• Abby Ryder Fortson is an American teen actress born in 2008.
• She's best known for her portrayal of Ella Novak in the comedy drama series "Transparent".
• She's been in various films and TV series, most recently voicing characters in the animated action adventure “DuckTales” and “TrollsTopia”.
• Abby has been nominated for two awards and won one.
• She volunteers at an animal shelter, enjoys outdoor activities, and is a fighter for animal and human rights.
Abby Ryder Fortson Wiki Bio
Abby Ryder Fortson was born in Burbank, California USA, on 14 March 2008 – her zodiac sign is Pisces and she holds American nationality. She’s a teenage actress who’s probably known best for her portrayal of Ella Novak in seven episodes of the comedy drama series “Transparent”, created by Joey Soloway, and which starred Jeffrey Tambor, Gaby Hoffmann and Amy Landecker. Following the members of a Los Angeles family whose secrets have been revealed, the series aired from 2014 to 2019, won 53 awards including two Golden Globes, while it was nominated for 108 other awards.
Early life, parents and education
Abby’s being raised in Los Angeles, California alongside her brother Joshua Taylor Fortson by their mother Christie Lynn Smith who’s a popular American actress, probably still known best for her portrayal of Deardra Farnum in the 2010 science fiction horror movie “The Crazies”, and their father John Fortson, who’s a famous film writer, director and an actor.
Abby’s currently attending a local elementary school and has appeared in a couple of school plays, however, she seems to be more focused on her acting career rather than on education. She was five years old when she made her debut TV series appearance, with her portrayal of Clementine in the episode “Sk8er Man” of the comedy “The Mindy Project”, while she then gained recognition with her role in the series “Transparent”.
She’s also interested in various other activities, and is practicing singing, dancing and creative writing.
Although she hasn’t even begun attending high school, it’s believed by many that Abby won’t be pursuing a college degree, but will stay focused on acting.
Roles in movies
Abby made her debut movie appearance in 2014, with her portrayal of Little Girl in the popular romantic comedy “Playing It Cool”. In 2015, she portrayed Cassie Lang in the critically acclaimed action adventure comedy “Ant-Man”, written by nine people, directed by Peyton Reed, and which starred Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Corey Stoll. It follows Scott Lang who has a super-suit which allows him to shrink or enlarge himself; the movie won four of the 38 awards for which it was nominated, including a BAFTA Film nomination.
The year 2016 saw Abby star in the short comedy “Rated”, while she also made her debut voicing performance in the animated adventure comedy “Albert”. After taking a one-year break from acting, Abby was invited to play Billy, one of the lead characters in the 2018 romantic musical drama “Forever My Girl”, written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf, based on the novel by Heidi McLaughlin, and which also starred Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe. It follows a country star who has returned home after having been gone for around 10 years.
The same year saw her reprise her role as Cassie Lang in the movie “Ant-Man and the Wasp”, and in 2019 she played Young CJ in the popular adventure comedy drama “A Dog’s Journey”, which follows the life of a dog and its multiple owners.
Abby’s currently shooting for the upcoming drama “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”.
Roles in TV series
In 2015, Abby played Harper Weil in six episodes of the mystery horror drama “The Whispers”, then in 2016, she was cast as Sophie Pierson in 10 episodes of the romantic comedy drama “Togetherness”, which starred Mark Duplass, Melanie Lynskey and Amanda Peet, and follows two couples who are living in the same house, and are trying to keep their romance alive as they also focus on their careers.
The following years saw Abby portray and voice characters in an episode or two of various series, such as the animated family adventure “Mission Force One” (voice role), the fantasy comedy drama “Room 104” and the animated adventure comedy “Tiny Ones Transport Service” (voice role) .
In 2018, she was cast to voice Priscilla in the short, animated adventure “Trolls: The Beat Goes On!”, and in 2020, she played The Young Girl in the episodes “Loop” and “Home” of the science fiction drama “Tales from the Loop”.
Two of her most recent roles in TV series have been in three episodes of the animated action adventure “DuckTales”, in which she voiced three characters, and two episodes of the short animated adventure “TrollsTopia”, providing the voice of Priscilla.
Abby has been credited with singing the song “Finally Home” in the 2018 movie “Forever My Girl”.
She has made guest appearances in the talk-shows “Red Carpet Report” and “Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition”, in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Awards and nominations
Abby has been nominated for two awards winning one. She was nominated for a 2016 Young Entertainer Award for Best Supporting Young Actress – Feature Film for her performance in the movie “Ant-Man”, and in 2017 she won an Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema Award for Best Youth Actress for her performance in the short film “Rated”.
Friends and personality
Abby’s described as a not-so-social girl by her peers, and this seems to be because she prefers to spend her spare time with those older than her, as she believes she’s more mature than her peers. Abby gets along easily with her fellow actors and actresses, and they seem to be quite fond of her. She’s said to have a good sense of humor, but also knows when it’s time to be serious.
Although still very young, Abby apparently has a crush on a fellow actor whose name hasn’t been revealed, but some claim to have seen the two spending time together and even holding hands, but no evidence has been provided to support these claims. nor has Abby commented on any rumors regarding the boyfriend she might have.
Hobbies and other interests
Abby loves being outdoors and taking part in various activities, with some of her favorites being hiking, fishing with her father and playing soccer with her friends. When at home, she likes to bake with her mother, write short science fiction stories, and read books.
Abby’s a huge lover of animals, and is already a fighter for animal rights, while she’s volunteered at an animal shelter close to her home on various occasions.
She’s also a fighter for equal rights of all humans, especially for women’s rights, and Abby’s also interested in solving environmental issues.
She likes to watch animated movies, with a couple of her favorites being “How to Train Your Dragon”, “Wall-E” and “Despicable Me”. Abby has her own favorite actors, some of whom are Robert Downey Jr, Johnny Depp and Ryan Reynolds; a couple of her favorite films include “Avengers: Endgame”, the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Deadpool”.
Age, height and net worth
Abby’s age is 13. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 4ft 11ins (1.5m) and she weighs around 90lbs (41kgs).
As of May 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $600,000, while her mother’s net worth is reputedly over $1.4 million.