Ryan Reynolds

Actor
Hailed by his northern countrymen as "The Canadian Ham," actor Ryan Reynolds was even better known as the supreme idol to a mostly intoxicated, segment of the population, following his starring role in "National ... Read more »
Born: 10/23/1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Filmography

Actor (70)

The Hitman's Bodyguard 2017 (Movie)

(Actor)

Criminal 2016 (Movie)

Bill Pope (Actor)

Deadpool 2016 (Movie)

Wade/Deadpool (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Mad TV 20th Anniversary Reunion 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Himself

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Conan 2011, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Huntwatch 2015 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Mississippi Grind 2015 (Movie)

Curtis (Actor)

Self/Less 2015 (Movie)

Young Damian (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Voices 2015 (Movie)

Jerry/Mr. Whiskers (Voice)/Bosco (Voice)/Deer (Voice)/Bunny Monkey (Voice) (Actor)

Woman in Gold 2015 (Movie)

Randol Schoenberg (Actor)

The Captive 2014 (Movie)

Matthew (Actor)

The Light-house 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

R.I.P.D. 2013 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

The Croods 2013 (Movie)

Guy (Voice)

Turbo 2013 (Movie)

Turbo (Voice)

Safe House 2012 (Movie)

Matt Weston (Actor)

2011 MTV Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Fireflies in the Garden 2011 (Movie)

Michael Taylor (Actor)

Green Lantern 2011 (Movie)

Hal Jordan/Green Lantern (Actor)

The Change-Up 2011 (Movie)

Mitch Planko (Actor)

The Glades 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Whale 2011 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Buried 2010 (Movie)

Paul Conroy (Actor)

Paper Man 2010 (Movie)

Captain Excellent (Actor)

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 MTV Movie Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Adventureland 2009 (Movie)

Mike Connell (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2009 (Tv Show)

Host

The Proposal 2009 (Movie)

Andrew Paxton (Actor)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 (Movie)

Wade Wilson (Actor)

Chaos Theory 2008 (Movie)

Frank Allen (Actor)

Definitely, Maybe 2008 (Movie)

Will Hayes (Actor)

Smokin' Aces 2007 (Movie)

Richard Messner (Actor)

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nines 2007 (Movie)

Gary/Gavin/Gabriel (Actor)

Just Friends 2005 (Movie)

Chris Brander (Actor)

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Amityville Horror 2005 (Movie)

George Lutz (Actor)

Waiting... 2005 (Movie)

Monty (Actor)

Blade: Trinity 2004 (Movie)

Hannibal King (Actor)

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 2004 (Movie)

Male Nurse (Actor)

Foolproof 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

Marc Tobias (Actor)

Buying the Cow 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Finder's Fee 2002 (Movie)

Quigley (Actor)

National Lampoon's Van Wilder 2002 (Movie)

Van Wilder (Actor)

Reel Comedy: National Lampoon's Van Wilder 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two Guys and a Girl 1997 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Coming Soon 2000 (Movie)

Henry Lipschitz (Actor)

Dick 1999 (Movie)

Chip (Actor)

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

We All Fall Down 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Alarmist 1998 (Movie)

Howard Ancona (Actor)

Tourist Trap 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

In Cold Blood 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Sabrina the Teenage Witch 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Odyssey 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Fifteen 1990 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Ordinary Magic 1992 (Movie)

Ganesh (Actor)

Boltneck (TV Show)

Actor

My Name Is Kate (TV Show)

Actor

School of Life (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

Deadpool 2016 (Movie)

(Producer)

R.I.P.D. 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Whale 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Hailed by his northern countrymen as "The Canadian Ham," actor Ryan Reynolds was even better known as the supreme idol to a mostly intoxicated, segment of the population, following his starring role in "National Lampoon's Van Wilder" (2002). The predictably bawdy flick helped him gain notice, but he suffered through a slow-moving portion of his career that nearly prompted him to quit. The reinvigorated actor went on to star in notable remakes like "The In-Laws" (2003) and "The Amityville Horror" (2005) before donning a fat suit to play an obese high school student in the romantic comedy "Just Friends" (2005). Reynolds followed with an appearance in the all-star ensemble crime thriller "Smokin' Aces" (2006) and starred in lower profile films like "The Nines" (2007), "Definitely, Maybe" (2008) and "Adventureland (2009). Stepping into the blockbuster arena, he was the mercenary Deadpool in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" (2009) before heading back to the comfortable confines of romantic comedies with "The Proposal" (2009). Reynolds finally earned respect with the performance of his life in the indie drama "Buried" (2010), playing an Iraq War contractor buried inside a coffin and held for ransom. From there, he followed up with a high-profile starring turn as "Green Lantern" (2011), which allowed the affable Reynolds to demonstrate his mettle as a leading man in all types of genre films.

Relationships

Scarlett Johansson Actor

Wife
Began dating in summer 2007 Married Sept. 27, 2008 at a remote wilderness resort outside Vancouver, Canada just four months after announcing their engagement Announced in December 2010 that they were ending their marriage Divorce finalized on July 1, 2011

Blake Lively Actor

Wife
Co-starred in "Green Lantern" (2011) Began dating October 2011 Purchased a cottage in Bedford, NY in April 2012 Married Sept. 9, 2012

Alanis Morissette Actor

Companion
Began dating reportedly via e-mail in 2002 Became engaged in June 2004 Split briefly in June 2006; officially ended relationship in February 2007

Jim Reynolds Technical Advisor

Father
Vancouver food wholesaler and former semi-professional boxer

Tammy Reynolds

Mother

EDUCATION

Kitsilano Secondary School

1994

Milestones

2016

Reprised his role as Deadpool in the comedy web series "Honest Trailers"

2016

Starred in the unconventional and massively successful superhero film "Deadpool" after fan response pulled the production out of "development hell." Reynolds subsequently signed on to appear in a sequel.

2016

Appeared in a supporting role in the crime drama "Criminal"

2015

Starred alongside Helen Mirren in the biographical drama "Woman in Gold"

2013

Voiced a young caveman in DreamWorks animated comedy "The Croods"

2013

Had two major movies open during the same week: "Turbo" and "R.I.P.D."

2012

Played a CIA agent on the run with a fugitive (Denzel Washington) in "Safe House"

2011

Played the title role in "Green Lantern," the film adaptation of the DC Comics superhero

2011

Co-starred with Jason Bateman in "The Change-Up"

2010

Starred in the Spanish horror film directed by Rodrigo Cortes, "Buried"

2009

Cast as the mercenary Deadpool in the Marvel Comics film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine"

2009

Co-starred with Sandra Bullock in the hit romantic comedy "The Proposal"

2009

Played a maintenance man with an eye for young girls in Greg Mottola's "Adventureland"

2008

Cast as the soon-to-be-divorced father of Abigail Breslin in "Definitely, Maybe"

2008

Starred in "Chaos Theory" with Stuart Townsend and Emily Mortimer

2007

Joined ensemble cast of the action-comedy "Smokin' Aces," directed by Joe Carnahan

2007

Portrayed three different characters in John August's directing debut, "The Nines"

2005

Co-starred with Amy Smart in the romantic comedy "Just Friends"

2005

Co-starred in "The Amityville Horror," a remake of the 1979 horror film

2004

Played Hannibal King, one of the Nightstalkers in "Blade: Trinity"

2003

Cast in the remake of "The In-Laws"

2002

Cast in the starring role of "National Lampoon's Van Wilder"

2002

Co-starred in the independent comedy "Buying the Cow"

2001

Played a bitter divorced man in "Finder's Fee"

1999

Had featured role in "Dick," starring Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst

1998

Co-starred as Kate Capshaw's teenaged son in "The Alarmist"

1998

Starred on the ABC sitcom,"Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place" (retitled "Two Guys and a Girl" during its third season)

1996

Played a popular high school student in the Showtime TV-movie "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"

1994

U.S. TV-movie debut, "My Name Is Kate" (ABC)

1993

Film acting debut, "Ordinary Magic"

1993

Had a regular role on the Canadian series "The Odyssey" as Macro, the dictator of a children's fantasy world

1991

Made TV-debut on the Nickelodeon series "Fifteen"

Bonus Trivia

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Reynolds dropped out of college to pursue a career in acting.

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Reynolds was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2010.

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"Hey, my objectives were very low when I started. I just wanted to be a working actor, pretend and get paid sometimes." - from The Guardian, January 31, 2016

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"Like, you know, it sounds like a cliché, but the journey is the reward. You want movies to work, and sometimes they don’t. Movies are an intersection of a number of different talents, and sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t, and it’s just…are you asking, like, am I lying awake at night going, ‘Why didn’t that work?’ No. Not at all." - from GQ, September 21, 2015

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