Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian actor, film producer, and entrepreneur. He was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Early Life

Reynolds grew up in Vancouver where he attended Kitsilano Secondary School. An early love of acting led him to enroll in the Kwantlen Polytechnic University drama program.

Career Beginnings

Reynolds started his career in the entertainment industry with small roles in TV shows such as "Fifteen" and "The Odyssey." He eventually found success on the big screen with roles in movies like "National Lampoon's Van Wilder," "Blade: Trinity," and "Definitely Maybe."

Film Career Success

Breakthrough Role

Reynolds' breakthrough role came with the action-comedy movie "Deadpool" in which he played the lead role. The film broke box office records upon its release and spawned a sequel, showcasing Reynolds' ability to deliver both comedy and action.

Other Notable Roles

Aside from Deadpool, Reynolds has appeared in several other notable films including “The Proposal,” ”Green Lantern,” “Safe House,” and “Detective Pikachu.”

Personal Life

Reynolds married actress Blake Lively in 2012 after meeting her while filming “Green Lantern” together. They have three daughters together.

Philanthropy Work

In addition to his successful acting career, Reynolds is also known for his philanthropic work. He has supported various organizations over years including Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research.


Ryan Reynolds has become one of Hollywood’s most beloved leading men thanks to his talent as an actor and his relatable personality off screen. With dozens of award wins under his belt already, it's clear that Ryan Reynold's legacy will continue well into the future.