Debby Ryan

Debby Ryan, the star of the Disney Channel series Jessie, has branched out from acting to singing and writing songs with her band the Never Ending. Born in 1993 in Alabama, Debby was raised in a military family and spent her youth in Texas and Germany, among other places. She first acted when she was 7 and before long she started getting cast in commercials and minor roles in other projects. Ryan first attracted the public's notice in 2008 when she appeared as Bailey Pickett on Disney's The Suite Life on Deck. Her success there led to her own series, Jessie, in 2011. She pursued her love of music with the 2011 single "We Ended Right" and by forming the Never Ending in 2013. They released their debut EP, One, in 2014.

Selected filmography: The Suite Life on Deck (2008-2011), 16 Wishes (2010), Jessie (2011-present)
Related stars: Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus
Further reading: Debby Ryan Talks Debut Album, Was Debby Ryan the Victim of an Internet Death Hoax?, Debby Ryan’s Septum Piercing