- Stevieryan Littleloca TheRealParis Ooolala
- Stevie K. Ryan
- Victorville CA
- United States
- Actress TV Host Director
- Dreaming Making Movies Kissing
- Audrey Hepburn Eyes
- Red Wine Making Videos Lipliner
Stevie, named after her father Steve Ryan, grew up in Victorville, California. She decided to move and try her luck in Los Angeles in 2005. She's caused a buzz over the Internet in a very short time with her creativity and wit. Some say she's making history on youtube.com , and others say she's making history in the entertainment business.
Ryan began posting her own self-produced videos on YouTube in 2006, made with a video camera borrowed from her boyfriend.
Many videos on YouTube are video blogs; Ryan, instead of posting her own blog, posted parodies of other bloggers. She also started a fictional blog for a character whose YouTube account name was littleloca. Her other account names are:
- Ryan dated actor Drake Bell, who has appeared in some of her videos. During the beginning of production for the movie Superheros Drake Bell had a diva moment when finding out Ryan was also casted in the film, only to have her removed from her first feature film.
Stevie Ryan Stevie Ryan's Online Youtube personalities
Ryan's littleloca character was based, according to her own account in various interviews, on Mexican-American girls in her neighborhood that she grew up with, amalgamating them into "Little Loca", an 18 year old Latina attending college.
Apparently, many of the viewers of the littleloca blogs did not realize this character was fictional, though all of Ryan's accounts linked to each other, making it evident that all the various characters were the same actor.
It's been said that she was finally "outed" as a white girl playing a Latino (though it was never actually a secret), and was accused at times of presenting a racist portrayal. Ryan insisted that it was a faithful rendition of people she knew.
Crispin Glover has appeared in several littleloca blogs, as well as other movie and TV actors, and artists.
Ryan's first channel, stevieryan, was used mainly for posting more "arty" content, such as videos edited to appear like silent films or "found" home movie footage.
The Ooolalaa channel was used for posting Ryan's own versions of music videos, with lip-syncing to pop music such as Roxanne by The Police. But it also included blogs of a fictional character "Brigitte", who was apparently a French student living in the U.S.
The channel TheRealParis was started when celebrities, including Paris Hilton, started creating their own promotional accounts on YouTube. Ryan posted parodies about Hilton in response to this trend. Eventually, the account started containing Ryan's numerous new characters, such as "Jamie Lynn" (a parody based on home videos of Britney Spears), a young man who admires Michael Jackson and dances the "moon-walk", and a toddler with a penchant for expletives.
The channel also included other direct parodies of personalities like Amy Winehouse and Oscar De La Hoya.
At the start of 2007 Ryan started posting her videos concurrently on her stevieryan channel at an alternative service called Live Video.
Another channel at Live Video called Faye006 which is owned and operated by a member of the Live Video staff, lists stevieryan as "crew member".