Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian television and film actor noted for his role in the television sitcom Two Guys and a Girl (1998–2001) and for his performance in several films.
Reynolds was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to James (a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman who later became a food wholesaler) and Tammy Reynolds (a retail salesperson). The youngest of four brothers, Reynolds graduated from Kitsilano Secondary School, located in Vancouver, in 1994.
Reynolds held several jobs at places such as yacht clubs, nightclubs, and grocery stores, and created an improv comedy group in Vancouver called Yellow Snow when he was a child.
Reynolds career began in 1990 when he starred as Billy 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