Five Things to Know About Disney’s Latest Rising Star Debby Ryan

By: Amanda Hasaka / March 17, 2011

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Disney star Debby Ryan is ready to jump ship (so to speak) from The Suite Life on Deck and gear up for her very own show.

It was announced at the Disney Channel upfronts on Wednesday that Debby would be starring in a new show called Jessie, about a young girl from the south who moves to the big bad city of NYC to be an au pair and try to make a name for herself in the music biz.

With the age of Disney stars such as Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato slowly fading out, Debby is the latest star to emerge from the ever popular Disney crew but Demi and Debby have something in common that you might not expect:

Want to know what acting experience these two ladies share? Check out the gallery to find out what it is along with some other fun Debby factoids.