She was released until her court date after posting a 0,000 bail.
On June 30, 2016, she pled no contest to reckless driving and was sentenced to 3 months probation.
She is known for starring as Jessie Prescott in the Disney Channel Original Series Jessie and as Bailey Pickett in Disney Channel's The Suite Life on Deck.
Ryan started acting in professional theatres at the age of seven; in 2007 she appeared in the Barney & Friends straight-to-DVD film Barney: Let's Go to the Firehouse and then was discovered in a nationwide search by Disney.
In 2009, it was announced that Ryan landed a starring role in the independent feature film, What If..., alongside Kevin Sorbo and Kristy Swanson.
The film was shot in Grand Rapids and Manistee, Michigan in July 2009 and was released in theaters on August 20, 2010.
Ryan had been taking part as Captain of the Blue Team playing to benefit Ocean Conservancy.
The trip was hosted by Me to We, a social enterprise and partner of Free The Children.
"Tween girls are drawn to talented performers who emanate the joy of life, and we are so happy to have teen favorite Debby Ryan as the first host of The Tween Summit Music Festival," said Denise Restauri, founder of The Tween Summit, Ally and AK Tweens.
Ryan directed an episode of her TV show, Jessie, Her father was in the military, so she moved to numerous places in Europe.
She lived in Germany until she was 10 and can speak both English and German.
She has said that her other role models include Anne Hathaway, Rachel Mc Adams, and Tobey Maguire. My brother loves rock; he also has this chill Jason Mraz-like style. But I honestly would love to make country music." Ryan is a Christian.
When asked about musical tastes, she said, "I love jazz! So basically, my answer is: jazz-country-rock-alternative? She described that relationship as professional rather than romantic, but said "it was such emotional manipulation to the point where it became physical." In the interview, she stated that she decided to partner with Mary Kay and Love is Respect for their anti-domestic-violence campaign "Don't Look Away." Ryan is quoted as saying, "The second someone puts their hand on you, a boundary has been crossed." At the time of the arrest she was charged with felony DUI but it was reduced to a misdemeanor charge immediately after.