Ryan Phillippe

Actor, Producer
Ryan Phillippe first gained attention for his groundbreaking role as daytime television's first openly gay male teen on "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1968-2012). By the end of the 1990s, he had become one of the hottest ... Read more »
Born: 09/09/1974 in New Castle, Delaware, USA

Filmography

Actor (53)

Secrets & Lies 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Catch Hell 2014 (Movie)

Reagan Pearce (Actor)

Men at Work 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reclaim 2014 (Movie)

Steven (Actor)

The I Inside 2014 (Movie)

Simon Cable (Actor)

Straight A's 2013 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1994 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chronicle 2012 (Movie)

Owen (Actor)

Damages 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Due South 1994 - 1995, 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 2000 - 2001, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Bang Bang Club 2011 (Movie)

Greg Marinovich (Actor)

Revenge for Jolly! 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Set Up 2011 (Movie)

Vincent (Actor)

The Lincoln Lawyer 2011 (Movie)

Louis Roulet (Actor)

MacGruber 2010 (Movie)

Dixon Piper (Actor)

Nick Swardson's Pretend Time 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Life to Live 1967 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2010 (Tv Show)

Host

Franklyn 2009 (Movie)

Jonathan Preest (Actor)

Stop-Loss 2008 (Movie)

Brandon King (Actor)

Breach 2007 (Movie)

Eric O'Neill (Actor)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

John "Doc" Bradley (Actor)

Chaos 2005 (Movie)

Shane Dekker (Actor)

Crash 2005 (Movie)

Officer Hansen (Actor)

Five Fingers 2005 (Movie)

Martjin (Actor)

Igby Goes Down 2002 (Movie)

Oliver Slocumb (Actor)

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Concert For New York City 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Antitrust 2001 (Movie)

Milo Hoffman (Actor)

Company Man 2001 (Movie)

Rudolph Petrov (Actor)

Gosford Park 2001 (Movie)

Harry Denton (Actor)

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Untitled Jay Lacopo Project 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Way of the Gun 2000 (Movie)

"Parker" (Actor)

Cruel Intentions 1999 (Movie)

Sebastian Valmont (Actor)

54 1998 (Movie)

Shane O'Shea (Actor)

Homegrown 1998 (Movie)

Harlan (Actor)

Little Boy Blue 1998 (Movie)

Jimmy West (Actor)

Playing By Heart 1998 (Movie)

Keenan (Actor)

I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 (Movie)

Barry Cox (Actor)

Nowhere 1997 (Movie)

Shad (Actor)

White Squall 1996 (Movie)

Gil Martin (Actor)

Crimson Tide 1995 (Movie)

Seaman Grattam (Actor)

Lifeform 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

Last Battle Dreamer (Movie)

Thorfinn (Actor)

The Inside (TV Show)

Actor

The Secrets of Lake Success (TV Show)

Actor

Time Well Spent (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Catch Hell 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Found 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)
Director (2)

Catch Hell 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Found 2014 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Found 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Ryan Phillippe first gained attention for his groundbreaking role as daytime television's first openly gay male teen on "One Life to Live" (ABC, 1968-2012). By the end of the 1990s, he had become one of the hottest stars on the twenty-something radar. Teen-oriented hits like "I Know What You Did Last Summer" (1997) and "Cruel Intentions" (1999) gave the chiseled blond actor instant box office cred, but he wisely tempered the multiplex hits with strong performances in smart fare like "Gosford Park" (2001), "The Way of the Gun" (2000), and "Igby Goes Down" (2002), assuring himself a wider range of opportunities and a promising future. It did not hurt his profile that, following the shooting of "Cruel Intentions," Phillippe fell in love with his co-star, Reese Witherspoon, whose star rose during their seemingly happy marriage. After rumors of infidelity on his part flew in the press, the couple shockingly filed for divorced in 2006 after seven years of marriage, leaving the actor to pick up the pieces by regaining his onscreen footing with impressive turns in the dramas "Stop-Loss" (2008) and "Breach" (2007), as well as the comedy, "MacGruber" (2010). Thanks to strong performances in a wide array of roles, Phillippe was a popular performer in demand by both Hollywood and audiences alike.

Relationships

Katelyn Phillippe

Sister

Kirsten Phillippe

Sister

Lindsay Phillippe

Sister

Abbie Cornish Actor

Companion
Met on set of "Stop-Loss" (2008) Rumored to have caused Phillipe's break-up from Reese Witherspoon; Phillippe denied this; spotted together several times 2007; began acknowledging relationship 2008 Split February 2010

Alexis Knapp Actor

Companion
Involved throughout the summer of 2010 Gave birth to a baby girl on July 1, 2011 and they are awaiting tests to see if Ryan is the baby's father

Richard Phillippe

Father
A chemical technician for DuPont

Susan Phillippe

Mother
Ran a day care center in the family's home

Ava Phillippe

Daughter
Born Sept. 9, 1999 Mother, Reese Witherspoon

Deacon Phillippe

Son
Born Oct. 23, 2003 Mother, Reese Witherspoon

Amanda Seyfried Actor

Companion
Reportedly began dating in October 2010 Had an on-again, off-again relationship until they broke up in May 2011

Reese Witherspoon Actor

Wife
Met at her 21st birthday party Announced their engagement Acted together in "Cruel Intentions" (1999) Married on a plantation in Charleston, SC Witherspoon filed for divorce a week after they announced their separation Divorce finalized

EDUCATION

New Castle Baptist Academy

New Castle , Delaware 1992

Milestones

2011

Co-starred as a Beverly Hills playboy accused of murder in "The Lincoln Lawyer"

2010

Co-starred with Will Forte in "MacGruber," based on the "SNL" sketch of the same name

2008

Played a war hero in "Stop-Loss" directed by Kimberly Peirce

2007

Portrayed FBI up-and-comer Eric O’Neill in "Breach" opposite Chris Cooper

2006

Portrayed one of the men who lifted the flag at the battle of Iwo Jima in Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers"

2005

Co-starred in Paul Haggis' directorial debut "Crash," a multicharacter study of L.A. race relations

2002

Co-starred with Kieran Culkin and Susan Sarandon in the satirical black comedy "Igby Goes Down"

2001

Starred as a hot shot computer programmer in "Antitrust"

2001

Played the manservant of a visiting American movie producer in Robert Altman's critically-acclaimed "Gosford Park"

2000

Acted in Christopher McQuarrie's feature directorial debut, "The Way of the Gun"

1999

Co-starred with Sarah Michelle Gellar and future wife, Reese Witherspoon in "Cruel Intentions"

1998

Cast opposite Mike Myers in "54" playing a bartender at the legendary NYC disco

1997

Appeared in the Gregg Araki ensemble, "Nowhere"

1997

First starring role in the thriller, "I Know What You Did Last Summer"

1996

Featured in the ensemble drama, "White Squall"

1995

Feature film debut, "Crimson Tide"

1993

Primetime debut, "The Secrets of Lake Success" (NBC)

1992

Acting debut in ABC's daytime drama "One Life to Live" as a gay teenager

Raised in New Castle, Delaware

Bonus Trivia

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His last name is pronounced "Fill-lip-pay"

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Phillippe founded a production company with Breckin Meyer and Seth Green called Lucid Films.

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On not studying acting, Phillippe told USA Today (May 2, 1997): "You can learn anything at any time in this business, if you leave yourself open. I want to get to know my proverbial instrument better [through classes], but it just couldn't compare to what I'm learning now from people like Billy Bob [Thornton] and Jeff Bridges."

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