Ryan Newman (actress)

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Ryan Newman
Newman at the premiere for Earth in April 2009
Born Ryan Whitney Newman
(1998-04-24) April 24, 1998 (age 15)[1]
Manhattan Beach, California, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Known for Zeke and Luther & See Dad Run

Ryan Whitney Newman (born April 24, 1998) is an American teen actress, singer and model. Newman is known for her roles as Ginger Falcone in Zeke and Luther, Cindy Collins in Zoom and Emily Hobbs in See Dad Run. As a child model, Newman has participated in many photo shoots such as Inspire Magazine, Kaiya Eve Photoshoots 2009 and Dream Magazine. Newman not only works in films and television shows, but has also filmed many commercials throughout the years.

Early Life[edit]

Newman was born on April 24, 1998 in Manhattan Beach, California. At an early age, Ryan was determined to pursue a career in entertainment. Her enthusiasm and natural talent caught the attention of casting directors. With a number of national print ads under her belt, Ryan booked the first commercial she ever auditioned was for Kraft Cheese, an experience that proved Ryan's passion for acting was not without considerable talent and drive.

At the shoot, the directors found themselves without the Spanish-language counterpart to Ryan's English-language role. Urgently needing to film the commercial in both languages, production asked young Ryan if she could speak Spanish, to which she replied, "If you teach me!" Ryan saved the day, beginning to show the world and the industry that she is a multi-talented and versatile young girl.


2006-2007: Career beginnings[edit]

Newman made her feature film debut at the age of seven in the films Zoom and Monster House. Newman co-starred opposite Tim Allen, Courtney Cox, and Chevy Chase in Sony's Zoom, Newman portrays a young super hero that seeks to save the world from destruction, a role that required her to train in martial arts.

With a role in Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg's blockbuster hit Monster House), Newman earned the distinction of being the youngest actor ever to be motioned captured. Newman was part of an all-star cast that included Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin James, Jason Lee, Mitchell Musso and Catherine O'Hara and among others.

2010-2012: Breakthrough[edit]

On the small screen, Newman appeared in multiple seasons of Disney's hit show Hannah Montana as a young Miley Cyrus as well as in the highest-rated episode in the Disney Channel Original Series, Good Luck Charlie opposite Bridgit Mendler, Jason Dolley and Bradley Steven Perry.

Later, Newman was cast as the precocious antagonist, Ginger Falcone, in Disney XD's Zeke and Luther. Her character constantly looks for ways to torment her brother Zeke and his best friend Luther, which always leads to a hilariously entertaining outcome. Zeke and Luther was the number one television series on Disney XD.

In 2010, Newman won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series by a Leading Actress. Newman was nominated among four other contenders that included Miley Cyrus for Hannah Montana and Miranda Cosgrove for iCarly.

2012-present: Upcoming projects[edit]

In 2012, Newman was cast as the lead role of Emily Hobbs, on See Dad Run, which premiered on Nick at Nite on October 6, 2012.

Personal Life[edit]

Newman resides in Southern California, U.S. with her mother and father, with her older sister, Jessica Newman. Her hobbies include dancing, fashion, and singing/songwriting. Newman has described herself as "half Jewish and half Christian".


List of film performances
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Monster House Eliza Film debut
Zoom Cindy Collins
2008 Lower Learning Carlotta
2012 The Call Becky Lead role, short film
List of television performances
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Hannah Montana Young Miley Stewart Episode: "I am Hannah, Hear Me Croak"
Episode: "Smells Like Teen Sellout"
2009–2012 Zeke & Luther Ginger Falcone Series Regular (Seasons 1-2) Recurring Role (Season 3)
2010 Good Luck Charlie Kit Episode: "Kit and Kaboodle"
2012–present See Dad Run Emily Lead role, series regular
2013 Big Time Rush Herself Episode: "Big Time Dreams"

|| 2014 | "Uncle Grandpa" | Kaitlyn



Year Song Notes
2010 "If You Wanna Go" Performed at the 2010 Wyland Green Fair in Boca Raton, Florida
"Crush On You"

Music Videos[edit]

Song Year Artist Director Reference(s)
"Happy Universal Holidays" 2010 Adam Hicks and Newman N/A N/A
"Summertime" Daniel Curtis Lee and Adam Hicks
"If Earth Could Speak" 2011 Disney XD TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work/Role Result
2007 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Age Ten or Younger Zoom
Cindy Collins
2008 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV series – Recurring Young Actress Hannah Montana
Young Miley Stewart
2011 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV series (Comedy or Drama) – Leading Young Actress Zeke and Luther
Ginger Falcone


  1. ^ "Kidzworld.com Biography Page". Kidzworld.com. Retrieved August 23, 2013. 

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