Ryan Whitney Newman
Ryan Newman 2015
Biographical information
Born April 24, 1998 (age 18)
Gender Female
Resides Los Angeles
Occupation Actress, Singer
Physical description
Hair color Light Brown
Eye color Blue
Series information
Character Emily Hobbs
Ryan Whitney Newman is an  American actress. She is best known for her role as Ginger on Zeke and Luther. She portrays the oldest child Emily on See Dad Run.

Life and Career

Newman was born in Manhattan Beach, California. 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 is perhaps best known for her role in the 2006 action comedy Zoom. In the film, she plays Cindy Collins, a six-year-old girl with super strength who is trying to save the world. In the comedy, Newman co-stars with Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, and Chevy Chase. In 2007, Newman was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her role.[1]

Newman has the distinction of being the youngest actor ever to be motion captured for the Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberganimated film Monster House, which was released in 2006. In the film, three kids discover the truth behind a creepy and mysterious house. Among others, Newman was part of a cast compiled of Mitchel Musso, Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin James, Jason Lee, and Catherine O'Hara. In addition to films, Newman has been seen in two Hannah Montana episodes as a young Miley Stewart, namely Smells Like Teen Sellout, and I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak. She has worked with both Billy Ray Cyrus and Brooke Shields. Her latest film is a comedy released in 2008 called Lower Learning with Jason Biggs. In early 2009, Newman landed the main cast in the Disney XD show, Zeke and Luther, portraying Ginger Falcone as the younger sister of Zeke Falcone, a role for which she won a Young Artist Award in 2010, the same year she was in an episode of the sitcom Good Luck Charlie where she played the role of Gabe's crush, Kit. The name of the episode was "Kit and Kaboodle." Newman recently completed the short film, The Call co-starring Jonathan Morgan Heit.[2] The film is targeted toward kids and looks at the emotional costs of smoking. Later in 2012, Newman will star as Emily in the Nickelodeon family comedy See Dad Run.

Newman has described herself as "half Jewish and half Christian".[3] Currently, Newman resides in southern California with her parents and older sister, Jessica. Her hobbies include gymnastics, hip hop dancing and singing.


Year Film Role Notes
2006 Monster House Eliza The youngest actor ever to have been motioned-captured, at the age of 6.
Zoom Cindy Collins Supporting Lead
2008 Lower Learning Carlotta Supporting Lead
2012 The Call Becky Short Film (Lead Role)
Television series
Year Series Role Notes
2007 Hannah Montana Young Miley Stewart Episode: I am Hannah, Hear Me CroakEpisode: Smells Like Teen Sellout
2010 Good Luck Charlie Kit Episode: Kit and Kaboodle (cameo)
2009-2012 Zeke & Luther Ginger Falcone Season 1-2, Main, Season 3, recurring
2012–2015 See Dad Run Emily Main
2015 The Thundermans Alison Season 3, recurring


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