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Ryan Reynolds Biography

Birth Name:
Ryan Rodney Reynolds
Birth Place:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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 had the disease, before dying in 2015


  • 2021People's Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2021People's Choice Awards-Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2019People's Choice Awards-Favorite Animated Movie Voice: nominated
  • 2017Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2015Canadian Screen Awards-Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2012People's Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Superhero: winner
  • 2011Goya Awards-Best Leading Actor: nominated