedia article, but not out of the Seven of Nine. --Lexein (talk) 04:03, 5 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reasons for Voyager ratings increase[edit]

"However, her appearance also coincided with higher ratings and more positive critical reviews of Voyager, which were partly attributed to better screenwriting and partly due to her character being both intrinsically interesting and well-acted."

I don't really dispute the higher ratings and better reviews, but where can I verify that this was partly due to Seven of Nine being "intrinsically interesting and well-acted"? mjb 03:57, 18 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wonder if the skintight costume over her not unpleasing body had something to do with it... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:08, 15 July 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There is an image of Jeri Ryan on the Seven of Nine page, could it also be used here?Mecil 21:39, 5 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No. See WP:FU. --Yamla 22:11, 5 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Are there any circumstances under which any non-free image can be used in a WP:BIO? From what I'm reading, I'm beginning to suspect the answer is no - A little too conservative for my taste, but please let us know if there's a way around it. In this case, there really don't seem to be any free images anywhere to be found, and I've spent a considerable amount of time looking. MrZaiustalk 01:03, 7 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Not for the infobox, no. However, if the inclusion of the image is to provide critical commentary on the image itself, it can be allowed. We are looking for an image to depict Jeri Ryan, though, and no fair-use image can be allowed for that. Wikipedia's policy is certainly much stricter than U.S. fair-use doctrine allows for but the reason for this is that we are trying to build a free encyclopedia; copyright restrictions are "unfree". --Yamla 01:43, 7 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes. You can use an image of her as Seven of Nine in the infobox. Problem is, she has to die first. It's at that point that no free image could conceivably be produced. As long as she's alive, there's a chance that a free image can be produced. See, for instance, Judy Holliday and Rita Hayworth. Dismas|(talk) 04:57, 8 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What about this image of her from Memory Alpha? Seeing as how it's basically the Wikipedia of Star Trek, if they can use it, can't we as well? --Antodav2007 (talk) 16:54, 29 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, MA is the Wikipedia of the Star Trek world but their policies are not the same as ours. That image is copyrighted by Paramount and is used under a claim of fair use. As has been already said, fair use images are not allowed in infoboxes for bio articles. Dismas|(talk) 18:52, 29 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Really—in all this time, no one's managed to find a better photo of this beautiful woman than this one, where she's been caught looking rather like a cartoon horse? (Believe me, I'm sympathetic, knowing how hard tabloid photogs work to get the goofiest shots possible.) Has anyone tried contacting her agency? Surely they'd like her to be portrayed better on a high-profile site like WP. – AndyFielding (talk) 10:58, 25 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Military Brat?[edit]

Isn't this a subjective word and not encyclopedic? Yeah, it's a term used to describe a subculture, but it might be more appropriate to lead into the term, like "a subculture commonly referred to as a military brat".NG Dissonance (talk) 07:25, 7 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I don't see where it's subjective. Granted, the article for military brat includes the word "subculture" but the first sentences of the article state that it is simply a term for a child who grows up in a military family. Dismas|(talk) 00:25, 8 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Voyager Elite Force Voiceover Credit[edit]

On August 18, 2009, I updated the article to accurately credit Jeri Ryan's voiceover for the game Elite Force. Her Seven Of Nine voiceover performance did not occur in a retail version until the Expansion Pack. The voiceover for the initial game release is credited to Joan Buddenhagen. Xin Jing (talk) 15:08, 18 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On January 29, 2010, I attached Ryan's voiceover credit specifically to the official game patch (version 1.2). The original retail game was never re-released to include her voiceover work for Seven Of Nine by default, so as it stands the voiceover credit for Seven Of Nine in Star Trek: Elite Force still belongs to Joan Buddenhagen. Ryan's voiceover credit doesn't take effect until the optional official Raven code is applied through an optional official patch. I have included the citation from IMDB indicating that Joan Buddenhagen is credited for Seven Of Nine "pre-patch"; official Raven or Activision references are non-existant. Xin Jing (talk) 21:43, 29 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Would a filmography table be desirable?[edit]

I wanted to know if having a table for Ms. Ryan's filmography would be useful? Some Wikipedia actors have it for their entry. See Jennifer Aniston's entry for one example. It displays the information very attractively. You can make the case that the current code is easier for everyone to work with. However, once the table is put into place it is mostly just a matter of replication as following items are added. Take a look and see what you think.Catcher09 (talk) 04:08, 10 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I, for one, like tables. If you want to do it, go for it, be bold! Dismas|(talk) 04:22, 10 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Barack Obama/ call for contributions[edit]

While Jeri Ryan is certainly an attractive lady, this article should include a fuller account of her involvement in American history. President Obama was an underdog with a previous loss on his record when, in one of those only-in-Chicago moments, his opponent's confidential divorce records were made public, in a highly unusual legal move. The underdog won and eventually became President. Both Ryan and her husband were bitter. Ryan seems to have been merely repeating some fantasy of her husband's-- but I don't want to start doing "original research." My point is that we need more than a stub on this. There is an abundance of articles and books which describe the Ryan's divorce records and Obama's election. Anyone writing about American political history should cite them for us. In years to come, that will be the main reason readers come to this article. Profhum (talk) 06:00, 25 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

As it appears her role was passive, she'd divorced her husband nearly a decade before the 2008 elections, her "role in history" is very tangential. Her place in events, such as it was, is covered here. If there is already an abundance of records, as you say, then we needn't expand an article on an actress who had the misfortune to once have been married to Jack Ryan into some sort of American History Story. She'll be remembered, if at all, as an actress, which is what this page reflects.--TEHodson 07:49, 25 September 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think you understand history or timeline. The election in question was in 2004, not 2008. Barack Obama was running for US senator from Illinois against Mr. Ryan and in March 2004 they were neck and neck with most polls showing Ryan ahead and some showing Obama ahead. Some details of the Jeri Ryan post divorce child custody deposition were leaked in late March and by June when they were unsealed Ryan had plunged 20 points in the polls. The 2004 leaking and unsealing of the divorce papers in the middle of that competitive 2004 election was massively covered in the popular press, especially the television news/entertainment programming. This was a huge event in popular culture, and affected political events at the highest level. It is used as a case study in popular culture affecting US politics in no less than the communications program at Syracuse university. it is clearly one of the more if not most remarkable aspects of her notability, and certainly noted in academic work as such. She is noted in Columbia Journalism Review for this scandal and its affect, not for her acting:
Indeed her custody deposition and its affect on the elections is mentioned in scores of sober political volumes and academic works: — Preceding unsigned comment added by N34B2 (talkcontribs) 22:01, 3 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

College Degree[edit]

She did not receive "a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre." Theater majors at Northwestern in 1990 received Bachelor of Science degrees in Speech. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:33, 2 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks - is there any source we can cite for this? Any list of graduates? --Lexein (talk) 03:56, 5 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Place of Birth[edit]

Uhm, dear lovely non-German folks .. Munich has ALWAYS been in West - or even South - Germany. So "West Germany" is (even back then) obsolete. :P (fwolf) -- (talk) 22:25, 11 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

In 1968 it was known as West Germany by English speakers. It was not obsolete then. Dismas|(talk) 23:45, 11 August 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also in Major Crimes[edit]

Played Phillip Stroh's lawyer in Major Crimes with Mary McDonnell (talk) 21:24, 11 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]