Nathaniel Ryan Jr. is a man with many options. Ryan's real-life story began in Brooklyn, New York where he excelled in high school track and field.  When his dream of going to the Olympics was crushed due to arthritic knee issues, he submerged himself into his academic studies and earned his BA from Morgan State University, and later his MBA from Clark Atlanta University.  He entered the world of finance, but after a few years Ryan got restless!

Ryan decided to take his first acting class, and he hasn't looked back since.   The Company Acting  Studio in Atlanta Georgia was where it began before he continued his studies with Stella Adler Studio of Acting and currently Anthony Abeson in New York City.

Now an accomplished actor Ryan starred in the Independent Feature Film 'Luv Don't Live Here', which received a national distribution deal through and itunes.  The role showcases his range as an actor as he portrays the leading man fighting for Luv.

No stranger to the stage Ryan recently played the role of 'Lyons Maxson' in August Wilson's 'Fences'  produced by JAG Theatre Productions.  Ryan has tackled roles in 'Othello: The Panther', 'The Crucible', and 'No Sex Please, We're British.' 

In addition to his body of work on stage, Ryan recently won the Ocktober Film Festival Best Actor award in 2017.  Some of his film and television credits include 'Six Degrees of Murder', 'Bi: The Webseries', 'Blind Faith' a short film, and 'And There Were 4' an independent film slated for release in 2018.  

Ryan, a natural athlete, enjoys track and field, canoeing, cross country, swimming and martial arts.