Ryan Reynolds

  • 21 June 2004

Date of birth

23rd October, 1976







Ryan Reynolds (born 23.10.1976) is a Canadian actor.

Childhood: Ryan Reynolds was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. His parents are Jim, a food wholesaler, and Tammy, who works in retail. He attended Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver before enrolling at Kwantlen Polytechnic University which he dropped out of.

Acting career: Ryan Reynolds made his acting debut in the soap 'Hillside' in 1990. In 1993, he landed a recurring role in TV series 'The Odyssey'. He appeared alongside Melissa Joan Hart in the TV movie of 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' in 1996. In 2002, he was in 'National Lampoon's Van Wilder' and starred in the sitcom 'Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place' from 1998 to 2001. In 2003, he appeared in 'The In-Laws' with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks as well as 'Foolproof' alongside Kristin Booth and Joris Jarsky. He also made an appeared in the second season of 'Scrubs'. He landed he first major non-comedy role in 'Blade: Trinity' in 2004 opposite Wesley Snipes. In 2005, he was in 'Waiting...' and the romcom 'Just Friends' alongside Amy Smart and Anna Faris. He also had a leading role in the remake of the 1979 horror movie 'The Amityville Horror'. In 2006, he was in the crime movie 'Smokin' Aces' with Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Ray Liotta and Jeremy Piven. He landed the leading role in 2008's 'Definitely, Maybe' with Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Banks and Rachel Weisz. The following year he appeared opposite Sandra Bullock in 'The Proposal' and with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in 'Adventureland'. In 2009, he played Deadpool in Marvel's 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' alongside Hugh Jackman. Two years later he made his DC comics debut as Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in 'Green Lantern' with Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard. In 2013, he appears in 'R.I.P.D.' opposite Jeff Bridges.

Personal life: Ryan Reynolds got engaged to Alanis Morissette in 2004 but they split in 2007. He then married Scarlett Johansson in 2008, though they were divorced in 2011. He married Blake Lively in 2012 in a secret wedding ceremony. They were engaged since the summer before their marriage.

In 2008, he announced that he would run the New York City Marathon for his father who has Parkinson's disease.

'Stoned Alone' Is Ryan Reynolds' Intriguing New Comedy Project

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 26 July 2018

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As you can probably tell, it's a 'Home Alone' remake.

The idea of a 'Home Alone' re-boot is enough to make anybody cringe; some things ought to just stay in the 90s. On the other hand, a parody remake produced by Ryan Reynolds about a stoner who finds himself targeted by burglars when he's home alone with nothing but marijuana as company sounds pretty amazing.

Image caption Ryan Reynolds at 'Deadpool 2' photocall

In fairness, Macaulay Culkin has actually turned into the perfect actor for this kind of reboot, but we're sure producers will choose the right person for the job even if he doesn't become involved again. 'Stoned Alone' essentially follows the same plot as the 'Home Alone' series, but instead of a 10-year-old boy being forced to defend his home from thieves, it's a 20-something stoner.

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Ryan Reynolds Hopes To Explore Deadpool's Sexuality In Future Films

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 22 July 2018

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Ryan Reynolds thinks that Deadpool's pansexuality is something that should continue to be explored in his Marvel movie universe.

Ryan Reynolds is certainly one of the most open and approachable actors to come from Marvel's slate of movies, which of course made him the perfect pick to take on the role of Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool on the big screen. Playing the Merc with the Mouth, Reynolds has impressed millions of fans across the globe with his quick wit both in character and off screen, but the star did take a few moments to get serious during the 'Deadpool 2' panel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

Image caption Ryan Reynolds hopes Deadpool's pansexuality continues to be a part of his movies

Asked about LGBTQ+ representation and what he thinks the future of that should be within his movie universe, Reynolds replied: "I certainly think that this universe... needs to represent and reflect the world in very real ways. The great thing about 'Deadpool' is that we're allowed to do things that other superhero movies don't necessarily do. It's something that I'd love to see more of, certainly through Wade, certainly through this universe because it's something that we're building out more."

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Ryan Reynolds Discusses His Personal Mental Health Struggles

By Daniel Falconer in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 26 May 2018

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'Deadpool' lead star Ryan Reynolds has opened up about his personal struggles with depression and anxiety.

'Deadpool' star Ryan Reynolds has always been incredibly open about his personal health and life with the press. As much as he is willing to share, he's also still quite a mystifying personality, and a real hoot on Twitter.

Image caption Ryan Reynolds has been discussing his mental health

Now in an incredibly open chat, the actor has been chatting about his own personal demons, including a battle against anxiety and depression.

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'Deadpool 2' Sets Overseas Opening Weekend Record, Raking In $301 Million

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 May 2018

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Despite being an R-rated movie, 'Deadpool 2' has raked in the big bucks overseas this weekend.

With Ryan Reynolds returning to the titular role of the Mercenary with the Mouth in 'Deadpool 2', Marvel fans are finally able to get their second dose of big screen action from one of the most compelling and unique comic book characters to have ever been created. Whether or not the film would be able to match the success of the first was something everybody was waiting to find out, but it would turn out that it has smashed all expectations.

Image caption Ryan Reynolds stars as the titular anti-hero in 'Deadpool 2'

According to Box Office Pro, 'Deadpool 2' - directed by David Leitch, and also starring Zazie Beetz and Josh Brolin - has set an incredible overseas record for an R-rated movie, raking in $301 million across the globe when combining United States takings with the rest of the world. All of this without yet even opening in China!

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Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin at a photocall for 'Deadpool 2' held at Villamagna Hotel in Madrid. The Marvel movie is set to hit theatres on May 18th with David Leitch at the helm - Madrid, Spain - Monday 7th May 2018

Ryan Reynolds Opens Up About Struggles With Anxiety

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 03 May 2018

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Reynolds spoke about his life-long struggles with anxiety in a new interview with the New York Times.

As the brash, cocky star of Deadpool and with a famously sharp and quick wit off-screen, one would not imagine that Ryan Reynolds has any problem with confidence. However, the superstar actor has opened up more on his struggles with anxiety in a new interview.

“I have anxiety. I've always had anxiety,” Canadian star Reynolds told the New York Times on Thursday (May 3rd). “Both in the light-hearted 'I'm anxious about this' kind of thing, and I've been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.”

When he feels stressed out about stuff, Reynolds sometimes overcomes his anxiety by drawing on his now infamous Deadpool character to get through it.

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on the red carpet for the New York premiere of 'A Quiet Place' held at AMC Lincoln Square Theater. The horror flick is the latest directorial venture for John Krasinski who also stars alongside his real-life wife Emily Blunt - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd April 2018

Ryan Reynolds Officially Credited As Co-Writer On 'Deadpool 2'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 24 March 2018

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Ryan Reynolds isn't just playing the titular character in 'Deadpool 2', but has had a hand in co-writing the film.

The long-awaited 'Deadpool' sequel is now just a couple of months away, and recent reports claim that the film has gotten near-perfect scores from early screenings. Despite that, a slew of reshoots were scheduled, but now it would seem the bulk of production has been completed. Now, we're getting more information surrounding not only the plot, but the behind-the-scenes goings-on. It's even been revealed this week that leading actor Ryan Reynolds, who plays the titular anti-hero, has been credited as a co-writer on the film.

Image caption Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool in the upcoming sequel, as well as producing and co-writing

Sitting alongside Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, Reynolds looks to have had a huge influence on just where the story will be going when the 'Merc with a Mouth' returns to the big screen. Judging by some of his interactions with fans and trolls on social media, his dry sense of wit and humour should prove to be a hit with audiences.

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Ryan Reynolds Just Bought His Favourite Gin Company

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 22 February 2018

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That's one way to ensure a lifelong supply of liquor.

Ryan Reynolds has just done the most Deadpool thing imaginable and bought himself a stake in his favourite gin company. Aviation Gin are excited about their 'new boss' who is set to play a significant role in the company's production from now on - and now he'll have unlimited access to the liquor.

Image caption Ryan Reynolds on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The 41-year-old decided to invest some of his millions into a large stake in Aviation Gin, which means he'll now have significant creative influence and, according to the company, play an 'active role in the day-to-day business'.

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A Marvel-lous 2018 - All The Marvel Releases Coming This Year

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 01 January 2018

Ryan Reynolds Chadwick Boseman Jennifer Lawrence Paul Rudd Michael B. Jordan Lupita Nyong'o Maisie Williams Sophie Turner Evangeline Lilly Tom Hardy

The Marvel Universe expands further in 2018 with an exciting new batch of movies and characters.

2018 is shaping up to be a great year for comic book movies with Marvel once again leading the charge. The Avengers will be back, as will the foul-mouthed Deadpool, but there’s also a few new characters getting their first big screen outing. To wet your appetite for the year ahead, here’s everything Marvel has in store for us in 2018.

Chadwick Boseman as The Black Panther

Black Panther - February 16th

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Superheroes, Dinosaurs And Virtual Reality! Our 8 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2018

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25 December 2017

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From superheroes to dinosaurs, there are some huge films set for release in the New Year.

While this year has been an interesting one in the world of movies and of course in the wider entertainment business, we're now looking ahead to all of the exciting big screen releases that are to come in 2018. There are a whole array of different films stomping onto cinema screens, with new superhero romps rearing their heads as well as forays into new universes and another 'Star Wars' adventure.

Here are our 8 most anticipated movies of 2018:

1. 'Black Panther' (Released February 9)

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Ryan Reynolds' 'Detective Pikachu' Coming To Cinemas In 2019

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12 December 2017

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Universal Pictures have revealed when we'll be able to watch the Pokemon on the big screen.

Originally starting out as a video game and then turning itself into a global phenomena with a trading card game, television series and string of animated movies, Pokemon quickly became a household name and to this day is one of the most popular franchises on the planet.

Ryan Reynolds will voice the titular Pokemon in 'Detective Pikachu'

Earlier this year, it was revealed that a feature-length animated 'Detective Pikachu' movie would be coming to the big screen not only in Japan, but on Western shores and beyond, with Universal Pictures looking after the film everywhere outside of Japan. Toho will handle the movie in Japan.

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Ryan Reynolds at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at Barker Hangar, Critics' Choice Awards - Santa Monica, California, United States - Sunday 11th December 2016

Ryan Reynolds at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Party held at Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 8th December 2016

Ryan Reynolds - Ryan Reynolds leaving E Baldi restaurant after having lunch with a friend in Beverly Hills - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 19th February 2016