Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian actor and film producer. Reynolds began his career starring in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside and in minor roles before landing the role of Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl from 1998-2001. Reynolds would then star in a range of genre films; he starred in comedies such as National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Waiting..., and The Proposal; dramatic roles in Buried, Woman in Gold and Life; and starred in action films such as Blade: Trinity, Green Lantern and Safe House.
In 2016, he reprised the role of Wade Wilson / Deadpool in a reincarnation of the character he portrayed in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The film received critical and commercial acclaim and set numerous records at the time of its release for an R-rated comedy. For his performance, he received numerous accolades, including nominations for the Critic's Choice Movie Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. He reprised the role in Deadpool 2, which he co-wrote.
Reynolds was named People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2010 and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. He is married to actress Blake Lively, with whom he has two daughters.
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