A closer look at Ryan Phillippe and his background
Who doesn't know Ryan Phillippe! The stylish actor with a chocolaty face broke a million hearts when he got married to actress Reese Witherspoon. They married quite young in 1999 and divorced in 2007. Currently single now, the actor is concentrating on his career. Let's catch you up on his early life and career. Matthew Ryan Phillippe was born in 1974 in New Castle, Delaware. He is a proficient American actor, director, and writer. He was raised in a humble background with his mother running a daycare center and father being a chemist. Phillippe earned his graduation from the Barbizon Modeling and Acting Program in Wilmington, Delaware. He plunged into acting with his role as Billy Douglas on the soap opera, 'One Life To Live.' Phillippe shot to fame later in 1990's after appearing in starring roles in few films including 'I Know What You Did Last Summer,' 'Cruel Intentions,' and '54'. He managed to establish himself on the map of fame with his work and what followed next was a string of new offers. In the 2000s, he featured in numerous films, including 'Gosford Park' in 2001, 'Crash' in 2004, 'Flags of Our Fathers' in 2006, 'Breach' in 2007, 'Stop-Loss' in 2008 and 'The Lincoln Lawyer' in 2011. 'The Lincoln Lawyer' was a 2011 American neo-noir legal thriller film adapted from the novel of the same name by Michael Connelly. His famous television series 'Secrets and Lies' was aired from 2015 to 2016. 'Secrets and Lies' is an American mystery anthology TV series based on the Australian series of the same name. His role as the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Greg Marinovich in 2010 in 'The Bang-Bang Club' won many hearts. He currently features in the lead role in the USA network drama series 'Shooter.' 'Shooter' has been renewed for a third season this year after the second season in 2017 had been cut short owing to the actor's serious injury. He revealed in an interview on Dec. 4, 2017, that he has fully recovered and will now be seen in the third season of the series.
A sneak peek into Ryan Phillippe's personal life
Taking a look at his personal life, actor Phillippe has two children, a daughter and a son from his earlier marriage to Reese Witherspoon. He also has a daughter from a relationship with actress Alexis Knapp. He had met Witherspoon in 1997 at a common party, and they soon started dating. They got engaged in December 1998, and the pair starred together in the movie 'Cruel Intentions' the next year. They subsequently married in 1999 when Witherspoon was already six months pregnant with their first child. His daughter, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, was born in 1999 and his son, Deacon Reese Phillippe, was born in 2003. The couple announced their separation in October 2006 much to the shock of their fans and finally divorced in 2007. Their separation was quite tumultuous with Reese fighting for sole custody of her children and Phillippe requesting for joint custody. The court granted joint custody to the couple for their children in 2008. Phillippe soon moved on in life and began dating Australian actress Abbie Cornish in 2007. They split up in 2010 with Phillippe moving on to date model/actress Alexis Knapp the same year. They too split up in a few months and Knapp has a daughter from this relationship born in July 2011. Phillippe later got into a relationship with a law student Paulina Slagter in 2011 and later split in 2016. He is currently single. Phillippe has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. The actor is also very fond of tattoos and sports tattoos on his arms and chest.
The actor's net worth
The net worth of the actor is estimated to be around $32 million. The talented actor has made a fortune for himself with his acting skills. He has had a long and flourishing career in movies and television and is currently signed up for a lot of upcoming projects.
5 Facts about Reese Witherspoon's ex-husband
Apart from his personal life, Ryan Phillippe has made his mark in the acting world. There are some worth knowing facts about the actor which we have gathered from his career in movies. Some of these are: 1. Ryan Phillippe has a great comic sense Phillippe starred in the movie 'MacGruber.' It wouldn't be wrong to term it as the funniest movie to hit the theaters in 20 years. Phillippe did a great job of portraying the 'straight guy,' and had the audience split into fits of laughter. His comedic chops are just great, and one keeps hoping he will come around doing something similar soon. 2. Ryan Phillippe co-hosted WWE Raw The actor is interested in the WWE and spent a whole evening in 2010 hosting WWE Raw. His co-hosts were Jonathan Swift and Charo. 3. Ryan Phillippe is a baseball fan Ryan is such a die-hard baseball fan that he even named his son after one of his ancestors- Deacon Phillippe who happens to be baseball player and had pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates at the turn of the previous century. 4. He is close friends with Sean Price It is kind of weird to think of this connection, but Phillippe is very close friends with Brooklyn-born rapper Sean Price. After Price's death in the summer of 2015, Phillippe even got a tattoo in his honor. 5. He’s struggled with depression It is easy to think that a successful guy like Ryan Phillippe must have it all in his life but the fact is that he too had had his tough days struggling depression. He has been struggling with depression since a very young age.
Ryan Phillipe is a gifted actor who has managed to stay focused on his career for many years. Because he is signed up for many more movies, this guy sure has a long, long way to go!