Early lifeReynolds was born October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His father, Jim, is a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer who later became a food wholesaler, and his mother, Tammy, is a retail salesperson. He is of Irish ancestry and was raised Roman Catholic. The youngest of four brothers, he graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School in Vancouver in 1994. He then attended Kwantlen College, also in Vancouver, until dropping out.
CareerReynolds' career began in 1990 when he starred as Billy the botsman in the Canadian-produced teen soap Hillside, distributed in the United States by Nickelodeon as Fifteen. 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. 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. He has also appeared in the second season finale of the television series Scrubs, where he played Spence, a college friend of J.D. and Turk. 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 romantic comedy The Proposal, and park's repairs technician 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, which also starred Wesley Snipes and Jessica Biel. Reynolds played the dark character George Lutz in the 2005 remake of the 1979 horror film The Amityville Horror. He also played an FBI agent alongside Ray Liotta in the 2006 crime action film Smokin' Aces.
In a March 2005 interview, Reynolds spoke of his interest and involvement in a possible film adaptation of Deadpool with screenwriter David S. Goyer, as well as the possibility of playing the incarnation of The Flash known as Wally West in an adaption of the popular DC Comics character in the upcoming movie project. Reynolds portrayed Deadpool in the X-Men spinoff X-Men Origins: Wolverine and will portray him again in a recently announced spin-off called Deadpool. Reynolds will portray superhero Hal Jordan/Green Lantern in Warner Bros.' upcoming film Green Lantern to be released June 17, 2011 in 3D, making him one of the few actors to headline in movies based on both Marvel and DC characters. Reynolds greeted fans and recited the Green Lantern oath at Comic-Con in 2010. Reynolds starred also in the Spanish/Australian thriller film and Sundance favourite Buried, which was directed by Rodrigo Cortes.
He will portray Nick Cruz in the Universal Pictures film adaptation of the Dark Horse Comics Rest in Peace Department, which is planned for 2011.
Personal lifeIn 2002, Reynolds began dating Canadian singer Alanis Morissette. The two announced their engagement in June 2004. In February 2007, representatives for Morissette and Reynolds announced that they had mutually decided to end their engagement. Morissette's album Flavors of Entanglement was created out of her grief after the breakup.
Soon after the end of his relationship with Morissette, Reynolds began dating actress Scarlett Johansson in 2007 and the couple announced their engagement on May 5, 2008. They married on September 27, 2008, in a quiet ceremony near Tofino, British Columbia. On December 14, 2010, Reynolds and Johansson announced that they had separated. Reynolds filed for divorce on December 23, 2010 in Los Angeles. Johansson filed her divorce response simultaneously.
In October 2008, Reynolds wrote for The Huffington Post regarding his plan to run the New York City Marathon for his father, who suffers from Parkinson's Disease.
Reynolds was named one of People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive" in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
|1994||My Name Is Kate||Kevin Bannister||TV Film|
|1995||Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story||Andy||TV Film|
|1996||When Friendship Kills||Ben Colson||TV Film|
|1996||Sabrina the Teenage Witch||Seth||TV Film|
|1996||In Cold Blood||Bobby Rupp||TV Film|
|1997||The Alarmist||Howard Ancona|
|1998||Tourist Trap||Wade Early||TV Film|
|1999||Coming Soon||Henry Lipschitz|
|2000||Boltneck (Big Monster On Campus)||Carl|
|2002||National Lampoon's Van Wilder||Van Wilder|
|2002||Buying the Cow||Mike Hanson||Direct-to-Video|
|2003||The In-Laws||Mark Tobias|
|2004||Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle||Male nurse||Cameo|
|2004||Blade: Trinity||Hannibal King|
|2005||School of Life||Michael "Mr. D" D'Angelo||TV Film|
|2005||The Amityville Horror||George Lutz|
|2005||Just Friends||Chris Brander|
|2006||Smokin' Aces||Richard Messner|
|2007||Chaos Theory||Frank Allen|
|2008||Definitely, Maybe||Will Hayes|
|2008||Fireflies in the Garden||Michael Taylor|
|2009||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Wade Wilson / Deadpool||Shared role with Scott Adkins|
|2009||The Proposal||Andrew Paxton|
|2009||Paper Man||Captain Excellent|
|2010||Secret Origin: Story Of DC Comics||Narrator|
|2011||Green Lantern||Hal Jordan / Green Lantern||Post-production|
|2012||Safe House||Matt Weston||Filming|
|1991–1993||Fifteen||Billy Simpson||Also known as Hillside. 65 Episodes|
|The Odyssey||Macro||Recurring role, 14 episodes|
|1995||The Outer Limits||Derek Tillman||Season 1, Episode 20: "If These Walls Could Talk"|
|1995||The Marshal||Rick||Season 2, Episode 3: "The Heartbreak Kid"|
|1995||Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years||Griffin||Season 1, Episode 9: "Redemption"|
|1996||The X-Files||Jay "Boom" DeBoom||Season 3, Episode 13: "Syzygy"|
|1996||The John Larroquette Show||Tony Hemingway||Season 4, episode 7: "Napping to Success"|
|1997||The Outer Limits||Paul Nodel||Season 3, Episode 12: "Double Helix"|
|1998||The Outer Limits||Paul Nodel||Season 4, Episode 23: "The Origin of Species"|
|Two Guys and a Girl||Michael "Berg" Bergen||Main role, 81 episodes|
|2003||Scrubs||Spence||Season 2, Episode 22: "My Dream Job"|
|Zeroman||Ty Cheese||Recurring role, 14 Episodes|
|2007||My Boys||Hams||Season 1, Episode 19: Douchebag in the City|
|2009||Saturday Night Live||Host||Season 35, Episode 660|
Awards and nominationsGoya Awards
MTV Movie Awards
- Nominated – "Best Comedic Performance" – The Proposal (2010)
- Nominated – "Best Fight" – X-Men Origins: Wolverine – Shared with Hugh Jackman, Liev Schrieber (2010)
- Nominated – "Best Kiss" – The Proposal – Shared with Sandra Bullock (2010)
- Nominated – "Best Scared-As-S**t Performance" – Buried (2011)
- Nominated – "Favorite Movie Actor" (2009)
- Nominated – "Favorite Comedic Star" (2009)
- Nominated – "Favorite On-Screen Team" – Shared with Daniel Henney, Dominic Monaghan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schrieber, Will.I.Am (2009)
- Nominated – "Favorite On-Screen Team" – Shared with Sandra Bullock (2009)
- Nominated – "Best Actor" – Buried (2010)
- Won – "Best Supporting Actor" – X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)
- Nominated – "Breakthrough Male Performance" – National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2003)
- Won – Next Generation – Male (2003)
- Nominated – "Best Young Actor Co-starring in a Cable Series" – Fifteen (1993)