Ryan Rodney Reynolds was born on 23 October 1976, in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, of part-Irish descent, and is an actor and producer, known for appearing in several TV series including the ABC sit-com “Two Guys and a Girl” alongside fellow lead actors Traylor Howard and Richard Ruccolo, and films such as Gavin Hood’s 2009 superhero film “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”.
So just how rich is Ryan Reynolds, as of mid-2016? Authoritative sources put Ryan with an estimated net worth of $45 million, accumulated during his career in the entertainment industry which now spans more than 25 years. As he continues to appear in various productions, these ensure Reynolds remains one of the better-known names and faces in Hollywood, as well as continuing to boost his fortune.
Ryan Reynolds Net Worth $45 Million
Ryan Reynolds matriculated from Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver in 1994, then attended Kwantlen Polytechnic University, also in Vancouver, until dropping out to concentrate on an acting career. He became attracted to acting at a very young age; when he was twelve years old, Reynolds took part in a drama class, and though he didn’t find much success there, he has remained attracted to acting ever since. Reynolds made his first television appearance in the Nickelodeon teen drama “Fifteen” (broadcast as “Hillside” in Canada) in 1990, and his career would take off from there, including a part in the television film “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” together with American actress Melissa Joan Hart. Despite continued successes, however, Reynolds was not satisfied – he wanted more, and more serious, work. In pursuit of his dream, Reynolds and his friend, fellow Canadian actor Chris William Martin (not to be confused with the English singer and co-founder of “Coldplay”, Chris Martin), moved to Los Angeles, and it was there that Ryan Reynolds found his true breakout role in the ABC sit-com “Two Guys and a Girl” – originally titled “Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place” in 1998, really establishing his net worth.
From there on in, Ryan Reynolds’s career has advanced at a brisk pace, and his net worth has continued to grow. After appearing in the 2005 Indian comedy film “Waiting…” together with fellow lead actors Justin Long and Anna Faris, and starring as the protagonist of the 2005 romantic comedy “Just Friends” alongside actress Amy Smart, Reynolds found himself in a series of superhero films. Hewas cast in the role of Hannibal King in David S. Goyer and Wesley Snipes’s 2004 film “Blade: Trinity”, and appeared as Deadpool in the 2009 “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”, along with actors Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Lynn Collins and Will.I.Am of “The Black Eyed Peas” fame.
Reynolds continues to appear in various recent films – such as the 2013 supernatural comedy “R.I.P.D.”, in which he starred alongside Jeff Bridges. This was followed by “Mississippi Grind” (2015), and “Woman in Gold” (2015).
In his personal life, Reynolds was engaged to singer Alanis Morisette(2003-07), but was then actually married to actress Scarlett Johansson(2008-10), and subsequently married actress Blake Lively in 2012 – they have a son. Ryan apparently leads the lifestyle to match his considerable wealth – he owns two houses, one in Bedford, New York which is valued at $2.35 million, and the other is a Los Angeles mansion valued at $2.9 million. Reynolds is a man of taste, often seen driving his vintage Retro Triumph motorcycle.
Became a father for the 1st time at age 38 when his wife Blake Lively gave birth to their daughter James Reynolds on December 16, 2014.
On April 12, 2015, he was involved in a hit-and-run incident between filming of Deadpool (2016) in Canada. While walking through a parking garage, he was struck by the car of a paparazzo, who then fled the scene. Reynolds sustained only minor injuries, and later joked about the incident on Twitter.
He did not enjoy working on Green Lantern (2011). He admits to having a poor working relationship with director Martin Campbell. Also said that the film's failure, critically and financially, was a huge relief because he did not want to play Hal Jordan, again.
Ryan alleges he is friends with Paul Anka and meets with him once in a while.
He was traveling in Indonesia with his former fiancée, Alanis Morissette, when the tsunami struck. They were uninjured since they were staying on the opposite end of the island from where the tsunami hit.
Has expressed great interest in portraying the DC Comics character the Flash, should Warner Bros. ever decide to do a film adaptation of the comic book.
Became engaged to his girlfriend of two years, Canadian singer Alanis Morissette in June 2004. They announced the engagement was off in June 2006.
In early 2001, he met actress Rachael Leigh Cook and the two immediately hit it off. However, Rachael had to fly to Britain shortly after to film Blow Dry (2001). Ryan ended up surprising her, pulling out of his filming schedule, and following her all the way to London. It was a success and they ended up dating for a year.
Has appeared in several superhero/comic book adaptations
I used to say to [Blake], 'I would take a bullet for you. I could never love anything as much as I love you.' I would say that to my wife. And the second I looked in that baby's eyes, I knew in that exact moment that if we were ever under attack, I would use my wife as a human shield to protect that baby.
As an actor, you're always kind of cognizant that you'll never work again. You always have this lizard-brain fear, always, just under the surface, that this is it. Because you see it. I've been fortunate enough to have a 23-year career so far. I've watched people come and go and vanish. I've watched really talented people never get that invaluable foothold into the industry. So you're always walking that tightrope of being very grateful that you're in this position.
For every character I play, there's ten others I've read that went to another actor because he's better qualified for the role, or for whatever reason, who knows - it's always a very mercurial process.
When I was a little kid - maybe nine or ten - I was a complete asshole. I would run around the neighborhood on Halloween throwing firecrackers in people's mailboxes, at their houses, and things like that. We were just these little hell raisers. I'm sure I have a lot to atone for, if there is a judgment day. It's gonna be a long list for me. It goes right up until I was about 18 and then I sort of straightened out.
I'm always terrified at the beginning. Then I start working and get past my fear, which is the real win for me. Just like Hal [Jordan in Green Lantern (2011)] I'm used to stepping forward in the face of whatever fears I've created for myself. The stunts on the ground I can do, but I've never been good with heights.
[on the effect the title of "Sexiest Man Alive" would have on his wife, Scarlett Johansson] Now it's going to be, 'Sexiest man, take out the garbage'. That does sound better.
[on Buried (2010)] It's one of those rare movies that you experience more than you watch it. The selling point to me was that script had both a narrative challenge and a technical challenge. It's rare to find a script that has both. People like Hitchcock, that's all he looked for. Films like Rope (1948) and Lifeboat (1944) and Rear Window (1954), that was what they were all about. I had a lot of confidence in Rodrigo, though. He sent me a comprehensive, 15-page treatise on why he wanted to make the film. That hooked me. It's not the most glamorous role. You get in the box and as an actor you have to do these things that are embarrassing, frightening and raw. It was an adventure.
[on The Nines (2007)] That was such a wake-up call for me. The movie was made on less than a million dollars. I loved the process. I loved the character I was given to play. I learned a lot about filmmaking from John August, who was directing. That was the birth of my own ambition. There were particular films after that that I went after. I had a new view.
(on filming Buried (2010)) I'll never, ever in my life complain on a set again after being on that set. Sixteen, seventeen days of doing that... It was such a state of emotional distress.
(2010, on Van Wilder (2002)) It made me the party guy. I would walk into a bar and people would start lining up the shots. You could sum up my career at that point as a free shot at a bar. I know it affected me more than I'm revealing, because I know that I went years without even saying the words "Van Wilder". Even now, when I say it, it's a bit of a big moment for me.
I have a discipline that has served me very well in my career and in my personal life... and that's gotten stronger as I've gotten older. I've always felt if I don't just have a natural knack for it, I will just out-discipline the competition if I have to -- work harder than anybody else.
(2007) I used to backpack when I was younger. I think I can actually say that I can't do the hostel thing anymore - I'm a little too spoiled.
(on if he gets recognized while traveling) I get noticed depending on where I am. I have no problem wandering all around Spain. But the Germans - ah, the Germans - they are like "Oh! Van Wilder's a party animal!".
I did two trips in 2006. I did one through New Zealand on a motorcycle, and I tried to cross Australia on a motorcycle from one end of the continent to the other. My friend and I did not make it, unfortunately - he crashed, and we had to find a hospital.
(on getting into acting) I started when I was 13 years old. I did a really horrible soap opera called Fifteen for Nickelodeon that stoned college kids kept on the air for three years. And then the first movie I did was in Sri Lanka when I was 14. I spent three months there. I was there without my parents working on a movie in a country that was in the midst of a civil war. It was pretty wild.
I'm not a hockey fan, which is probably why I had to leave Canada in the first place.
I never took acting classes, but I knew I could do it based on the skill with which I lied to my parents on a regular basis!
On his relationship with Alanis Morissette: Our relationship couldn't be better. There's no truth to the rumours we'd temporarily broken up.
Acting has given me a way to channel my angst. I feel like an overweight, pimply faced kid a lot of the time - and finding a way to access that insecurity, and put it toward something creative is incredibly rewarding. I feel very lucky.
(on kissing the older woman in Van Wilder (2002)) On that note, that being said, it was damn hard kissing her. You've never experienced anything until you've had a mature, darting tongue in your mouth.