Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of 'Pokemon Detective Pikachu' at Military Island in Times Square on May 2, 2019, in New York City
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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.

Reynolds has been married to his Green Lantern co-star, Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively, since 2012. They have three children. He was previously married to Black Widow actor Scarlett Johansson.


  • 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 2Buried, Free Guy, Red Notice, Mississippi Grind, The Croods: A New Age, The Voices
  • Fun fact: Reynolds also co-wrote the Deadpool films.

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