|Date of Birth||13 May 1993 , Huntsville, Alabama, USA|
|Birth Name||Deborah Ann Ryan|
|Height||5' 5" (1.65 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Born May 13, 1993 in Alabama, Debby moved to Texas as a small child and lived there for five years, before moving to Wiesbaden, Germany, with her family, where she lived for three years. While in Germany, Debby was one of the only children in her age group fascinated with plays and musicals. She wanted to be involved in every way possible. By the age of nine, she knew she wanted to be an actor. After three years in Germany, the Ryan family moved back to Keller, Texas, where they lived until they made the move to Los Angeles, to allow Debby to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
Debby got her start in film, landing roles in Barney: Let's Go to the Firehouse (2007) and the MGM feature film, The Longshots (2008) alongside Keke Palmer and Ice Cube. She also appeared in a handful of national television commercials. From there, her career took off - securing one of the starring roles on Disney Channel's The Suite Life on Deck (2008), which debuted in 2008. In 2010, Debby starred in the smash hit Disney Channel film, 16 Wishes (2010). The movie premiered to 5.6 million viewers and made it as second on the list of cable's top 25 most popular shows of that week, twice. Since then, 16 Wishes (2010) has been shown in over 30 countries, worldwide, and is continuing to draw in strong viewership numbers. In addition to her work with The Disney Channel, Debby recently appeared on ABC's Private Practice (2007), showcasing some of her dramatic acting chops. In the episode, Debby played "Hailey", a recovering cocaine addict. She also appeared on A&E's hit series, The Glades (2010), in 2012.
Debby recently starred in the Disney Channel original movie, Radio Rebel (2012), which premiered on February 17, 2012, to over 6 million viewers. Based on the novel, "Shrinking Violet", by Danielle Joseph, Debby appeared as "Tara Adams", a shy high school senior who leads an alternate life as an anonymous DJ [called Radio Rebel]. In addition to starring in the movie, Debby contributed to three tracks on the soundtrack, including "We Got The Beat", "A Wish Comes True Every Day" and "We Ended Right". Aside from "Radio Rebel" and "Jessie", Debby is also widely-recognized for her role as "Bailey Pickett" on the Disney Channel series, The Suite Life on Deck (2008), a role she held from 2008-2011. On the feature film front, Debby can next be seen in Muppets Most Wanted (2014), for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
When not working, Debby is passionate about volunteering and is a "Disney Friends for Change Ambassador". Her recent work with "Friends for Change" took her to India, where in partnership with "Free the Children", Debby helped to build a new school for a local village. She is also heavily involved in music and loves to collaborate with her brother, Chase Ryan, and her friends. In July 2011, she released the single, "We Ended Right", which debuted on iTunes and was also picked up to be featured on the "Radio Rebel" soundtrack. On the business side, Debby recently launched a production company called "Shadowborn Productions", where she produced the official music video for "Radio Rebel". Debby hopes to one day launch a record label and music management/production company, to provide a place for other artists to express themselves and create amazing music.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jordyn Palos (Persona PR)