Ryan Gosling Age, Family, Girlfriend, Career, Height, Salary, and Net Worth

Who Is Ryan Gosling?

Ryan Gosling is a famous Canadian actor. He is prominent in both independent films and major studio features of varying genres. His films have accrued a worldwide box office gross of over 1.9 billion USD. He has received various accolades including a Golden Globe Award, and nominations for two Academy Awards and a BAFTA Award. He rose to prominence as a child actor at the age of 13 on Disney Channel’s The Mickey Mouse Club (1993-1995). Then he went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are Yiu Afraid of the Dark? (1995) and Goosebumps (1996).

His breakthrough film role came in 2001 in The Believer as a Jewish neo-Nazi and he gained stardom for starring in the 2004 romantic drama, The Notebook. He then starred in the critically acclaimed independent drama Half Nelson (2006) for which he won a Spirit Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Lars and the Real Girl (2007) and Blue Valentine (2010) each of which garnered him Golden Globe nominations. In 2011, he starred in three mainstream successes: the romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love, the political drama The Ides of March, and the action thriller Drive. (The former two earned him two further Golden Globe nominations for Comedy/Musical Actor and Drama Actor, respectively, at the 69th ceremony).

After making his directorial debut in 2014 with Lost River, he went on to star in the financial satire The Big Short (2015), the action comedy The Nice Guys (2016), and the romantic musical La La Land (2016). The latter won him a Golden Globe and a second Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Further acclaim followed with; Blade Runner 2049 (2017), First Man (2018), and Barbie (2023).In 2009, his band, Dead Man’s Bones released their self-titled debut album and toured North America. Ryan is a co-owner of Tagine, a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. Moreover, he is a supporter of PETA, Invisible Children, and the Enough Project. As a result, he has traveled to Chad, Uganda, and eastern Congo to raise awareness about conflicts in the regions. For over a decade, he has been involved in peace promotions.

How Old Is Ryan Gosling?

Gosling is 42 years old as of September 2023, having been born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. Ryan Gosling shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Erika Costell, NayVee Nelson, Anne Hathaway, Angel Bradley, and many more.

Ryan Gosling Family

Who are Ryan Gosling’s Parents?

Gosling was born to Thomas Ray Gosling (Father) and Donna Gosling (Mother). His father is a traveling salesman for a paper mill whereas his mother is a secretary. Both of his parents are of part French Canadian descent along with some German, English, Scottish, and Irish. Moreover, he and his family were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His parents divorced when he was 13.

A Photo of Ryan Gosling
A Photo of Ryan Gosling

Does Ryan Gosling have Siblings?

He has an elder sister by the name of Mandi Gosling. He and his sister sang together at weddings.

Ryan Gosling Education

Gosling received his education at Gladstone Public School. Then his high school education at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School and Lester B Pearson High School. He was bullied while in elementary school and did not have friends until he was 14 or 15. He dropped out of high school at the age of 17 to focus on his acting career.

Ryan Gosling Girlfriend

Gosling is in a romantic relationship with his partner, Eva Mendes (born on March 5, 1984) an American Actress. They have been in a relationship since September 2011.

Ryan Gosling Kids

He has two kids with his partner Eva Mendes. Two daughters by the names of Esmeralda Amada (born in 2014) and Amada Lee (born in 2016).

Ryan Gosling Height – Measurements

Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83m) and a weight of 76kg (168 lbs).

Ryan Gosling’s Acting Career

Ryan Gosling 1993-1999

12-year-old Gosling in 1993 attended an open audition in Montreal for a revival of the Disney Channel’s The Mickey Mouse Club. He was thus given a two-year contract as a musketeer and moved to Orlando, Florida. He returned to Canada in 1995 following the show’s cancellation where he continued to appear in family entertainment television series. These include; Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1995), Goosebumps (1996), and starred as Sean Hanion in Breaker High (1997-1998). At the age of eighteen, he moved to New Zealand to film the Fox Kids adventure series Young Hercules (1998-1999) as the title character.

Ryan Gosling 2000-2003

He decided to move into serious acting at the age of 19. In 2001, he secured a lead role as a young Jewish neo-Nazi in The Believer. The following year, he co-starred in the psychological thriller Murder by Numbers with Sandra Bullock and Michael Pitt. However, the film was a minor commercial success as it grossed $56 million worldwide from a production budget of $50 million. His second appearance in 2002 was with David Morse in The Slaughter Rule. In 2003, he starred in The United States of Leland as an imprisoned teenager for the murder of a disabled boy.

Ryan Gosling 2004-2009

In 2004, he gained mainstream attention after starring opposite Rachel McAdams in the romantic drama film The Notebook. In the film, he played Noah Calhoun. Filming took place in late 2002 and early 2003 in Charleston, South Carolina. Upon its release, it grossed over $115 million worldwide and Ryan won four Teen Choice Awards and an MTV Movie Award. The following year, he appeared as a disturbed young student in Stay, a psychological thriller film co-starring Naomi Watts and Evan McGregor. Next, he starred as a drug-addicted junior high school teacher who forms a bond with a young student in 2006’s Half Nelson.

For the role, he garnered a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2007, he was invited to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He then played an introvert who falls for a sex doll in the 2007 film Lars and the Real Girl. Because of his exemplarity performance, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor- Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Also in 2007, he starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in the courtroom thriller Fracture. In 2007, he was scheduled to begin filming The Lovely Bones. However, two days later he left the production before filming began because of “creative differences” and was thus replaced by Mark Wahlberg.

Ryan Gosling 2010-2012

Following a three-year absence from the screen, he made his return where he starred in five films in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, he starred in the marital drama Blue Valentine opposite Michelle Williams. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. His second on-screen appearance in 2010 was in the mystery film All Good Things with Kristen Dunst. The year 2011, saw him expand his horizons by appearing in three diverse, high-profile roles.

In his first comedic role, he co-starred with Steve Carell and Emma Stone in the romantic comedy-drama Crazy, Stupid, Love. His first action role was in Drive, based on a novel by James Sallis. His final appearance in 2011 was in the political drama, The Ides of March directed by George Clooney, and co-starred with Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Because of the role, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.

Ryan Gosling 2013-2014

He portrayed Sgt. Jerry Wooters in 2013’s crime thriller Gangster Squad. He was reunited with Emma Stone his love interest in the film. Later in 2013, he starred in the violent revenge drama Only God Forgives. In preparation for the role, he undertook Muay Thai and has described the script as “the strangest thing I’ve ever read”. He announced in 2013 that he was taking a break from acting. His directorial debut Los River competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.

Ryan Gosling 2015-Present

In 2015, he played a bond salesman in the ensemble financial satire The Big Short, a Best Picture nominee at the 2016 Academy Awards. In 2016, he starred in the black comedy The Nice Guys opposite Russel Crowe. And in Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land for which he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Moreover, he received his second Academy Award for Best Actor nomination. In 2017, he made an appearance in Malick’s Song to Song which co-starred Cate Blanchett and Christian Bale. That same year, he starred in Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to the 1982 science fiction film Blade Runner, co-starring Harrison Ford and directed by Dennis Villeneuve. The following year, he portrayed Neil Armstrong in Chazelle’s biopic First Man.

After a four-year break from film, he returned in 2022, starring in the spy-action thriller The Gray Man opposite Chris Evans and Ana de Amas. In 2023, he starred as Ken in Greta Gerwig’s fantasy comedy, Barbie, opposite Margot Robbie in the title role. Also, he sang the song “I’m Just Ken” for the film’s accompanying soundtrack as well as a cover of “Push” by Matchbox Twenty. Next, he will star in the action film The Fall Guy alongside Emily Blunt. And will reunite with Robbie in a prequel to the Ocean’s film series.

Ryan Gosling’s Music Career

He made a solo recording called “Put Me in the Car” in 2007. That same year, he and his friend Zach Shields formed the indie rock band Dead Man’s Bones. They recorded their eponymous debut album with the Silverlake Conservatory’s Children Choir and learned to play all the instruments themselves. On October 6, 2009, the album was released through ANTI-Records. He and Shield had a three-night residency at LA’s Bob Baker Marionette Theatre in September 2009 where they performed alongside dancing neon skeletons and glowing ghosts. In October 2009, they conducted a thirteen-date tour of North America.

Ryan Gosling Salary

Gosling earns an annual basic salary of $12.5 million working as an Actor in Barbie.

Ryan Gosling Net Worth

Ryan boasts a net worth of $70 million, He has accumulated his wealth through being an Actor.

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