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Born: November 30, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA Profession: actress

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A gifted supporting actress, Amy Ryan proved herself more than capable at a myriad of character portrayals in many genres. A longtime stage presence and a budding onscreen talent, possessing one of those lived-in, ordinary faces, Ryan was often cast as the reliable housewife, mother or girlfriend. But as a port authority cop Beadie Russell on HBO's gritty series "The Wire" (2002-08), she was able to spread her wings and flaunt her aptitude for East Coast drawls. But New York theater aficionados finally had an emerging talent to cheer for in the movies, as the rising star received a breakout role in a big Hollywood production and Ben Affleck's directorial debut, the Boston-set crime drama "Gone Baby Gone" (2007), which earned Ryan a bevy of awards and an Academy Award nomination. From there, she again displayed her ability to portray on-the-edge characters in "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (2007), before turning to comedy as the romantic interest to Michael Scott (Steve Carell) in several seasons of "The Office" (NBC, 2005- ). She went on to portray a psychoanalyst on the critics' favorite "In Treatment" (HBO, 2008-2010) and played the wife of a struggling wrestling coach in the indie drama...

A gifted supporting actress, Amy Ryan proved herself more than capable at a myriad of character portrayals in many genres. A longtime stage presence and a budding onscreen talent, possessing one of those lived-in, ordinary faces, Ryan was often cast as the reliable housewife, mother or girlfriend. But as a port authority cop Beadie Russell on HBO's gritty series "The Wire" (2002-08), she was able to spread her wings and flaunt her aptitude for East Coast drawls. But New York theater aficionados finally had an emerging talent to cheer for in the movies, as the rising star received a breakout role in a big Hollywood production and Ben Affleck's directorial debut, the Boston-set crime drama "Gone Baby Gone" (2007), which earned Ryan a bevy of awards and an Academy Award nomination. From there, she again displayed her ability to portray on-the-edge characters in "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" (2007), before turning to comedy as the romantic interest to Michael Scott (Steve Carell) in several seasons of "The Office" (NBC, 2005- ). She went on to portray a psychoanalyst on the critics' favorite "In Treatment" (HBO, 2008-2010) and played the wife of a struggling wrestling coach in the indie drama "Win Win" (2011), underscoring her ability to portray a wide variety of roles.

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 Goosebumps (2015)
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 Monster Trucks (2015)
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 Birdman (2014)
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 Devil's Knot (2014)
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 Tomb, The (2013)
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 Escape Plan (2013)
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 Clear History (2013)
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 Win Win (2011)
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Made professional acting debut in the National Tour of Neil Simon's "Biloxi Blues"
1990:
Had a short stint on the daytime drama "As the World Turns" (CBS)
1992:
Had a recurring role in the critically acclaimed drama "I'll Fly Away" (NBC) as a manipulative high school temptress
1993:
Broadway debut as Tessa Goode in "The Sisters Rosensweig"
1995:
Played Tea Leoni¿s spoiled stepdaughter on the short-lived ABC sitcom, "The Naked Truth"
1997:
Replaced Calista Flockhart as Natasha in a revival of "The Three Sisters"
1999:
Feature film debut in the drama, "Roberta"
2000:
Received critical acclaim and her first Tony Award nomination for playing the love-starved Sonya in "Uncle Vanya"
2000:
Had a small role in the Oscar-nominated film, "You Can Count on Me"
2001:
Cast as Peggy in the Broadway revival of "The Women"
2001:
Landed a recurring role on the A&E crime drama, "100 Centre Street"; created by Sidney Lumet
2003:
Joined the cast of "The Wire" (HBO) in its second season, playing Port Authority Officer Beadie Russell
2004:
Played an impoverished single mother in the indie film, "Keane"
2005:
Received second Tony Award nomination for playing Stella Kowalski in "A Streetcar Named Desire"
2005:
Earned positive reviews as Chris Cooper¿s star-struck wife in "Capote"
2007:
Reunited with Sidney Lumet for "Before the Devil Knows You¿re Dead," playing Ethan Hawke¿s ex-wife
2007:
Received rave reviews for her portrayal of a drug-addicted mother whose child was abducted in Ben Affleck's directorial debut, "Gone Baby Gone"; earned Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress
2008:
Had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom "The Office" as dorky HR rep Holly Flax
2008:
Played a prostitute wrongfully imprisoned by police in Clint Eastwood's "Changeling"
2010:
Co-starred with Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear in Paul Greengrass' war thriller, "Green Zone"
2010:
Joined the third season of HBO's "In Treatment" as Paul's new therapist
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Education

High School of the Performing Arts: New York , New York -
Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center: Loch Sheldrake , New York -

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