Ryan Whitney Newman is an American actress, singer, and model. She
is known for her roles as Allison in The Thundermans, 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 modelling for fashion designer, Sherri Hill.
Newman not only works in films and television shows, but has also
appeared in commercials.
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. At the end of July 2014 she
travelled to Cambodia, supporting Heifer International. 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.