Canadian-American actor Ryan Reynolds is primarily known for his comedic performances, most notably for his role as the star of the hit superhero franchise “Deadpool”.
The Deadpool actor has reached the pinnacle of superstar and continues to star in every project he touches. His evolution has been a source of admiration from fans around the world.
Actor Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on October 23, 1976, and raised in Vancouver, Canada, to James Chester Reynolds and Tamara Lee. He has three older brothers, and he is the youngest. His father worked as a food wholesaler, and his worked mother a retail wholesaler.
He attended the secondary school of Kitsilano, where he graduated in 1994. Later he attended and dropped out of Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Ryan Reynolds started on television before becoming a big-screen hit in Hollywood.
Reynolds’ career began at the young age of 12 when he played Billy Simpson on the Canadian-produced teen soap opera Hillside, released in the US by Nickelodeon as Fifteen.
In 1996, he had a mimimal supporting role as Jay “Boom” DeBoom in “Syzygy”, the 13th episode of the third season of The X-Files, and he also worked with actress Melissa Joan Hart in the hit TV movie Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
He also played a vampire hunter in Blade: Trinity (2004) with Wesley Snipes and Jessica Biel and starred in the 2005 remake of The Amityville Horror.
His status as a firmly established Hollywood star, Reynolds starred or co-starred in the comedies Waiting (2005), Just Friends (2005), Adventureland (2009), and The Change-Up (2011).
While thriving in action movies, Reynolds showed off his comedic skills in The Proposal, where he teamed up with Sandra Bullock.
He took on a comic book hero and starred in The Green Lantern in 2011 with Blake Lively.
Reynolds has also voiced to the family films The Croods (2013), Turbo (2013), and Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019).
Showing his self-mockery skills, he played himself on an episode of Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy series (2011). He made memorable guest appearances in MacFarlane’s feature film comedies Ted (2012) and A Million Ways to Die in the West ( 2014).
His lead role in Deadpool earned him worldwide recognition and a load of cash too. The unusual superhero film became the top-grossing R-rated feature film of all time, leading to a Golden Globe nomination for its star. Deadpool 2 had similar success after hitting theaters in May 2018, grossing nearly $ 800 million at the worldwide box office.
He was featured in People magazine’s 2007 issue of ‘Sexiest People’ and was awarded the title ‘Sexiest Renaissance Man’ by the publication.
Reynolds received a star on the most-coveted Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017 after being inducted on the Canadian Walk of Fame in the year of 2014.
He previously dated singer Alanis Morissette for several years.
The couple became engaged in 2004, but they broke up in 2007. In the same year, Reynolds got involved with actress Scarlett Johansson. The couple got married in a small ceremony in 2008. He was also married to actress Scarlett Johansson from 2008 to 2011.
After the divorce, Raynolds met Blake Lively on the set of The Green Lantern. The high-profile couple married in 2012 near Charleston, South Carolina. They have three children together.
As of April 2020, the Green Lantern and Deadpool stars have an estimated net worth of $100 million.
After the Deadpool franchise’s success, the first to gross more than $ 783 million at the box office, Ryan falls into the category of actors who can earn $ 20 million upfront to star in a movie.
He was paid $ 27 million upfront for Michael Bay’s “Six Underground.” However, Reynolds makes more money than his acting and recently acquired a stake in Aviation American Gin.