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For the football player, see Ryan Reynolds (American football).
Ryan Reynolds
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Reynolds at the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010
BornRyan Rodney Reynolds

(1976-10-23) October 23, 1976 (age 37)


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active1991–present
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.

He also portrayed the DC Comics superhero Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in Green Lantern (2011) and made cameos in two well known films Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and Ted. In 2013, he starred in the lead voice role as Turbo in Turbo, which was a box office success.

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      Early life

      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.

      Career




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



      Reynolds, April 26, 2007
      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.

      He also starred in the Spanish and American thriller Buried, which screened at the Sundance film festival.

      In June 2010, Reynolds was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

      Reynolds portrayed superhero Hal Jordan/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. In 2012, he portrayed an agent in Safe House, alongside Denzel Washington.

      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.

      Personal life

      Relationships




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

      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.

      Beliefs

      Reynolds was raised Catholic. However, he once stated in an interview, "Religion poisons everything good in this world."

      Filmography




      Reynolds at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

      Film

      YearTitleRoleNotes
      1993Ordinary MagicGanesh/Jeffrey
      1994My Name Is KateKevin BannisterTV film
      1995Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer StoryAndyTV film
      1996When Friendship KillsBen ColsonTV film
      1996Sabrina the Teenage WitchSethTV film
      1996In Cold BloodBobby RuppTV film
      1997Alarmist, TheThe AlarmistHoward Ancona
      1998Tourist TrapWade EarlyTV film
      1999Coming SoonHenry Lipschitz
      1999DickChip
      2000Big Monster on CampusKarl O'Reilly
      2000We All Fall DownRed Shoes
      2001Finder's FeeQuigley
      2002National Lampoon's Van WilderVan Wilder
      2002Buying the CowMike Hanson
      2003In-Laws, TheThe In-LawsMark Tobias
      2003FoolproofKevin
      2004Harold & Kumar Go to White CastleMale nurseCameo
      2004Blade: TrinityHannibal King
      2005School of LifeMichael "Mr. D" D'AngeloTV film
      2005Amityville Horror, TheThe Amityville HorrorGeorge Lutz
      2005Waiting...Monty
      2005Just FriendsChris Brander
      2006Smokin' AcesRichard Messner
      2007Nines, TheThe NinesGary/Gavin/Gabriel
      2008Chaos TheoryFrank Allen
      2008Definitely, MaybeWill Hayes
      2008Fireflies in the GardenMichael Taylor
      2009AdventurelandMike Connell
      2009X-Men Origins: WolverineWade Wilson / DeadpoolShared role with Scott Adkins
      2009Proposal, TheThe ProposalAndrew Paxton
      2009Paper ManCaptain Excellent
      2010Secret Origin: Story Of DC ComicsNarrator
      2010BuriedPaul Steven Conroy
      2011Green LanternHal Jordan / Green Lantern
      2011Change-Up, TheThe Change-UpMitch Planko
      2011Whale, TheThe WhaleNarrator
      2012Safe HouseMatt Weston
      2012TedJaredUncredited cameo
      2013The CroodsGuyVoice
      2013TurboTurboVoice
      2013R.I.P.D.Nick Walker
      2014A Million Ways to Die in the WestMan killed in barUncredited cameo
      2014The VoicesJerry Hickfang
      2014The CaptiveMatthew Piper
      2015SelflessPost-production
      2015Mississippi GrindFilming
      2015The Woman in GoldRandol SchoenbergFilming

      Television

      YearTitleRoleNotes
      1991–1993FifteenBilly SimpsonAlso known as Hillside; 65 Episodes
      1993–1994Odyssey, TheThe OdysseyMacro14 episodes
      1995Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsDerek TillmanEpisode: "If These Walls Could Talk"
      1995Marshal, TheThe MarshalRickEpisode: "The Heartbreak Kid"
      1995Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw YearsGriffinEpisode: "Redemption"
      1996X-Files, TheThe X-FilesJay "Boom" DeBoomEpisode: "Syzygy"
      1996John Larroquette Show, TheThe John Larroquette ShowTony HemingwayEpisode: "Napping to Success"
      1997–1998Outer Limits, TheThe Outer LimitsPaul Nodel2 episodes
      1998–2001Two Guys and a GirlMichael "Berg" Bergen81 episodes
      2003ScrubsSpenceEpisode: "My Dream Job"
      2004–2005ZeromanTy CheeseVoice, 14 Episodes
      2007My BoysHamsEpisode: Douchebag in the City
      2009Saturday Night LiveHostSeason 35, Episode 660
      2011Family GuyHimselfVoice, Episode: "Stewie Goes for a Drive"
      2012Top GearHimselfSeries 18 Episode 3: "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car"
      2012Family GuyOverweight GuyVoice, Episode: "Jesus, Mary and Joseph!"

      Music video

      YearTitleArtistRoleNotes
      2009"Threw It on the Ground"The Lonely IslandHimselfPremiered on Saturday Night Live as Host

      Awards and nominations

      Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Ryan Reynolds

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