|Born||Ryan Destiny Irons
(1995-01-08) January 8, 1995
|Education||West Bloomfield High School|
|Associated acts||Love Dollhouse|
Ryan Destiny Irons (born January 8, 1995) is an American singer and actress. While she had been working in the music industry since childhood, Destiny first rose to fame as a member of the girl-group Love Dollhouse in 2013. Destiny currently stars in the Fox TV musical drama Star.
Early life and education
Destiny was born in Detroit, Michigan. Her father, Deron Irons, is African American, while her mother, Dawn Irons, is biracial, European and African American. Her father is a member of the 90s R&B group Guesss. Destiny attended West Bloomfield High School. In January 2011, Destiny won a singing contest to attend the red carpet premiere of Justin Bieber‘s Never Say Never.
In junior high school, the 12 year old Destiny formed musical trio New Limit with Jasmine Pore and another friend. Managed by her mother Dawn, the trio auditioned for America’s Got Talent in 2011 and they made it to the third round until they decided it was not for them. By 2011, Destiny had signed with an independent label in Michigan and began taking voice and dance lessons. The group would later split, with Destiny and Pore forming a new group with former America’s Got Talent contestant Chelsea Stone called “We are Dollhouse” which later changed to Love Dollhouse. The trio signed to All Def, a label partnership with Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind and Brian Robbins. The group released their debut single “Can I.” After the group disbanded in 2015, Destiny signed with Capitol Records. In 2016, Destiny announced plans for a solo EP.
In 2010, Destiny appeared in an episode of the web series The Wannabes Starring Savvy. In 2011, she traveled to Los Angeles with her mother to start auditioning for projects. In 2013, she appeared in several episodes of the Detroit-based crime drama, Low Winter Sun. Destiny later appeared as the lead in the independent film A Girl Like Grace opposite Garcelle Beauvais and Raven-Symoné. The Ty Hodges produced film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2015.
Destiny initially booked the role of Tiana on Lee Daniels‘s hit musical drama Empire but due to her contract with All Def Music, she could not accept the role. In December 2015, Destiny booked one of the lead roles as Alexandra in Daniels’ new series Star – opposite Queen Latifah. The series premiered on Fox December 14, 2016.
|2010||The Wannabes Starring Savvy||Customer||Web series, Episode 17|
|2013||Low Winter Sun||April Geddes||Recurring role|
|2015||A Girl Like Grace||Grace||Independent|
|2016–present||Star||Alexandra Crane||Lead cast|
Awards and Nominations
|2017||Teen Choice Awards||Choice Breakout TV Star||Herself||Nominated|