- 1 Who is Ryan Destiny?
- 2 Early life, parents and education
- 3 Career as a singer-songwriter
- 4 Roles in TV series
- 5 Roles in movies
- 6 Other credits
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 YouTube channel and other social media accounts
- 9 Love life and boyfriend Keith Powers
- 10 Hobbies and other interests
- 11 Age, height and net worth
Who is Ryan Destiny?
Ryan Destiny Irons was born in Detroit, Michigan USA, on 8 January 1995 – her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, singer-songwriter and a social media star, who has appeared in close to 20 movies and TV series, perhaps known best for her portrayal of Alexandra Crane, one of the main characters in the musical drama series “Star”. It was created by Tom Donaghy and Lee Daniels, also starred Jude Demorest and Brittany O’Grady, and follows three women who have formed a musical group in Atlanta, Georgia; the series aired from 2016 to 2019, and was nominated for seven awards.
Early life, parents and education
Ryan was raised in Detroit by her father, who was one half of the R&B duo Guesss, and her mother about whom nothing’s known, as she prefers to be left out of media; because Ryan hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, it’s widely believed that she’s an only child.
She became interested in music at a very early age, mostly because of her father’s career. Ryan also became interested in acting when she was around eight years old, after having seen a play performed at a local theatre.
She studied at West Bloomfield High School, and was 15 years old when she launched her acting career, with her portrayal of Customer in a 2010 episode of the family musical comedy series “The Wannabes Starring Savvy”.
She matriculated in 2013, and then chose not to pursue a college degree, but to focus on singing and acting.
Career as a singer-songwriter
Ryan was 12 years old when she formed the musical trio New Limit with her two friends. The girls were managed by Ryan’s mother, and in 2010 made their way into the finals of the talent competition show “America’s Got Talent”, but then dropped out of the competition for unknown reasons.
In 2011, Ryan signed her first music contract with Universal Republic, but the trio New Limit split not long after that, and she then became a member of the group Love Dollhouse, and they signed a contract with All Def/Capitol Records. The group disbanded in 2015, not long after the release of their single “Can I”.
Ryan’s debut single “The Same” was released in 2018, and was followed by “Do You” in 2020.
Roles in TV series
In 2013, Ryan was cast to play April Geddes in the popular crime drama “Low Winter Sun”, created by Chris Mundy, and which starred Mark Strong, Lennie James and James Ransone. It follows the events which happened after the detective Frank Agnew kills a Detroit police officer.
Since 2020, Ryan has been playing Jillian in the comedy drama “Grown-ish”, created by Larry Wilmore and Kenya Barris, and which stars Yara Shahidi, Trevor Jackson and Francia Raisa.
It follows Zoey Johnson who has just begun attending college, and has to learn how to deal with relationships, sex and drugs; the series has been airing since 2018, and has been nominated for 29 awards, including a Primetime Emmy.
Ryan’s only other role in a TV series has been her portrayal of the main character Rebecca Cooper, in the 2021 mystery comedy drama “The Lower Bottoms”.
Roles in movies
Ryan’s debut film appearance was in the 2014 music video “Big Sean: Paradise”. The following year saw her play the supporting character Grace, in the drama “A Girl Like Grace”. It was written and directed by Ty Hodges, starred Meagan Good, Raven-Symone and Garcelle Beauvais, and follows a 17-year-old girl who is being raised solely by her mother, and is being bullied at school, while she’s seeking help from her best friend.
In 2019 and 2020, Ryan appeared in three music videos: “Big Sean: Single Again”, “Justin Bieber Feat. Chance the Rapper: Holy” and “The World Is Yours Revolt Summit”.
Most recently, in 2021 she appeared in the music video “Doja Cat: Need to Know”.
Ryan is currently shooting for two upcoming movies: the horror “Oracle” and the sports drama “Flint Strong”.
She worked as a set decorator on the 2010 short movie “A Way Back In”.
Ryan sang various songs in 28 episodes of the series “Star”.
She’s made a guest appearance in an episode of various talk-shows, including “The View”, “Entertainment Tonight” and “Dish Nation”.
Awards and nominations
Ryan was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards in 2018 and 2019, both for Choice TV Actress: Drama, for her performance in “Star”.
Ryan launched her YouTube channel “Ryan Destiny” on 15 August 2008, and has since attracted close to 100,000 subscribers, while she’s amassed nearly five million views of all her four videos combined; these include her two original music videos.
She’s an Instagram star, and is today followed by close to three million people, while she’s uploaded more than 200 pictures onto the network, most taken during her everyday life.
Ryan launched her Twitter account in August 2009, and has since tweeted close to 20,000 times, while she has attracted over 300,000 followers; Ryan mostly writes about her own thoughts on various matters.
She’s also a Facebook star, and her page is today followed by close to four million fans – her most recent update was on 11 November 2021.
Ryan’s TikTok account is followed by close to 100,000 people, and numbers nearly 500,000 likes of all her videos combined, most of these feature her telling jokes and dancing.
Love life and boyfriend Keith Powers
Since November 2017, Ryan has been, and still is in a relationship with Keith Powers, an American actor, film producer and model, who is three years her senior, and has appeared in more than 20 movies and TV series; he’s probably known best for his portrayal of the supporting character Major Greenwood in the 2021 action adventure movie “The Tomorrow War”, which starred Chris Pratt and Yvonne Strahovski, and follows a family man who has to fight in a war.
Ryan and Keith could’ve been seen attending most of their red carpet events hand in hand, while they’ve also been seen dining together in a couple of restaurants in Los Angeles, California.
Ryan hasn’t mentioned any other boys whom she has perhaps dated, so as of November 2021, she’s in a relationship with Keith Powers, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Ryan is a fashionista, as she’s trying to keep up with all of the latest fashion trends, and so is a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes at least once a week.
It’s important for her acting career to stay in shape, which is why she has multiple training sessions at the gym every week, and is also following a strict diet.
She’s into travelling, and her acting career has taken her to a couple of US states, as well as to several European countries, including England and Italy.
Ryan is a fan of various kinds of art, and has visited many museums and galleries in the US and in Europe.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman and Bruce Willis, while a couple of her favorite films include “The Runaway Bride”, “Leon: The Professional” and “Pulp Fiction”.
Age, height and net worth
Ryan’s age is 26. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of November 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.