53 Facts About Ryan Reynolds


Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23,1976 and is a Canadian-American actor, film producer, and businessman.


Ryan Reynolds began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, and had minor roles before landing the lead role on the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl between 1998 and 2001.


Ryan Reynolds performed in dramatic roles in Buried, Woman in Gold, and Life, starred in action films such as Blade: Trinity, Green Lantern, 6 Underground, and Free Guy, and provided voice acting in the animated features The Croods film series, Turbo, and Pokemon: Detective Pikachu.


In 2020, Ryan Reynolds sold his ownership stake of Aviation Gin to Diageo for $610 million.


Ryan Reynolds sits on the board of the Match Group.


Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23,1976, in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Ryan Reynolds's father, James Chester Reynolds, was a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman before retiring from the force and going to work as a foods wholesaler.


Ryan Reynolds has two brothers who work in law enforcement in British Columbia, one of whom followed his father into the RCMP.


Ryan Reynolds's paternal grandfather, Chester Reynolds, was a farmer who represented Stettler in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1940 to 1944.


Ryan Reynolds has Irish and Scottish ancestry, and was raised in the Roman Catholic Church in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood.


Ryan Reynolds graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in 1994, which he attended with actor Joshua Jackson.


Ryan Reynolds played small roles in a number of television series, but became discouraged and quit acting at age 19 to enroll at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.


April 22,2023, CBC reported on Ryan Reynolds and linked his The Tonight Show interview where he talks about his ties to Ottawa's Vanier, Ontario neighborhood, where he lived as a youth, as he seeks to purchase the NHL Team Ottawa Senators.


Ryan Reynolds's career began in 1991 when he starred as Billy Simpson in the Canadian-produced teen soap opera Hillside, distributed in the United States by Nickelodeon as Fifteen.


In 1993, Ryan Reynolds played a child who moves from India to Canada after the death of his father in the film Ordinary Magic.


In 1996, Ryan Reynolds played Bobby Rupp, boyfriend of murdered teen Nancy Clutter, in a two-part miniseries In Cold Blood, an adaptation of Truman Capote's non-fiction novel of the same name.


Ryan Reynolds appeared in the anthology The Outer Limits episode "Origin of the Species", which originally aired on November 14,1998.


Ryan Reynolds starred in the National Lampoon movie Van Wilder in 2002, appeared in The In-Laws with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, and in the Canadian production Foolproof in 2003.


Ryan Reynolds played George Lutz in the 2005 remake of the 1979 horror film The Amityville Horror.


In Just Friends, Ryan Reynolds lip-synced "I Swear" over the end credits.


Ryan Reynolds played the protagonist in the 2008 film Definitely, Maybe.


Ryan Reynolds appeared in the second-season finale of the television series Scrubs.


In 2007, Ryan Reynolds guest-starred as Brendan's friend Hams in the episode "Douchebag in the City" of the TBS sitcom My Boys.


Ryan Reynolds had previously spoken of his interest and involvement in a possible film adaptation of Deadpool with screenwriter David S Goyer as far back as 2005.


In 2010, Ryan Reynolds starred in the Spanish and American thriller Buried, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival.


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


Ryan Reynolds portrayed the Hal Jordan version of superhero Green Lantern in Warner Bros.


Ryan Reynolds then had starring roles in two DreamWorks Animation feature films, The Croods and Turbo, both released in 2013.


Ryan Reynolds went on to star in low-budget films, The Voices and The Captive in 2014, as well as Mississippi Grind the following year.


In 2016, Ryan Reynolds found critical and commercial success with Deadpool, a film that had been in development as early as 2000.


Also in 2016, Ryan Reynolds had a supporting role in the Ariel Vromen-directed thriller Criminal.


On December 15,2016, Ryan Reynolds received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.


Ryan Reynolds co-starred with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson in the science fiction thriller Life in 2017, which reunited him with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa.


Ryan Reynolds voiced, and was the facial motion capture actor for the CGI detective Pikachu.


In January 2019, Ryan Reynolds was named the face of Armani Code leading with a campaign for their Absolu scent.


Ryan Reynolds is an executive producer of ABC's game show, Don't, which premiered on June 11,2020.


In October 2021, Ryan Reynolds announced he was taking "a little sabbatical" from his work after the production of Spirited.


In March 2022, Ryan Reynolds starred in Netflix's science-fiction adventure film The Adam Project, directed by Shawn Levy.


In January 2018, Ryan Reynolds started the production company Maximum Effort and signed a three-year first-look deal with Fox.


Ryan Reynolds acquired a stake in Aviation American Gin in February 2018.


Ryan Reynolds stated that his interest went beyond that of an owner, and that he planned to oversee the product's creative direction as well as taking an active role in the business.


In November 2019, Ryan Reynolds purchased an ownership stake in Mint Mobile.


Ryan Reynolds joined the board of Match Group in July 2020.


Ryan Reynolds asked that Welsh subtitles be included with his Netflix movie Red Notice, which was advertised within Wrexham.


On May 3,2021, Ryan Reynolds was part of an investor group led by Greylock Partners that made a $750 million investment into Wealthsimple.


In November 2022, reports began circulating that Ryan Reynolds was interested in purchasing ownership of the Ottawa Senators, which were to be sold by the estate of the late Eugene Melnyk.


In October 2008, Ryan Reynolds wrote for The Huffington Post regarding his plan to run the 2008 New York City Marathon for his father who, at the time, suffered from Parkinson's disease.


On February 12,2012, Ryan Reynolds appeared on the BBC's Top Gear as the Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car.


In May 2020, Ryan Reynolds was among a group of celebrities who read an instalment of Roald Dahl's children's fantasy novel James and the Giant Peach in aid of the global-non profit charity Partners In Health, co-founded by Dahl's daughter Ophelia, which had been fighting COVID-19 in vulnerable areas.


In March 2022, Lively and Ryan Reynolds made another donation, amounting to $500,000 to Water First, to provide indigenous people in Canada with clean water and training to young people to become professional technicians in environmental issues.


Ryan Reynolds began dating singer Alanis Morissette in 2002, and they announced their engagement in June 2004.


Ryan Reynolds first met Blake Lively in early 2010 while filming Green Lantern, in which they co-starred.


Ryan Reynolds has spoken about his lifelong struggle with anxiety, noting in 2018 that he carried out many interviews in the character of Deadpool to alleviate his fears.