Beween 2000 and 2005 Lisa Ryder starred as Beka Valentine, the commander of the salvage ship Eureka Maru and the eventual first officer of the Andromeda Ascendant, in the sci-fi drama Andromeda.
Before joining the cast of Andromeda Ryder's TV and flim roles appearances include otal Recall 2070, Psi Factor and Jason X . She also appeared in a recurring role on the Canadian television program The Newsroom and starred as a series lead on Forever Knight.
She was also featured as the lead in the feature film Stolen Heart and as a guest star in Earth: Final Conflict for Gene Roddenberry.
Accomplished in live theater, Ryder has starred in more than 25 stage plays including productions such as Insignificance,Possible Worlds and Macbeth.
Ryder has also written and co-written a number of stage plays including Baggage,Panting of the Victors, and a one-woman show entitled Put Me Away.
A graduate of the University of Toronto in Drama, Ryder also trained with numerous prominent drama instructors.