Fast Facts

  • Youngest of four children; two of his three older brothers are police officers.
  • Failed his high-school drama class.
  • Made his feature-film debut in 1993's Ordinary Magic.
  • Developed a fear of flying after a skydiving incident at age 17 when his parachute didn't open.
  • Was named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive in 2010; that same year, his then-wife, Scarlett Johansson, was named GQ's Babe of the Year.
  • Occasionally blogs for the Huffington Post.
  • Is on the board of directors of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. (His father has been diagnosed with the disease).


  • 2011, Goya Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2015, Canadian Screen Awards — Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2012, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Superhero: Winner


  • Blake Lively — Wife
  • James — Daughter
  • Alanis Morissette — Ex-fiancée
  • Tammy Reynolds — Mother
  • Rachael Leigh Cook — Ex-significant Other
  • Scarlett Johansson — Ex-wife
  • Jim Reynolds — Father


  • Attended Kwantlen University College, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Birth Name: Ryan Rodney Reynolds
  • Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Birthday: October 23, 1976, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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