Ryan Destiny, an American actress, singer, and songwriter, was born on January 8, 1995, in Detroit, Michigan. She rose to fame in 2011 after winning a singing contest to attend the red carpet premiere of Justin Beiber’s “Never Say Never” concert film. Since then, she has appeared on various popular shows, such as the television music drama “Star” (2016–2019), “Grown-ish” (2020), and “The Lower Bottoms” (2021). Besides acting, she has also worked as a set decorator for a short film.
Ryan Destiny Irons — more commonly known by her stage name, Ryan Destiny — was born on January 8, 1995, in Detroit, Michigan, to parents Dawn and Deron Irons. As a child, Irons was already interested in music and the arts. In junior high school, she and her friends formed New Limit, a musical trio managed by her mother. The group auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” in 2010 and reached the finals before the members realized it wasn’t the path they wanted to take.
In 2011, Irons signed with Universal Republic. She also began auditioning for acting projects with her mom’s help, and in 2013, she had several guest appearances in the crime show “Low Winter Sun” set in Detroit. After New Limit disbanded, she and her mother held auditions for members of a new group, “Love Dollhouse.” The resulting trio released their first single, ‘Can I,’ before breaking up in 2015. In the same year, Irons debuted as a lead actress in the independent film “A Girl Like Grace” alongside actresses Garcelle Beauvais, Meagan Good, and Raven-Symoné.
From 2016 to 2019, Irons led the cast of the musical drama series “Star” with Queen Latifah.
Despite her rise to television stardom, Irons released her first single, ‘The Same,’ in 2018 and a remix with rapper Tobi Lou the year after. In November 2019, her casting as professional boxer Claressa Shields in the upcoming biopic, “Flint Strong,” was announced. In 2020, she had a recurring role as Jillian on season three of “Grown-ish.”
Ryan Destiny Irons lands her first small role as a store customer in “The Wannabes” series.
Irons plays April Geddes in the television show “Low Winter Sun.”
She is nominated for the ‘Choice Breakout T.V. Star’ award at the Teen Choice Awards.
Irons receives a Teen Choice Awards nomination for ‘Choice Drama T.V. Actress.’
Irons is nominated for a Teen Choice Award, again for ‘Choice Drama T.V. Actress,’ for the third year in a row.
Why We Love Ryan Destiny
She’s all about empowerment
She hopes her music can empower other black women. We admire her determination to help fellow aspiring musicians reach their dreams.
She values her private life
In 2017, Irons revealed that she and fellow actor Keith Powers had started dating. Very little information was released throughout their four-year relationship because she was very serious about keeping her relationship as private as possible.
She supports other artists
Irons has also appeared in a music video for Justin Beiber’s and Chance the Rapper’s song, ‘Holy.’ The video has gained over 208 million views since its release in 2020.
5 Surprising Facts
She started as a singer
Although we know her as a talented actress, she first broke into show business as a singer.
Music is in her blood
Her father, Deron Irons, is an R.&B. singer who was part of the 90s rap group, Guesss.
She’s struggled with insecurity
Irons admitted she wasn't always confident and has been insecure about her looks.
She has a passion for fashion
She loves putting outfits together and posing for pictures.
She has musical inspirations
Irons noted that the singers who inspire her include Freddie Mercury, Lauryn Hill, Beyoncé, and Michael Jackson.
Ryan Destiny FAQs
Are Ryan and Keith still together?
They have called it quits after dating for four years. While they are now focusing on their careers, the two remain close friends.
What is Ryan Destiny doing now?
The actress is set to star in “Oracle,” a psychological horror film, and “Flint Strong,” a biographical film about boxer Claressa Shields.
Is Ryan Destiny Naomi Campbell’s daughter?
Irons is not Campbell’s real-life daughter. She played Campbell’s daughter in “Star” from 2016 to 2019.
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