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Overview (3)

Birth NameRyan Elise Simpkins
Nickname Ry
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Ryan Simpkins is no stranger when it comes to making movies. It has been an up & onward journey. Ryan always brings a strong, playful, and passionate performance to every project she's involved with.

Starting out at 4 years old Simpkins booked her first film. At 7 years old, she began performing double time as she debuted on Broadway, and began production on a feature film in which she and her real life brother, actor Ty Simpkins played on-screen siblings, the first of many to come. Ryan Simpkins has continued to build her resume & character ever since, working with many A-list directors & actors over the years. Simpkins has won the "Best Actress" award in the "NYC Horror Film Festival 2008" for "Surveillance" (a first for a child in this festival), and films "Arcadia" won "Best Feature Film" in the Berlin Film Festival 2012, and "Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life" also won "Best Family Feature Film" in the Garden State Film Festival 2012 where Simpkins had lead roles in both films.

Born on the east coast, Ryan Simpkins is the middle child of 3. Moving to California with her family in 2006 has been an excellent choice for the Simpkins family. Ryan Simpkins is a gifted honor student and has always attended public school. She is an avid reader & enjoys writing & adapting books for fun. In 2010 Ryan wrote, produced, directed and acted in her short called "Sitter Street". Ryan Simpkins hopes to write and direct and produce more in her future.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: updated 2/2014

Trivia (35)

Older sister of actor Ty Simpkins.
Loves animals, has 2 cats and 2 dogs which she shares with her brother Ty.
Ryan was named after Nolan Ryan -- the baseball player by her father. Ryan's brother Ty was named after Ty Cobb a baseball player, also by their father.
Had her hair dyed red for Pride and Glory (2008) to match Lake Bell's hair -- also dyed red.
Adopted a Papillon mix in 2007 in LA and named him, "Rufus" after the director of the Broadway show Festen; Rufus Norris.
Performed as a "Duck" her school play's version of Peter Pan.
Ryan lost 4 teeth on the set of Sherrybaby.
At the age of 7 performed on Broadway, NYC.
Is a bat-boy (girl) for the Broadway Show League softball teams (2006) (2007), Music Box Theater.
Originally booked Mirrors (2007) starring Kiefer Sutherland, as his daughter, however, after Ryan was cast (as Daisy), directors/producers decided to cast Paula Patton as the mother. Hence, she was then UN-cast.
March 2008: Worked alongside her brother, Ty, in CSI episode, "A Thousand Days On Earth" (Air - April 10th, 2008).
October 2008: Ryan attended the 15th Annual Aids Dream Halloween event in LA dressed as Harpo Marx; With her friend Jonathan Morgan Heit.
At 11 years old, Ryan Simpkins (2009) wrote, directed and produced a pilot called "Sitters Street", a story about 5 teen girls who become friends after interviewing for the same horrifying yet comedic babysitting job. Ryan got working professionals in the industry to donate equipment, time, and money.
Lives in Hollywood, California.
Adopted a puppy in Pittsburgh, PA in 2009 and named her "Chapin" after her favorite character in Triple Dog (2009) (played by Britt Robertson.).
Was a personal guest of Russell Crowe at his star ceremony in Hollywood, Ca (April 2010).
Is a NHL Pittsburgh Penguins fan and friends with Max Talbot (Centre/right wing for the Penguins).
Has played the Violin, Viola, Ukulele, and some Guitar.
Nominated by The Women Film Critics Circle: Best Young Actress 2009 for Gardens Of The Night (2008).
LA: Filming "A Single Man" Directed by Tom Ford [October 2008]
Currently filming Revolutionary Road (2008) with Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio and her brother Ty. [June 2007]
Filming Revolutionary Road with Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.(New York City; Connecticut, USA) [June 2007]
Los Angeles, CA: Filming Gardens Of The Night (2006) [September 2006]
Napa Valley, Ca: Filming: _Twixt Now and Sunrise 2011_; Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Ryan plays Carolyne. [October 2010]
New York City, NY: Preforming on Broadway in "Festen" at the Music Box Theatre [February 2006]
Costa Rica: Ryan was 1 of 6 students from her school/science class to visit Costa Rica, in Central America for a study tour. [July 2012]
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada: Filming Surveillance (2008) for 3 months [April 2007]
Austin, Texas: Filming, Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story (2007) with Seann William Scott [October 2006]
Mountain Side, New Jersey: Filming Sherrybaby (2006) Starring Maggie Gyllenhaal [June 2004]
In Los Angeles, CA with her brother filming Insidious [April 2010]
NYC, NY: (August 2010) Filming the independent feature, "Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life". Ryan plays Lizzy, Jeremys best friend and sidekick. [August 2010]
Huntsville, Alabama: Ryan is filming "Space Warriors 2013" (End of July through August 2012) [July 2012]
In Pittsburgh, PA with her brother filming Paul Haggis', Next Three Days. [September 2009]
New York City, NY: Filming Pride and Glory (2006) Starring Edward Norton, Colin Farrell [February 2006]
Napa Valley filming with Francis Ford Coppola, Ben Chaplin, Elle Fanning and Val Kilmer as Carolyne. [October 2010]

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