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Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds
Reynolds at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born (1976-10-23) October 23, 1976
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Scarlett Johansson (m. 2008; div. 2011)
Blake Lively (m. 2012)
Children 1

Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian actor. He portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998–2001), Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside (1991–1993), as well as Marvel Comics characters Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004) and Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and the upcoming spin-off film Deadpool (2016).

Reynolds has starred in films such as National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002), The Amityville Horror (2005), Definitely, Maybe (2008), The Proposal (2009), Buried (2010), The Change-Up (2011), Safe House (2012), R.I.P.D. (2013), The Voices (2014), and Woman in Gold (2015). He also portrayed the Hal Jordan version of the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern in the film of the same name (2011), and has made cameos in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004), Ted (2012), and A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014).


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • In the media 3
  • Personal life 4
  • Filmography 5
    • Film 5.1
    • Television 5.2
    • Music video 5.3
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Early life

Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His father, Jim (1941-2015),[1] was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, is a retail salesperson.[2] He is of Irish ancestry and was raised as a Roman Catholic.[3][4] The youngest of four brothers,[5] he graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver in 1994. He attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University, also in Vancouver, until dropping out.[6] Two of his elder brothers work as police officers in British Columbia,[7] one of whom is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police member.[8]


Reynolds' career began in 1990, when he starred as Billy Simpson in the Canadian-produced teen soap Hillside, distributed in the United States by Nickelodeon as Fifteen. In 1996, he co-starred with Melissa Joan Hart in the TV movie Sabrina the Teenage Witch.[9] As an adult, Reynolds starred in the National Lampoon movie Van Wilder and the American television series Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place, playing medical student Michael "Berg" Bergen. In 1993–94 he had a recurring role in The Odyssey as Macro.[10] He also cameoed in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle as a nurse, appeared in The In-Laws with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, as well as the Canadian production Foolproof.[11]

Reynolds in April 2007

In 2005, he played a waiter named Monty in Waiting..., and as music executive Chris Brander in the romantic comedy Just Friends alongside Amy Smart and Anna Faris. Reynolds played the protagonist in the 2008 film Definitely, Maybe.[12] He has also appeared in the second season finale of the television series Scrubs. In 2007, Reynolds guest-starred as Brendan's friend Hams in the episode "Douchebag in the City" of the TBS sitcom My Boys. In 2009, he portrayed Andrew Paxton, starring opposite Sandra Bullock, in The Proposal,[13] and Mike Connell in Adventureland.[14]

Although he has performed primarily in comedies, Reynolds underwent intense physical training to play an action role as the character of The Amityville Horror.[16] Additionally, he played an FBI agent alongside Ray Liotta in the 2006 crime action film Smokin' Aces.[17]

Reynolds at the X-Men Origins: Wolverine premiere in Tempe, Arizona (2009)

In a March 2005 interview, Reynolds spoke of his interest and involvement in a possible film adaptation of Deadpool with screenwriter David S. Goyer,[18] as well as the possibility of playing the incarnation of The Flash known as Wally West in an adaption of the popular DC Comics character in the upcoming movie project. Reynolds portrayed Deadpool in the X-Men spinoff X-Men Origins: Wolverine and was announced to portray him again in a spin-off, Deadpool.[19] It was later confirmed that the Deadpool film will be a reboot, ignoring the events that took place in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and establishing a new backstory for the character; being made possible by the reset timeline in X-Men: Days of Future Past.[20] In December 2014, it was announced that the film would be released in early 2016.[21]

He also starred in the Spanish and American thriller Buried, which screened at the Sundance film festival.[22] In June 2010, Reynolds was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[23] Reynolds portrayed the Hal Jordan version of superhero Green Lantern in Warner Bros.' film Green Lantern, released on June 17, 2011 in 3D. This made him one of the few actors to headline in films based on both Marvel and DC characters.[24] In 2012, he portrayed an agent in Safe House, alongside Denzel Washington.[25] Reynolds portrayed Nick Walker in the Universal Pictures film adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department), which was released in 2013.[26]

In the media

In October 2008, Reynolds wrote for The Huffington Post regarding his plan to run the New York City Marathon for his father, who suffers from Parkinson's disease.[27] Reynolds appeared in People‍ '​s Sexiest Man Alive lists in 2008[28] and 2009,[29] and was awarded the top honor in 2010.[30] In April 2011, he was ranked #15 on People's Most Beautiful 2011 list.[31]

On February 12, 2012, Reynolds appeared on the BBC's Top Gear as the Star In a Reasonably-Priced Car. He posted a time of 1:43.7.[32]

Personal life

In 2002, Reynolds began dating Canadian singer Alanis Morissette. They announced their engagement in June 2004.[33] In February 2007, representatives for Morissette and Reynolds announced they had mutually decided to end their engagement.[34] Morissette said her album Flavors of Entanglement was created out of her grief after the breakup. The song "Torch" was written about Reynolds.[35]

Reynolds with Blake Lively, promoting Green Lantern at Comic-Con 2010

Soon after the end of his relationship with Morissette in 2007, Reynolds began dating American actress Scarlett Johansson.[36] The couple announced their engagement in May 2008,[37] and married on September 27, 2008 in a quiet ceremony near Tofino, British Columbia.[38] On December 14, 2010, Reynolds and Johansson announced that they had separated.[39] Reynolds filed for divorce in Los Angeles on December 23, 2010;[40] Johansson filed her response simultaneously.[41] The divorce was finalized on July 1, 2011.[42]

Reynolds first met his Green Lantern co-star Blake Lively while filming in early 2010.[43] In October 2011, Hollyscoop reported they were dating.[44] In June 2012, Reynolds and Lively purchased a home in Bedford, New York.[45] The couple married on September 9, 2012, at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.[46] They have one daughter, James,[47] born in December 2014.[48][49]



Reynolds at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Ordinary Magic Ganesh/Jeffrey
1994 My Name Is Kate Kevin Bannister TV film
1995 Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story Andy TV film
1996 When Friendship Kills Ben Colson TV film
1996 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Seth TV film
1996 In Cold Blood Bobby Rupp TV film
1997 Alarmist, TheThe Alarmist Howard Ancona
1998 Tourist Trap Wade Early TV film
1999 Coming Soon Henry Lipschitz
1999 Dick Chip
2000 Big Monster on Campus Karl O'Reilly
2000 We All Fall Down Red Shoes
2001 Finder's Fee Quigley
2002 National Lampoon's Van Wilder Van Wilder
2002 Buying the Cow Mike Hanson
2003 In-Laws, TheThe In-Laws Mark Tobias
2003 Foolproof Kevin
2004 Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Male nurse Cameo
2004 Blade: Trinity Hannibal King
2005 School of Life Michael "Mr. D" D'Angelo TV film
2005 Amityville Horror, TheThe Amityville Horror George Lutz
2005 Waiting... Monty
2005 Just Friends Chris Brander
2006 Smokin' Aces Richard Messner
2007 Nines, TheThe Nines Gary/Gavin/Gabriel
2008 Chaos Theory Frank Allen
2008 Definitely, Maybe Will Hayes
2008 Fireflies in the Garden Michael Taylor
2009 Adventureland Mike Connell
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Wade Wilson / Deadpool Shared role with Scott Adkins
2009 Proposal, TheThe Proposal Andrew Paxton
2009 Paper Man Captain Excellent
2010 Secret Origin: Story Of DC Comics Narrator
2010 Buried Paul Steven Conroy
2011 Green Lantern Hal Jordan / Green Lantern Also portrayed Hal Jordan / Green Lantern in the video game Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
2011 Change-Up, TheThe Change-Up Mitch Planko
2011 Whale, TheThe Whale Narrator
2012 Safe House Matt Weston
2012 Ted Jared Uncredited cameo
2013 The Croods Guy Voice
2013 Turbo Turbo Voice
2013 R.I.P.D. Nick Walker
2014 A Million Ways to Die in the West Man killed in bar Uncredited cameo
2014 The Voices Jerry Hickfang
2014 The Captive Matthew Piper
2015 Mississippi Grind Curtis
2015 Woman in Gold Randol Schoenberg
2015 Self/less New Damian Hale/Edward/Mark
2016 Criminal Post-production
2016 Deadpool Wade Wilson / Deadpool Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1991–1993 Fifteen Billy Simpson Also known as Hillside; 65 Episodes
1993–1994 Odyssey, TheThe Odyssey Macro 14 episodes
1995 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Derek Tillman Episode: "If These Walls Could Talk"
1995 Marshal, TheThe Marshal Rick Episode: "The Heartbreak Kid"
1995 Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years Griffin Episode: "Redemption"
1996 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Jay "Boom" DeBoom Episode: "Syzygy"
1996 John Larroquette Show, TheThe John Larroquette Show Tony Hemingway Episode: "Napping to Success"
1997–1998 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Paul Nodel 2 episodes
1998–2001 Two Guys and a Girl Michael "Berg" Bergen 81 episodes
2003 Scrubs Spence Episode: "My Dream Job"
2004–2005 Zeroman Ty Cheese Voice, 14 Episodes
2007 My Boys Hams Episode: Douchebag in the City
2009 Saturday Night Live Host Season 35, Episode 660
2011 Family Guy Himself Voice, Episode: "Stewie Goes for a Drive"
2012 Top Gear Himself Series 18 Episode 3: "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car"
2012 Family Guy Overweight Guy Voice, Episode: "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!"

Music video

Year Title Artist Role Notes
2009 "Threw It on the Ground" The Lonely Island Himself Premiered on Saturday Night Live as Host

See also


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