Ryan Michelle Bathé

Ryan Michelle Bathé

Date Of BirthJuly 27, 1976
Age47 years 8 months 28 days
Day of BirthTuesday
Place Of BirthSt. Louis, Missouri, United States
Zodiac SignLeo
Professions Model , Actress

Personal Information
Religion Christianity
Language English
Star SignLeo
Nationality American
EthnicitiesAfrican American , Black
Body Features & Measurements
Height175 CM
5 Feet 9 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Average
Family Information
Mother Clare Bathe
Sons Amare Brown (born 2015)
Andrew Brown (born 2011)
Sister Nichelle Hines‏
Father In-Law Sterling Brown Jr
Mother In-Law Aralean Banks Brown
Education Qualifications
Education (Graduation) Bachelor of Arts
Education (High School) West Hill High School, Stamford, Connecticut (1994)
Alma MaterTisch School of the Arts
Stanford University
New York University
Education (Post-Graduation) Master of Fine Arts
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband Sterling K Brown (married- 2007)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Brother to Brother (2004)
Years Active 2001-
Debut (TV) The Education of Max Bickford(2001)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite TV show Grimm
Social Networks, Web links
Twitter ProfileRyan Michelle Bathé Twitter Profile
Instagram ProfileRyan Michelle Bathé Instagram Profile


Ryan Michelle Bathe is an American TV & movie actress. She is particularly popular on TV. She is popular for playing the role of Sara Halt in Boston Legal(2005-2006).

Some of her popular roles are- Jackie  in One for the Money (2012), Yvette in This Is Us (2016-2018), Stacey Brown in All About Us (2007), Sela Boone in 'Trauma', Jessica Sanders in Retired at 35(2011), Charlie in Army Wives(2012)

Recently she has appeared on 'The First Wives Club' as Ari Montgomery, in the series 'Timeline' as Mrs. Sklar, in the drama series  'All Rise' as Rachel Audubon.


Childhood- Family

Ryan Michelle Bathe (pronunciation: Ba-thay) was born on 27th July 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States to Clare Bathe. She was raised in Stamford, Connecticut.

Mother- Clare Bathe

Ryan's mother Clare Bathe is a performer, she is a member of the disco group named 'Machine'. She is a very popular broadway singer. Clare's single "There But for the Grace of God Go I" was listed as the 6th greatest dance song by Slate magazine in 2006.

Clare Janice Jackson Bathé was born and brought up in St. Louis, Missouri. She became a professional singer at the age of just thirteen. 

She has performed at the Inaugural Balls for Presidents Reagan and George Bush Sr. [3]

Clare Bathe- Ryan Michelle Bathe's mother

[Clare Bathe- Ryan Michelle Bathe's mother]


  • High School: She attended the West Hill High School in Stamford, Connecticut. she graduated from High school in 1994.
  • Graduation: She attended Stanford University for her graduation, she majored in Arts.
  • Post-graduation: she attended the Tisch School of the Arts affiliated to New York University, she graduated with an MFA (Master of Fine Arts) from the institution in 2001.


Marriage- Husband- Children

Ryan Michelle Bathe & Sterling K. Brown

Ryan and Sterling were college mates. Though they were in the same college and the same locality, they actually met at the age of 17 in Grad school, they were both freshmen at the time of their meeting, the two lived in the same dorm and acted together in the college drama.

She saw him audition for a role in Joe Turner's 'Come And Gone', she was already impressed, it was just friendship at first, she was dating someone else at the time. The relationship turned romantic gradually.

The two attended post-graduation together as well. They were separated after college for a few years, however, the two got back together in New York after three years, they had a long-distance relationship for a while and finally settled down together.

Speaking of their relationship, Ryan said: [2]

"We know what it takes to make a relationship work, but when you find somebody who is worth it, it doesn't feel like a chore"

Ryan and Michelle got married in June 2007 after dating for almost a decade.

Ryan Michelle Bathe wedding with Sterling Kelby Brown

Image: Ryan Michelle Bathe wedding with Sterling Kelby Brown

Magical coincidences:

  • Ryan & her husband Sterling have pretty close social security numbers.
  • They were both born in the same Hospital at St. Louis, Missouri. 
  • They graduated from the same grad school and post-grad school.
  • They were in the same locality but met only when they were 18.


She and her husband Sterling Brown have appeared in TV series -This Is Us (2016– )(where Sterling has a main role), Army Wives(2007) together.

Apparently, the husband and wife do not reverse together, "We’ve learned that there are certain minefields and pitfalls in our relationship that, like a slalom, we just move right on past them, And rehearsing together is one of those things" said Ryan speaking about it.

Sterling K. Brown

Sterling Brown is an Emmy Award-winning actor. Sterling was born on April 5 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri to Sterling Brown & Aralean Banks Brown.

Sterling has played popular roles such as Christopher Darden in 'The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story'(2016), Randall Pearson in 'This Is Us' (2016-2020), Traeger in The Predator (2018), N'Jobu in 'Black Panther' (2018), Mattias in 'Frozen II'(2019)

Ryan revealed in her interview to Essence, that: [2]

"Sterling wanted a relationship that others could see God in and that inspired people to love each other and want to be married"



The couple has two sons Andrew Jason Sterling Brown(born 2011) & Amaré Michael Ryan Christian Brown (born 2015).

Andrew was born at home, it all happened so fast that Sterling helped her deliver the baby at home. 

Andrew, the oldest, wants to be a scientist.

Ryan Michelle Bathe Family: Sterling Kelby Brown(husband), Andrew Brown(Elder Son), Amare Brown(Younger Son)

[Ryan Michelle Bathe Family: Sterling Kelby Brown(husband), Andrew Brown(Elder Son), Amare Brown(Younger Son)]


Interesting Facts

  • It is said that her husband Sterling checks Ryan's Facebook, Twitter feeds for his morning news.
  • Delta Sigma Theta sorority: She was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority at college
  • She is pro-gun control, pro racial equality.
  • Political inclination: She supports the Democratic party.
  • She is into yoga, likes Oprah, Deepak Chopra spirituality.

Body image struggle post-childbirth (Postpartum depression)

Soon after giving birth to her son, she wen through struggle because of her inability to snap-back. She found it extremely hard to lose the baby weight fast enough.

Speaking of her battle after the birth of her first son Andrew, she said:

"I had this beautiful, perfect little baby and I loved nursing him. I had so many positive things…but I spent all this time feeling down on myself because I didn't get skinny"

She revealed to have been angry at her husband Sterling for not gaining any weight himself, while she couldn't lose any. She felt she had ruined her career chances.

Not only that, she constantly felt she was not being a good mother either:

"I couldn’t be a good mom and protect my baby son the way that I was supposed to. That he didn’t deserve me, that he deserved better."

She was well settled by the time she had her second son. 


Ryan Michelle Bathe started her career as Sarai in The Education of Max Bickford(2001). 

Boston Legal

She played the recurring role of Sara Holt in the comedy crime drama series created by David E. Kelley. She has appeared in a total of 16 episodes.

Ryan and cast received the 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series' award nomination at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.


In the NBC medical drama 'Trauma' created by Dario Scardapane, she played recurring role of Sela Boone. She appeared on screen in a total of nine episodes.

Retired at 35

In the 'TV land' sitcom created by Chris Case, Ryan appeared as Jessica Sanders in all the episodes of the first season.

George Segal appeared as Alan Robbins, Johnathan McClain played David Robbins. Josh McDermitt (Brandon), Jessica Walter (Elaine Robbins) played the other main roles. Ryan played the love interest of 'David Robbins'.

Army Wives

In the 'Lifetime' drama TV series Created by Katherine Fugate, Ryan appeared in the recurring role of Charlie. She has appeared in a total of 11 episodes.

Ryan's real-life husband Sterling Brown appears in the series as Roland Burton, one of the main roles.

The First Wives Club

Ryan played one of the lead roles in the BET+ comedy-drama series. The series was based on the film 'The First Wives Club' written by Robert Harling.

The story revolves around three women Ari, Bree, and Hazel; who band together after going through divorces, find strength in sisterhood and decide to get little mischievous with their cheating ex-husbands.

Jill Scott (as Hazel Rachelle), Michelle Buteau (Bree Washington) appeared in main roles.

'The First Wives Club'- Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau

['The First Wives Club'- Ryan Michelle Bathe, Jill Scott, Michelle Buteau]



Year Movie Character Notes
2020 Sylvie's Love Kate  
2018 Steps Genevieve TV Movie
2017 Linda from HR Sierra  
2015 Romantically Speaking Krista TV Movie
2014 Keep It Together   TV Movie
2012 One for the Money Jackie  
2008 Leaving Barstow Jenny  
2007 April Moon Michelle  
2007 All About Us Stacey Brown  
2006 Pink Collar Alix TV Movie
2005 Lackawanna Blues Guest at Nancy's Birthday Party TV Movie
2004 Brother to Brother Girl in classroom  
2003 Good Fences Stormy TV Movie


TV Series

Year Series Character Notes
2020 All Rise Rachel Audubon 3 Episodes
2019 Timeline Mrs. Sklar 7 episodes
2019 The First Wives Club Ari Montgomery 9 episodes; Regular
2018 The Rookie Detective Paige 2 episodes: "The Hawke", "Crash Course"
2016-2018 This Is Us Yvette 4 episodes
2018 Every Other Weekend Ryan 3 episodes; also the producer
2018 Empire Celeste 3 episodes
2016 Dr. Ken Miss Flanagan Episode: "Ken's Apology"
2016 Guidance Dr. Rhonda Bartlett 2 Episodes; "Bam Bam", "Rumor or Trumor?"
2014 Franklin & Bash Denise Parker Episode: "Spirits in the Material World"
2012 Army Wives Charlie 11 episodes
2011 Harry's Law Mrs. Thomas Episode: "American Girl"
2011 Retired at 35 Jessica Sanders 10 episodes
2010 Celeste Bright
Celeste Bright
Title role; wasn't completed
2009-2010 Trauma Sela Boone 9 episodes
2010 Private Practice Robin Episode: "Pulling the Plug"
2009 Brothers Kathleen Episode: "Snoop Returns"
2009 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Office Worker Episode: "A Very Sunny Christmas"
2009 Bones Erin Miller Episode: "The Double Death of the Dearly Departed"
2008 How I Met Your Mother Michelle episode: "Sandcastles in the Sand"
2004-2007 Girlfriends Traci Blackwell 3 episodes
2007 Medium Claire Williams episode: "We Had a Dream"
2007 Brothers & Sisters Noreen 2 episodes
2005-2006 Boston Legal Sara Holt 16 episodes
2005 Independent Lens Keisha episode: "Brother to Brother"; Documentary series
2004 Half & Half Aurora episode: "The Big I Haven't the Vegas Idea Episode"
2003 ER Miss Evelyn episode: "Dear Abby"
2001 The Education of Max Bickford Sarai episode: "Who Is Breckenridge Long?"



Year Play Character Notes
  As You Like It  

Writer: William Shakespeare

Location: Old Guthrie Theatre

  Much Ado About Nothing  
  Hot Mikado   Location: Ford Theatre




Year Won? Award Project Category Notes
2006 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Boston Legal (2004) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Shared with the cast



  • I never met Hitler, but I'm pretty sure I can say that I hate him
  • Why do black women always have to remind people that we exist?
  • I can't bring myself to be outraged at the Oscar nominations. Maybe cause we lived through this many times before?
  • First time I was called a nigger was in kindergarten
  • Life. It is huge and big and grand and glorious and awesome and mind-boggling
  • Being the POTUS has to be the worst job imaginable. Everything you do is wrong. Go to war, people die. Don't, people die?
  • (knowing when to apologize and admit wrongdoing) is the mark of a human being who’s really trying to grow.



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