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Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan 

Chris Abraham
Updated October 31, 2019 13.6k views 92 items
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Ryan. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Ryan on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Ryan as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Ryan along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Ryan, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Ryans include Meg Ryan, Bobby Ryan, and Debby Ryan, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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Meg Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 57 from Fairfield, Connecticut, United States of America
Meg Ryan (born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra; November 19, 1961) is an American actress and producer. Ryan began her acting career in 1981 in minor roles before joining the cast of the CBS soap opera ...more
Bobby Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 31 from Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Bobby Ryan (born Robert Shane Stevenson; March 17, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey winger currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL) He was ...more
Debby Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 25 from Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America
Deborah Ann Ryan (born May 13, 1993) is an American actress and singer. Ryan started acting in professional theatres at the age of seven, and was later discovered in a nationwide search by ...more
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 33 from Exton, Pennsylvania
Matthew Thomas Ryan (born May 17, 1985) is an American football quarterback and team captain for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for ...more
Jeri Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 51 from Munich, Germany
Jeri Lynn Ryan (born Jeri Lynn Zimmermann; February 22, 1968) is an American actress best known for her role as the Borg, Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager, for which she was nominated four ...more
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 72 from Refugio, Texas, United States of America
Lynn Nolan Ryan Jr. (born January 31, 1947), nicknamed The Ryan Express, is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and a previous chief executive officer (CEO) of the Texas ...more
Michelle Ryan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 34 from England, London, London Borough of Enfield
Michelle Claire Ryan (born 22 April 1984) is an English actress. She played Zoe Slater on the BBC soap opera EastEnders. In 2007, she starred in the short-lived American television series Bionic ...more
Rex Ryan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 56 from Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States of America
Rex Ashley Ryan (born December 13, 1962) is a former American football coach and current ESPN analyst. Ryan was formerly the head coach of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills of the National ...more
Robert Ryan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Dec. at 64 (1909-1973) from USA, Chicago, Illinois
Robert Bushnell Ryan (November 11, 1909 – July 11, 1973) was an American actor who most often portrayed hardened cops and ruthless villains.
Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
John Patrick Ryan, Sr. is a fictional character created by author Tom Clancy and featured in his Ryanverse novels, which have consistently topped the New York Times bestseller list over 30 ...more
Amy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 50 from New York City, USA, New York
Amy Beth Dziewiontkowski (born May 3, 1969), known professionally as Amy Ryan, is an American actress of stage and screen. A graduate of New York's High School of Performing Arts, she is an ...more
Buddy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Buddy Ryan Age 88 from Frederick, Oklahoma
James David "Buddy" Ryan (February 17, 1934 – June 28, 2016) was an American football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL). During his ...more
Stevie Ryan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 33 from Victorville, California, United States of America
Stevie Ryan is an American actress. She formerly starred in the VH1 series Stevie TV. She was born and raised in the city of Victorville, California and graduated from Silverado High School in ...more
Sam Ryan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 50 from Lake Ronkonkoma, New York, United States of America
Samantha Ryan is an American sportscaster who is a sports anchor for WABC-TV New York's Eyewitness News' weekend evening broadcasts.
Tommy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Dec. at 78 (1870-1948) from Redwood, New York
Tommy Ryan (March 31, 1870 – August 3, 1948) was a famed American World Welterweight, and World Middleweight boxing champion who fought from 1887 to 1907. His simultaneously holding records in ...more
Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 34 from Swansea, United Kingdom
Matthew Darren Evans (born 11 April 1981, Swansea, Wales), known professionally as Matt Ryan, is a Welsh actor. He is known for voicing Edward Kenway in the Ubisoft video game Assassin's Creed ...more
Lee Ryan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 35 from Chatham, United Kingdom
Lee Ryan (born 17 June 1983) is an English singer-songwriter and actor. He is best known as a member of the English boy band Blue. He has also appeared in pantomime over the years; his most ...more
Kate Ryan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 38 from Tessenderlo, Belgium
Kate Ryan (born Katrien Verbeeck; 22 July 1980) is a Belgian singer and songwriter, and the winner of a World Music Award. She began her singing career in 2001 and later found fame with a string ...more
Bo Ryan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 71 from Chester, Pennsylvania
William Francis "Bo" Ryan Jr. (born December 20, 1947) is an American former college basketball coach and player. He was the head coach of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Badgers ...more
Frank Ryan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 79 from Fort Worth, Texas
Frank Beall Ryan (born July 12, 1936) is a retired American football quarterback in the National Football League who played for the Los Angeles Rams (1958–1961), Cleveland Browns (1962–1968) and ...more
Jason Ryan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age 43 from Long Branch, New Jersey
Jason Paul Ryan is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He grew up in Bound Brook, NJ. He played during two seasons at the major league level for the Minnesota Twins. He was drafted by the ...more
Paddy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Dec. at 49 (1851-1900) from Thurles, Republic of Ireland
Paddy Ryan (15 March 1851 – 14 December 1900) was an Irish American boxer, and became the bare-knuckle American heavyweight champion from May 30, 1880, after he won the title from Joe Goss. He ...more
Leo Ryan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Dec. at 53 (1925-1978) from Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America
Leo Joseph Ryan Jr. (May 5, 1925 – November 18, 1978) was an American teacher and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the U.S. Representative from California's 11th ...more
Fran Ryan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Age Died at 84 (1916-2000) from Los Angeles, USA, California
Fran Mary Ryan (November 29, 1916 – January 15, 2000) was an American character actress featured in television and films. She was born in Los Angeles, California.
Chanel Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Ryan
Chanel Ryan is an actor.