Michelle Ryan

Michelle Ryan was born on the 22nd of April 1984 in Enfield Greater London. She is an English actress who became popular for being casted as Zoe Slater for Eastenders, a soap opera shown on the BBC1 channel. A Michelle Ryan biography would be a proper introduction to my site.

At the young age of 10, green-eyed Michelle was already a member of a local theater group and by 15 she was chosen to be part of EastEnders. Her first appearance on the show was in September 2000 but in 2005 she declared that she would leave the set of EastEnders to focus on her theater and film career.

Ryan worked in the summer of 2005 for a play entitled Who’s the Daddy at the King Head’s Theatre. The play was written by Toby Young and Lloyd Evans based on the paternity suit of David Blunkett.

After leaving the soap opera EastEnders, Michelle made an appearance for a Marple episode broadcasted in February of 2006. She also appeared for an indie film titled Cashback and Jekyll with James Nesbitt for BBC. Jekyll is the contemporary adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

The Sun, a British newspaper, reported that Ryan had auditioned for the role of the doctor’s companion in Doctor Who to replace Billie Piper. Freema Agyeman got the role instead. Michelle starred together with Billie Piper in a new version of Mansfield Park for the ITV network. Later on she took in the role of Lila in the movie I Want Candy with Carmen Electra and Mackenzie Crook.

Michelle Ryan was chosen as the lead in the new NBC drama Bionic Woman on February 2007. Bionic Woman will be a series based on the 1970s series with the same title. As of May 14, 2007, it has been established that Bionic Woman will air its pilot episode as it has been chosen for the 2007-2008 season.

Michelle can also be credited for appearing on a Mr. Bean sketch on Red Nose Day 2007 for Comic Relief. She can also be seen in a brand-new Welsh indie film called Flick along with Leslie Phillips and Faye Dunaway.

An interview in May 2007 revealed that Ryan had auditioned for a role in Casino Royale but Eva Green got the part of Vesper Lynd.

Her hobbies include eating and spending time with friends. Michelle Ryan also believed that shopping is a form of therapy that is why she loves it. As a matter of fact, her most expensive outfit was a dress from Gucci she bought in New York for 1,300 pounds. It does not come to a surprise that one of her favorite designers is Gucci along with Prada and Miu Miu. Topshop, H&M, Gap, Dune and Karen Millen are also some of her favorite high street stores.

Michelle looks up to Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Liv Tyler, Robert De Niro, Joseph Fiennes, Jude Law, Brad Pitt, Leonardo Di Caprio and Josh Hartnett as actors. She also has a Labrador named Buddy that she placed in a special dog training program for Children in Need.