Ryan Whitney Newman (born April 24, 1998) is an American child actress and singer. She is mostly known for her role as Ginger Valconi in Zeke and Luther.

Ryan Newman
Newman at the premiere for Earth in April 2009
Born Ryan Whitney Newman

April 24, 1998 (age 12) Manhattan Beach, California,United States

Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2006–present

Newman was born in Manhattan Beach, California. At age three, Newman entered theentertainment 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.Life and career

Newman has the distinction of being the youngest actor ever to be motion captured for theRobert 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 ofMitchel 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 a lead role in the Disney XD show, Zeke and Luther, portraying Ginger as the younger sister of Zeke, a role for which she won a Young Artist Award in 2010. She also played the role of Gabe's first crush in the sitcom Good Luck Charlie.


Year Film Role Notes
2006 Monster House Little Girl Animated (voice)
Zoom Cindy Collins / Princess On Blu-ray and DVD now
2008 Lower Learning Carlotta Straight-to-DVD
Television Series
Year Film Role Episodes
2007 Hannah Montana Young Miley - I am Hannah, Hear Me Croak
- Smells Like Teen Sellout
2010 Good Luck Charlie Kit - Kit and Kaboodle
Zeke and Luther Ginger Valconi Zeke and Luther season 1-3
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