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Debby Ryan

Debby Ryan 2012

Born
Deborah Ann Ryan

May 13, 1993 (age 19)

Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Occupation
Actress, singer, musician
Years active
2006–present
Website
debbyryan.com



Acting

Debby Ryan first started appearing in commercials. The first movie she appeared in was Barney: Let's Go to the Firehouse. Ryan played one of the main characters, Bailey Pickett in the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life on Deck. In 2009, it was announced that Ryan landed a starring role in the independent feature film What If.... In 2010, she starred in the young adult film 16 Wishes, about a teenager named Abigail "Abby" Louise Jensen (Ryan) who has been planning for her sixteenth birthday party ever since she was a little girl with a list of secret wishes she wants to come true, and on the day of her 16th birthday all of her wishes came true. In March 2011, it was announced that Ryan landed her own Disney Channel series called Jessie, which debuted in September 2011. The show follows a girl who moves from Texas to New York to become a nanny for a family with four children. Jessie is a show she also helped create, relating that she wanted her character to relate to herself. In February 2012, she starred in another Disney Channel movie entitled Radio Rebel. She was the voice of Spike in the movie, Secret of the Wings.

Music Career

Ryan plays several instruments including the guitar, piano and keyboard. She is also a songwriter and is currently writing music alongside her older brother. Ryan has showed interest in several types of music and her music genres are mainly jazz and country pop with a blend of alternative rock. Ryan was set to headline the "Terrific Teen Tour", a concert series which co-headlined Mitchel Musso, Jasmine Richards and Savannah Outen, that would start on July 9, 2009 and end on July 14 but the tour was canceled due to schedule conflicts. Ryan debuted her musical talents in The Suite Life on Deck episode, "Beauty and the Fleeced". She then went on to record songs for the movies 16 Wishes and Radio Rebel, both of which she starred and also recorded the theme song to the Disney Channel Original Series Jessie, which she also stars in.

Filmography

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Barney: Let's Go to the Firehouse Teenager Direct-to-video film/ Film Debut
2008 The Longshots Edith Smith Minor role
2010 What If... Kimberly "Kim" Walker Main role
2010 16 Wishes Abigail "Abby" Jensen Lead role; Disney Channel Original Movie

Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Leading Young Actress)

2011 The Suite Life Movie Bailey Pickett Main role; Disney Channel Original Movie
2012 Radio Rebel Tara Adams Lead role; Disney Channel Original Movie
2012 Secret of the Wings Spike Voice Role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Barney and Friends Debby "Rabbits/Ducks and Fish" (season 10: episode 15)
2008 Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream Herself "Hello Hollywood" (Season 1, Episode 7)
2008—2011 The Suite Life on Deck Bailey Pickett Main role; Disney Channel Original Series
2009 Wizards of Waverly Place Bailey Pickett "Cast Away (To Another Show)" (Season 2, Episode 25)
2009 Hannah Montana Bailey Pickett "Super(stitious) Girl" (Season 3, Episode 19)
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Stephanie Howard "Wrong Number" (Season 1, Episode 16)
2011 Disney's Friends for Change Games Herself Captain of the Blue Team
2011 PrankStars Herself "Something to Chew on" (season 1: episode 1)
2011—present Jessie Jessie Prescott Lead role; Disney Channel Original Series
2011 Private Practice Hayley "The Breaking Point" (season 5: episode 9)
2012 So Random! Herself "Cole and Dylan Sprouse" (season 1: episode 21)
2012 Zeke and Luther Courtney Mills
2012 The Glades Christa Johnson "Fountain of Youth" (season 3: episode 8)
2012 Austin & Ally Jessie Prescott "Austin & Jessie & Ally All Star New Year" (season 2: episode 6)

Discography

Soundtracks albums

List of albums
Title Album details
16 Wishes
  • Released: Jun 15, 2010
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Marvista Entertainment
Radio Rebel
  • Released: February 14, 2012
  • Formats: CD, digital download
  • Label: Marvista Entertainment

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Album
"We Ended Right"

(feat. Chad Hively & Chase Ryan)

2011 non-album single

Promotional singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Album
"Made of Matches" 2011 non-album single
"We Got the Beat" 2012 Radio Rebel

Other appearances

Song Year Album
"Hakuna Matata" 2010 Disneymania 7
"Deck the Halls" The Search for Santa Paws
"Hey, Jessie" 2012 Make Your Mark: Ultimate Playlist

Music videos

Song Year Director
"A Wish Comes True Every Day" 2010 Peter DeLuise
"Open Eyes" Peter DeLuise
"Deck the Halls" Unknown
"We Got the Beat" 2012 Peter Howitt

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2008 Celebrity Love Awards Favorite Actress The Suite Life on Deck Nominated
2009 Favorite Actress The Suite Life on Deck Nominated
Poptastic Awards Female Newcomer The Suite Life on Deck Won
2010 Celebrity Love Awards Favorite Actress The Suite Life on Deck Nominated
Hollywood Teen TV Awards Teen Pick Actress: Comedy The Suite Life on Deck Nominated
Body Peace Award Outstanding Advocate The Suite Life on Deck Won
Jetix Awards Best Television Star The Suite Life on Deck Nominated
Poptastic Awards TV Actress The Suite Life on Deck Won
Nickelodeon UK Kids' Choice Awards Best Television Actress The Suite Life on Deck Won
Italy Kids Choice Awards Favorite TV Star The Suite Life on Deck Nominated
Favorite International Star The Suite Life on Deck Nominated
2011 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special Leading or Supporting Young Actress 16 Wishes Nominated
2012 Popstar Awards TV Actress Jessie Won
Female Style Idol Herself Nominated
 

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