Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds is famous for portraying the sarcastic, profanity-spewing Marvel superhero Deadpool. The character’s eponymous 2016 superhero flick was a critical and commercial hit, a rarity among R-rated movies. It was also sweet redemption for Reynolds after starring in the 2011 DC Comics flop Green Lantern.
His 100-plus acting credits include other action/comedy films such as 2021’s Free Guy, the 2009 rom-com The Proposal, and the animated films Pokémon Detective Pikachu and The Croods. But the actor has also tackled dramatic roles, including a man with schizophrenia in 2015’s The Voices and a kidnap victim buried alive in the 2010 psychological thriller Buried.
- Full name: Ryan Rodney Reynolds
- Born: Oct. 23, 1976
- Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
- Height: 6 feet 2 inches
- Net worth: $150 million
- Spouse: Blake Lively (m. 2012), Scarlett Johansson (m. 2008-2011)
- Kids: Inez Reynolds, James Reynolds, Betty Reynolds
- Top movies: Deadpool, Deadpool 2, Buried, Free Guy, Red Notice, Mississippi Grind, The Croods: A New Age, The Voices
- Fun fact: Reynolds also co-wrote the Deadpool films.