Jay Ryan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Sep, 2019
Facts of Jay Ryan
Date of Birth: 1981 , August-29
Age: 38 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Jay Ryan
Birth Name Jay Bunyan
Mother Dianna Fuemana
Nationality Newzealanders
Birth Place/City Auckland
Profession Actor
Net Worth $4 million
Affair with Dianna Feumana
Children Eve
Movies Franswa Sharl, You Wish!, Lou
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Jay Ryan is a New Zealand-born actor, known for portraying as Jack Scully in the Australian television soap opera, Neighbours. Also, he is the winner of Equality Ensemble Award for Outstanding Performance by Ensemble in a miniseries for the series, Top of the Lake.

He made his acting debut in an action series Young Hercules. Following year, he featured in an action-adventure drama show Xena: Warrior Princess. He then enacted in numerous films and TV series including You Wish!, Mockingbird, The Tribe and Being Eve.

 From 2012-16, he was one of the lead characters in the TV drama Beauty & the Beast. Since 2017, he is playing in a Canadian series Mary Kills People.

Early life And Education Of Jay Ryan

Jay Ryan was born as Jay Bunyan on 29 August 1981, in Auckland, New Zealand. He belongs to mix ethnic backgrounds and holds Kiwi nationality. Ryan was raised with his sister who belongs to half Tongan descent.

From his early days, Ryan was passionate about acting and began his acting career when he was 8. He used to perform as a clown entertaining young children at the supermarket on the weekends.

Jay Ryan's Career

Jay Ryan was interested in acting since his childhood, in 1998 he debuted with the TV series, Young Hercules as Cadet. Later, he started appearing in numerous other TV series and films too.

In 2000, Ryan featured in the series, Xena: Warrior in a minor role. In the early 20s, he changed his nickname to Ryan from Bunyan because of Bunyan sound too similar to a Bunion.

CAPTION: Kiwi actor Jay Ryan SOURCE: TV Today

In the year 2002, he appeared in a lead role in Australian television soap opera, Neighbours and nominated for the Logie Awards for most popular New Male Talent.

After receiving popularity, Ryan appeared in various television series and movies including, Interrogation as Police Constable Dean Salmon, Sea Patrol as Seaman Billy, Beauty & the Beast as Vincent Keller, Mockingbird as Joel and much more.

From 2012-16, Ryan appeared in the CW series, The Beauty and the Beast alongside Kristin Keryk, Austin Basis, Nina Lisandrello, Brian White and other stars. His amazing acting skills helped him grab much of the attention from the audiences.

From 2017, he is playing Detective Ben Wesley in a Canadian drama series Mary Kills Police.  He is filming mini-series Fighting Season as of June 2018.

Jay Ryan's Net Worth

Jay Ryan earned lots of from his acting career playing as an actor in a lead role in several popular TV series and movies including Top of the Lake.

Ryan is estimated to earn $484,000 yearly by signing film contracts, sponsorships as well as featuring in movies and has amassed a massive net worth of $4 million. 

Jay Ryan's Personal life, Dating, Girlfriend, Kids

Jay Bunyan who dated girlfriend, Dianna Feumana- a Canadian-New Zealand writer is currently married now. The duo supports each other, even in their work as well.

The pair has not decided about when they will get married. They have a daughter named, Eve born in March 2013.  They were planning to keep secret about their daughter, but, later, Bunyan himself announced it on TV Week Australia. He said;

We've kept everything pretty quiet until now, but it's changed my life and really put a lot of things in perspective.

CAPTION: Jay Ryan and his girlfriend Dianna Fuemana  SOURCE: Spock Entertainment

He also added that becoming father changed his life and also help to understand the importance of family. 

The couple is very happy to have such an angel daughter and spend most of their time with their daughter. They even take Eve to most of the functions together.

As per him, his daughter was born just two days before of shooting first season of Beauty and the Beast’s in Toronto, Canada.

His girlfriend Dianna Fuemana is a Canadian play writer and media personality. She wrote her first play Mapaki in 1999 which was highly appreciated by its viewers. The play portrayed the story of a single woman. Her plays have been staged in various countries in the world including Jingle Bells (2001), The Packer (2003) and Falemalama (2009).

She has also won several accolades due to her contribution in the play and stage shows. She has also worked with numerous film directors in various projects.

Jay Ryan's Height, Weight, And Body Measurement

Actor Jay Ryan possesses a healthy and athletic body physique. He stands at a good height of slightly over 6 feet and his body weight is around 79 kg (174 pounds).

He has well maintained his body. His chest measures 45 inches (115 cm), his biceps are of 16 inches (41 cm ) each and waist measures 34 inches or 86 cm.

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