Ryan Newman (actress)

Ryan Newman

Newman in 2016
Born Ryan Whitney Newman
(1998-04-24) April 24, 1998[1]
Manhattan Beach, California, United States
Occupation Actress, singer, model
Years active 2006–present

Ryan Whitney Newman (born April 24, 1998) is an American 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 photo shoots such as Inspire Magazine, Kaiya Eve Photoshoots 2009 and Dream Magazine, as well as modeling for fashion designer, Sherri Hill. Newman not only works in films and television shows, but has also appeared in commercials.

Early life

Newman was born in Manhattan Beach, California. She went to Pennekamp Elementary school up until fourth grade. She attended Rancho Pico Junior High School in Stevenson Ranch, California. Newman has described herself as "Half Jewish, half Christian. Mostly Jewish."[2]

At age three, Newman entered the entertainment industry as she began auditioning for print and television commercials. At an early age, Newman was in a Kraft Cheese commercial which was aired internationally for more than two years.


Newman made her first film appearances at the age of seven, in the films Monster House and Zoom. In Zoom, she portrays a young super hero, which required her to train in martial arts.

On the small screen, Newman appeared in several seasons of Disney's hit show Hannah Montana as a young Miley as well as in the Disney Channel Original Series, Good Luck Charlie. Later, she appeared as the antagonist, Ginger Falcone, in Disney XD's Zeke and Luther.

In 2010, Newman won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series by a Leading Actress, ahead of Miley Cyrus for Hannah Montana and Miranda Cosgrove for iCarly.

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. See Dad Run ran three seasons before ending in 2015.[3]

At the end of July 2014 she traveled to Cambodia, supporting Heifer International.[4]

In 2015, Newman was cast in Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! playing the role of Claudia Shepard, which she took over from Aubrey Peeples who played the role in Sharknado.[5]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Monster House Eliza Film debut
2006 Zoom Cindy Collins
2008 Lower Learning Carlotta
2012 The Call Becky Short film
2015 AthenaGirls Marcie Short film; also known as SuperNovas
2016 The Thinning Sarah Foster
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2007 Hannah Montana Young Miley Stewart Episodes: "I am Hannah, Hear Me Croak", "Smells Like Teen Sellout"
2009–2012 Zeke & Luther Ginger Falcone Main role (Seasons 1–2); recurring role (Season 3)
2010 Good Luck Charlie Kit Episode: "Kit and Kaboodle"
2012–2015 See Dad Run Emily Main role
2013 Big Time Rush Herself Episode: "Big Time Dreams"
2015 Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Claudia Sheperd Television movie (Syfy)
2015–present The Thundermans Allison Recurring role
2016 Bad Sister Zoe Television movie (Lifetime)
2016 Sharknado: The 4th Awakens Claudia Sheperd Television movie (Syfy)
2016 Paradise Run Herself Episode: "Thundermans in Paradise"



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

Music Videos

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

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.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQuG67kV1cw
  3. "See Dad Run: Nick at Nite Sitcom Cancelled, No Season Four". TV Series Finale. March 17, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  4. "Heifer International Partners in Live Below the Line". Little Rock, Arkansas: Heifer International. April 9, 2014. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  5. Roberts, Katie (April 23, 2015). "Syfy Announces the Full 'Sharknado 3' Cast and Premiere Info". Moviefone. Retrieved May 23, 2015.

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