Though he had a negative track record in his drama class in high school, Ryan Reynolds is one of those stars who refused to be defined by their failures. From playing minor roles in several TV films and hitting roadblocks almost to the point of giving up on his dreams, the Canadian actor had a rocky path to fame. Unearth lesser known facts about the Hollywood A-lister’s personal life and career as well as his numerous achievements in the industry.
Ryan Reynolds’ Biography
The British Columbian native was born on 23rd October 1976, in Vancouver, Canada. Ryan and his three elder brothers were born to his parents – Jim and Tammy Reynolds. He had humble beginnings as his father was a food vendor and his mother, a saleswoman. Reynolds is yet another proof that schooling doesn’t always correlate with success. He initially hoped to graduate with a degree from Kwantlen University, Richmond but later dropped out to pursue a career in acting.
Reynolds’ acting career began while still in school and as a teenager in the early 1990’s. His first TV break came with the Nickelodeon teen soap opera Fifteen. He thereafter appeared on other TV shows which aired in the 90’s such as The Odyssey, The Outer Limits, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Two Guys and a Girl, and The X-Files.
He made his big screen debut in the Canadian movie Ordinary Magic portraying the character Ganesh. Some of his notable movie roles include the main character Van Wilder in 2002’s National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, portrayed the Hannibal King in Blade Trinity (2004), as Richard Messner in Smokin’ Aces (2006), as Wade Wilson in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and the main character in 2011’s Green Lantern which was the actor’s first big superhero movie.
Reynolds is the face that has starred in some of your favorite movies such as Definitely, Maybe (2008), The Proposal (2009), Buried (2010), The Change Up (2011), and Safe House (2012). But his most popular role yet would undoubtedly be the lead character Wade Wilson in the blockbuster Marvel superhero franchise Deadpool (2016) and its sequel released in 2018.
Does He Have A Twin Brother?
In 2016, many Ryan fans were shocked when it was revealed that he is a celebrity twin. This was after the actor posted a viral video of himself being awkwardly interviewed by his identical twin brother called Gordon Reynolds on social media. Ryan is known to be sarcastic but his twin brother apparently has a sharper tongue.
However, knowing Ryan to be a crazy actor, it was no surprise that the video was just a gig he pulled off in celebration of that year’s World Gin Day and Father’s Day. In other words, Ryan Reynolds does not actually have a twin brother.
Ryan Reynolds is a Hollywood A-lister who has made a fortune from his numerous acting credits. He has worked on various superhero franchise that recorded roaring successes. Given how successful Deadpool and its sequel were, Reynolds reportedly earned big paychecks from the Marvel blockbuster. In 2017, Reynolds achieved an outstanding feat in his career when he was named one of the highest paid Hollywood actors. The actor, screenwriter and film producer’s net worth is pegged around $75 million.
Ryan Reynolds Wife, Blake Lively, Daughter
Ryan Reynolds seems to have had a love life that revolves around the Hollywood circle. He is happily married to his colleague, Blake Lively. The couple first crossed paths in 2011 on the movie Green Lantern and decided not to remain just friends. When Reynolds met Blake, he was still married to his first wife, actress Scarlett Johansson, while his future wife Blake was at the time romantically involved with actor Penn Badgley. Reynolds first marriage to Johansson which produced no kids lasted from September 2008 to July 2011 before they called it quits.
Shortly after Reynolds and Johansson’s divorce, the actor made a seemingly lifetime decision to walk down the aisle with Blake in a secret wedding held in South Carolina. The couple who first started off as friends, dated for about a year before tying the knot in September 2012, and presumably have one of the most idyllic Hollywood relationships.
Ryan and Blake have two kids together, the first daughter, James, was born in December 2014 and the second daughter, Inez, was welcomed in September 2016. The Hollywood power couple, who are known to brutally troll and tease themselves on social media, continue to win fans over who are in love with their unusual senses of humor.