Ryan Reynolds


Ryan Reynolds

Infobox actor


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birthname = Ryan Rodney Reynolds
birthdate = birth date and age|mf=yes|1976|10|23
birthplace = Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
deathdate =
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occupation = Actor
awards = Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Scary Scene
2005 "The Amityville Horror"
spouse = Scarlett Johansson (2008 - present)

Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian television and film actor. He came to prominence in North America for his role in the television sitcom "Two Guys and a Girl" (1998–2001), before establishing a career as a Hollywood motion picture actor, starring in both comedic and dramatic roles.

Biography

Early life

Reynolds was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the son of Tammy, a salesperson and career student, and Jim Reynolds, a Vancouver food wholesaler and former semi-professional boxer. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/48/Ryan-Reynolds.html Ryan Reynolds Biography (1976-) ] ] He is the youngest of four brothers. Reynolds graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1994.

Career

Reynolds career began as a child actor starring as Billy in the Canadian-produced teen soap "Hillside" distributed in the United States by Nickelodeon as "Fifteen". As an adult, Reynolds starred in the National Lampoon movie "Van Wilder" and the American television series "Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place", playing medical student Michael "Berg" Bergen. He also cameoed in "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" as a nurse, appeared in "The In-Laws" with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, as well as the Canadian production "Foolproof". In 2005 he played a waiter named Monty in "Waiting...", and as music executive Chris Brander in the romantic comedy "Just Friends" alongside Amy Smart and Anna Faris. Ryan played the protagonist of the 2008 film "Definitely, Maybe". He has also appeared in the second season finale of the television series "Scrubs", where he played Spence, a college friend of J.D. and Turk. In 2007, Reynolds guest-starred as Brendan's friend Hams in the episode "" of the TBS sitcom "My Boys". Although he has performed primarily in comedies, Reynolds played the dark character George Lutz in the remake of the horror movie "The Amityville Horror". Reynolds underwent intense physical training to play an action role as the character of Hannibal King in the film "", which also starred Wesley Snipes and Jessica Biel. He has also played as an FBI agent alongside Ray Liotta in the crime action movie "Smokin' Aces".

In a March 2005 interview, Reynolds spoke of his interest and involvement in a possible film adaptation of "Deadpool" with screenwriter David S. Goyer. [ [http://movies.ign.com/articles/597/597611p1.html IGN: The Latest on The Flash & Deadpool ] ] and also the possibility of playing the incarnation of The Flash known as Wally West in an adaption of the popular DC comics character in the upcoming movie project. Reynolds will first portray Deadpool in the X-Men spinoff, .

Reynolds was featured on the cover of the pop-culture magazine "Naked Eye" in the fall of 2007.

Personal life

From 2002 to 2007, Reynolds had been romantically linked to Alanis Morissette, becoming engaged in 2004. [ [http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,653651,00.html Alanis Morissette, Ryan Reynolds Engaged - Engagements, Alanis Morissette, Ryan Reynolds : People.com ] ] In July 2006, "People" reported that the two had split, but neither party confirmed this report. Morissette and Reynolds were pictured holding hands in Los Angeles, sinking the rumors. However, in February 2007, they mutually decided to end their engagement. On June 11, 2008, Alanis Morissette appeared on "The Howard Stern Show", and spoke of their breakup.

On May 5, 2008, it was announced that he had become engaged to actress Scarlett Johansson. [ [http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20197908,00.html Scarlett & Ryan Engaged! | People.com] ] The couple married on September 27, 2008 in his native Canada in a small ceremony near Tofino, B.C.. [ [http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20229417,00.html Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds Wed in Canada | People.com] ]

Reynolds is a Green Bay Packers fan [ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1608/is_10_21/ai_n15955414 The life of Ryan | Men's Fitness | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ] and loves motorcycles, owning three: a customized 2005 Harley-Davidson Springer Softail, a 2006 Ducati Sport 1000, and a 2005 Confederate.

In October of 2008, Reynolds wrote for the Huffington Post regarding his plan to run the New York City Marathon as a benefit for Parkinson's Disease. [ [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ryan-reynolds/why-im-running-the-new-yo_b_133157.html Ryan Reynolds: Why I'm Running the New York City Marathon | The Huffington Post] ]

Filmography

Awards & Nominations

MTV Movie Awards
*2003: Nominated, "Breakthrough Male Performance" - "National Lampoon's Van Wilder"

Teen Choice Awards
*2005: Won, "Choice Movie Scary Scene" - "The Amityville Horror"

Young Artist Award
*1993: Nominated, "Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Cable Series" - "Fifteen"

Young Hollywood Awards
*2003: Won, "Next Generation - Male"

References

External links

*imdb name|id=0005351|name=Ryan Reynolds
* [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ryan-reynolds Ryan Reynolds' writings on HuffPost]


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