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Hollywood's Golden Boy- Ryan Reynolds

Updated on November 3, 2015


Born October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Ryan knew at an early age that he wanted to act. In spite of the fact that he failed an acting class at 12, he continued to pursue this passion, and landed a role on a children's television show two years later. He moved to Florida to star in Fifteen for Nickelodeon, where he stayed until the show's ending in 1991.

After returning to Vancouver, Ryan appeared in several television shows, as well as a few movies of the week. His career was building, but slowly. In his frustration, Ryan relocated to Hollywood, California with long time friend Chris Martin. The two shared cheep motel rooms, living hand to mouth until Ryan's big break: the role of Berg in Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place.

From the moment he read for Two Guys, Ryan's star was steadily rising. Landing one role after another, his real “big break” was in 2001. Ryan Reynolds became a household name after playing the title character in the raunchy college comedy Van Wilder.

While he is quite obviously an Adonis, you can find great looking men everywhere you turn in Hollywood. What makes Ryan special isn't his appearance, it's his ability to draw you in and make you connect emotionally to his characters; to identify with them, care about them. Though this trait is most apparent in movies like Definitely, Maybe, and School of Life, you can even see it in his more action packed films. Ryan brings a unique perspective to each performance.

As for his love life, Ryan is, sadly, married. Shortly after ending a long time romance with Canadian singer Alanis Morissette, he began dating Scarlet Johannson. The two were married in September, 2008 before divorcing in 2011. Ryan finally settled down for good with Blake Lively, marrying in 2012. The couple welcomed daughter James to the world in December, 2015.


The Croods 2 (pre-production) 2017

Criminal (post-production) 2016

Deadpool (post-production) 2016

Truth in Advertising (pre-production) 2016

Self/less 2015

Woman in Gold 2015

Mississippi Grind 2015

The Captive 2014

A Million Ways to Die in the West (uncredited) 2014

The Voices 2014

R.I.P.D. 2013

Turbo 2013

The Croods 2013

Family Guy (two episodes) 2011-2012

Ted (uncredited) 2012

Safe House 2012

The Change-Up 2011

Green Lantern 2011

Buried 2010

Paper Man 2009

The Proposal 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009

Adventureland 2009

Chaos Theory 2008

Definitely, Maybe 2008

Fireflies in the Garden 2008

The Nines 2007

Smokin' Aces 2007

Just Friends 2005

The Amityville Horror 2005

School of Life 2005

Waiting 2005

Blade: Trinity 2004

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 2004

The In-Laws 2003

Foolproof 2003

National Lampoon's Van Wilder 2002

Buying the Cow 2001

Finder's Fee 2001

Coming Soon 2000

We All Fall Down 2000

Dick 1999

Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place 1998

Boltneck 1998

The Alarmist 1997

A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie 1996

My Name Is Kate 1994


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