Who Is Ryan Reynolds?

After the trailer for Deadpool 2 dropped the other day we take a closer look at who Ryan Reynolds is, what he's been up to in his career and basically everything you need to know about him.

Where is he from?

He's 41 years old and was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1976. He has Irish blood in him and was raised as a Roman Catholic by his parents, James and Tammy.

He has three brothers, two of whom are police officers (one is even one of the famous Canadian Mounties).

He studied at Kitsilano Secondary School and even got into university, but then dropped out to pursue his acting career, proving that you don't necessarily need to go to University to be a big success.

He got his break in 1991 in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside (it was shown in the USA as Fifteen). He then starred alongside Melissa Joan Hart in the Sabrina the Teenage Witch movie, and then played medical student Michael 'Berg' Bergen in his first adult role in the TV sitcom Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place.

Ryan Reynolds. Credit: PA
Ryan Reynolds. Credit: PA

What films has he been in?

He has been in quite a lot of teen movies and silly comedies, including National Lampoon's Van Wilder, and the stoner comedy Harold and Kumar go to White Castle (Harold and Kumar get the Munchies in the UK).

He's been in the vampire/superhero sequel Blade: Trinity alongside Wesley Snipes, and starred in Definitely, Maybe in 2008 as Richard Messner.

In more recent years he has been in Adventureland, Green Lantern, Ted, The Change-Up, and - of course - the first Deadpool flick.

Basically, he works hard. He's been in nearly 50 films - those are just some of the best.

Who is his wife? Has he even got one?

Since 2012 he has been married to Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively. The two met while they were filming Green Lantern - in which Lively was Reynold's co-star.

Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds. Credit: PA
Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds. Credit: PA

They've got two kids, James and Ines.

Before all that though, he has had some famous girlfriends. He dated singer Alanis Morrisette for a long time and even got engaged to her, though they never actually married.

He did actually marry Scarlett Johansson though, with the two tying the knot in 2008. They divorced in 2010.

Ryan Reynolds at the Time 100 Gala. Credit: PA
Ryan Reynolds at the Time 100 Gala. Credit: PA

What is next for him?

Basically anything he wants. He has got a production company called Maximum Effort that has just signed a three film deal with Fox and they're starting with a live action film based on the board game Clue.

He's already worth about £47m ($65m) so he doesn't exactly have to work that hard, but he will also be starring in the forthcoming films Deadpool 2 (obviously) and Detective Pikachu - which is probably exactly what it sounds like.

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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