|Name||Dr. Avery Ryan|
|Family|| Andrew Michaels (ex-husband)|
Hannah (daughter; deceased)
|Portrayed By||Patricia Arquette|
Avery Ryan, Ph.D. was a renowned psychological practitioner in New York City when her patient database was hacked. She lost the loyalty of her clients (one of whom was murdered), and eventually her practice; as the series begins, the crime remains unsolved. Ryan joined the FBI's Cyber Division to ensure nothing like that could happen to anybody else. Now a Special Agent in Charge out of Quantico, Ryan travels nation-wide in search of the criminals who live in the dark net, all whilst plotting ways to catch the man who destroyed her life. She is fiercely loyal to her team and heads a "hack-for-good" program, employing cyber-criminals in lieu of prison sentencing.
Patricia Arquette starred as Allison Dubois in the critically acclaimed television series “Medium” for seven seasons (two on the Network), for which she received numerous accolades, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2005, and many subsequent Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations. Arquette’s television movie credits include “Wildflower,” directed by Diane Keaton, for which Arquette earned a CableAce Award for Best Lead Actress. Arquette has worked with a stellar list of directors in such critically acclaimed films as: Martin Scorsese’s “Bringing Out the Dead,” opposite Nicolas Cage, Rupert Wainwright’s “Stigmata,” opposite Gabriel Byrne, Sean Penn’s “The Indian Runner,” John Madden’s “Ethan Frome,” Tony Scott’s “True Romance,” Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood,” David O. Russell’s “Flirting With Disaster,” John Boorman’s “Beyond Rangoon,” “Lost Highway,” in a dual role for David Lynch, Steven Frears’ “Hi Lo Country” and Roland Jaffe’s “Goodbye Lover.” Her additional feature film credits include Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood,” Andrew Davis’ “Holes” starring opposite Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight; Michel Gondry’s “Human Nature,” “The Badge” opposite Billy Bob Thornton, and “Little Nicky” opposite Adam Sandler. Recently, she completed shooting Martin Scorsese’s film “The Wannabe” opposite Vincent Piazza, as well as the fifth season of the television series “Boardwalk Empire” opposite Steve Buscemi. The granddaughter of comedian Cliff Arquette (best known for his television personality “Charlie Weaver”), Arquette comes from a family ensconced in the entertainment industry. Her father was actor Lewis Arquette and her siblings – Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond and David Arquette – are all actors. After visiting Haiti and seeing first-hand the destruction caused by the devastating earthquake that hit the island, Arquette started up the charity GiveLove to help provide victims of the Haitian earthquake with sustainable housing and assist in rebuilding communities. Born in Chicago, Arquette currently resides in Los Angeles. Her birth date is April 8.