Ryan Phillippe. biography
Born on September 10, 1974, in New Castle, Delaware, Matthew Ryan Phillippe broke onto the Hollywood scene in the soap opera series One Life to Live (1992-1993), followed by a string of TV movies, including Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare (1995) and Time Well Spent (1996).
Ryan quickly gained a screaming-teenage fan base when he starred in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and officially reached stardom following his role as Sebastian Valmont in the romance thriller Cruel Intentions (1999) alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and his future ex-wife Reese Witherspoon.
Ryan went on to put his dramatic side on display in the mystery thriller Gosford Park (2001), Crash (2004) and Flags of Our Fathers (2006) prior to portraying FBI agent Eric O'Neill in the biopic Breach (2007) opposite Chris Cooper. A year later, Ryan starred alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Abbie Cornish in the war drama Stop-Loss (2008).
In 2010, Ryan showed off his comedic chops in MacGruber before reuniting with drama in The Bang Bang Club as well as The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) with Matthew McConaughey and Setup (2011) alongside Bruce Willis.
Ryan's most recent projects include, the TV series Damages (2012), the dramedy Straight A's (2013) alongside Anna Paquin and Luke Wilson, his directorial debut in Shreveport (2013) and the history drama Tlatelolco68 (unknown release date).
Ryan Phillippe Ex-Wife, Girlfriend & Dating History Timeline
1997 - October 2007
Ryan first met fellow-actress Reese Witherspooon after attending her 21st birthday party in 1997. The two went on to get engaged the following year, prior to starring in Cruel Intentions together. On June 5th, 1999, the couple tied the knot and later welcomed their daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe on September 9th of that same year.
Four years later on October 23, 2003, the two welcomed their son Deacon Reese Phillippe before announcing their split in October 2006. The divorce was finalized on October 5, 2007, with the two stars sharing joint custody of the kids.
2007 - February 2010
According to rumors, Ryan started dating Abbie Cornish while they were filming Stop-Loss, who is reportedly also to blame for his split from Reese. After three years of dating, the two parted ways.
February 2007 - February 2007
Ryan caused a stir when he was spotted on a date with fellow-actor Nikki Reed in February 2007, seeing that she was only 18 at the time while he was 32.
May 2010 - October 2010
Ryan dated model/actress Alexis Knapp during the summer of 2010, before parting ways in September of that year. On July 1, 2011, Alexis gave birth to her daughter Kailani Merizalde Phillippe Knapp with Ryan in attendance.
October 2010 - May 2011
Ryan and Amanda Seyfried first caught each other's eye at Kate Hudson's 2010 Halloween party. Amanda later admitted in the 2011 issue of Elle magazine that they were in fact dating, but her friends went on to confirm the two had split up in May of that year.
December 2010 - February 2011
Rumor had it that Ryan was also hooking up with Rihanna during the time he was dating Amanda Seyfried with sources claiming they had been hooking up months before December rolled around. The rumors eventually died down in February 2011.
March 2013 - Present
Rumors that Ryan is dating actress Ashley Greene began circulating after the two were photographed exiting West Hollywood's Vignette Lounge together in late March, even dodging photogs and escaping into his car. Neither side has addressed the rumors, yet.