Abby Ryder Fortson

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Abby Ryder Fortson
Born (2008-03-14) March 14, 2008 (age 11)
Years active2013–present
Parent(s)Christie Lynn Smith (mother)
John Fortson (father)

Abby Ryder Fortson (born March 14, 2008)[1] is an American actress best known for her roles as Ella Novak in Transparent, Harper Weil in The Whispers, Sophie Pierson in Togetherness and Cassie Lang in Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). She voiced Tara from T.O.T.S..[2][3][4]

Fortson was born in Burbank, California to actor parents Christie Lynn Smith and John Fortson.



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Playing It Cool Little Girl
2015 Ant-Man Cassie Lang
2018 Forever My Girl Billy
2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp Cassie Lang
2019 A Dog's Journey Young C.J.


Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Mindy Project Clementine 1 episode
2014 Transparent Ella Novak 7 episodes
2015 The Whispers Harper Weil 6 episodes
2015–16 Togetherness Sophie Pierson 8 episodes
2016 Miles from Tomorrowland Neeri (voice) 1 episode
2018 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Priscilla (voice) 1 episode
2019 T.O.T.S. Tara the Tapir (voice) 1 episode


  1. ^ "CBB Exclusive: Christie Lynn Smith and John Fortson welcome Abby Ryder". People. April 4, 2008. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Child Star of Ant-Man Abby Ryder Fortson Interview". trippinwithtara. June 25, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  3. ^ Li, Shirley (June 8, 2015). "Meet Abby Ryder Fortson, pint-size star of The Whispers and TV's Most Valuable Kid". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  4. ^ Jayson, Jay (July 15, 2015). "New Clip From Marvel's Ant-Man Introduces Scott Lang's Daughter". Retrieved July 30, 2015.

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