Reynolds at the 82nd Academy Awards
|Born||Ryan Rodney Reynolds
October 23, 1976
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Scarlett Johansson (m. 2008–11)
Blake Lively (m. 2012)
Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian film and television actor. Reynolds is known for playing 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 Wade Wilson/Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). He has starred in films such as Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Finder's Fee, Just Friends, Definitely, Maybe, The Proposal, The Amityville Horror, The Change-Up, Smokin' Aces, Adventureland, Buried, and Safe House.
Reynolds was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His father, Jim, is a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, is a retail salesperson. He is of Irish ancestry and was raised as a Roman Catholic. The youngest of four brothers, he graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver in 1994. He later attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University, also in Vancouver, until dropping out. Two of his elder brothers work as police officers in British Columbia, one of whom is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police member.
Reynolds' career began in 1990 when he starred as "Billy" 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. 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. 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.
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. 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, and Mike Connell in Adventureland.
Although he has performed primarily in comedies, Reynolds underwent intense physical training to play an action role as the character of Hannibal King in the 2004 film Blade: Trinity. Reynolds played George Lutz in the 2005 remake of the 1979 horror film The Amityville Horror. Additionally, he played an FBI agent alongside Ray Liotta in the 2006 crime action film Smokin' Aces.
In a March 2005 interview, Reynolds spoke of his interest and involvement in a possible film adaptation of Deadpool with screenwriter David S. Goyer, 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. It was later confirmed that the Deadpool film will be a reboot, ignoring the events that took place in X-Men Origins and establishing a new backstory for the character.
Reynolds portrayed superhero Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in Warner Bros.' film Green Lantern, released June 17, 2011 in 3D; this made him one of the few actors to headline in movies based on both Marvel and DC characters. In 2012, he portrayed an agent in Safe House, alongside Denzel Washington.
In 2002, Reynolds began dating Canadian artist Alanis Morissette. The two announced their engagement in June 2004. In February 2007, representatives for Morissette and Reynolds announced they had mutually decided to end their engagement. Morissette said her album Flavors of Entanglement was created out of her grief after the breakup. The song "Torch" was written about Reynolds. Soon after the end of his relationship with Morissette in 2007, Reynolds began dating American actress Scarlett Johansson. The couple announced their engagement in May 2008, and married on September 27, 2008 in a quiet ceremony near Tofino, British Columbia. On December 14, 2010, Reynolds and Johansson announced that they had separated. Reynolds filed for divorce in Los Angeles on December 23, 2010; Johansson filed her response simultaneously. The divorce was finalized on July 1, 2011.
Reynolds first met his Green Lantern co-star Blake Lively whilst filming in early 2010. In October 2011, it was reported that the two had begun dating. In June 2012, Reynolds and Lively purchased a home in Bedford, New York. The couple married on September 9, 2012, at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
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. Reynolds appeared in People's Sexiest Man Alive lists in 2008 and 2009, and was awarded the top honor in 2010. In April 2011, he was ranked #15 on People's Most Beautiful 2011 list.
|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|
|2000||Big Monster on Campus||Karl O'Reilly|
|2000||We All Fall Down||Red Shoes|
|2002||National Lampoon's Van Wilder||Van Wilder|
|2002||Buying the Cow||Mike Hanson|
|2003||In-Laws, TheThe In-Laws||Mark Tobias|
|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||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||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|
|2011||Change-Up, TheThe Change-Up||Mitch Planko|
|2011||Whale, TheThe Whale||Narrator|
|2012||Safe House||Matt Weston|
|2013||The Croods||Guy||Voice role|
|2014||The Captive||Matthew Piper||Post-production|
|2014||The Voices||Jerry Hickfang||Filming|
|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, Season 10, Episode 4: "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!"|
|2009||"Threw It on the Ground"||The Lonely Island||Himself||Premiered on Saturday Night Live as Host|
Awards and nominations
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