Stella Ritter is the only child of Amy Yasbeck and John Ritter, both actors. Stella began acting at the age of nine, and at the age of 18, she decided to change her name to Noah Lee Ritter.
Childhood, Education, And Family
Stella Ritter was born on September 11, 1998, in Burbank, California, United States. Her mother is actress Amy Yasbeck, and her father was actor John Ritter, who died from aortic dissection on Stella’s birthday, six days before his 55th birthday and a day before Amy’s 41st.
During a rehearsal for “8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter,” the actor experienced cardiac difficulties and was rushed to the hospital, where he died during surgery. He was previously married to actress Nancy Morgan, and they had three children, thus Stella has siblings, two half-brothers, and a half-sister, all of whom work in the entertainment industry.
Stella’s widowed mother and siblings launched a lawsuit against the hospital where he was treated before his death in 2008, claiming that the aortic dissection had gone undetected.
Some of them were settled, but there was also a trial for the doctors who thought his illness was a heart attack. They were not found guilty by the jury. Stella completed her high school education in Santa Monica, California. It is unknown whether she pursued her study at a university because she does not want to attract public attention and be in the spotlight.
Stella’s parents met in 1990 while co-starring in the film “Problem Child.” The next year, they filmed “Problem Child 2” and worked on a few other projects together.
Amy and John married in 1999, a year after Stella was born. John Ritter received numerous award nominations, but his performance in “Three’s Company” earned him Emmy and Golden Globe awards in 1984. Both of his boys from his first marriage, Jason and Tyler Ritter, are actors, as is his daughter Carly Ritter. As a result, all of his offspring carry on his legacy in the entertainment industry. Stella’s father’s grandparents were also movie stars: Tex Ritter was a well-known actor and country music singer, and his wife Dorothy Fay was a well-known Western movie actress.
Just weeks following his death, Amy Yasbeck established “The John Ritter Foundation” to promote awareness of the thoracic aortic disease. The foundation is committed to education, research, and assistance. Amy appeared on “The Larry King Show” in 2008 to explain the symptoms and therapy. The Foundation, in collaboration with the Thoracic Aortic Disease Coalition, published “Ritter Rules” in 2010 to aid in the recognition of symptoms and prevention. The John Ritter Research Program was also developed in collaboration with the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
Amy wrote a book in John’s honor, “With Love and Laughter: John Ritter,” in 2010. When Amy was asked in an Access Hollywood interview as part of the book marketing if Stella remembered her father, she replied, “She has lovely recollections of John.” Stella, on the other hand, has a photographic memory and remembers everything… she reminds me of everything dad said and did.’ When asked about the book, she responded, ‘I have a John Ritter-shaped hole in my heart.’ Nobody can take its place.’
Stella Ritter made her film debut in 2007 with a small role in “This is My Friend.”
In 2012, she starred in “The Namazu,” and the following year, she played Hannah in the short film “Hannah Lost Her Smile.” She has also worked as a composer, but the child actor took a break from performing, particularly after she decided to begin gender reassignment in 2016, after which she has kept a low profile.
Stella resolved to alter her gender in high school, and when she became 18, she began the process.
Stella changed her name to Noah Lee Ritter; the procedure is now complete, and she lives entirely as a man, supported by her mother and brothers. Stella began hormone therapy, thus facial hair started to grow and she appears like a man. The information came from a close family friend who was quoted in the media as a source. ‘John would have approved of whatever Stella wants to do. ‘He adored her,’ the person explained.
Noah Lee Ritter’s net worth is estimated to be around $200,000 as of early 2020. When his father died, John’s net worth was estimated to be $20 million, with the family receiving an additional $14 million in settlements. Amy Yasbeck’s net worth in 2020 is estimated to be approximately $12 million. She sold the Beverly Hills mansion where she lived with John for $6.5 million a few years ago.
All of Noah Ritter’s social media accounts were turned private when he became Noah Ritter. One of the explanations could be that he is trying to insulate himself from negative comments after the news has become public.