Suzanne Rossell Cryer (born January 13, 1967 in Rochester, New York) is an American actress known for her roles as Ashley on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl and as Laurie Bream on the HBO original series, Silicon Valley. Cryer has also done performances on Broadway.

Early life

Cryer graduated from Greenwich High School in Greenwich, Connecticut in 1985 and then attended Yale University where she attained a degree in English Literature. She then went on to study for a Masters Degree from the Yale School of Drama.[2] During this time she spent a summer performing at the Utah Shakespeare Festival where her roles included Rosalind in As You Like It, and Anne in Richard III.[3]

Career

After graduation, she appeared at Hartford Stage in The Rivals, Baltimore Center Stage in "Don Juan" and began making guest appearances on television series. She won critical acclaim for her performance in the premiere of Donald Margulies' two-person play Collected Stories at Southcoast Repertory Theater. She then went on to film Wag the Dog while simultaneously performing in the West coast premiere of Arcadia at the Mark Taper Forum. Her next major role was that of Josie in Neil Simon's Proposals which began at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles and then toured the country before arriving on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theater. In 1997, Cryer made a guest appearance on an episode of Seinfeld in the episode "The Yada Yada." She played George's girlfriend Marcy, who frequently made use of the term "yada yada yada."[4] In 1999, the year she got married, she joined the cast of the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (the show's second season) as Ashley Walker, a love interest for Berg (Ryan Reynolds). She became a series regular and remained with the show until it ended in 2001. She made two appearances on Frasier as Roz's sister, Denise in the episode "The Guilt Trippers." In recent years, she returned to theater to play Tracy Lord in The Philadelphia Story at Hartford Stage and appeared in Chris Shin's play What Didn't Happen at Playwright's Horizon. She made appearances in the television series Dexter, CSI: Miami, Shark, Bones, Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives.

Family

She has three young children.[5]

Filmography

YearTitleRoleNotes
1992Law & OrderSandyEpisode: "Forgiveness"
1994Some Folks Call it a Sling BladeFrancesShort film
1995New York NewsLorraineEpisode: "Thin Line"
1996Lifestories: Families in CrisisAvaEpisode: "Someone Had to Be Benny"
1996Caroline in the CityRachel St. AugustineEpisode: "Caroline and the Red Sauce"
1997SeinfeldMarcyEpisode: "The Yada Yada"
1997Wag the DogAmy Cain
1998Wilbur FallsKatherine Devereaux
1998Conrad BloomEpisode: "Psycho Babbler, Qu'cest-ce que c'est?"
1998My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New YorkMarikaShort film
1998–2001Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza PlaceAshley Walker60 episodes
1999Friends & LoversJane McCarthy
1999It's Like, You Know...KateEpisode: "The Getaway"
2001It's Like, You Know...KateEpisode: "Trading Places"
2002Drew Carey Show, TheThe Drew Carey ShowKarenEpisode: "Family Affair"
2002FrasierDeniseEpisode: "The Guilt Trippers"
2003FrasierDeniseEpisode: "Sea Bee Jeebies"
2003I'm with HerMollyEpisode: "The Smarty Party"
2004Dr. VegasKateEpisode: "Lust for Life"
2005King of Queens, TheThe King of QueensMarcy BergerEpisode: "Awed Couple"
2005ERToni StillmanEpisode: "Nobody's Baby"
2005InconceivableAnnie HillmanEpisode: "Between an Egg and a Hard Place"
2005Out of PracticeJaniceEpisode: "The Wedding"
2006PTA, TheThe PTAMartyrTV series
2006BonesAgent PickeringEpisode: "The Woman in the Car"
2006CSI: MiamiJulia WellsEpisode: "Death Eminent"
2006SharkAndrea CrosbyEpisode: "Love Triangle"
2007Desperate HousewivesLynn DeanEpisode: "I Remember That"
2007Grey's AnatomyCaroline KleinEpisode: "Time After Time"
2007Veronica MarsGrace SchafferEpisode: "Debasement Tapes"
2007Happiest Day of His Life, TheThe Happiest Day of His LifeCynthia
2007Criminal MindsSusan JacobsEpisode: Seven Seconds as the abductor and attempted murder
2008Women's Murder ClubMia SpaldingEpisode: "FBI Guy"
2008Without a TraceKathy ReedEpisode: "A Bend in the Road"
2008Sex and the CityDog Rescue Woman
2008Starter Wife, TheThe Starter WifeJolie Driver5 episodes
2009Nip/TuckCarrie-Mae WellsEpisode: "Ricky Wells"
2009SouthlandMrs. DavisEpisode: "Unknown Trouble"
2009American Dad!Hooker #1 / Unattractive Girl #2 (voice)Episode: "Stan's Night Out"
2009DexterTarla GrantEpisode: "Remains to Be Seen"
Episode: "Blinded by the Light"
2010MediumJoanna SpencerEpisode: "Smoke Damage"
2011CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationDr. Jennifer GrierEpisode Freaks & Geeks
2013Teen Beach MovieAunt AntoinetteTV movie
2013The FostersJennaEpisode: "The Morning After"
2015Silicon ValleyLaurie Bream10 episodes
201610 Cloverfield LaneLeslieCredited as 'Woman'