British thespian Michelle Ryan first achieved success in the United Kingdom for her portrayal of Zoë Slater in the popular BBC series "EastEnders". Earlier this year, Ryan was seen in Sean Ellis' debut feature film "Cashback", based on his Oscar-nominated short film. The film recently screened at the Aspen comedy festival.
In addition, Ryan recently starred alongside Jimmy Carr and Carmen Electra in the Stephen Surjik-directed comedy, "I Want Candy". She has also appeared in the ITV production of "Mansfield Park", and can soon be seen in the BBC production of "Jekyll", opposite James Nesbitt and Gina Bellman.
Ryan's other television credits include "The Worst Witch", "Burnside" and "Miss Marple: By the Pricking of My Thumbs", in which she played the vampish Rose Waters. Her theater work includes roles at the London Palladium, Her Majesty's Theatre and Millfield Theatre. Last summer, Ryan appeared on stage in the Toby Young and Lloyd Evans stage production "Who's The Daddy?" She played Tiffany the Mole, one of the lead female roles, in an outrageous portrayal of life at Britain's foremost political and literary magazine (The Spectator) during the Blunkett Sex'n'Visa scandal. Ryan is based in London and her birthday is April 22.