Amy Ryan

Amy Ryan

  • Born on
    • November 30th, 1969
Amy Beth Dziewiontkowski (born November 30, 1969), known professionally as Amy Ryan, is an American actress. She has been nominated for an Academy Award and Golden Globe for her performance in Gone Baby Gone (2007) and is also known for her roles in the HBO series The Wire, playing Port Authority Officer Beadie Russell; In Treatment, playing psychiatrist Adele Brousse; and The Office, playing human resources representative Holly Flax. Ryan was born in Queens, New York City. She is the daughter of Pam, a nurse, and John, a trucking business owner. Ryan is her mother's maiden name. She is of English, Irish, and Polish descent. Growing up in the 1970s, Ryan and her sister delivered the Daily News by bike. At a young age, Ryan attended the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Center in upstate New York. At 17, she graduated from New York's High School of Performing Arts. Hired for the national tour of Biloxi Blues right out of high school, Ryan worked steadily off-Broadway for the next decade.

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Acting (34 Credits)

2021Only Murders in the Building
2020Lost Girls as Mari Gilbert
2020I'll Be Gone in the Dark as Michelle McNamara's Words (voice)
2019Strange But True as Charlene Chase
2019Late Night as Caroline Morton
2018Beautiful Boy as Vicki Sheff
2017Abundant Acreage Available as TracyWatch Free
2016Monster Trucks as Cindy Coley
2016Central Intelligence as Pamela Harris
2016The Infiltrator as Bonni TischlerWatch Free
2015Bridge of Spies as Mary Donovan
2015Don Verdean as CarolWatch Free
2015Goosebumps as Gale Cooper
2015Louder Than Bombs as Hannah BrennanWatch Free
2014Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) as Sylvia
2013Breathe In as Megan Reynolds
2013Devil's Knot as Margaret Lax
2013Clear History as Wendy
2013Escape Plan as Abigail Ross
2011Win Win as Jackie Flaherty
2010Green Zone as Lawrie Dayne
2010Jack Goes Boating as Connie
2009The Missing Person as Miss Charley
2009Bob Funk as Ms. Wright
2008Changeling as Carol Dexter
2007Gone Baby Gone as Helene McCready
2007Before the Devil Knows You're Dead as Martha Hanson
2007Dan in Real Life as Eileen
2005Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World as Emily Brooks
2005Capote as Marie Dewey
2005War of the Worlds as Neighbor With Toddler
2004Keane as Lynn Bedik
2000You Can Count on Me as Rachel Louise Prescott
1992In the Deep Woods as BethWatch Free


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