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Lisa Ryder developed an interest in acting while studying at the University of Toronto, and soon after graduating from school, she formed a local theater troupe. After performing with the troupe for several years, Ryder landed a major role on the Canadian sci-fi TV drama "Forever Knight," about a centuries-old vampire who attempts to redeem his horrific past by working as a cop in modern-day Toronto. She portrayed the straight-laced Detective Tracy Vetter for the last season of the award-winning series, which also spawned three novels and several soundtracks. She next appeared in a recurring role on the critically-acclaimed series "The Newsroom," a darkly comedic look at an incompetent and petty nightly news production crew, and portrayed the spoiled daughter of a self-help guru in the indie drama "Stolen Heart." From 2000 to 2005, Ryder portrayed loyal ship captain Beka Valentine in the Canadian-American sci-fi series "Andromeda," based on a concept by "Star Trek" creator, Gene Roddenberry. The series ran for five seasons, following a salvage crew as they traveled the galaxy in an attempt to unite a fractured civilization; it became a syndicated hit in both Canada and America. In 2001, she was cast...

Lisa Ryder developed an interest in acting while studying at the University of Toronto, and soon after graduating from school, she formed a local theater troupe. After performing with the troupe for several years, Ryder landed a major role on the Canadian sci-fi TV drama "Forever Knight," about a centuries-old vampire who attempts to redeem his horrific past by working as a cop in modern-day Toronto. She portrayed the straight-laced Detective Tracy Vetter for the last season of the award-winning series, which also spawned three novels and several soundtracks. She next appeared in a recurring role on the critically-acclaimed series "The Newsroom," a darkly comedic look at an incompetent and petty nightly news production crew, and portrayed the spoiled daughter of a self-help guru in the indie drama "Stolen Heart." From 2000 to 2005, Ryder portrayed loyal ship captain Beka Valentine in the Canadian-American sci-fi series "Andromeda," based on a concept by "Star Trek" creator, Gene Roddenberry. The series ran for five seasons, following a salvage crew as they traveled the galaxy in an attempt to unite a fractured civilization; it became a syndicated hit in both Canada and America. In 2001, she was cast as doomed android Kay-Em 14 in the horror-thriller "Jason X," the tenth installment of the hardy '80s slasher franchise, and she has since played a doctor on the teen soap opera "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and co-starred in the TV movie "Secret Lives."

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 Orphan (2009)
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 Hollywoodland (2006)
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 Silent Hill (2006)
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 Top of the Food Chain (1999) Pat
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