Ryan Reynolds

Actor

Born: 23 October 1976
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Best known as:

The star of the movie Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds is the tall, genial star of TV and films who got his first big break as National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002). His first exposure beyond his native Canada was in the cable TV teen drama Fifteen (1990-93), and he showed an early flair for romantic comedy in the TV series Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998-2001). His role as ever-popular campus man Van Wilder launched a film career that has been a mix of genre thrillers and romantic comedies. Ryan Reynolds was tough and cut for Blade: Trinity (2004, starring Wesley Snipes), haunted by The Amityville Ghosts in The Amityville Horror remake (2005), lecherous and carefree in Waiting... (2005), comically obsessive in Chaos Theory (2007) and vulnerable and fatherly in Definitely, Maybe (2008). His other films include The In-Laws (2003, starring Michael Douglas), Smokin' Aces (2006, with Andy Garcia), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009, starring Hugh Jackman, the romantic comedy The Proposal (2009, with romcom queen Sandra Bullock) and the 2011 comic-book megamovie Green Lantern, with Ryan Reynolds in the title role.

Extra credit:

Ryan Reynolds dated pop singer Alanis Morissette from 2004-07. He married actress Scarlett Johansson on 27 September 2008; they filed for divorce on 23 December 2010, and were formally divorced in July 2011. Reynolds married actress Blake Lively, his co-star in The Green Lantern, on September 9, 2012.

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