Debby Ryan life and biography

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Debby Ryan biography

Date of birth : 1993-05-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-05-13
Credited as : Teen actress, voice actress and screenwriter, Disney Channel

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Deborah Ann 'Debby' Ryan is an American teen actress, singer, voice actor and screenwriter.

Debby Ryan is best known for portraying Bailey Pickett in the Disney Channel Original Series "The Suite Life on Deck", which is the spin-off/sequel to "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody". Ryan started acting in professional theatres at the age of seven; in 2007 she appeared in the "Barney & Friends" straight-to-DVD film "Barney: Let's Go to the Firehouse" and then was discovered in a nationwide search by Disney. She is also known for appearing in the 2008 feature film "The Longshots" as Edith and will star in the independent film "What If...", which is set for a 2010 release.

Ryan began appearing in various television commercials in her early teenage years. She appeared in several commercials of iDog and various board games, her latest commercial was in an iDog Dance commercial in 2008. Ryan's first film role was in 2007 as a guest character in "Barney: Let's Go to the Firehouse", she played the role of a teenager. Ryan also had a supporting role in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer feature film, "The Longshots", alongside teen actress Keke Palmer and Ice Cube. Ryan played Edith, a teenage mean girl, in the feature film.

Ryan plays one of the main characters, Bailey Pickett in Disney Channel Original Series "The Suite Life on Deck". The series is a sequel/spin-off to the hit Disney Channel series, "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody". The series' pilot aired on September 26, 2008 in the US. The series premiere on the Disney Channel in the US drew 5.7 million viewers, and it became the most-watched series premiere in Canada on the Family channel.

The series was 2008's #1 top scripted television series for children between the ages 6 to 11 and pre-teenagers between the ages 9 to 14, beating the veteran series "Hannah Montana" and "Wizards of Waverly Place" in the ratings. The series is also 2009's top rated scripted series in the children and tween demographic (6-14), outpacing "Hannah Montana" and several other teenage shows.

Following the success of "The Suite Life on Deck", she appeared on the first show of "Studio DC: Almost Live", a special half-hour variety show that features The Muppets as well as Disney Channel stars. She also made a small appearance on "Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream

In 2009, it was announced that Ryan landed a starring role in the independent feature film, "What If..." alongside Kevin Sorbo and Kristy Swanson. The film was shot in Grand Rapids and Manistee, Michigan in July 2009 and will be released to theaters on August 20, 2010. The film is produced by Pure Flix Entertainment and centers on a Christian family. In October 2009, Ryan hosted the first Tween Girl Summit in which she hosted the event and its concerts. 'Tween girls are drawn to talented performers who emanate the joy of life, and we are so happy to have teen favorite Debby Ryan as the first host of The Tween Summit Music Festival,' said Denise Restauri, founder of The Tween Summit, AllyKatzz.com and AK Tweens. 'The Tween Summit is a day of celebrating the excitement of youth and hope for the future. As my tween friends say, 'This concert is going to Rock!"

Ryan plays several instruments including the acoustic guitar, piano and keyboard. She is also a songwriter and is currently working on music alongside her older brother. Ryan has showed many interest in several types of music and her music genre will be 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. The tour would have been Ryan's debut as a live musician. Ryan's first single, 'Adios' is yet to be released.

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