Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian actor and film producer. He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside (1991–1993) and had minor roles before landing the lead role in the sitcom Two Guys and a Girl between 1998 and 2001. Reynolds then starred in a range of films, including comedies such as National Lampoon’s Van Wilder (2002), Waiting… (2005), and The Proposal (2009). He also performed in dramatic roles in Buried (2010), Woman in Gold (2015), and Life (2017), and starred in action films such as Blade: Trinity (2004), Green Lantern (2011), 6 Underground (2019) and Free Guy (2021), and provided voice acting in the animated features The Croods (2013), Turbo (2013), Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) and The Croods: A New Age (2020).
Reynolds’ biggest commercial success came with the superhero films Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (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.