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Birth name Deborah Ann RyanNationality USABirth 13 may 1993
(27 years) at Huntsville (USA
Deborah Ann "Debby" Ryan (born May 13, 1993) is an American actress and singer. Ryan is known for starring as Jessie Prescott in the Disney Channel Original Series Jessie and as Bailey Pickett in Disney Channel's The Suite Life on Deck.
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. In 2009, she guest starred in an episode of Wizards of Waverly Place in "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" as Bailey Pickett along with her other cast mates from The Suite Life on Deck. Then, in 2010, she starred in the film 16 Wishes, which was the most watched cable program on the day of its premiere on the Disney Channel. 16 Wishes introduced Ryan to new audiences; the movie received high viewership in the adults demographic (18-34). Soon after that, Ryan starred in the independent theatrical film, What If..., which premiered on August 20, 2010.
Ryan also starred in the 2012 Disney Channel Original Movie, Radio Rebel, where she portrays Tara Adams, a shy 17-year-old girl who adopts the radio personality, Radio Rebel. Ryan directed an episode of her TV show, Jessie, that aired on May 15, 2015. In 2013, she formed the band The Never Ending. Beginning in July 2015, Ryan will perform with The Never Ending as an opening act on Fifth Harmony's Reflection Tour.
In a 2009 People Magazine interview, Ryan stated that her Suite Life co-star, Brenda Song, is her acting idol. In a March 2009 interview, Ryan revealed she also looks up to Meryl Streep; Ryan claims Streep "is so profoundly thought-provoking and life-changing." Ryan has said that her other role models include Anne Hathaway, Rachel McAdams and Tobey Maguire. When asked about musical tastes, she has said, "I love jazz! I love singing it. I also love country! My brother loves rock; he also has this chill Jason Mraz-like style. So basically, my answer is: jazz-country-rock-alternative? I have no idea! But I honestly would love to make country music." Ryan is a Christian. Ryan plays several instruments including the guitar, piano, and keyboard.
Ryan was in a relationship with Twenty One Pilots' drummer Josh Dun from May 2013 to September 2014. In a March 10, 2015 Teen Vogue interview, she revealed that although her relationship with Dun was good, she had later been in an abusive relationship with a another friend. In the interview, Ryan stated that has decided to partner with Mary Kay and Love is Respect for their "Don't Look Away" campaign. Ryan describes the relationship as not romantic, but they did have a professional relationship and that it was emotionally manipulative to the point where it got physical. Ryan is quoted as saying "... The second someone puts their hand on you, a boundary has been crossed".