Though she’s one of those women who first became renowned as a result of their partner’s fame, Ryan Michelle Bathe is also a successful Hollywood star. She is one half of a celebrity couple and if her husband’s words are anything to go by, it is safe to say Bathe is the more talented star in their marriage. As collaborators both in their union and careers, the Army Wives alum and her longtime heartthrob complement each other so well and have endeared fans to their sweet family. Find out lesser-known facts about the actress and celebrity spouse below.
Who is Ryan Michelle Bathe and How Old is She?
A Missouri native, Ryan Michelle Bathe was welcomed into the world on July 27, 1976. There is little or no information available regarding her parents, family background, and childhood except for the fact that she was raised in a strict, religious household. More so, the St. Louis-born actress grew up in Stanford, Connecticut.
For her elementary education, the schools Ryan attended have not been disclosed. But she later bagged her first degree from Stanford University before proceeding to top up her profile with an MFA from New York University.
It is uncertain if Ryan Michelle Bathe did other jobs before venturing into the entertainment industry. She made her acting debut on TV in 2001 with a minor role in the series The Education of Max Bickford. Two years later, she followed up with another guest role in ER and in 2004, she featured in an episode of Half & Half.
Bathe got her breakout role in 2005 as Sara Holt in Boston Legal. Two years later, she had guest roles in Brothers & Sisters, Medium, and Girlfriends. Some of her other notable small-screen credits include guest and recurring roles in How I Met Your Mother (2008), Trauma (2009 – 2010), Bones (2009), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2009), Brothers (2009), Private Practice (2010), Retired at 35 and Harry’s Law both in 2011.
Ryan Michelle Bathe is also recognized for her recurring roles as Charlie in Army Wives (2012) and as Yvette in the award-winning show, This is Us (2016 – 2018). Others are the guest role of Miss Flanagan in Dr Ken (2016), a recurring role as Celeste in Empire (2018), and as Detective Paige in The Rookie (2018). More recently, Bathe appears as a series regular in BET’s TV adaptation of First Wives Club (2019).
Ryan debuted on the big screen in the year 2003, with a role as Stormy in Good Fences. Her other notable film credits include starring roles in Lackawanna Blues (2005), April Moon (2007), All About Us (2007), Leaving Barstow (2008), One for the Money (2012), and Romantically Speaking (2015).
Her Kids and Family
It is no news that Ryan Michelle Bathe is happily married to her college sweetheart, actor Sterling K Brown. The couple first crossed paths in 1998 during their freshman year at Stanford University. Bathe was romantically involved with someone else at the time, thus they first started off as just buddies. Ryan and Sterling who are both St. Louis natives eventually formed a strong bond through their shared experiences and similar history. Their relationship later turned romantic, and they dated on and off in college.
After courting for a few years, the lovebirds eventually stepped things up a notch and exchanged marital vows in June 2007. The family-oriented couple has since welcomed two sons – Andrew Jason Sterling Brown and Amaré Michael Ryan Christian Brown.
Ryan Michelle Bathe and Sterling K Brown are more than just romantic partners. They’ve worked together and shared the screen twice on Army Wives and This Is Us. As collaborators both in their marriage and careers, the college sweethearts’ relationship continues to thrive more than a decade later against all odds.
Despite her busy schedule, the mother-of-two has so far done a good job at balancing her career and family life. Whether it is obsessing over each other on the red carpet or the multiple glimpses of their cute relationship on social media, Bathe and Brown still appears to be just as in love as ever.
Other Facts About Ryan Michelle Bathe
1. The Army Wives alum may not have clinched any major awards yet but she may well be close to doing so in the near future. It is worthy to note that as a member of Boston Legal’s ensemble, Bathe got a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
2. Ryan Michelle Bathe has strong roots in the entertainment industry. Her mother is singer Clare Bathé, who was a member of the 1970s disco group Machine.
3. The actress is fairly active on social media. While she may not be present on all popular social networking sites, fans can connect with bathe on her Twitter account.