Matthew Ryan Phillippe is an American actor who came into height with his role back in 1990 in the horror film “I Know What You Did Last Summer”. He was born on September 10, 1974, in New Castle, Delaware, United States. After 2000, he appeared in several popular films like “Flags of Fathers-2006”, “Stop-Loss-2008”, “Gosford Park-2001”, “MacGruber-2010” and also “The Lincoln Lawyer-2011”. Also, in 2010 Ryan played the role of photographer as “Greg Marinovich” in “The Bang Bang Club” and finally he took part in the leading role of “Bob Lee Swagger” in “Shooter” which is a thriller drama by “USA Network”.

Quick Info
Full NameMatthew Ryan Phillippe
Date of BirthSeptember 10, 1974
Birth PlaceNew Castle, Delaware, United States
Parent(s)Richard Phillippe, Susan Phillippe
Age46 years
Height5 feet 8.5 inches
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Reese Witherspoon (1999-2008)
ChildrenAva Elizabeth Phillippe, Kai Knapp, Deacon Reese Phillippe
Net worth$30 Million

Although, he has played several roles as romantic as well as dramatic roles with Abbie Cornish Amanda Seyfried. He is also known as one of the charming as well as an attractive man with 1 Million Instagram followers. 

Phillippe became very interested in acting at a very young age whereby at the age of 15, he started considering acting seriously, and by chance, one of the casting agents got him by chance at a barbershop. He attended many auditions in New York and also, he got a modeling job in Philadelphia.

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Ryan’s Early life and Bio

Ryan Phillippe’s family ran a daycare center in their house and his father Richard Phillippe was a chemical technician and he had three sisters, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, Deacon Reese Philippe, and Kai Knapp. He was a good basketball player and also a Soccer player, also he took much interest in Taekwondo and also has a black belt in martial art. He completed his schooling at New Castle Christian Academy in Wilmington, Delaware.

At the age of 15, he started taking acting as his career. He was lucky as a casting agent discovered his talent in a barbershop in Delaware. After that, Ryan went to New York with the agent where he started his audition. Although he was not that lucky to get a direct role in the film industry, so he set his foot on the modeling line.

Ryan’s Nationality and Physical Stats

Ryan Phillippe is 46 years old with a height of 5’8.5” tall with 78KG, with body measurement as a chest size 44, waist size 34, and biceps 16 inches. He has blue eyes and blond color hair. His horoscope/sun sign is Virgo. And his body build is Athletic.


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After going to New York, Ryan Phillippe signed up with Cathy Parker Management located in New Jersey, and finally, in 1992, he got a role in a soap opera “One Life to Live”, where he played the role of Billy Douglas, the first gay teenager in a soap opera. When his role in the show ended, he moved to Los Angeles and was seen in various series like “Matlock”, “The secret of Lake Success”, “Due south”. Also, he was featured in “The White Squall” and “Crimson Tide” in 1996 and 1995 respectively.


Finally, in 1997, Ryan Phillippe was a cast at the horror movie “I Know What you did last summer” with famous characters and actors like Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Geller, and Freddie Prinze, Jr in which he had great success and the doors of new opportunity started for him and he got offers from various other films like “54-a drama film” in 1998.

Ryan Phillippe also starred opposite Neve Campbell, Salma Hayek, Mike Mayers, and the flick confirmed his status as male. He played the role of a cast in “Cruel Intentions-1999” which is a modern version of an old novel “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” by “Choderlos de Laclos”. This was the film with his future wife “Reese Witherspoon” where she acted as the co-star. The film was one of the hit films amongst teenagers. 

In 2000, he was featured in the movie “The way of the Gun” which is a crime thriller movie directed and written by “Christopher McQuarrie” which starred Benicio Del Toro, Taye Diggs, James Caan. The movie was not that successful, and it even received some critical reviews. Although in 2001, he came up as a Software Engineer in a thriller film “Antitrust”, which was directed by Peter Howitt that also had several negative issues, the movie received “Golden Goblet for Best Feature Film and Best Director”. Not only these films but several other films had many negative issues like “Crash-2004”, “The I inside”, “Igby Goes Down-2002”.

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After several unsuccessful events, he portrayed John Bradley, a real-life Navy corpsman back in the year 2006 “Flags of Our Fathers” which was a war movie and directed by “Clint Eastwood” with a 7/10 IMDb rating. This was one of the best movies that he played so far. 

Later, in 2010 he featured himself as Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer “Greg Marinovich”, in the movie “The Bang Bang Club” which was based on the real-life story of “the Bang Bang Club”

After some ups and downs, Ryan Phillippe was cast in the leading role of Bob Lee Swagger in “Shooter” which is a thrilling drama series on the USA network in 2016 with a 7.5/10 IMDb rating.

From some sources, it is seen that Ryan Phillippe was involved in various future movie projects like “Chronicle” directed by Jay Alaimo. The movie shows two childhood friends reuniting as result and launching the biggest marijuana dealership in New York City with a 7/10 IMDb rating.

Personal Life: Relationships

Ryan Phillippe had many relationships first he met actress Reese Witherspoon on her 21st birthday in 1997. They had quite an interesting and romantic relationship like sending letters, calling each other before they went on their first date. Soon they were close and started living together and engaged in December 1998. They married in June 1999; they had their first child. Along with their marriage, they both played starred in “Cruel Intentions”. 

Two years later, they decided to take a break from acting and started taking care of their daughter where Ryan just took some small part in the films and almost disappeared for some years in this phase. Later in October 2003, they had a son but after that, they both started to seek help from a therapist to save their marriage. 

Later in October 2007, they decided to separate after many clashes from 2006, whereas both the parents were granted joint custody of their children. 

Later in 2007, he started dating Abbie Cornish an Australian star, broke up in 2010, and again he started dating Alexis Knapp which was a brief one as they broke up in the same year. Knapp was found to be pregnant after the breakup and a daughter was born in July 2011.

In 2011, Ryan Phillippe dated a law student Paulina Slagter but the relationship ended in five years. Even in 2017 around September, he was sued by Elsie Hewitt his ex-girlfriend who accused him of battery and assault although Ryan denied it and the case is still closed.

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Ryan Phillippe has three kids: Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, Kai Knapp, and Deacon Reese Phillippe.

What is Ryan’s Net worth?

The net worth of Ryan Phillippe is $30 Million. He is a luxurious guy with a $6Million Mansion in LA, and the vehicles he owns are Toyota Highlander, Lexus LS, Rolls Royce along with Triumph Motorcycle.

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