Lisa Ryder biography
Date of Birth: October 26, 1970
Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Ryder travelled to Toronto to work on her drama
degree at the University of Toronto. Following her university training, she
continued to polish her skills through the study of dance, voice, clown
techniques, and improv with numerous prominent drama instructors.
In theatre, she has amassed an impressive resume with credits including
Insignificance, Macbeth, Possible Worlds and Insomnia, to name a few. She
has also become an accomplished playwright penning Put Me Away, Baggage, The
Paradise, Café Naked, Gulf and Panting of the Victors.
She began her career on screen in 1992, playing a small role in the series
Forever Knight. The part led her to a regular gig on the show playing
Detective Tracy Vetter. After a three-year stint with Knight, she landed a
role in the Canadian award winning, mini series The Newsroom. The late '90s
was laced with major roles in feature films such as Stolen Heart and
Blackheart (both 1998).
Ryder first received nationwide recognition in Gene Roddenberry's sci-fi
series Andromeda playing the first officer Beka Valentine. She took
advantage of the exposure and landed a lead role in the horror film, Jason X
Jason X (2001)
Stolen Heart (1998)
City of Dark (1997)
Lisa Ryder Filmography