Celebrity Spotlight: Ryan Reynolds

February 20th, 2007 // 15 Comments

Well, you spoke, and we listened! Survey results indicate that you are celeb hungry bastards, and we at ASL aim to please. So, once a week (starting today) we will be publishing a profile on a celebrity, sports professional, and even the occasional juicy politician that you may not know very much about. And since we are always interested in what you think, if there is anyone you want to hear about, drop us a line (in the comments section) and let us know!

Ryan Reynolds is the youngest of four brothers, and the son of a businessman and saleswoman. Ryan officially began his career at age 14 with a role in the Nickelodeon show, Fifteen (otherwise known as Hillside). After the show’s two-year run, Ryan appeared in several made for TV movies and TV series such as The Odyssey, Ordinary Magic, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Displeased with the direction he saw his career going in, Ryan decided to quit the business in 1996.

Ryan picked up acting again in 1997 after running into fellow Canadian actor Chris Martin and moving to LA. The two moved into a cheap motel, and on the first night, Ryan’s jeep was stripped and rolled down a hill. For months, he drove it around without doors! Luckily, Reynolds landed the role of Berg in “Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place” and was able to get a new ride. The show took off in its second season, and has since helped Ryan land many film roles (most notably, in my opinion, National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, for which he won the Next Generation Male at the Young Hollywood Awards and was nominated for Breakthrough Male Performance at the MTV Movie Awards).

Ryan has also been in recent hits like Smokin’ Aces, The Nines, Just Friends, Waiting, Harold and Kumar, The Blade: Trinity, and Amityville Horror (the last MGM picture ever). The buzz around him during the Blade promotional period was daunting. Reynold’s put on 20 lbs. of pure muscle, and he looked HOT! Check out how he did it here.

Ryan recently split up with long time love and fiance, and fellow Nickelodeon star Alanis Morrissette. Prior to the Jagged Little Pill, he dated Rachael Leigh Cook for a year.

For fun Ryan Reynold’s facts (and photos of Ryan with his new look), keep reading after the jump.


Important Statistics:

Full Name: Ryan Rodney Reynolds
Born: October 23, 1976 (age 30)
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Physical Attributes: 6’2″, 200 lbs
Marital Status: Single; recently broke off engagement with Alanis Morrissette

Random Facts:

Failed high school drama
Used to work in a grocery store
Offered the role of Xander in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Was in Indonesia with Alanis Morissette when the Tsunami struck, but was luckily staying at the opposite end of the island
Has a fear of flying since he went sky diving and the parachute failed to open at the first try.


  1. anon1

    He is The Hotness, we forgive him for being Canadian:0)

  2. anon1

    He is The Hotness, we forgive him for being Canadian:0)

    Class of ’95! tee-hee

  3. antonio

    Boring post … did you google it?

    This sucks!

  4. kiki

    Not too mention he is extremely witty and sarcastic. I love him…

  5. Betsy

    How about Giovanni Ribisi (sp?) He is an amazing, overlooked actor and I never hear anything about him.

  6. Brunette

    oo i like this. cool post (just dont give up ur day job of snarky remarks) :)

  7. Stacy

    Thanks for making me drool all over my keyboard. Ryan is definitely a sleeper star.

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  9. Ryan Reynolds is a Hot Ass Boy.


    Perhaps the picture didn’t load right on your computer.

    Oh My Damn he’s HOT!

  11. Melissa

    Ryan is #1 for me. You couldn’t have picked anyone better to start this off. Please keep them coming, he is wonderful.

  12. Mrs. Phoenix

    Ryan was a great first pick…he’s such a hottie (way too hot for Alanis, what was he thinking!). I vote to see Joaquin Phoenix next.

  13. amanda

    i think is cool they’re doing this =D

  14. pink_orchid

    when i was young (too young to know better and he was still geeky) he was on fifteen with my cousin and i remember him being really funny to talk to.
    Damn i wish i had the foresight to stay in touch :)

  15. John1762

    Very nice site!

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