Hey Debby — it’s your birthday! The star of Disney Channel’s ‘Jessie’ turns the big 22 on May 13. In honor of her incredible year, HollywoodLife.com is celebrating the gorgeous actress’ birthday. Check out our gallery of PICS as we honor Debby on her big day!
Debby Ryan is one fierce and fearless gal. The stunning Disney star is ringing in her 22nd year on May 13, and we want to celebrate! Join HollywoodLife.com as we take a look back at the Jessie star’s incredible accomplishments throughout the year — trust us, it’s been one heck of a year for this talented young star!
Debby Ryan’s Birthday: ‘Jessie’ Actress Turns 22
Where to begin? Not only has Debby taken the fashion scene by storm by changing up her look into a more confident and edgy one, she’s also debuted a hot new lavender hair color which she completely rocks! Can anyone pull off this hair color as well as Debby?
Debby’s TV career has also skyrocketed! She’s starred on Disney’s hit show Jessie since 2011, and even stepped up to the role of director in Aug. 2014. That’s right, at just 21 years old, she directed an episode of Jessie which was even one of the best episodes to date! You can check out all the behind the scenes pics here. She was also nominated at the 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards for favorite actress, and though she didn’t win, she looked incredible at the awards show.
In addition to her career accomplishments, Debby bravely opened up in an interview with Teen Vogue in March about how she was physically abused by a close male friend. Her emotionally traumatizing story just proves how strong she is, and that’s why she turned her negative experience into a positive one. Debby partnered with Mary Kay and Love Is Respect to create the Don’t Look Away Campaign, which raises awareness for dating violence. She creates a safe environment for teens to text in for round-the-clock advice on love and nothing is off limits.
Debby said she aims to raise the question, “What is love? We’re trying to have this real conversation about what it is, and what healthy, safe love that makes you better and stronger looks like.”
Debby is such a remarkable woman, and it seems like she will have another amazing year of accomplishments ahead of her! Happy birthday, Debby. You’re a rockstar!
HollywoodLifers, wish Debby a happy birthday in the comments below!
— Julianne Ishler