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Lisa ryder
Lisa Ryder
Gender: Female
Character: Beka Valentine
Birthday: October 26, 1970
Birth Place: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Appearances: Season 1-5

Lisa Ryder is a Canadian actress. She played Beka Valentine in all five seasons of Andromeda. She is otherwise known for her role as Detective Tracy Vetter in the cult TV series Forever Knight. She is married to actor Ari Cohen and they have two children.


  • Starring in, all of five seasons of Andromeda (109 episodes) - Beka Valentine
  • She starred in theater productions, including "Put Me Away," a one-woman show she wrote herself.
  • She also co-starred as android Kay-Em 14 in the 2002 movie Jason X.
  • Ryder guest-starred in Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict, Total Recall 2070, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, Wind at My Back, and Psi Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal.
  • She also had a recurring role on The Newsroom.
  • Her other movie roles include the critically-acclaimed Canadian indie film Stolen Heart, the thriller Blackheart, and the short films Strands and Lemon.
  • She also wrote, produced, and starred in the film SF Seeks, featuring Michael Shanks, Gordon Michael Woolvett, Keith Hamilton Cobb and Lexa Doig.
  • She has also appeared in a television advert for Cheer laundry detergent in the late 80's/early 90's

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