Obsession of the week: Debby Ryan

By admin
04 February 2014

Disney sweetheart Debby Ryan (19) stars in Jessie, a series about a small-town girl who becomes a nanny in New York where she’s trying to make it big.

- She’s always loved acting and used to write short plays with her friends and act them out. “I’d spend hours studying characters and acting styles, rehearsing lines, going to bed early so I could rehearse before school. That, to me, was better than going to the mall.”

- She’s also a singer and wants her own record label one day. “Two days never go by in our house without a jam session. My older brother, Chase, is a singer-songwriter who engineers our home studio. He’s also my music mentor.”

- Debby’s obsession? “Videogames – for no other reason than the assurance I’ll be prepared in the event of a zombie apocalypse!” she jokes.

- Nerd alert! “At school I’d help the teachers to grade papers and organise their files.” She was also on the chess team.

- The actress can bake a mean gluten-free brownie! “It’s from a mix, but still!”

- She’s a bit obsessive about the way she writes. “I write almost strictly in cursive, and since middle school all my ‘i’s’ are dotted with hearts.”

Check out the second season of Jessie every Saturday on the Disney Channel (DStv, Channel 303) at 9:35 am and repeats of season one and two during the week.


- Sarah Chaimowitz

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