Ryan Reynolds biography: Age, height, net worth, wife, kids

Ryan Reynolds biography: Age, height, net worth, wife, kids

Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds is known for being charismatic, quirky, and quick-witted. The actor, who was voted People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2010, has appeared in films such as Definitely, Maybe; The Proposal; Safe House; and Van Wilder and in 2016, he starred as the titular character in the superhero film Deadpool.

Ryan Reynolds
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The actor started in television before becoming a big-screen success in Hollywood. He has become known for his starring role in Deadpool and for his high-profile relationship with wife Blake Lively.

Profile summary

  • Birth name: Ryan Rodney Reynolds
  • Date of birth: October 23, 1976
  • Age: 44 years (as of 2020)
  • Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
  • Weight: 79 kg (174 lbs)
  • Profession: Actor, Film Producer and Screenwriter
  • Nationality: Canadian

How old is Ryan Reynolds

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Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976, in Vancouver, Canada. Ryan Reynolds age as of 2020 is 44 years.

Early life and family

His father, James Chester, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tamara Lee "Tammy" (Stewart), worked as a retail-store saleswoman. The actor has Irish and Scottish ancestry. The actor grew up the youngest of four brothers in an Irish Catholic family in Vancouver.

The youngest of four boys, he "was a really nervous kid," he told GQ magazine. Two of his three elder brothers are policemen.

His paternal grandfather, Chester "Ches" Reynolds, was a Canadian politician and member of the Social Credit Party of Alberta. Chester was an MLA in Alberta from 1940 to 1944.

The actor found sanctuary in school productions where his vulnerability could be an asset rather than a problem. He attended Kwantlen College for a few months before leaving to pursue his acting career.

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Reynolds attends the press conference for the world premiere of Netflix's '6 Underground' in Seoul, South Korea, Photo by Woohae Cho Image: gettyimages.com
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At the age of 12, Reynolds landed his first professional acting job. He was cast in a Canadian teen drama first called Hillside (later renamed Fifteen when it aired in the United States). The show ran from 1991 to 1993.

After Fifteen, the actor struggled to get his career off the ground. He was cast in a few small roles, including a guest spot on The X-Files. Still, he needed to take odd jobs to make ends meet after completing high school. For some time, he worked a late-night shift at a supermarket.

The actor moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990s. He got his first major television job in 1998, playing a medical student on the sitcom Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (later renamed Two Guys and a Girl).

After the show finished in 2001, the actor soon made the leap to feature films. He starred in the comedy National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002) as a perennial, fun-loving college student.

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That role brought the actor work in a variety of genres. He starred in the Canadian heist flick Foolproof (2003) and voiced the sidekick of Leslie Nielsen's bumbling crime fighter in the Teletoon animated comedy series Zeroman (2004–05).

He made the jump to big-budget Hollywood fare with a supporting role opposite Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks in the comedy The In-Laws (2003) and co-starred with Wesley Snipes in the action movie Blade: Trinity (2004).

His status as a Hollywood star firmly established, and he starred or co-starred in the comedies Waiting (2005), Just Friends (2005), Adventureland (2009), and The Change-Up (2011).

The actor also lent his voice to the family films The Croods (2013), Turbo (2013), and Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019).

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Reynolds attends the press conference for the world premiere of Netflix's '6 Underground' in Seoul, South Korea, Photo by Woohae Cho Image: gettyimages.com
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Ryan Reynolds movies and TV shows

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The actor has acted in the following movies and TV shows:

  • Deadpool 3 (announced) - Wade Wilson / Deadpool
  • Christmas Carol (pre-production)
  • Clue (pre-production)
  • Everday Parenting Tips (pre-production)
  • Futha Mucka (TV Series short) (pre-production) (voice)
  • Untitled Netflix/Time Travel Project (pre-production)
  • 2021 - Red Notice (filming)
  • 2021 - The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard (post-production) -Michael Bryce
  • 2020 - Free Guy (post-production) - Guy
  • 2020 - The Croods: A New Age (completed) - Guy (voice)
  • 2020 - James and the Giant Peach with Taika and Friends - Centipede / Earthworm
  • 2019 - 6 Underground - One
  • 2019 - Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - Eteon Director (as Champ Nightengale)
  • 2019 - Pokémon Detective Pikachu - Detective Pikachu
  • 2018 - Asesinato en el Hormiguero Express
  • 2016-2018 - Honest Trailers - Deadpool
  • 2018 - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - Wade / Deadpool
  • 2018 - Deadpool 2 - Wade Wilson / Deadpool / Voice of Juggernaut
  • 2017 - Gettin' Wet on Wet with Deadpool 2 - Wade / Deadpool
  • 2011-2017 - Family Guy - As himself / Overweight Guy
  • 2017 - The Hitman's Bodyguard - Michael Bryce
  • 2017 - Life: Astronaut Diaries (Video short) - Rory Adams
  • 2017 - Life - Rory Adams
  • 2017 - Deadpool: No Good Deed (Short) - Wade Wilson / Deadpool
  • 2016 - Piaget: Polo S - Hero
  • 2016 - Criminal - Bill Pope
  • 2016- Deadpool - Wade / Deadpool
  • 2015 - Self/less - Young Damian
  • 2015 - Woman in Gold - Randy Schoenberg
  • 2015 - Mississippi Grind - Curtis

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  • 2014 - The Captive - Matthew Lane
  • 2014 - A Million Ways to Die in the West - Man Killed by Clinch in Bar (uncredited)
  • 2014 - The Voices - Jerry / Mr. Whiskers (voice) / Bosco (voice) / ...\
  • 2013 - R.I.P.D. - Nick
  • 2013 - Turbo - Turbo (voice)
  • 2013 - The Croods - Guy (voice)
  • 2012 - Ted - Jared (uncredited)
  • 2012 - Safe House - Matt Weston
  • 2011 - The Change-Up - Mitch Planko
  • 2011 - Green Lantern - Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
  • 2010 - Buried - Paul Conroy
  • 2009 - The Lonely Island: Threw It on the Ground (Video short)
  • 2009 - Paper Man - Captain Excellent
  • 2009 - The Proposal - Andrew Paxton
  • 2009 - X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Wade Wilson
  • 2009 - Adventureland - Mike Connell
  • 2008 - Chaos Theory - Frank Allen
  • 2008 - Fireflies in the Garden - Michael Taylor
  • 2008 - Definitely, Maybe - Will Hayes
  • 2007 - My Boys - Hams
  • 2007 - The Nines - Gary / Gavin Taylor / Gabriel
  • 2006 - Smokin' Aces - Richard Messner
  • 2005 - Just Friends - Chris Brander
  • 2005 - Waiting... - Monty
  • 2005 - The Amityville Horror - George Lutz
  • 2005 - School of Life - Mr. D
  • 2004-2005 - Zeroman - Ty Cheese
  • 2004 - Blade: Trinity - Hannibal King
  • 2004 - Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle - Male Nurse
  • 2003 - Foolproof - Kevin
  • 2003 - The In-Laws - Mark Tobias
  • 2003 - Scrubs - Spence
  • 2002 - Buying the Cow - Mike Hanson
  • 2002 - Van Wilder: Party Liaison - Van Wilder
  • 2001 - Finder's Fee - Quigley
  • 1998-2001 - Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place - Michael 'Berg' Bergen
  • 2000 - We All Fall Down - Red Shoes
  • 2000 - Boltneck - Karl O'Reilly
  • 1999 - Dick - Chip
  • 1999 - Coming Soon - Henry Lipschitz
  • 1995-1998 - The Outer Limits - Paul Nodel / Derek Tillman
  • 1998 - The Wonderful World of Disney - Wade Early
  • 1997 - The Alarmist - Howard Ancona
  • 1996 - The John Larroquette Show - Tony Hemingway, John's Son
  • 1996 - In Cold Blood - Bobby Rupp
  • 1996 - Sabrina the Teenage Witch - Seth
  • 1996 - A Secret Between Friends: A Moment of Truth Movie - Ben Colson
  • 1996 - The X-Files - Jay De Boom
  • 1995 - Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years - Griffin
  • 1995 - The Marshal - Rick
  • 1995 - Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story - Andy
  • 1993-1994 - The Odyssey - Macro / Lee
  • 1994 - My Name Is Kate - Kevin Bannister
  • 1993 - Ordinary Magic - Ganesh / Jeffrey
  • 1991 - Fifteen - Billy Simpson

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Personal life: Who is Ryan Reynolds married to?

Ryan Reynolds wife
Ryan and Blake Lively attend the "Pokemon Detective Pikachu" U.S. Premiere, Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic Image: gettyimages.com
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The actor was engaged to singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette from June 2004 to February 2007, when they called off their engagement.

Shortly thereafter, he began dating actor Scarlett Johansson, whom he married on September 27, 2008. They divorced in 2011.

The talented actor found love again with Green Lantern co-star Blake Lively. Ryan Reynolds wife Blake Lively is known for starring as Serena van der Woodsen in the CW drama television series Gossip Girl.

Blake lively and Ryan Reynolds wed on September 9, 2012, near Charleston, South Carolina, after dating for less than a year.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have three kids together.

Ryan Reynolds kids

Ryan Reynolds children
Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and their children attend the ceremony honoring Ryan with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic Image: gettyimages.com
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Ryan Reynolds children are:

1. James

She was born on December 16th, 2014. The little one made her public debut alongside her parents at Ryan's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony right before her second birthday.

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2. Inez

Their second daughter, Inez, was born on September 30th, 2016.

3. Betty

The celebrities' third daughter was born on October 4th, 2019.

Ryan Reynolds kids
Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively and their children attend the ceremony honoring Reynolds with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic Image: gettyimages.com
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What is Ryan Reynolds net worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ryan Reynolds net worth is guesstimated at $150 million as of 2020.

Are Ryan Gosling and Ryan Reynolds friends?

Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling publicly met at the 2016 Critics Choice Awards. They posed for a series of pictures that ended up on the Internet instantly, and yes, they are friends.

Is Ryan Reynolds the son of Burt Reynolds?

No, he is not. The actor's father is James Chester, who was a food wholesaler.

How tall is Ryan Reynolds

According to the actor's IMDb page, Ryan Reynolds height is 6' 2" (1.88 m).

Ryan Reynolds is mainly known for his comedic performances, particularly as the star of the superhero franchise Deadpool. He is popular not only for his acting talent but also for his philanthropic works.

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