Jeri Ryan, Seven of Nine and 12 on a Scale of 10
Jeri Lynn Ryan (born February 22, 1968) is an American actress and beauty contest winner. She is a well-known television actress, best known for playing the liberated ("de-assimilated") Borg, Seven of Nine, on Star Trek: Voyager (1997–2001).
Jeri was an army brat, born in Munich, West Germany while her father was stationed there. The family moved around the country to various military bases, eventually winding up in Paducah, Kentucky.
Entering Beauty Pageants brought Jeri Ryan the title of Miss Illinois 1989, then third-runnerup status in the Miss America Pageant. She graduated from Northwestern in 1990 with a theater degree.
Pursuing her acting dream, Jeri went to Los Angeles and began picking up small parts here and there. Eventually she wound up with a recurring role as an extraterrestrial on the short-lived "Dark Skies" (1997). Producers were impressed by the pretty girl who played the alien, and soon she won the part of Seven of Nine.
Since the Star Trek role ended, Jeri has starred in a number of television series, including playing Veronica "Ronnie" Cooke on Boston Public (2001–04). She was a regular on the legal drama series Shark (2006–08), which starred James Woods. From 2011 to 2013, she starred as Dr. Kate Murphy in the ABC drama series Body of Proof. In 2009 she guest starred as Tara Cole on Leverage.
For all her acting exploits, Jeri Ryan is most notorious for inadvertently derailing the candidacy of her ex-husband, Jack Ryan, whom Jeri had divorced in 1999. Jack Ryan was a wealthy former investment banker who was the Republican candidate for US Senator from Illinois in 2004. His opponent was future US President Barrack Obama. When the divorce records were unsealed by the court during the campaign, they were seen to contain sexual allegations by Jeri against Jack that ensured Obama's ultimate victory.
Below are pictures of Jeri Ryan sporting leather, both for her various roles and on her own time.
Special Bonus ShotsThese, at least for the most part, do not include leather. However, Jeri Ryan is best known for her television work, and among that work, she is best known for rescuing the "Star Trek" spin-off "Star Trek: Voyager" from terminal boredom after her appearance in... that costume. The posed pictures really don't do it justice.
So, not too much leather in the following pictures, but I don't think anyone will mind. Kudo to costume designer Robert Blackman, who crafted perhaps the best and ultimately most valuable science fiction outfit in Hollywood history.