Susan Blanchard Ryan (born January 12, 1967) is an American actress. After working in MTV and other minor parts on television and independent film, she went on to star in the 2003 film Open Water, for which she won the 2004 Saturn Award for Best Actress. She has since starred in the films The Brooklyn Heist and It's Complicated. Ryan was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up in Andover. Her mother, Brenda, is a French teacher, and her father, Ron Ryan, was President of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, and former Coach and General Manager to the Hartford Whalers, which moved to North Carolina and were renamed the Carolina Hurricanes. Ryan is an avid ice Hockey fan. Ryan graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts in political philosophy.