Ryan Reynolds Birthday October 23
Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian actor. He is known for his roles in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, Waiting…, The Amityville Horror, Just Friends, Definitely, Maybe, The Proposal, Buried, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Green Lantern. His television roles include Michael “Berg” Bergen on ABC’s Two Guys and a Girl.
Has appeared in several superhero/comic book adaptations
Has a fear of flying since he once went skydiving and parachute failed to open at the first attempt.
Failed his high school drama class
Used to work in a grocery store
Attended Kwantlen College for a few months before leaving to pursue his acting career
Is the youngest of four brothers. Two of his three elder brothers are policemen.
Received a Youth in Film Award nomination for best actor for his work on Nickelodeon’s “Fifteen” (1990) (aka “Fifteen”).
Accompanied musician Alanis Morissette to the 2003 Canadian Juno Music Awards.
In early 2001, he met actress Rachael Leigh Cook and the two immediately hit it off. However, Rachael had to fly to Britain shortly after to film Blow Dry (2001). Ryan ended up surprising her, pulling out of his filming schedule, and following her all the way to London. It was a success and they ended up dating for a year.
Became engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Canadian singer Alanis Morissette in June 2004. They announced the engagement was off in June of 2006.
Has expressed great interest in portraying the DC Comics character the Flash, should Warner Bros. ever decide to do a film adaptation of the comic book.
On an episode of “The Outer Limits” (1995), he played a ghost trapped in a haunted house. Ironically, in The Amityville Horror (2005), he plays a living man trapped in a haunted house.
Was offered the role of “Xander” in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997).
He was traveling in Indonesia with his former fiancée, Alanis Morissette, when the tsunami struck. They were uninjured since they were staying on the opposite end of the island from where the tsunami hit.
Ryan alleges he is friends with Paul Anka and meets with him once in a while.
His favorite city is Amsterdam.
Engaged to Scarlett Johansson [May 5, 2008].
In 2002, he badly injured his back jumping from a bridge in Zurich, Switzerland.
Is a big fan of the Green Bay Packers.
Loves riding motorcycles.
Married fiancée Scarlett Johansson in a private Canadian ceremony on September 27, 2008.
Lives in Beverly Hills, California.
In November 2008, he ran in the New York City Marathon on behalf of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. His father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1995.
Was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by ‘People’ Magazine in 2010. This was during the same time that his wife, Scarlett Johansson was named as “Babe of the Year” by ‘GQ’ Magazine.
Former brother-in-law of Vanessa Johansson, Hunter Johansson, Adrian Johansson and Christian Johansson.
Former son-in-law of Karsten Johansson and Melanie Sloan.
Gained 25 pounds of muscle for his role as “Hannibal King” in Blade: Trinity (2004).
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