Jeri Ryan, was born as Jeri Lynn Zimmerman on the 22 of February 1968 in Munich,then West Germany. She was born into the family of Gerhard Florian Zimmerman, who is a Master Sergeant in the Army of United States, and his wife Sharon,who is a social worker employee. Jeri Ryan and her older brother Mark was raised and the duo grew up on several military bases, including but not limited to Kansas,Hawaii, Maryland, Texas and Georgia.
At the age of eleven,11, Jeri Ryan dad retired from the US Army and her family had to settle down in Paducah, Kentucky. She schooled and graduated from Lone Oak High School in 1986. She also attended Northwestern University Chicago as a National Merit Scholar. Whilest undergoing academics and studying there, Jeri Ryan won a number of beauty contests (a.o.- sixth annual Miss Northwestern Alpha Delta Phi Pageant in 1989).