Born: 23 October 1976
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Best known as: The star of the movie Green Lantern
Ryan Reynolds is the tall, genial star of TV and films who got his first big break as National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002) and parlayed it into a career as both romantic star and action hero. Ryan Reynolds' first exposure beyond his native Canada was in the cable TV teen drama Fifteen (1990-93), and he showed an early flair for romantic comedy in the TV series Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998-2001). His role as ever-popular campus man Van Wilder was pure comedy, but he soon evolved into a leading man of genre thrillers and romantic comedies. Reynolds was tough and cut for Blade: Trinity (2004, starring Wesley Snipes), haunted by The Amityville Ghosts in The Amityville Horror remake (2005), lecherous and carefree in Waiting... (2005), comically obsessive in Chaos Theory (2007), vulnerable and fatherly in Definitely, Maybe (2008), and then superhero-ish as the title star of the comic-book megamovies Green Lantern (2011) and Deadpool (2016). Over the years his good looks and charm earned him an ardent female following; People magazine called him the "Sexiest Dad Alive" in 2016. His other films include The In-Laws (2003, starring Michael Douglas), Smokin' Aces (2006, with Andy Garcia), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009, starring Hugh Jackman, the romantic comedy The Proposal (2009, with romcom queen Sandra Bullock), Safe House (2012, with Denzel Washington) and the gambling flick Mississippi Grind (2015).
Ryan Reynolds dated pop singer Alanis Morissette from 2004-07. He married actress Scarlett Johansson on 27 September 2008; they filed for divorce on 23 December 2010, and were formally divorced in July 2011… Ryan Reynolds married actress Blake Lively, his co-star in The Green Lantern, on September 9, 2012. Their first child, a daughter named James, was born in December of 2014.
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