21 Facts About Amy Ryan


Amy Beth Dziewiontkowski, known professionally as Amy Ryan, is an American actress of stage and screen.

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Amy Ryan began her professional stage career in 1987 and made her Broadway debut in 1993 as a replacement in the original production of The Sisters Rosensweig.

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Amy Ryan was featured in season 1 episode 22 of Home Improvement as Jill's sister going through a relationship spat during Tim's poker game.

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Amy Ryan went on to receive Tony Award nominations for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the 2000 revival of Uncle Vanya and the 2005 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Amy Ryan was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Helene McCready in the 2007 film Gone Baby Gone.

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At a young age, Amy Ryan attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center in upstate New York.

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Amy Ryan made her off-Broadway debut in the Westside Theatre's 1987 production of A Shayna Maidel, playing the role of Hanna.

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Amy Ryan worked in regional theater, where she originated roles in new plays by Neil LaBute, Arthur Miller and Neil Simon.

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Amy Ryan received some of the best reviews of her career for her leading role in the Roundabout Theater Company's 2016 production of Love, Love, Love.

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Amy Ryan delivers a front-and-center performance of such beguiling dynamism that you feel this Roundabout Theatre Company production has done for her precisely what was intended.

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Amy Ryan went on to feature prominently in the second season of HBO's The Wire, playing Port Authority Officer Beadie Russell.

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Amy Ryan appeared for a six-episode arc on The Office as dorky HR rep Holly Flax.

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Amy Ryan reprised her role on The Office in seasons 5 and 7.

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Amy Ryan joined the cast of HBO's In Treatment for its third season, playing the therapist of Dr Paul Weston.

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Amy Ryan appeared in Changeling, directed by Clint Eastwood, and opposite Matt Damon in Paul Greengrass's Green Zone .

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Amy Ryan received strong notices for her performance in Tom McCarthy's Win Win the next year, winning Best Supporting Actress awards from multiple regional critics groups.

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Amy Ryan was a part of the core ensemble of the 2014 Best Picture Academy Award winning film Birdman, sharing in the cast's Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture victory.

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Only on the big screen are we able to fully appreciate the minutely detailed nature of Amy Ryan's performance, revealing Tracy's soul via the slightest narrowing of the eyes or the almost-subliminal tensing of her cheekbones.

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In 2018, Amy Ryan co-starred in Beautiful Boy for Amazon Studios, a dark family drama, with her The Office co-star Steve Carell, and Timothee Chalamet.

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Amy Ryan was then among the ensemble cast of 2019's Late Night, the Mindy Kaling-penned comedy about a female late-night talk show host ; and Strange but True, a noir-thriller based on the novel by John Searles.

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In 2020, Amy Ryan starred as Mari Gilbert, a real life woman searching for her missing daughter, in Netflix's mystery thriller Lost Girls.

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