Mathew Ryan Phillippe, or best known as, Ryan Phillippe, was born on September 10th, 1974 in Newcastle, Delaware. Ryan has 3 sisters, Kirsten, Lindsay and Katelyn. His father, Richard Phillippe, is a chemical technician. Ryan's mother, Susan Phillippe, ran a day care center. Ryan would stage little movies with his sisters and the kids at the day care.
Ryan got his big break premiere in One Life to Live
, in 1992-1993, where he played Billy Douglas, the first gay day time soap opera character. Ryan Phillippe did a wonderful acting job which later helped him receive the roles of Shane O'Shea in 54, a film about the infamous New York City night club, and Sebastian Valmont, in the hit movie, Cruel Intentions.
Ryan soon married actress Reese Witherspoon
, who also played in Cruel intentions, on June 5, 1999 in Charleston, North Carolina. Ryan and Reese
have 2 kids.Daughter, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe born on September 9th, 1999, and son, Deacon Phillippe was born October 23rd, 2003.
Quotes By Ryan
"The person I trust most in this world is Reese, definitely. She's that pure-hearted a person, and that honest. And I would never suspect her of any wrong."
"People keep trying to make me a movie star but they just don't understand. I'm not a movie star, I'm an actor."
"I will no longer be an actor to hire, I have a passion for producing and making films."
"Music is my greatest love. If I could play an instrument I would be a musician."
Movie Credits Include
Crash (2004) - Hansen
The I Inside (2005) - Simon Cable
Igby Goes Down (2002) - Oliver 'Ollie' Slocumb
AntiTrust (2001) - Milo Hoffman
Gosford Park (2001) - Henry Denton
The Way of the Gun (2000) - Parker
Company Man (2000) - Petrov
Cruel Intentions (1999) - Sebastian Valmont
Playing By Heart (1998) - Keenan
54 (1998) - Shane O'Shea
Homegrown (1998) - Harlan
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) - Barry William Cox
Nowhere (1997) - Shad
Little Boy Blue (1997) - Jimmy West/Danny Knight
Lifeform (1996) - Private Ryan
White Squall (1996) - Gil Martin
Crimson Tide (1995) - Seaman Grattam
Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare (1995) - Tom Redman
The Secrets of Lake Success (1993) - Stew Atkins