Ryan Whitney Newman (born April 24, 1998) is a 2010 Young Artist Award winning young actress, model, and singer. Newman is most famous for her roles as Ginger Falcone in Zeke and Luther and Cindy Collins in Zoom.
Newman, as a child model 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, she has also filmed many commercials throughout the year. Newman currently is focused on her singing career, filming Zeke and Luther, and doing more photo shoots for different magazines.
Life and careerEdit
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. She went to Pennekamp Elementary school up until fourth grade. 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.
Newman has the distinction of being the youngest actor ever to be motion captured for the Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg animated 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. She also played the role of Gabe's crush, Kit, in the sitcom Good Luck Charlie.
Newman has described herself as "half Jewish and half Christian". Currently, Newman resides in southern California with her parents and older sister, Jessica. Her hobbies include gymnastics, hip hop dancing, and singing. As of August 2011, Newman attends Rancho Pico Junior High School in Stevenson Ranch, California.
|Year||Film||Role||Notes & Awards|
|2006||Monster House||Eliza||Film debut|
The youngest actor ever to have been motioned-captured, at the age of 6.
|Zoom||Cindy Collins||Nominated- Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger (2007)|
|Year||Series||Role||Notes & Awards|
|2007||Hannah Montana||Young Miley Stewart||Episode: I am Hannah, Hear Me Croak|
Episode: Smells Like Teen Sellout
Nominated- Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV series - Recurring Young Actress (2008)
|2010||Good Luck Charlie||Kit||Episode: Kit and Kaboodle|
|2011||Zeke & Luther||Ginger Falcone||(2009-present)|
Won-Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress (2010)