Debby Ryan stars as Jessie, a starry-eyed small town military kid who ventures to New York City to make her dreams come true, and winds up becoming a nanny to four gregarious kids, in the Disney Channel comedy series "Jessie."
Ryan is perhaps best known for her starring role as Bailey Pickett on the hit Disney Channel series "The Suite Life on Deck." In 2010 she starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie "16 Wishes." In addition to singing the movies theme song, "A Wish Comes True Everyday," she co-wrote a second track, "Open Eyes," with her singer-songwriter brother, Chase.
Ryan made her feature film debut in "The Longshots" alongside Keke Palmer and Ice Cube, and more recently starred in "What If," opposite Kevin Sorbo, John Ratzenberger and Kristy Swanson.
Born May 13, 1993, Ryan spent her early years in Alabama, Texas and Germany. She is heavily involved in music, collaborating with her brother and friends to create and produce original tunes. She hopes one day to launch a record label. She has a tremendous passion for meeting and speaking to young people and supports various charities. Her hobbies include riffling through vintage stores, writing, conducting interviews for her music blog and cooking delicious gluten-free brownies.
Ryan currently resides in Los Angeles with her family.
Source: Disney Channel
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2010 - Hollywood Teen TV Awards - "Teen Pick Actress: Comedy" - "The Suite Life on Deck" - Nominated 2010 - Body Peace Award - "Outstanding Advocate" - "The Suite Life on Deck" - Won 2010 - Jetix Awards, Germany "Best Television Star" - "The Suite Life on Deck" - Nominated 2010 - Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards, France - "Choice Television Female Star" - "The Suite Life on Deck" - Won 2010 - Nick Kid's Choice Award, Italy - "Favorite TV Star" - "The Suite Life on Deck" - Nominated 2010 - Nick Kid's Choice Award, Italy - "Favorite International Star" - "The Suite Life on Deck" - Nominated 2011 - Young Artist Award - "Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special Leading or Supporting Young Actress" - "16 Wishes" - Nominated