“I was raised to volunteer: nursing homes, clinics, church nurseries, school, everywhere that could use help. It's such an intrinsic part of me, to use my life to help improve the quality of others.”
“Have an anchor so that life doesn't toss you around.”
“Before the whole Disney realm had undergone this huge revamping, as a kid, I always saw myself doing these dramatic indie parts. And then I fell in love with doing comedy and doing kid shows and really working for kids.”
Debby Ryan (born Deborah Ann Ryan on May 13, 1993 in Huntsville, Alabama) is an American actress and musician. Debby was born in Huntsville and lived shortly in Texas before relocating with her military family to Germany until she was 10. At age 7, Debby discovered a love with acting, and her family moved to Los Angeles to help her follow her career. She would have a role in the 2007 straight-to-DVD film, Barney: Let’s Go To The Firehouse, which would lead to her being discovered by the Disney Channel. In 2008, Ryan was cast as Bailey Picket in the Disney Channel Original Series, The Suite Life On Deck, as well as its spin-off, The Suite Life of Zach & Cody. In 2011, she would be cast as the lead role in the Disney Channel show, Jesse. Debby also has roles in the movies 16 Wishes, Radio Rebel and Muppets Most Wanted. Debby and her production company are currently working on a post Disney feature film to be released in 2016.
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Debby Ryan is known for her roles in the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life On Deck, The Suite Life With Zack & Cody and Jessie.
Debby is involved in environmental efforts, partnering with Disney’s Friends For Change. She also partnered with the international charity Free The Children in 2012, volunteering to help build a new school in Lau Gow in 2012.