Ryan Phillippe is an American actor and model who also goes by the name Matthew Ryan Phillippe. He is known for playing Seaman Grattam in “Crimson Tide”, an action-thriller movie, and Shad in “Nowhere,” a black comedy-drama movie in 1996.
He is up for many awards, like the Golden Raspberry Awards and the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.
Matthew Ryan Phillippe was born in New Castle, Delaware, on September 10, 1974. His mother, Susan, was a nurse, and his father, Richard, was a chemist. He had three sisters named Lindsay, Katelyn, and Kirsten.
Ryan went to New Castle Baptist Academy and played soccer and baseball there. He also went to Barbizon, which is a school for modeling and acting.
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Ryan Phillippe’s Net Worth
As of 2023, Ryan Phillippe’s net worth is estimated to be around $30 million. He has made money through acting, directing, endorsements, and other business ventures.
Phillippe has been involved in many good causes over the years, in addition to his work in entertainment. He has worked with the Red Cross and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and he has spoken out about gun violence and climate change.
Ryan Phillippe started acting after Cathy Parker Management in Voorhees, New Jersey, signed him. Soon after that, he was in the daytime drama One Life to Live on ABC.
From 1992 to 1993, he played Billy Douglas, who was the first gay teen to appear on a daytime soap opera. Phillippe left the show and moved to Los Angeles, where he had small roles in a number of TV shows and movies, including Matlock, Due South, and the TV miniseries The Secrets of Lake Success.
He also had small roles in the movies Crimson Tide 1995 and White Squall 1996. Phillippe was cast in I Know What You Did Last Summer, a horror movie from 1997 that also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr., and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
The movie did well, and Phillippe became more well-known.
He was then cast in a few more high-profile movies, including 54, which starred Neve Campbell, Salma Hayek, and Mike Myers, and came out in 1998.
In 1999, he was in the movie Cruel Intentions, which was a modern retelling of Choderlos de Laclos’s novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Phillippe’s future wife Reese Witherspoon and his I Know What You Did Last Summer co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar was also in the movie.
It was a hit with the teenagers it was meant for, proving Phillippe’s ability to play roles that need sex appeal. Phillippe is also in the music video for “Comin’ Up From Behind” by Marcy Playground. This song is on the film’s soundtrack.
In the years that followed, he acted in the crime drama The Way of the Gun, played a famous software engineer in the thriller Antitrust, and co-starred in Robert Altman’s Gosford Park, which was nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture.
Phillippe then played supporting roles in the movies Igby Goes Down (2002) and Crash (2005), the latter of which won the Oscar for Best Picture. The I Inside, his movie from 2003, was first shown on cable.
In the 2006 war movie Flags of Our Fathers, which was directed by Clint Eastwood and told the story of the U.S. Marines who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, Phillippe played a real Navy corpsman named John Bradley.
Phillippe has said that making the movie was the “best experience” of his career because it had “personal meaning” to him. He also said that he would have “given his life” to fight in World War II since both of his grandfathers did.
Richard Roeper, a film critic, thought it was Phillippe’s best performance to date. Ryan Phillippe’s next part was as FBI agent Eric O’Neill in the thriller Breach, which also starred Chris Cooper.
Since then, he has said that he thinks Cooper is “the best actor that America has to offer.” Then he was in Chaos, where he played a police officer, Five Fingers, a drama set in Morocco, Stop-Loss, a movie about the war in Iraq by Kimberly Peirce, and Franklyn, a movie set in the future.
Phillippe’s next job was as Lt. Dixon Piper in the movie MacGruber, which was based on an SNL skit of the same name. It came out on May 21, 2010, in the US and Canada.
As a way to promote the movie, Phillippe hosted SNL for the first time on April 17, 2010, and Kesha sang for the first time on the show. On April 19, 2010, Phillippe co-hosted WWE Raw with Jonathan Swift and Charo, also in support of MacGruber.