Jan Bellows, played by actress Amy Ryan, is one of the most interesting characters in the show The Wire (2002-2008). She’s a renowned professional bassoonist who lives in 6A at the Arconia and starts dating Charles Reese, one of the two main characters of the show, after they meet while Jan serves as his acting coach. Unlike many other female characters in the show, Jan’s sexuality doesn’t matter to her character. Only Murders in the Building: Amy Ryan as Jan Bellows (season 1)
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Who is Jan?
In Chasing Amy, a romantic comedy released in 1997, Jason Lee played Holden McNeil, a comic book artist. He found himself chasing after his childhood best friend and eventual girlfriend Alyssa Jones, played by Joey Lauren Adams. In season one of The Wire, aired on HBO from 2002-2008, Amy Ryan plays Jan Bellows. She was a professional bassoonist who lived at number 6A of her apartment building Arconia Towers at 2617 North Charles Street (also known as Eutaw Place). This address is very real and is located within Baltimore City limits.
Who was guest star Amy Ryan?
Can she get any more adorable? She’s been one of my favorite character actresses for some time now. I remember her from In The Bedroom, where she played Sissy Spacek’s troubled daughter. That was a creepy, cool performance.
She played a supporting role alongside Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in Changeling, where she was nominated for an Oscar® and Golden Globe® award. And her appearance on Law & Order: SVU not only led to another nomination from her peers but it also reminded me that I have yet to see Gone Baby Gone, which is reportedly pretty good.
Why do we think she may have killed her husband?
We’ve been watching Amy Ryan a lot lately. Maybe it’s just because we’re so attached to her on The Office, but either way, she’s been popping up everywhere, and each time we see her we’re reminded of how great she is. That brings us to The Wire — a series that did not appeal to us initially — where she plays an alcoholic-turned-bassoonist named Janie who lives in Baltimore. She was recently separated from her husband when he died. Her son doesn’t think much of his father, but Janie doesn’t seem like she has many friends other than social ones and bores herself with their stories at parties at their complex.
Who was victim Donald Melvoin?
A group of swingers get drunk and decide to have a little fun at their friend’s house who just happens to live right next door to Jan. They break into his apartment and strip him naked. But since they’ve also taken every single piece of Donald’s clothing, including his keys, wallet, and watch, they decide he’ll have to be tied up while they take pictures with him. Unfortunately for them – but fortunately for us – it turns out that there’s a reason why Donald is called The Tied-Up Man amongst those who know him best. As soon as he realizes that he won’t be getting untied anytime soon, he proceeds to beat five people with one arm tied behind his back.
Is it justifiable to kill your spouse if they are abusing you?
If your spouse abuses you repeatedly, is it justifiable to kill them? While there are no easy answers to such a question, everyone has an opinion on it. It’s also something that many people have had to face – an estimated four million cases of domestic violence occur every year. It can happen at any level, whether you’re rich or poor, educated or uneducated.
What can she tell us about season two?
In a recent interview with Deadline, writer Adam Bernstein said that Jan would be part of season two, but he was reluctant to elaborate on what role she’d play. We do have a very good story for her and I can’t tell you how exciting it is, he told them. It’s not that anyone on any show can never come back. It would just be odd timing if we brought her back so quickly. If we hadn’t seen her for a long time and then she popped up again it might feel wrong or strange… You shouldn’t count her out! In other words, don’t expect to see Jan until after a long hiatus… because you won’t see her at all!
What is Amy Ryan known for?
She was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Gone Baby Gone. Her other film roles include Sunshine Cleaning, The Fighter, Win Win, Pray TV, The Doors, Changeling and Frost/Nixon. In 2015, she began starring as Naomi Bishop on Showtime’s dark comedy series Twin Peaks. She also received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her role as Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. Among other honors, she has won two Obie Awards and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play twice.
What nationality is Amy Ryan?
Irish, British and French. She is fluent in French and speaks some Irish. She has been acting since her late teens but her first major role was a supporting part in Stepmom with Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris.
She then starred alongside Tom Hanks in Catch Me If You Can where she played a smart young woman who falls for an accountant who turns out to be a con man, Leonardo DiCaprio.
More recently she has starred in Boogie Nights with Mark Wahlberg, The Office with Steve Carell, The Wire with Dominic West or Up All Night with Christina Applegate.
When was Amy Ryan on The Office?
In season 5, episode 13 (Stress Relief), Dunder Mifflin’s former HR rep Holly returns for a visit and is introduced to Michael’s new girlfriend Carol Stills. Later on, Holly goes to eat lunch with Jim and reveals that she’s now dating someone from her college alumni network named Doug. When she mentions that they live in Scranton, Jim asks if it could be Michael’s old boss Jan Levinson. When Holly confirms that it is indeed her, Jim invites Holly over to Michael’s apartment so he can see what Carol will be up against. She says he’ll love her, but comes clean and admits that she broke off their relationship because of all of his recent craziness.
What movies has AMY RYAN been in?
Perhaps best known for her role as Beadie Russell on HBO’s critically acclaimed drama The Wire, actress Amy Ryan was also memorable for her role opposite Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in 2011’s The Other Guys. And now she joins them again, playing a recurring character on NBC’s new comedy-drama About a Boy. Currently you can catch her in 6A at Arconia Towers where she lives with a roommate, whom she loves to cook dinner for. She is looking forward to exploring NYC and is debating whether or not to go back to school full-time after giving up her full-time job when she lost her music scholarship ten years ago.