Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian-American actor and producer known for his charismatic and witty personality. Born on October 23, 1976, in Vancouver, Canada, Reynolds began his acting career by 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. He has Irish and Scottish ancestry and is the youngest of four children born to James Chester Reynolds, a food wholesaler, and Tamara Lee “Tammy” (Stewart), a retail-store saleswoman.
Reynolds has acted in a range of films, including comedies such as National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, Waiting…, and The Proposal. In 1990, he made his television acting debut in the teen drama Fifteen. Two years later, he made his debut in a feature film as an Indian-raised orphan who is moved by Mahatma Gandhi to go on a hunger strike.
In addition to his successful acting career, Reynolds is also a producer and has produced several films, including Deadpool and 6 Underground. Reynolds is known for his philanthropic work and supports organizations such as SickKids and The Canadian Academy.
Ryan Reynolds is married to Blake Lively, and they are parents to four children. They welcomed their fourth baby in 2023.
As of 2023, Ryan Reynolds is 46 years old, his estimated net worth is $350 million and he stands at a height of 6 feet and 2 inches (188 cm or 1.88 m) tall.
Ryan Reynolds Biography
Childhood and School Life
Reynolds’s parents both worked in the food industry; his dad was a wholesaler, and his mom sold groceries. He was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, as the youngest of four brothers. At the age of 13, he went to an open casting call and got the lead part in the adolescent soap opera Hillside on Nickelodeon (in the United States, Fifteen, 1991–93). He graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in 1994 and then went on to star in a number of TV movies and a regular part on the CBC fantasy series The Odyssey (1993–94) after moving back to Vancouver.
A short time later, Reynolds formed his own improv troupe called Yellow Snow. In order to make ends meet, he worked nights as a grocery store clerk while making guest appearances on TV shows including Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years (1995), The Outer Limits (1995), and The X-Files (1996). Dropping out of Kwantlen Polytechnic University after only a few months, he relocated to Los Angeles with a friend at the age of 19 in search of more stable employment opportunities.
Ryan Reynolds began his acting career in the early 1990s, appearing in various Canadian television shows and films. Some of his early roles included “Hillside” (1991–1993), a Canadian teen drama, “The Odyssey” (1992–1994), a Canadian adventure fantasy series, and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” (1996–2003) as a recurring character.
In the late 1990s, Reynolds began to make a name for himself in Hollywood, with supporting roles in films such as “Coming Soon” (1999) and “Dick” (1999). In 2002, he starred in the crime thriller “Highwaymen,” which gave him more visibility and helped establish him as a leading actor.
Reynolds then took on a variety of roles in different genres, including the romantic comedies “Definitely, Maybe” (2008) and “The Proposal” (2009) with Sandra Bullock and the action films “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009) and “Green Lantern” (2011). In 2011, Reynolds starred in the drama “The Change-Up,” and in 2013, he starred in the action film “R.I.P.D.”
In recent years, Reynolds has become well known for his comedic roles, especially in the “Deadpool” franchise, which was released in 2016 and 2018. He also starred in the comedies “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (2017) and “6 Underground” (2019). Reynolds has received critical acclaim for his performances and has established himself as a versatile actor with a wide range of roles.
Reynolds has been nominated for several awards for his performances, including the Golden Globe for “Deadpool” and the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards for “Deadpool” and “The Proposal.” He continues to be one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood and has several upcoming projects in the pipeline.
Ryan Reynolds has had a high-profile personal life, including several romantic relationships and marriages.
In 2002, Reynolds began dating Canadian singer Alanis Morissette. The couple became engaged in 2004, but they ended their relationship in 2007.
In 2008, Reynolds began dating actress Scarlett Johansson. The couple became engaged in May 2008, and they married in September 2008. They separated in December 2010, and their divorce was finalized in 2011.
In 2011, Reynolds began dating actress Blake Lively. The couple met while filming the 2011 film “Green Lantern,” and they were married in 2012. They have three children together. Reynolds and Lively are known for their comedic and playful relationship, often seen on social media. They continue to be together and are considered one of the most solid Hollywood couples.
Reynolds, a devoted environmentalist, and activist was active in a wide range of causes during the course of his life. His father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease around 1994, and he ran the 2008 New York City Marathon to honor him and donate money to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Reynolds was a director of the organization.
The Whale, a documentary about environmental awareness in Canada, was executive produced and narrated by Reynolds (2011). He collaborated with the Natural Resources Defense Council to raise awareness about the consequences of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and promote the use of renewable energy sources. He also did some fundraising to aid those affected by the Haiti disaster in 2010.
Reynolds donated to the Covenant House in Vancouver, which helps stray animals and the destitute, and to Hope North, a high school in Uganda that teaches reformed child soldiers. He was a regular at children’s hospitals and even went to Malawi in 2007 with an organization called Friends of Mulanje Orphans to help out the orphanage there.
As of February 2007, Reynolds and singer-songwriter, Alanis Morissette have broken off their engagement that began in June of 2004. Soon after, Reynolds began dating actress Scarlett Johansson, whom he ultimately married on September 27, 2008, and later divorced in 2011. In 2010, he started dating his co-star from Green Lantern, Blake Lively, and they tied the knot on September 9, 2012.
actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter.
Ordinary Magic (1993)
Best Known for
Deadpool series, Freeguy, Red Notice, The Proposal, and more.
- Golden Globe Awards: 1 nomination
- MTV Movie & TV Awards: 3 wins and 12 nominations
- Producers Guild Awards: 1 nomination
- Canadian Screen Awards: 1 win and 1 nomination
Ryan Reynolds has won a Golden Globe Awards nomination in the category of Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in the movie “Deadpool” (2017). He has also won three MTV Movie & TV Awards for Best Male Performance, Best Action Performance, and Best Kiss, all for his role in “Deadpool” (2016). In addition, he has received a nomination for the Producers Guild Awards in the category of the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. Reynolds won the Canadian Screen Awards for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the movie “Life” (2017) and received the Humanitarian Award for his extraordinary humanitarian contribution or act of kindness during the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards.
Date of Birth
23 October 1976
As of 2023, Ryan Reynolds is 46 years old.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Pound Ridge, New York, U.S
School / College / University
Kitsilano Secondary School
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Race / Ethnicity
Riding Motorcycles, Fishing, Scuba Diving, Traveling, Swimming
Physical Stats & More
- In feet: 6′ 2″
- In Centimeters: 188 cm
- In meters: 1.88 m
- In kilograms: 80 kg
- In Pounds: 176 lbs
- Chest Size: 42 inches
- Biceps Size: 15 inches
- Waist Size: 32 inches
Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, as the youngest of four siblings. His father, James Chester Reynolds, worked as a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tamara Lee “Tammy” (Stewart), was a retail-store saleswoman. Reynolds has Irish and Scottish ancestry.
He has 3 brothers named Terry, Jeff, and Patrick. Terry and Jeff are police officers in British Columbia and Patrick is an actor.
Reynolds has been married to actress Blake Lively since 2012. The couple has four children together. Their daughters’ names are James, Inez, Betty, and their youngest child’s name has not been publicly disclosed.
Scarlett Johansson (2008–2011) (Divorced)
Blake Lively (2012–Present)
Jim Reynolds (Food Wholesaler)
Tammy Reynolds (Retail Salesperson)
Jeff Reynolds (Older Brother)
Terry Reynolds (Older Brother)
Patrick Reynolds (Older Brother)
Inez Reynolds (Daughter) (Born on 30 Sept 2016)
James Reynolds (Daughter) (Born on 16 Dec 2014)
Betty Reynolds (Daughter) (Born on 4 Oct 2019)
They have another daughter, her name is not known.
Relationship & More
Married to Blake Lively
27 September 2008 (Scarlett Johansson)
9 September 2012 (Blake Lively)
Girlfriend and dating history
Melissa Joan Hart (1996)
Ryan Reynolds and Melissa Joan Hart became close while filming “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” in 1996. Hart revealed in her memoir that they briefly dated despite her being in a relationship. Hart also said she and Reynolds became close during filming.
Traylor Howard (1998–1999)
Ryan Reynolds and Traylor Howard dated from September 1998 to July 1999. They met on the set of the ABC sitcom “Two Guys, A Girl And A Pizza Place,” where Reynolds played the role of Berg and Howard played Sharon Carter. Their relationship only lasted for eight months before they split.
Kristen Johnston (1999–2000)
Ryan Reynolds and Kristen Johnston had a romantic relationship in the late 1990s. They dated from August 1999 to January 2000. Johnston has spoken fondly about their relationship and described Reynolds as a “lovely person” during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live in April 2020. Johnston, who is ten years older than Reynolds, played Sally Solomon in the TV show “3rd Rock from the Sun”.
Rachael Leigh Cook (2001)
Ryan Reynolds and Rachael Leigh Cook had a brief relationship in 2001, which lasted for about a year before they called it quits. According to IMDb, their relationship started after Reynolds flew to London to surprise Cook on the set of Blow Dry. They were in love and enjoyed each other’s company before breaking up.
Alanis Morissette (2002–2007)
After meeting at an actress Drew Barrymore’s birthday celebration, Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette started dating in 2002. By 2004, the Canadian-born couple had become engaged and were described as having a “very passionate” relationship. Reynolds even made light of their engagement in an interview, joking that they didn’t have a set wedding date and it might be “next week or next year.”
The couple broke up in June 2006, but a few weeks later were spotted holding hands in Vancouver. But in 2007, Reynolds and Morissette decided to call off their wedding. Although the reason for the couple’s breakup is unknown, it has been suggested that part of the reason may have been the attention their high-profile romance received.
Scarlett Johansson (2007–2011)
Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson had a private relationship that began in 2007, leading to a secret wedding in 2008. The couple was married for two years before announcing their separation in 2010 and releasing a statement that emphasized their mutual love and kindness. Scarlett Johansson has since reflected on her first marriage and admitted that she may not have been ready for its seriousness at 23. Despite their split, the former couple has maintained their privacy and reportedly not been seen together since their divorce was finalized in July 2011. Scarlett Johansson has since become engaged to Colin Jost, a writer, and comedian on Saturday Night Live.
Agnes Fischer (2011)
Ryan Reynolds and Agnes Fischer had a brief romantic relationship in 2011 after his divorce from Scarlett Johansson. “Safe House,” filmed in South Africa, is where the two met. After a few months, they split.
Blake Lively (2011–Present)
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are one of Hollywood’s most beloved power couples. They married in 2012. In May 2014, they made their red carpet debut as a couple. They have four kids together.
Lively and Reynolds frequently take turns lovingly roasting each other on social media. However, they also consistently boast about each other’s achievements and express their gratitude for having found each other. Reynolds once said that Lively is “everything” to him.
They’ve spoken about how the secret to their marriage is that they won’t work at the same time. In interviews, they sometimes share tips and tricks on how they make their marriage successful.
- Favorite Actors – Albert Brooks, Steve Martin
- Perfume – Le Labo
- Favorite Book – A Confederacy of Dunces.
- Favorite Color – Yellow
- Junk food –Reese’s peanut butter cups
- Favorite Musician – Neil Young
- Favorite Sports – Football
- City – Amsterdam
Ryan Reynolds Net Worth 2023
As of 2023, Ryan Reynolds’s estimated net worth is $350 million. Ryan Reynolds primarily makes money through his successful acting career, film production ventures, and business ownership. He has starred in numerous hit movies such as the Deadpool franchise, The Proposal, Safe House, and 6 Underground, among others, which have earned him significant paychecks and a share of the box office revenue. Additionally, Reynolds is a co-owner of Aviation American Gin, which was acquired by Diageo in a deal worth up to $610 million. He also has a minority stake in Mint Mobile, which was acquired by T-Mobile in a $1.35 billion deal. In addition to his film and business ventures, Reynolds also earns money through endorsements and advertising deals with brands such as Armani and Samsung.
Net worth Growth
|Net worth in 2022||$340 million|
|Net worth in 2021||$320 million|
|Net worth in 2020||$300 million|
|Net worth in 2019||$280 million|
|Net worth in 2018||$260 million|
|Yearly Salary||$20 million|
|Monthly Salary||$1.66 million|
|Weekly Salary||$400 thousand|
|Salary per movie||$15-27 million|
Reynolds owns luxury, classic, and eco-friendly cars worth millions.
Reynolds’ Lamborghini Aventador costs $507,353. Reynolds owns a Tesla Model S, a luxury, eco-friendly car.
Reynolds also owns a Tesla Model X, which has a dual electric motor, a top speed of 155 mph, and a 300-mile range.
Reynolds is also an avid collector of vintage automobiles, such as the Mercedes-Benz 190 SL. His collection includes a 2014 Cadillac Escalade, a celebrity favorite, as well as a variety of fast motorcycles and bicycles.
Ryan Reynolds has owned several homes over the years
Pound Ridge Estate
Ryan and his wife, actress Blake Lively, spend most of their time at this £4.3 million home in the Pound Ridge neighborhood of New York with their three children.
In 1991, when Ryan was starting his acting career, he lived in a suburban house in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a beautiful stone fence.
Tribeca Building Residence
Ryan and Blake also own a property in the Tribeca Building in Manhattan.
Former Bedford Residence
In 2013, Ryan and Blake sold a $2.3 million Bedford, New York property for $2.495 million.
Ryan reportedly bought an impressive house in the unassuming village of Marford, North Wales, for £1.5 million.
Farmhouse-style Estate Residence
In 2012, Ryan purchased an 8,000-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms, overlooking a tree-lined reservoir, located on a farmhouse-style estate with lots of historic details.
Ryan Reynolds is an animal lover who owns several pets. He and his wife, Blake Lively, are proud parents of two dogs named Penny and Baxter. Penny is a Maltipoo and Baxter is a golden retriever whom Reynolds adopted from an animal shelter in 2008.
In addition to Penny and Baxter, Reynolds has another dog named Boots, who is a Golden Doodle.
Movies and TV Shows
7 Ryan Reynolds’s Must-Watch Movies
Action-comedy fans must see Reynolds’ breakout role as the wisecracking, foul-mouthed superhero.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)
Reynolds teams up with Samuel L. Jackson in this action-packed, hilarious buddy comedy.
Just Friends (2005)
Reynolds plays a formerly overweight high schooler who tries to win over his old crush in this charming romantic comedy.
The Proposal (2009)
Reynolds stars opposite Sandra Bullock in this fun and heartwarming romantic comedy about a high-powered executive who blackmails her assistant into marrying her.
Free Guy (2021)
Reynolds plays a video game NPC who becomes self-aware and decides to take control of his own destiny in this action-packed and hilarious adventure.
Deadpool 2 (2018)
The sequel to Deadpool adds Cable (Josh Brolin) and more irreverent humour and action.
National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002)
Reynolds stars as the titular party animal in this raunchy comedy about a college student who refuses to graduate.
What is Ryan Reynolds' birthday?
Ryan Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976, in Vancouver, Canada.
Who are Ryan Reynolds' parents?
Ryan Reynolds' father was a food wholesaler, and his mother was a retail salesperson. Name of their parents is James Chester Reynolds and Tammy Reynolds. He grew up the youngest of four brothers in an Irish Catholic family in Vancouver.
What happened to Ryan Reynolds when he jumped off a bridge?
Ryan Reynolds broke his vertebrae when he jumped off a bridge. Despite his fear of heights, Reynolds decided to take the leap, but unfortunately, the jump did not go as planned.
What is the name of Ryan Reynolds' daughter?
Ryan Reynolds has three daughters with his wife Blake Lively: James, Inez, and Betty. The name of their third child, Betty, was not revealed until Taylor Swift mentioned it in her song Betty.
What is Aviation Gin?
Aviation Gin is a brand of gin that Ryan Reynolds bought on February 21, 2018. The company was not well-known before Ryan Reynolds took over, and he has been credited with its significant growth.
What did Ryan Reynolds do for his friend Rob McElhenney's birthday?
Ryan Reynolds released a highly-produced song teaching people how to pronounce Rob McElhenney's name for his friend's birthday. The Deadpool star even filmed a music video for the two-minute track.
How tall is Ryan Reynolds?
Ryan is 6 feet 2 inches tall.
What is the net worth of Ryan Reynolds?
As of April 2023, Ryan Reynold's net worth is $350 million.
Ryan Reynolds’s Interesting Facts
- Filming Green Lantern, he added, helped him overcome his phobia of flying. While skydiving as a teenager, Reynolds’ first pack failed to open, sending him free-falling through the air and cementing his phobia of flying. Years later, while promoting 2011’s “Green Lantern,” he revealed that he had conquered his fear of the camera. In 2011, on “The Today Show,” Reynolds told Ann Curry, “I have trouble with flights.” “In the movie, we spent a lot of time soaring in the air on tightropes. I found it both fascinating and disturbing.” Reynolds claimed that thinking about his young nieces and nephews eventually helped him overcome his apprehension. “I don’t want to seem too selfless, but my nieces and nephews were simply so enthusiastic about this movie,” remarked Reynolds. “As time goes on, you forget about all that nonsense… And then, after the seventeenth or eighteenth time, you realize, “Hey, this is actually a little bit of fun.”
- On the set of “Green Lantern,” he met his future wife, Blake Lively. At red-carpet events for their respective films, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are often spotted showing mutual support for one another.
It seems that participating in the superhero picture “Green Lantern” was not all terrible for Reynolds, despite his public distaste for the film. After all, it was on the set of this movie that he met his future wife, Blake Lively. Reynolds’s love interest, Carol Ferris, was played by Lively. Lively claims that the couple began dating in 2012, one year after they began working together, and quickly became close friends. They tied the knot in 2012, and now they’re parents to three young ones.
- Once, at school, Reynolds got a D in drama. Reynolds, according to Vulture, reportedly had a failing grade in a theatre class. When Ryan Reynolds was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016, his friend Hugh Jackman made fun of him for it.
- A song by Alanis Morissette is dedicated to him. Reynolds dated a total of nine women before finally settling down with Blake Lively. Reynolds dated singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette before he wed Blake Lively. The two became engaged, only to end their engagement and their relationship in 2007. Alanis Morrissette admitted in 2008 that she wrote the song “Torch” after a breakup with Reynolds. Morisette told Access Online, “It felt cathartic.” “The other day I heard someone say something quite insightful to me: “Catharsis doesn’t mean healing necessarily.” It’s the truth.”
- Years ago, Reynolds decided he wanted to play Kid Flash. Reynolds, who has played numerous flying characters in films, now wants to play Kid Flash. The actor reveals his desire to portray Kid Flash as Wally West envisions him. Twice, he reportedly almost played the character, but the roles ultimately went to other actors.
- There were rumors that he was offered the part of Xander Harris on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” but he reportedly declined. Nicholas Brendon portrayed Xander Harris. The Warner Bros. Television Division
Reynolds might have played nerdy friend Xander Harris on the popular vampire-killing show. However, Reynolds said that he declined the part because he was unwilling to portray a teenager. In an interview with The Star, Reynolds said, “I adore that show and I loved Joss Whedon, the creator of the show, but my major fear was that I didn’t want to portray a man in high school.” As I said, “I had just graduated from high school, and it was f—-ing horrific.”
- Once dubbed “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine. That People magazine covers with Ryan Reynolds on it.
In 2010, Reynolds was voted the “Sexiest Man Alive” by the readers of People magazine. It was unknown to him that he would also be named People’s “Sexiest Dad Alive” in 2016.
- Before a role, Reynolds put on 25 pounds. In preparation for “Blade Trinity,” Ryan Reynolds put on 25 pounds of muscle, and he has kept all of it for “Green Lantern.”
In preparation for “Blade Trinity,” Reynolds told Men’s Fitness magazine that he put on 25 pounds of muscle. It took him three months of exercising six days a week and eating only 3,200 calories a day to reach his goal weight.
- Deadpool comics have made reference to Ryan Reynolds. The second installment of “Cable & Deadpool” makes a nod to Ryan Reynolds. Deadpool compares his appearance to that of Ryan Reynolds and a shar-pei in issue two of “Cable & Deadpool,” published in 2004. The name of the character Reynolds was misspelled in the comic. For his part, Reynolds acknowledged to Latino Review in 2009 that he was familiar with the comic book allusion. Reynolds said, “Someone asked Deadpool what he looked like in one of the ‘Deadpool’ comic books.” “And I thought, “Man, I’d love to play this character someday.” To my mind, that’s where the coolness level is at. It’s a guy who realizes he’s a cartoon character. The difficulty level of getting a good shot in that situation seems high. Neither would it make sense in the world where Wolverine exists.” However, it’s unlikely that this served as Reynolds’ original inspiration for the part. IGN said that producer and author David S. Goyer wanted to work with Reynolds on anything after “Blade: Trinity,” which was released two months before the comic. Deadpool was discussed as one of many titles they considered.
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