Q What can you tell me about Ryan Simpkins? She was great in the movie Sherrybaby.
—Audry Hernandez, Bullhead City, Ariz.
Ryan, an 8-year-old Girl Scout who received raves for her portrayal of the daughter of a troubled ex-con (Maggie Gyllenhaal) in Sherrybaby, has acted in commercials and music videos since she was 4 and had a guest role in a 2004 episode of the TV series Law and Order: SVU. She'll appear alongside her brother Ty in the movie Pride and Glory, scheduled for release next year, and currently has a small part in the Broadway play Festen.