Michelle Ryan

Born Apr 22, 1984

Michelle Claire Ryan is an English actress. She played the part of Zoe Slater on BBC soap opera EastEnders. In 2007, she starred in the short lived American television series Bionic Woman. She has appeared as the evil sorceress Nimueh in the 2008 BBC TV series Merlin, and as Lady Christina de Souza in the Doctor Who episode "Planet of the Dead".… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Michelle Ryan.


1984 Birth Born on April 22, 1984.


2000 16 Years Old A member of a local theatre group since she was 10, she was picked for her role in EastEnders when she was 16 and first appeared on the show in September 2000.


2005 21 Years Old 1 More Event
She left the series in June 2005 and has since stated that she does not intend to return to EastEnders. … Read More
2006 22 Years Old Ryan had a small role in an episode of Agatha Christie's Marple which screened in February 2006, and also appeared in a small independent film the same year, Cashback.
In early 2007, Ryan was seen as Maria in Mansfield Park opposite Billie Piper for ITV and also as Lila in the film I Want Candy, co-starring Carmen Electra and Mackenzie Crook.
2008 24 Years Old Ryan also filmed an ITV romantic drama, Mister Eleven in 2008. … Read More
2009 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2009, the BBC announced that Ryan had been cast as Lady Christina de Souza in the Doctor Who special episode "Planet of the Dead", which was broadcast on 11 April 2009. … Read More
She starred in a stage production of The Talented Mr. Ripley at the Royal Theatre in Northampton until 9 October 2010.
2011 27 Years Old Also in 2011, Ryan played Helena from A Midsummer Night's Dream in the BBC Learning project, "Off By Heart Shakespeare" and delivered the speech: "Lo, she is one of this confederacy!" … Read More
2012 28 Years Old For the final months of 2012, Ryan toured with Will Young in a production of Cabaret. … Read More
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