Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian-American actor, best known for playing the Marvel Comics character Deadpool. He is one of the highest-grossing film actors of all time, with a worldwide box-office gross of over $5 billion. He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside (1991–1993), and had minor roles before landing the lead role on 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), 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 film series (2013–2020), Turbo (2013) and Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019). Reynolds's biggest commercial success came with the 20th Century Fox X-Men 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. Reynolds was named People's Sexiest Man Alive in 2010 and was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. He has been married twice: to actress Scarlett Johansson from 2008 to 2011, and since 2012 to actress Blake Lively, with whom he has three daughters. In 2020, Reynolds became a co-owner of Welsh Football club Wrexham A.F.C., as documented in the TV series Welcome to Wrexham.
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