Lisa Ryan is an American author and speaker. She has had a career as a television actress, host, reporter and producer. She also held the title of Miss California in 1985 . She grew up in Visalia, California and studied architecture.
While co-hosting the weekly television show Guidelines For Living in southern California in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Ryan concurrently pursued an acting career. She co-starred in Daughters of Privilege, an NBC "Movie of the Week", and held a feature role in Murder, She Wrote.
Ryan appeared in the daytime dramas Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless. [dead link] Other television shows to her credit are Living the Life and Faith Café. [dead link]
From 1996 to the summer of 2005, Ryan worked for The 700 Club, a daily live television broadcast where she has worked as a producer, co-host and feature reporter. As a reporter, she spoke with those who were making an impact in the Christian community whether as singers, authors, or those who had a unique or interesting event occur in their life, leading them to convert to Christianity.
In the fall of 2005, InTouch Ministries with Dr. Charles F. Stanley invited Lisa to join its daily radio and weekly television broadcasts as a co-host, which lasted until it was phased out in late 2006. Pre-recordings of Ryan are occasionally heard on InTouch, although live appearances are no longer available.
 As an author
Ryan wrote her first book, For Such a Time as This, Your Identity, Purpose and Passion in 2001. She followed it up with a companion study guide, which draws on the biblical example of Esther to deliver lessons on purity, modesty, beauty, destiny, courage and more. Used by teen and 20-something girls for personal devotions, group study, school curriculum and mentoring materials. Her second book, Generation Esther: Young Women Raised Up For Such a Time as This, based on the woman in the Book of Esther, continued the theme of helping girls through their struggles in life as young women growing up into adulthood. The book highlights several profiles of "modern day Esthers" including Rebecca St. James, Heather Mercer and Dayna Curry.
 As a speaker
Ryan speaks at girls' and mom's conferences such as Girls of Grace, Yada Yada, Accepted Girls, BABE, high school and college chapels. Her speakings consist of words to "challenge this generation of women to be counter cultural and revolutionaries in their passion and purpose for God."
(taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Ryan)