Canadian-American actor Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976. Over $5 billion has been made from his movies around the world, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.
He made his acting debut as the lead on the Canadian teen serial opera Hillside (1991–1993), then appeared in a few smaller roles before winning the title role on the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998–2001). Following this, Reynolds starred in a number of films, including comedies like Waiting… (2005), The Proposal (2006), and National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002).
On the dramatic side, he has appeared in Buried (2010), Woman in Gold (2015), and Life (2017); on the action side, he has starred in Blade: Trinity (2004), Green Lantern (2011), 6 Underground (2019), and Free Guy (2021), and on the animated side, he has provided voice acting for The Croods film series (2013-2020), Turbo (2013), and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019).
Ryan Reynolds Net Worth
A Canadian-born actor with a $150 million fortune, Ryan Reynolds is a household name. He first found fame on teen soap operas, but today he’s a big deal for his comedic and action parts in movies like “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” (2002), “The Proposal” (2009), and “Deadpool” (2016).
Ryan Reynolds Early Life
His birthday is October 23, 1976, and he was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Born to food wholesaler James Chester Reynolds and retail saleswoman Tamara Lee (née Stewart), he is the youngest of four kids.
Reynolds is a Vancouver native who grew up in the Catholic community of Kitsilano. He attended Kitsilano Secondary School and then Kwantlen Polytechnic University for a semester before leaving out.
Ryan Reynolds Career
Reynolds launched his professional career in 1991, while he was still a junior in high school. He became a household name after landing the lead role of Billy Simpson in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, which was renamed “Fifteen” for its American broadcast on Nickelodeon.
Until its cancellation in 1993, Reynolds was a regular on “The Odyssey,” where he played the character of Macro. Also during this early era of his career, he co-starred with Melissa Joan Hart in the TV movie “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” (1996), appeared in an episode of “The X-Files” (1996), and played Bobby Rupp in the two-part miniseries “In Cold Blood” (1996).
Then, for four seasons beginning in 1998, he was the lead character Michael “Berg” Bergen on the sitcom “Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place.” Following this, he starred in films such as “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder” (2002), “Blade: Trinity” (2004), “The Amityville Horror” (2005), “Smokin’ Aces” (2006), “The Proposal” (2009), “Buried” (2010), “Safe House” (2012), “R.I.P.D.” (2013), “The Voices” (2014), “The Captive” (2014), “Mississippi Grind” (2015).
In addition to “Just Friends” (2005), “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” (2009), “Adventureland” (2009), “Women in Gold” (2015), and “Criminal,” he has appeared in supporting roles in a number of other films (2016).
To add to that, Reynolds is one of the rare actors to ever headline films based on both Marvel and DC characters. In Warner Bros.’s 2011 picture “Green Lantern,” he played the lead role of Hal Jordan, the superhero known as Green Lantern.
Reynolds rebounded and scored a hit in 2016 with “Deadpool,” despite the film’s critical and commercial failure. After playing Wade Wilson/Weapon XI in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” he first got involved in the Deadpool movie.
The 2016 “Deadpool” film remakes the character of Deadpool and writes a new origin narrative for him that is more faithful to the Marvel Comics original than the one presented in the X-Men film. Deadpool broke multiple records at the box office.
It had the highest opening weekend of 2016, the highest opening weekend for an R-rated film, and the second-highest opening weekend for Fox, with $264.9 million from 62 markets. Due to the film’s massive success, a sequel, “Deadpool 2,” was released in June 2017.
Actor Ryan Reynolds has also dabbled in voiceover work in addition to his more traditional on-screen performances. Two of Dreamworks Animation’s 2013 films featured him prominently: “The Croods” and “Turbo,” and he provided the voice of Pikachu in “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” (2019).
Furthermore, Reynolds acted as the voice of Pikachu’s facial motion captions in the computer-generated version. For his work in “Deadpool,” Reynolds was honoured with a Saturn Award in 2017 and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor the same year.
With “Deadpool,” he was also nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. He was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Motion Pictures at 8601 Hollywood Boulevard in 2016.
Ryan Reynolds Other Ventures
In January 2019, Reynolds was announced as the face of Armani Code’s Absolu fragrance. He invested in Mint Mobile, a provider of cheap pre-paid mobile phone services, in the month of November 2019. He appears in promotional videos for Mint Mobile’s website and apps.
Personal Life and Real Estate
Since their 2002 first date, Reynolds has been engaged to Canadian singer Alanis Morissette since 2004. After their 2007 breakup, Reynolds began dating American actress Scarlett Johansson. He wed Johansson in September 2008, but they divorced in July 2011 after filing for separation in December 2010.
When Reynolds and his “Green Lantern” costar Blake Lively started dating in October 2011, it was Lively who made the first move. They tied the knot in September of 2012 and now raise three little girls. Around 2018, he officially became an American citizen.
Reynolds and Lively spent $6 million on a home in Westchester County, New York in 2012. The main house is over 9,000 square feet, and the property as a whole encompasses 11.65 acres. He also has an L.A. residence of his own.