Ryan Reynolds Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth, Marriage

Who is Ryan Reynolds?

Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a very popular Canadian actor and film producer. He started his profession in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside (1991-1993). Ryan also had minor roles prior to landing the lead role on the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl between 1998 and 2001.

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan later starred in a variety of movies which include comedies like National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002), Waiting… (2005), and The Proposal (2009). Also, he appeared in dramatic roles in Buried (2010), Woman in Gold (2015), and Life (2017), as well as in action movies including Blade: Trinity (2004), Green Lantern (2011), 6 Underground (2019) and Free Guy (2021). Additionally, Reynolds has done voice acting in the animated features The Croods (2013), Turbo (2004), Pokeman: Detective Pikachu (2019), and The Croods: A New Age (2020).

Ryan’s biggest commercial success came with the superhero movies Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018), playing the title character. He set many records at the time of its launch for an R-rated comedy and earned nominations at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and the Golden Globe Awards for his performance. In 2017, Ryan was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk on Fame.

How old is Ryan Reynolds?

Aged 45 as of 2021, Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He shares his birthday with famous people including Alexandra Leona Bryant,  Emilia Clarke, Ireland Baldwin, Ivan Bunin, Anita Roddick, Sam Raimi, Dwight Yoakam, among others.

Ryan Reynolds Family

Who are Ryan Reynolds’s parents?

Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to James Chester Reynolds and Tamara Lee. His mother worked in retail sales while his father was a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman turned foods wholesaler. His paternal grandfather, Chaster Reynolds, was a farmer, representing Stettler in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1940 to 1944. Ryan is of Irish and Scottish ancestry and was brought up in the Roman Catholic Church in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighborhood.

Does Ryan Reynolds have siblings?

Reynolds was born as the youngest of four sons in his family. He has three brothers, with two working in law enforcement in British Columbia, one of whom followed his father into the RCMP.

Ryan Reynolds Education

In 1994, Reynolds graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School. He then quit acting and joined Kwantlen Polytechnic University at the age of 19. and later moved to Los Angeles.

Ryan Reynolds Interests

Ryan Reynolds

His interest in acting began at an early age and by 13 he started being involved in acting. However, at the age of 19, he had quit acting to enroll in University.

He has also ventured into business and has acquired a stake in Aviation American Gin in 2018. He did so with a plan to oversee the product’s creative direction and also get involved in the business. Ryan also bought an ownership stake in Mint Mobile and joined the board of Match Group in Ju;y 2020. From September 23, 2020, he partnered with the Wrexham Supporters Trust together with fellow actor Rob McElhenney. They bought the Welsh Football club Wrexham AFC and took over the ownership on November 16. The Financial Conduct Authority approved their takeover of Wrexham in February 2021.

Ryan has also written for The Huffington Post, about his plan to run the New York City Marathon for his father who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease in October 2008. He appeared in People’s Sexiest Man Alive lists in 2007 and 2009 and got awarded the top honor in 2010. He later on February 12, 2012, appeared on the BBC’s Top Gear as the Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car, posting a time of 1:43.7. Ryan also had a special performance in the opening act, singing ”Tomorrow”, on May 13, 2018, broadcast of the South Korean reality Tv program King of Mask Singer.

Ryan Reynolds Wife

In 2002, Reynolds started dating singer Alanis Morissette and announced their engagement in June 2004. They however ended their engagement in February 2007, and it was announced by their representatives. Morissette created her album Flavours of Entanglement out of her grief after the split and the song ”Torch” was written about Reynolds.

Ryan soon began dating actress Scarlett Johansson after the end of the engagement. In May 2008, they announced their engagement and then married in a private ceremony near Tofino, British Columbia, on September 27, 2008. They announced their separation on December 14, 2010. Ryan filling for divorce in Los Angeles on December 23. Johansson simultaneously filed her response and the divorce was finalized on July 1, 2011.

Reynolds initially met Blake Lively in early 2010, filming Green Lantern, in which they co-starred. In October 2011, they began courting and later married on September 9, 2012, at Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He later apologized and expressed deep regret for using that venue due to its relation with slavery, in the wake of civil rights protests in 2020. The couple then renewed their vows at home in New York and are blessed with three daughters together.

Ryan Reynolds Kids

Reynolds and his beautiful, loving wife have three children together, daughters. Their children are James, born December 2014, Inez, born September 2016, and Betty in 2019. The couple is friends with singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, who named the character in her song ”Betty” after their daughters.

Ryan Reynolds Residence

Reynolds, his wife, Lively, and their three adorable daughters presently live in Pound Ridge, New York. Reynolds became a U.S., citizen in 2018, and now has dual citizenship.

Ryan Reynolds Height

The Canadian has a well-built and muscular body with a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) and a weight of 84 kg (185 lbs), adding to his handsome looks.

Ryan Reynolds Career


Ryan’s profession started in 1991 when he starred as Billy Simpson in the Canadian-produced teen soap opera Hillside. It was distributed in the United States as Fifteen by Nickelodeon. He also has a recurring role in The Odyssey as Marco, between 1993 and 1994. Reynolds had a supporting role as Jay ”Boom” DeBoom in ”Syzygy”, the thirteenth episode of the third season of The X-Files in 1996. He also co-starred with Melissa Joan Hart in the television film Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The same year he portrayed 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 title.

Ryan appeared in the anthology The Outer Limits episode ”Origin of the Species”, originally airing on November 14, 1998. From 1998 he starred in Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place, portraying medical student Michael ”Berg” Bergen, throughout the show’s four-season run. Reynolds played in the National Lampoon film Van Wider in 2002. He also appeared in The In-Laws with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, and in the Canadian production Foolproof in 2003.


Despite performing initially in comedies, Ryan underwent intense physical training to play an active role as the character of Hannibal King in the 2004 movie Blade: Trinity. He made a cameo appearance in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle as a nurse. He also portrayed George Lutz in the 2005 remake of the 1979 horror movie The Amityville Horror. In the year 2005, Ryan portrayed a waiter named Monty in Waiting…. and performed as music executive Chris Brander in the romantic comedy Just Friends together with Amy Smart and Anna Faris. In the film, he lip-synced ”I Swear” over the end credits. He also portrayed an FBI agent together with Ray Liotta Anna Faris in the 2006 crime action movie Smokin’ Aces.

Ryan played the protagonist in the 2008 movie Definitely, Maybe. Additionally, he appeared in the second-season finale of the television series Scrubs. He guest-starred as Brendan’s friend Hams in the episode ”Douchebag in the City” of the TBS sitcom My Boys. Ryan played Wade Wilson/Weapon XI in a supporting role in the prequel X-Men movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, released in 2009. He also portrayed Andrew Paxton alongside Sandra Bullock, in The Proposal, and Mike Connell in Adventureland in 2009.


Reynolds starred in the Spanish and American thriller Buried, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. He was then invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June of the same year. Later he portrayed the Hal Jordan version of superhero Green Lantern in Warner Bros’ movie Green Lantern, which was released on June 17, 2011. However, the film did not perform well either financially or critically, but his role made him one of the few actors to headline movies based on both Marvel and DC characters. He co-starred in the comedy The Change-Up, and also narrated the documentary movie The Whale in 2011.

Ryan Reynolds

The next year, he played as an agent in Safe House, together with Denzel Washington in 2012. He played roles in two Dreamworks Animation feature movies, The Croods, and Turbo, both launched in 2013. In the next role, he portrayed Nick Walker in the Universal Pictures movie adaptation of Dark House Comics’ R.I.P.D. (Rest in Peace Department), launched in 2013. He continued to star in low-budget movies, The Voices and The Captive in 2014 and Mississippi Grind the next year. It was followed by a supporting role in the financially successful biographical movie, Woman in Gold. He then went back to the thriller genre with Self/Less in 2015.


Ryan found critical and commercial success with Deadpool in 2016, a movie that had been in development as early as 2000. After playing Wade Wilson/ Weapon XI, without the name Deadpool, in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, he became heavily involved in the development of a Deadpool movie. Deadpool featured a reboot of the character, avoiding the events of X-Men Origins; Wolverine and establishing a new backstory for the character closer to the Marvel Comics source material. It takes place within the larger X-Men movie universe, made possible by the reset timeline in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Deadpool made several box-office records which include a worldwide opening of $264.9 million from 62 markets, which is the biggest of 2016. As well as the biggest for an R-rated movie, and the second biggest for Fox, just behind Star Wars: Episode III- Revenge of the Sith ($303.9 million). Additionally, it recorded the biggest IMAX 2D worldwide opening of all time with $27.4 million from 606 IMAX theatres, eclipsing The Dark Knight Rises ($23.8 million). The movie’s financial and critical success led the studio to go on with a sequel.

In 2016, Ryan had a supporting role in the Ariel Vromen-directed thriller Criminal. He got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard on December 15, 2016. Later he co-starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson in the Sci-Fi thriller Life in 2017, reuniting him with Safe House director Daniel Espinosa.


Ryan began the production company Maximum Effort in January 2018 and signed a three-year first-look deal with Fox. He started filming Deadpool 2 in June 2017, and it was opened on May 18, 2018. Reynolds played the titular character in Pokeman Detective Pikachu, a live-action movie adaptation of the Detective Pikachu video game. He then voiced and was the facial motion capture actor for the CGI Detective Pikachu.

He was named the face of Armani Code, leading a campaign for their Absolu scent in January 2019. The same year he starred in the Netflix action thriller movie 6 Underground, directed by Michael Bay and was launched on December 13. He is an executive producer of ABC’s game show, Don’t, which was released on June 11, 2020. It was revealed in January 2019, that he would come back as the voice of Guy in the sequel to The Croods, The Croods: A New Age, also launched in 2020.

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His Maximum Effort production company recently moved to Paramount. He then starred in two movies in 2021. The first, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, is an action-comedy movie directed by Patrick Hughes and written by Tom O’Connor and Brandon and Phillip Murphy. The movie is a sequel to the 2017 movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard featuring, Ryan, Samuel L. JacksonSalma Hayek, and Richard E. Grant reprising their roles.

From April 2019, Ryan filmed his second 2021 movie, Sci-Fi action-comedy Free Gut. The movie was directed by Shawn Levy, from a screenplay by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn, and a story by Lieberman. He plays as ”a background character who realizes he’s living in a video game. Reynolds is helped by an avatar to stop the makers of the game from shutting down his world.” The movie featured Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Joe Keery, Taika Waititi, and Utkarsh Ambudkar, and was released in theaters in the U.S. on August 13 by 20th Century Studios.

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He is set to star together with Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot in Netflix’s upcoming thriller Red Notice, written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. His company Maximum Effort is developing a live-action adaptation of the board game Clue, to be penned by Deadpool writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. He announced a break in his movie-making after Spirited in October 2021. However, he did not say the reason for taking his break from the industry.

Ryan Reynolds Net Worth

Canadian actor, film producer, comedian and businessman, Ryan has been active from 1991 to date. He has made a big name in the film and business industry and has an accumulative net worth of $150 million as of 2021.


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