An American actress, singer-songwriter, musician as well as record producer Debby Ryan was born on 13th May, 1993 in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S. As a child, Debby was named Deborah Ann Ryan. She is the daughter of Missy and John. As her father was in the military, she moved to numbers of places in Europe.
Until the age of 10, she lived in Germany and she can speak both English as well as German. Ryan began to perform in professional theaters on an American base in Germany when she was at the age of seven. While growing up, Ryan performed in various theater performance groups and talent competitions. She returned to United States in the year 2003 when she was 10 years old. She was then raised in Texas. From her childhood, Ryan has dreamt of acting full-time.
At the beginning of her career, Debby began to appear in various television commercials in her early teenage years. She made her onscreen debut in the year 2007 with a guest spot on Barney: Let’s Go to the Firehouse. She also appeared in the MGM feature film The Longshots along with Keke Palmer and Ice Cube. In the eyar 2008, Debby got chance to play one of the main characters Bailey Pickett on the Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life on Deck.
The following year, she landed a starring role in the independent film, What If… along with Kevin Sorbo and Kristy Swanson. Additionally, she has also hosted Tween Girl Summit Festival. She was spotted in the 2010 film 16 Wishes and landed her own Disney Channel Series called Jessie which was debuted on September, 2011. She also guest starred in an episode of the Disney owned ABC Studios show Private Practice as a recovering drug addict. She starred in another Disney Channel movie entitled Radio Rebel in February 2012. She has also voiced the character of Spike in the Tinker Bell fill Secret of the Wings.
In an interview with People Magazine in 2009, Ryan described herself as a “nerd” in school. She also stated that she was bullied in the middle school for being a mascot and a member of the school’s chess club. In addition, she plays several instruments which includes piano, guitar and keyboard. She also writes songs and music along with her brother. Debby debuted her musical talents in The Suite Life on Deck episode, “Beauty and the Fleeced”.
She then went on to record the songs for the movies 16 Wishes and Radio Rebel. She has also recorded the theme song “Hey Jessie” from the Disney Channel Original Series Jessie. Debby Ryan formed a band named The Never Ending in the year 2013. Besides, Ryan also started working on a clothing line in July of 2012. Ryan filmed Last Chance Holiday in 2013 which will be premiered in the year 2014.
Apart from that, Ryan has been on the cover of several teen magazine such as Teen Magazine, Tiger Beat, Popstar Magazine and J-14 Magazine. When Debby is not working, she is passionate about volunteering and is also a “Disney Friends for Change Ambassador”. She travelled to Udaipur, India in May of 2012 as a part of Disney’s Friends for Change’s partnership with international charity Free The Children and helped to build a new school for a local village.