A Conversation with Ryan Reynolds
Actor, comedian, producer, and writer Ryan Reynolds is a Hollywood icon and entrepreneur. Known for numerous films and TV series across genres, Reynolds has been expanding his entrepreneurial portfolio, leveraging his industry-tested marketing expertise, and is an in-demand speaker for engaging, insightful conversations in a moderated Q&A format.
Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film producer and screenwriter. Ryan Reynolds' career began in 1990 when he starred as Billy in the Canadian-produced teen soap Hillside, distributed in the United States by Nickelodeon as Fifteen. In 1996 he co-starred with Melissa Joan Hart in the TV movie Sabrina the Teenage Witch. As an adult, Reynolds starred in the National Lampoon movie Van Wilder and the American television series Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place, playing medical student Michael "Berg" Bergen. In 1993-94 he had a recurring role in The Odyssey as Macro. He also cameoed in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle as a nurse, appeared in The In-Laws with Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks, as well as the Canadian production Foolproof.
In 2005 he played a waiter named Monty in Waiting..., and as music executive Chris Brander in the romantic comedy Just Friends alongside Amy Smart and Anna Faris. Reynolds played the protagonist in the 2008 film Definitely, Maybe. In 2007, Reynolds guest-starred as Brendan's friend Hams in the episode "Douchebag in the City" of the TBS sitcom My Boys. In 2009, he portrayed Andrew Paxton, starring opposite Sandra Bullock, in The Proposal, and Mike Connell in Adventureland.
Although he has performed primarily in comedies, Reynolds underwent intense physical training to play an action role as the character of Hannibal King in the 2004 film Blade: Trinity. Reynolds played George Lutz in the 2005 remake of the 1979 horror film The Amityville Horror." Additionally, he played an FBI agent alongside Ray Liotta in the 2006 crime action film Smokin' Aces.
In 2011 Reynolds portrayed superhero Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in Warner Bros.' film Green Lantern, and in 2013 he portrayed Nick Cruz in the Universal Pictures film adaptation of Dark Horse Comics' R.I.P.D.
Reynolds' biggest commercial success came with the superhero films Deadpool in 2016, and Deadpool 2 in 2018, in which he played the title character. The former set numerous records at the time of its release for an R-rated comedy and his performance earned him nominations at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards and the Golden Globe Awards.
Reynolds was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. He was married to actress Scarlett Johansson from 2008 to 2011 and since 2012, has been married to actress Blake Lively, with whom he has three children.