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Abby Ryder Fortson (born March 14, 2008)[1] is an American actress best known for her roles as Ella Novak in Transparent, Harper Weil in The Whispers, Sophie Pierson in Togetherness and Cassie Lang in Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). She voiced Tara from T.O.T.S..[2][3][4]

Abby Ryder Fortson
Born (2008-03-14) March 14, 2008 (age 11)
Years active2013-present
Parent(s)Christie Lynn Smith (mother)
John Fortson (father)

Fortson was born in Burbank, California to actor parents Christie Lynn Smith and John Fortson.



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Playing It Cool Little Girl
2015 Ant-Man Cassie Lang
2018 Forever My Girl Billy
2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp Cassie Lang
2019 A Dog's Journey Young C.J.


Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Mindy Project Clementine 1 episode
2014 Transparent Ella Novak 7 episodes
2015 The Whispers Harper Weil 6 episodes
2015-2016 Togetherness Sophie Pierson 8 episodes
2016 Miles from Tomorrowland Neeri (voice) 1 episode
2018 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Priscilla (voice) 1 episode
2019 T.O.T.S. Tara the Tapir (voice) 1 Episode


  1. ^ "CBB Exclusive: Christie Lynn Smith and John Fortson welcome Abby Ryder". People. April 4, 2008. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Child Star of Ant-Man Abby Ryder Fortson Interview". trippinwithtara. June 25, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  3. ^ Li, Shirley (June 8, 2015). "Meet Abby Ryder Fortson, pint-size star of The Whispers and TV's Most Valuable Kid". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  4. ^ Jayson, Jay (July 15, 2015). "New Clip From Marvel's Ant-Man Introduces Scott Lang's Daughter". Retrieved July 30, 2015.

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