Who is Amy Ryan?
Popular American actress Amy Beth Dziewiontkowski, known professionally as Amy Ryan, was born in New York City, USA, on May 3, 1968, making Taurus her zodiac sign. She has had roles in more than 70 TV series and movies, but maybe still best known for with Holly Flax in 17 episodes (2008-2011) of the hit comedy series “The Office”, starring John Krasinski, Steve Carell and Jenna Fischer, and created by Stephen Merchant, Greg Daniels and Ricky Gervais. It follows the lives of a group of typical office workers, the series aired from 2005 to 2013 and won 51 out of 246 award nominations.
Amy’s is still very active in the movie industry today, shooting for the upcoming movie “Wolfs and Passing Through”, as well as the upcoming series “Sugar”.
Education and early life
Amy was raised in New York City alongside her sister Laura, by their father John Dziewiontkowski, who owned a trucking company, and mother Pamela (née Ryan), who was a nurse. Before they became teenagers, Amy and Laura delivered the “Daily News” newspaper together on their bicycles.
Amy became interested in acting at a very young age, and so her parents enrolled her at Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center. She attended the High School of Performing Arts and played lead characters in a number of school plays; Amy enrolled in 1986 and was then chosen to tour with the cast of the play “Biloxi Blues”.
She appeared in a number of off-Broadway plays, before launching her career in TV.
Roles in TV series
Amy’s debut TV series role was Renee in a 1990 episode of the soap opera “As the World Turns”, and in the 1990s she appeared in one or two episodes of several series, including the action adventure “Quantum Leap” , the drama “Brooklyn Bridge” and the drama mini-series “A Will of Their Own”.
In 2001 and 2002, Amy played Rebecca Rifkind the crime drama “100 Center Street,” starring Phyllis Newsman, Manny Perez, and Joseph Lyle Taylor, follows the people working at a New York City courthouse; the series was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series. Also marking the early 2000s for Amy was playing Agent Beatrice “Beadie” Russell in 20 episodes (2003-2008) of the crime thriller “The Wire”, which David Simon created and starring Sonja Sohn, Lance Reddick and Dominic West. Covering the Baltimore drug scene, the series aired from 2002 to 2008 and won 16 of the 70 awards it was nominated for.
In 2010, Amy appeared in eight episodes of the drama “In Treatment”, and her next role came in 2015, when she was cast to play Heidi Strand in the “Kirk Steele” episode of the comedy “Broad City”.
She has since played roles in three more TV series, voicing Liesl von Trapp in the 2018 episode “Shall I Visit the Dinosaurs” of the animated adventure short “Robot Chicken”, playing Gigi in the episode “Breathwork” from 2019 of the comedy “High Maintenance”, and Jan in 13 episodes of the 2022 crime comedy “Only Murders in the Building”.
Roles in movies
Amy’s debut film role was the role of Beth in the 1992 crime mystery thriller “In the Deep Woods” directed by Charles Correll, starring Rosanna Arquette, Anthony Perkins and Will Patton; it follows a woman who has just met a private investigator and believes he is the killer of her best friend.
A few of Amy’s next roles were in the 1998 drama “Remembering Sex”, the 1999 drama “Roberta” and the 2000 drama “You Can Count on Me”.
In 2004, she played Lynn Bedik in the mystery thriller “Keane”, written and directed by Lodge Kerrigan, starring Damian Lewis, Abigail Breslin and Amy Ryan. It follows a man searching for his missing daughter in New York City, and the film won two out of eight award nominations. Amy was then cast to appear in the 2005 action science fiction adventure ‘War of the Worlds’ which was nominated for Oscars for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, Best Achievement in Sound Editing and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, the comedy from 2005 ‘Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World’, and the 2009 drama ‘The Missing Person’.
In 2014, she played Sylvia in the critically acclaimed comedy Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which Alejandro G. Iñárritu wrote and directed, and starring Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis and Michael Keaton. It follows the life of a washed-up superhero actor and the film won 193 of 486 award nominations, including four Oscars, some of them for Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Writing, Original Screenplay and Best Achievement in Direction.
Amy’s three most recent film roles were in the 2020 biographical historical drama “Worth” and the crime mystery “Lost Girls”, and the 2023 horror comedy “Beau Is Afraid”.
Amy performed the songs “Physical” and “Life Is a Highway” in two episodes of “The Office” series in 2008.
She produced the 2009 drama film “The Missing Person”.
Amy received special thanks for the 2011 drama miniseries ‘Mildred Pierce’, the 2019 romantic comedy ‘Almost Love’ and the 2021 horror mystery thriller ‘False Positive’.
Awards and nominations
Amy’s won 39 of her 71 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for “Gone Baby Gone.”
Her wins include a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and a Gold Derby Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast, both in 2015 for “Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” (shared with colleagues ), and a 2020 IMDb STARmeter Award for Fan Favorite.
Love life and husband
Amy has more or less managed to keep the details of her love life out of the media spotlight. It is still known that she started dating American screenwriter, producer and actor Eric Slovin sometime in the second half of the 2000s and gave birth to their daughter in October 2009; Eric is probably best known for writing 60 episodes (2002-2005) of the critically acclaimed comedy series “Saturday Night Live”.
The two exchanged vows in a small ceremony in 2011 and have lived together in Los Angeles, California ever since.
Amy has yet to talk about other men she may have been with, she is married to Eric Slovin since April 2023, and they have a daughter together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Amy launched her Instagram account ‘This Is Amy Ryan’ a while back but has only uploaded one photo to the social media network; she is nevertheless followed by more than 9,000 people.
She enjoys working out in the gym and also goes for a run almost every morning.
Amy is a philanthropist and an animal lover, and has donated money to various animal shelters and organizations that aim to help underprivileged children.
Her favorite singer is Lady Gaga and her favorite song is ‘Just Dance’.
Amy’s favorite actress is Emily Blunt while some of her favorite movies are “A Quiet Place”, “The Girl on the Train” and “Wild Mountain Thyme”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Amy’s age is 54. Her eyes are blue and her hair is blond, she is 1.61 m tall and weighs about 52 kg.
Amy’s assets Estimated at over $7 million, as of April 2023.