Stella Ritter is a young actress who has been gracing our screen since age nine. She is popular for being the voice of Hannah in Hannah Lost Her Smile, she was in This Is My Friend, and also in The Namazu.
The young actress who was born September 11, 1998, is also a composer. Here are facts you will find interesting about Stella Ritter.
6 Things You Need To Know About The Actress
- She Comes From A Lineage Of Celebrities
Yes, Ritter is from a family of celebrities which includes actors/actresses and musicians, this may explain her love for the arts from an early age.
Her father is John Ritter who is popular for playing Jack Tripper in the sitcom Three’s company, which earned him both a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. Put together, John starred in over a hundred films and television series and also performed on Broadway.
Her mom Amy Yasbeck played Casey Chappel Davenport in the sitcom Wings. The couple met in 1996 for the first time on the set of Problem Child.
Aside from her parents, Stella’s grandparents- Tex Ritter and Dorothy Fay were also very popular in the 1930s.
Tex Ritter was an actor and a musician who released as many as 21 albums and many of his songs were hit songs at the time while his wife Dorothy was an actress but retired after getting married. So, Stella Ritter has art running through her veins.
- Her Siblings Are Also Into Entertainment
Stella is not the only child of the late actor, she has half-siblings who are also notable actors and singer/songwriters. Her half-siblings are Jason Ritter, Carly Ritter, and Tyler Ritter. So you can now see it is a family of entertainers.
- Her Father Died On Her Fifth Birthday
Ritter didn’t enjoy the love of her father for long as he died on her fifth birthday which happens to be six days to his 54th birthday. He became ill while rehearsing for 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter and was rushed to a nearby hospital – the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center but couldn’t make it as he died
His death was believed to have been caused by aortic dissection (a condition that occurs when the inner layer of the aorta allows blood to flow between the layers of the aortic wall, forcing the layers apart).
John’s widow, Amy filed a lawsuit against the doctors at the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center where he was rushed to, accusing them of wrongful death. The doctors reportedly misdiagnosed and treated him for a heart attack, by the time they figured out what was actually wrong with him and rushed him to the theatre, the actor died on the surgery table.
The lawsuit ended up in favor of the doctors as the court ruled that his death was not caused by the doctors and that John would have still died no matter what the doctors did.
- Stella Ritter Lived As A Girl Until Her Eighteenth Birthday
Stella was born and lived as a girl until her eighteenth birthday when she made the decision to transition into a male.
She reportedly made the decision to become a man when she was still in high school and began living officially as a male after her 18th birthday and gained the support of her mother and half-brothers.
- She Is Now Known And Addressed As Noah Lee Ritter
Following her decision to begin living as a male from her eighteenth birthday, Stella changed her name to Noah Lee Ritter, so presently, she is now Noah, living as a male with facial hair because of the drugs she is taking and the treatments she is undergoing.
Although her transition process has remained hidden from the public, sources claim that were her father alive, he would have fully supported her as he loved her so much.
- Her Social Media Profiles Are Protected
Since the transition process, Noah Lee Ritter (formerly Stella Ritter) seems to have made moves to help with his privacy as there little of his photos available online.
The very day the news of his transition broke out in the media, Ritter changed his Facebook profile photo to an image of a ferret licking its lips. His other social media accounts are set to private and protected from public view.