Ryan Reynolds Biography
Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian television and film actor noted for his roles in the television sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998–2001) and for the comedy film National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002)
Reynolds was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to James—a former Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman who later became a food wholesaler—and Tammy Reynolds, a retail salesperson. The youngest of four brothers, Reynolds graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School, located in Vancouver, in 1994.
Reynolds held several jobs at places such as yacht clubs, nightclubs, and grocery stores, and created an improv comedy group in Vancouver called Yellow Snow when he was a child.
Reynolds career began in 1990 when he starred as Billy in the Canadian-produced teen soap Hillside, distributed in the United States by Nickelodeon as Fifteen. As an adult, Reynolds starred in the National Lampoon movie Van Wilder and the American television series Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place, playing medical student Michael "Berg" Bergen. He also cameoed in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle as a nurse, appeared in The In-Laws with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, as well as the Canadian production Foolproof. In 2005 he played a waiter named Monty in Waiting..., and as music executive Chris Brander in the romantic comedy Just Friends alongside Amy Smart and Anna Faris. Ryan played the protagonist of the 2008 film Definitely, Maybe. He has also appeared in the second season finale of the television series Scrubs, where he played Spence, a college friend of J.D. and Turk. In 2007, Reynolds guest-starred as Brendan's friend Hams in the episode "Douchebag in the City" of the TBS sitcom My Boys. Many critics feel that he was perfect for this role. Although he has performed primarily in comedies, Reynolds played the dark character George Lutz in the remake of the horror movie The Amityville Horror. Reynolds underwent intense physical training to play an action role as the character of Hannibal King in the film Blade: Trinity, which also starred Wesley Snipes and Jessica Biel. He has also played as an FBI agent alongside Ray Liotta in the crime action movie Smokin' Aces.
In a March 2005 interview, Reynolds spoke of his interest and involvement in a possible film adaptation of Deadpool with screenwriter David S. Goyer and also the possibility of playing the incarnation of The Flash known as Wally West in an adaption of the popular DC Comics character in the upcoming movie project. Reynolds will first portray Deadpool in the X-Men spinoff, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
Reynolds was featured on the cover of the pop-culture magazine Naked Eye in the fall of 2007.
In 2002, Reynolds began dating Canadian singer Alanis Morrisette. They announced their engagement in June 2004. In February 2007, representatives for Morissette and Reynolds announced that they had mutually decided to end their engagement.
Soon after the end of his relationship with Morissette, Reynolds began dating actress Scarlett Johansson and the couple announced their engagement on May 5, 2008. They married on September 27, 2008 in a ceremony near Tofino, British Columbia.
Reynolds enjoys mountain biking, fishing, football, motorcycles, and donating to non-profit organizations. In October 2008, Reynolds wrote for The Huffington Post regarding his plan to run the New York City Marathon as a benefit for Parkinson's Disease.