Ryan
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Actor History
None - Character has never appeared on screen

Lifeline

Died sometime after his mother took him to live at an orphanage in Argentina

Occupation

None

Resides At

Formerly an orphanage in Argentina

Formerly St. Bede Venerable Parish Convent, Argentina (birth until age two)

Marital Status

Single

Past Marriages

None

Relatives

Santo DiMera (father; deceased)

Colleen Brady (mother; deceased)

Stefano DiMera (paternal half-brother)

Numerous unnamed paternal half-brothers

Pete Brady (maternal grandfather; deceased)

Patrick Aloysius Brady (maternal great grandfather; deceased)

Nora Molly Brady (maternal great grandmother)

Eric Brady (maternal uncle)

Molly Brady (maternal aunt)

Shawn Brady (maternal uncle; deceased)

Colin Murphy (maternal cousin; deceased)

Roman Brady (maternal cousin)

Kimberly Brady (maternal cousin)

Kayla Brady (maternal cousin)

Frankie Brady (maternal cousin; via adoption)

Max Brady (maternal cousin; via adoption)

Carrie Brady (maternal cousin, once removed)

Eric Brady (maternal cousin, once removed)

Samantha Brady (maternal cousin, once-removed)

Rex Brady (maternal second cousin)

Cassie Brady (maternal second cousin)

Andrew Donovan IV (maternal second cousin)

Jeannie "Theresa" Donovan (maternal second cousin)

Stephanie Johnson (maternal second cousin)

Joey Johnson (maternal second cousin)

Will Horton (maternal third cousin)

John "Johnny" Roman DiMera (maternal third cousin)

Alice "Allie" Caroline Horton (maternal third cousin)

Sydney DiMera (maternal third cousin)

Unnamed Baby Reed (maternal third cousin)

Renee DuMonde (paternal half-niece; deceased)

Megan Hathaway (paternal half-niece; deceased)

Lexie Brooks Carver (paternal half-niece; deceased)

Benjy Hawk (paternal half-nephew; deceased)

E.J. DiMera (paternal half-nephew; deceased)

Chad DiMera (paternal half-nephew)

Tony DiMera (paternal half-nephew**; deceased)

Andre DiMera (paternal half-nephew)

Theo Brandon Carver (paternal half- grandnephew)

Steven Hawk (paternal half-grandnephew)

Grace Brady (paternal half-grandniece; deceased)

Arianna Grace Horton (maternal third cousin; once removed)

Tate Black (maternal cousin twice removed)

**While Tony is not a DiMera by blood, he was raised by Stefano, and the family thinks of him as a DiMera.

Children

None

Flings & Affairs

None

Crimes Committed

None

Brief Character History

Colleen Brady was a novice living in Ireland. She was studying to become a nun, but had not taken her final vows yet. She met Santo DiMera when he came into the church with an injury. Colleen nursed him back to health. He immediately was drawn to her and started courting her. Initially, she rejected his advances, but slowly she started allowing her brother, Shawn, to spend time with Santo's son, Stefano, which meant that Colleen spent time with Santo. Santo told Colleen that his wife had died. Santo eventually proposed marriage and Colleen accepted. But, when Colleen's father found out that she was leaving the church, he threatened to disown her. Colleen was still determined to marry Santo. But then, Shawn told Colleen that he learned from Stefano that Santo's wife was still alive and living in Italy. Colleen was crushed and left Santo. Determined to make amends with her family, Colleen took her final vows to become a nun. But Santo appeared during the ceremony to make one last plea for Colleen. She ran out of the church, to a cliff side, and left her habit on the top of the cliff. No one heard from her for years. Her family and a heartbroken Santo assumed that she was dead.

Colleen was not dead. But, she was pregnant. She fled to Argentina to get away from Santo and to save her family from the embarrassment of the stigma that bearing a child out of wedlock would bring at the time. In Argentina, she gave birth to a baby boy and named him Ryan. She found work as a seamstress, but she could not make enough money to support herself and Ryan. So, she found an orphanage that would take Ryan and allow her to visit on the weekends. One weekend, she came to visit, and Ryan was gone. He'd been adopted by the Alamain family. Convinced that he would have a better life without her, Colleen did not try to contact Ryan. She continued her work as a seamstress and eventually parlayed those skills into a career as a fashion designer of sorts, for the middle- and lower-class working families.

Decades later, an elderly Colleen learned that Stefano DiMera had blamed her for his miserable childhood. Apparently, after Colleen ran away, Santo became an angry and vindictive father. Stefano tortured the Bradys in retaliation. Colleen set out to save her family, starting with her immediate family first. She could not risk contacting her family because she was not sure if Stefano knew that she was still alive. So, she sent people to kidnap her family.

Believing that John Black was her son, she started with her great-granddaughter Claire. When Claire disappeared, Shawn, Belle, Bo, Hope, Philip, and Chloe all traveled to Ireland to search for Claire. John, Marlena, Steve, Kayla, and Grandpa Shawn traveled to Ireland, as well. Once there, they all met Colleen and learned the truth about her life: her affair with Santo, her "fake" death, and her long-lost son, who she believed grew up and was living under the name John Black.

However, years later John went to investiage more about his past. The workers at the orphanage told him that Colleen's son, Ryan, actually died years earlier as a child. Colleen was to desperate to find her son again that the people at the orphanage told her that John was her son.

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