Lisa Ryder

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Lisa Ryder

Born

10/26/1970, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Birth Name

Lisa Ryder

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Lisa Ryder, L. Ryder
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Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Lisa Ryder started performing as a child through dance, attending the Edmonton Studio of Ballet. She never considered acting as a career until she attended the University of Toronto. There she took Drama as an option and was bitten by the acting…more

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  • Trivia

    • On the performance front, her versatile talents extend beyond the acting arena into play writing. Ryder has written and co-written a number of stage plays including "Baggage", "Panting of the Victors", and a one-woman show entitled "Put Me Away".

    • Her stage credits include such productions as

    • Insignificance
    • Possible Worlds
    • Macbeth
  • She has starred in more than 25 stage plays.

  • She has starred in more than 25 stage plays.

  • She appeared in a recurring role on the Canadian television program "The Newsroom" by CBC-TV.

  • She studied jazz dance at Toronto's Metro Movement and the Improv at Second City.

  • She graduated from the University of Toronto Drama program in 1992 and has also trained with numerous prominent drama instructors.

  • She has studied ballet at the Edmonton School of Ballet

  • She has one sister, two stepsisters, and two stepbrothers.

  • Lisa was once arrested at an Andromeda convention by "Klingons."

  • She used to work as a "standardized patient" for med students.

  • Her hobbies are biking, reading, hiking, and yoga.

  • Her favorite movies are " Blade Runner ", " The Sound of Music " and " Rear Window ".

  • Her favorite TV shows were Alias and The West Wing.

  • Lisa's favorite color is blue.

  • Her height is 5'8½''(1.73 m).

  • Quotes

    • Reporter: What was it like to work with a half naked James Marsters?
      Lisa Ryder: How did you know he was half naked?!?

    • (On working with the special effects on Andromeda)
      Lisa Ryder: Sometimes you just feel so lame. It's just like "I'm afraid of a green screen!"

    • Reporter: Did you find it difficult playing a lesbian in Blackheart?
      Lisa Ryder: Being a lesbian with Maria Conchita Alonso... No it wasn't difficult.

    • Reporter: If you could guest star on any show, what would it be?
      Lisa: Bewitched.

    • ( Speaking of Andromeda)
      Reporter: What kind of practical jokes have been pulled on set?
      Lisa Ryder: I think by now, everyone knows about the Magog poo. Every time Brent would squat down to rest his legs, one of the camera guys would slip the poo underneath him.

    • (Speaking of Andromeda cast)
      Reporter: Who are the "jokers"?
      Lisa: Kevin for gag-reel worthy jokes, Gord Woolvett for one-liners.

    • Reporter: What was the oddest thing a fan has ever sent you?
      Lisa: A bottle of barbeque sauce.

    • Reporter: What was the coolest thing a fan has ever sent you?
      Lisa: Actually, at GenCon, this lovely lady came up to me and presented me with a cow. I don't know if it's "cool" per se but it's incredibly cute.

    • Reporter: Do you speak any foreign languages?
      Lisa: A little French and am slowly working on Spanish.

    • Reporter: Do you plan on doing more stage work again? Like in Toronto, or here in Vancouver?
      Lisa: I don't have any immediate plans to do stage work. But I want to. I'm dying to, actually, get back into theatre.

    • Reporter: Have you ever lived the life of a "starving artist"? If so, did you ever have any sort of odd jobs to help you along the way?
      Lisa: God, yes, have had many periods of starving artistness. Used to be a "Standardized Patient" to train doctors.

    • Reporter: What does it feel like to have a fan club?
      Lisa: Funny. Flattering. Odd.

    • Reporter: How old are you?
      Lisa: I'm not answering!

    • RepoterWhich would you prefer to do more of, theatre, tv, or movies?
      Lisa: I would like to have a lovely mix of them all. I would prefer to have, you know, steady cash from film and tv. But I'd like to do more stage work.

    • Reporter: Have you any pets?
      Lisa: No. I'm horribly allergic to cats, which breaks my heart.

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      Talented and Canadian! Lisa Ryder can do whatever you want her to do. She is physically fit and intelligent. She is a good actress and she proved it in many movie and tv series.
    • Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Lisa Ryder started performing as a child through dance, attending the Edmonton Studio of Ballet. She never considered acting as a career until she attended the University of Toronto. There she took Drama as an optionmoreless

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      Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Lisa Ryder started performing as a child through dance, attending the Edmonton Studio of Ballet. She never considered acting as a career until she attended the University of Toronto. There she took Drama as an option and was bitten by the acting bug. After graduation, she and some friends formed Bald Ego Productions, a local Toronto theatre group. While with Bald Ego, Lisa displayed a multitude of talents, choreographing, writing, and co-writing many of stage shows. In the mid-nineties, Lisa began appearing on television with guest spots on shows like Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and PsiFactor: Chronicles of the Paranormal.



      Her first "big" role came in the form a straight-laced cop, named Tracy Vetter on the sci-fi/drama show Forever Knight. Forever Knight allowed Lisa to build a cult following on the internet that continued to grow, even after the show was cancelled. After Forever Knight, Lisa continued acting on stage, television, and film. She had a variety of guest spots on many science fiction shows, but also appeared on the critically acclaimed CBC series THE NEWSROOM. In 1998 received critical acclaim herself for her portrayal of "Joey" in the film Stolen Heart (1998). Currently Lisa co-stars with Kevin Sorbo on the Gene Roddenberry series "Andromeda" (2000), showing every week in syndication, around the world.

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