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Ryan Reynolds

Ryan ReynoldsAKA Ryan Rodney Reynolds

Born: 23-Oct-1976
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Van Wilder

After several years scraping by as an actor in Vancouver, Canada, Ryan Reynolds and a friend (actor Chris Martin, not the lead singer from Coldplay) packed up and moved to L.A. They drove down Interstate-5, checked into a crappy, roach-filled Los Angeles hotel, and while they were carrying their bags in, his Jeep was stolen and stripped -- the stereo and even the doors were stolen. When they got the car back they couldn't afford to replace the stolen equipment, so for months they motored to L.A. auditions in a Jeep with no doors.

Ryan Reynolds played the hard-partying title role in National Lampoon's Van Wilder, but initially told the producers he was not interested. When they later brought him a rewritten script, he thought it was "a Ferris Bueller for the 21st century." Reynolds played another foul-mouthed wisecracker in Blade Trinity, and starred in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror. On TV, he had a featured role in the early-1990s Nickelodeon soap opera for teens Fifteen, and he later starred in the sitcom Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (retooled as Two Guys and a Girl). Apparently, Reynolds somehow had the notion that his sitcom Two Guys and a Girl was based on a real pizza parlor. It wasn't, but on a 2002 trip to Boston promoting Van Wilder, he drove around the city trying to find his fictional TV restaurant.

Father: Jim Reynolds (wholesaler)
Mother: Tammy (sales clerk)
Girlfriend: Rachael Leigh Cook (actress, dated 2001 one year)
Girlfriend: Alanis Morissette (musician, together 2004-06, broken engagement)
Wife: Scarlett Johansson (together 2007-08, m. 27-Sep-2008, separated 2010, div. 1-Jul-2011)
Wife: Blake Lively (actress, together since 2011, m. 9-Sep-2012)

    University: Kwantlen College (briefly)

    John Kerry for President
    MoveOn.org
    Obama for America
    New York City Marathon 2008
    Risk Factors: Skydiving

    TELEVISION
    Zeroman Ty Cheese (2004-05)
    Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Berg (1998-2001)
    The Odyssey Macro (1993-94)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Turbo (17-Jul-2013) [VOICE]
    R.I.P.D. (17-Jul-2013)
    The Croods (15-Feb-2013) [VOICE]
    Safe House (2-Feb-2012) · Matt Weston
    The Whale (9-Sep-2011) · Narrator
    The Change-Up (5-Aug-2011) · Mitch Planko
    Green Lantern (14-Jun-2011) · Hal Jordan
    Buried (23-Jan-2010)
    The Proposal (15-Jun-2009)
    Paper Man (15-Jun-2009) · Captain Excellent
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine (8-Apr-2009)
    Adventureland (19-Jan-2009)
    Fireflies in the Garden (10-Feb-2008) · Michael
    Definitely, Maybe (24-Jan-2008)
    Chaos Theory (13-Feb-2007) · Frank Allen
    The Nines (21-Jan-2007) · Gary, Gavin, and Gabriel
    Smokin' Aces (12-Jan-2007)
    Just Friends (23-Nov-2005)
    Waiting... (12-May-2005)
    The Amityville Horror (14-Apr-2005) · George Lutz
    School of Life (19-Feb-2005) · Mr. D.
    Blade: Trinity (8-Dec-2004)
    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (20-May-2004) · Male Nurse
    Foolproof (3-Oct-2003) · Kevin
    The In-Laws (17-May-2003)
    Buying the Cow (8-Jun-2002) · Mike
    Van Wilder (4-Apr-2002)
    Finder's Fee (19-Jun-2001)
    Big Monster on Campus (25-Feb-2000)
    Dick (23-Jul-1999)
    Coming Soon (17-Apr-1999)
    The Alarmist (7-Sep-1997) · Howard Ancona
    In Cold Blood (24-Nov-1996) · Bobby Rupp
    When Friendship Kills (19-Feb-1996)
    Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (6-Feb-1995)
    Ordinary Magic (21-Oct-1993)


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