Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the youngest of four children. His father, James Chester Reynolds, was a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, worked as a retail-store saleswoman. He is of Irish ancestry and was raised as a Roman Catholic. His other two brothers work as police officers in British Columbia, one of whom is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police member. In 1994, Ryan Reynolds graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver and dropped out from his Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Before entering Hollywood, he did several soaps in television; Hillside (1991), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996), Two Guys, A Girl and A Pizza Place (1998), Van Wilder (1996), The Odyssey, Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle, The In-Laws, Foolproof.
In 2005, he played a waiter named Monty in Waiting…, and as music executive Chris Brander in the romantic comedy Just Friends. Reynolds played the protagonist in the 2008 film Definitely, Maybe. He has also appeared in the second season finale of the television series Scrubs. In 2007, Reynolds guest-starred as Brendan’s friend Hams in the episode “Douchebag in the City” of the TBS sitcom My Boys. In 2009, he portrayed Andrew Paxton, in The Proposal, and Mike Connell in Adventureland.
Ryan Reynolds did intense physical training to play an action role as the character of Hannibal King in the 2004 film Blade: Trinity. Reynolds played George Lutz in the 2005 remake of the 1979 horror film The Amityville Horror and an FBI agent in a crime action film Smokin’ Aces (2006).
Ryan Reynolds represented Wade Wilson / Weapon XI in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and the title character in Deadpool (2016).
Additionally, he portrayed the Hal Jordan version of the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern in the 2011 film of the same name. Reynolds has also starred in films such as The Proposal (2009), Buried (2010), Mississippi Grind (2015), and Woman in Gold (2015).
He has been married to Blake Lively since September 9, 2012. They have one child. He was previously married to Scarlett Johansson.