Ryan Phillippe was born in the year 1974 and he is a writer, a director and an actor of American nationality. His breakthrough came about when he appeared in the role of Billy Douglas in the Soap Opera called One Life to Live. Afterwards, he played in different roles such as I Know What You Did Last Summer, 54 and Cruel Intentions. He had been in other roles like in Flags of Our Fathers, Stop Loss, Breach, Gosford Park and The Bang-Bang club. He was in the leading role of Lee Swagger in Shooter Thriller drama of USA network. For his personal life, he is married to another actress called Reese Witherspoon from 1999 up to 2007. They had a son and a daughter. He had another daughter with Alexis Knapp, another actress.
From his biography, Ryan Phillippe was born in New Castle of Delawere. His mother is called Susan and she had a day care center at the house of the family. His father called Richard Philippe worked as chemist. He has French ancestry. He graduated from Barbizon Modeling and Acting Program of Wilmington in Delaware.
The acting career of Ryan Phillippe started when he was signed up to the Cathy Parker Management found in Voorhees, in New Jersey. This was after making the appearance at ABC daytime drama of One Life to Live. His role of Billy Douglas was the first role of a teenager gay at the daytime soap opera. When he finished with the show, he them moved to Los Angeles and this is where he took up small parts in different television series like Due South, Matlock, The Secrets of Lake Success, White Squall and Crimson Tide.
He played the real life Navy Corpsman called John Bradley for Flags of Our Fathers. The director was Clint Eastwood.
He had appeared in the crime drama of The Way of The Gun when he was the famed software engineer thriller of the Antitrust. He was the co-star in the Gosford Park and he was nominated to the Oscar awards for the Best Picture. He was also in the supporting roles of Crash and Igby Goes down.
When it comes to his personal life, Philippe dated Reese Witherspoon and they got engaged before playing as a couple in Cruel Intentions. They have two children together which are Deacon Reese Philippe and Ava Gardner. The two divorced in 2007 and they cited irreconcilable difference for the divorce. Since there was no prenuptial agreement, she did request that a court refuse the spousal support for Philippe and asked to get Joint Legal custody with sole physical custody for their two children. Philippe started to date Abbie Cornish, then Alexis Knapp. He also dated Paulina Slagter, a law student. He plays Tae Kwon Do and has a black belt. His fans can follow him on his social media, pages and his net worth is 32 million dollars.