Birth Name: Ryan Rodney Reynolds
Place of Birth: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Date of Birth: October 23, 1976
Ethnicity: Irish (over three eighths), Scottish, Northern Irish, one eighth Luxembourgish, English, Cornish, at least 1/32 Dutch and 1/32 German
Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian actor and film producer. He is known for his roles in the films National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, The Amityville Horror, Waiting…, Green Lantern, Definitely, Maybe; Adventureland, and The Proposal, and for playing Wade Wilson/Deadpool across all media.
Ryan was selected People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2010. He is thus far the only Canadian-born man to have been given this title by the magazine.
Ryan is the son of Tamara Lee and and James Chester Reynolds. He was raised Catholic. His ancestry is Irish (over three eighths), Scottish, Northern Irish, one eighth Luxembourgish, English, Cornish, 1/32 Dutch, and 1/32 German. The Luxembourgers are a Germanic ethnic group.
Ryan is married to American actress Blake Lively, with whom he has three children.
Ryan’s paternal grandfather was Chester Ambrose “Ches” Reynolds (the son of William Francis Reynolds and Elizabeth Frances Crowe). Chester was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. He was a politician, and member of the Social Credit Party of Alberta, who was a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, from 1940 to 1944. William was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, the son of George Edward Reynolds, who was born in Belturbet, Cavan, Cavan, Ireland, and of Sarah Nesbit Coad, who was Irish. Ryan’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S., to Irish parents, with her father’s name being John Crowe, and her mother’s name possibly being Margaret McEnerny.
Ryan’s paternal grandmother was Helen Mary Long (the daughter of Thomas Charles Long and Katherine/Catherine/Catharine Cecelia/Cecilia “Kate” George). Helen was born in Kansas, U.S., to a father from Huron County, Ontario, Canada and a mother from Kansas. Ryan’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Thomas Charles Long, who was born in Inchigeelagh, County Cork, Ireland, and of Elizabeth Ann “Elisa”/Eliza Foley/Kavanaugh, whose parents were from County Wexford, Ireland. Ryan’s great-grandmother Katherine was the daughter of parents of Luxembourger origin, Nicholas Amos George and Johanna/Joanna Jane George. Ryan’s Luxembourger ancestors had lived in Attert, in the province Luxembourg, Wallonia, Belgium, as well as in the country Luxembourg.
Ryan’s maternal grandfather was Dr. Neil Alexander Stewart (the son of Alexander Maclean/Mclean Stewart and Edith Annie/Ann Lyon). Ryan’s grandfather Neil was born in Calgary, Alberta, and was of Scottish and Northern Irish descent. Ryan’s great-grandfather Alexander was the son of William Stewart and Agnes Mclean, who were Scottish, with William having been from Moral, Comrie, Perthshire. Ryan’s great-grandmother Edith was the daughter of Robinson Ernest Lyon, whose father was from Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and of Sarah Marion/Maria Maxwell, whose parents were from Ireland, and were likely Protestant.
Ryan’s maternal grandmother was Verna Margaret “Peggy” Vandervoort/Van der Vert (the daughter of Earnest/Ernest Stanley Vandervoort and Emma Margaret Smith). Ryan’s grandmother Peggy was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her ancestry was a combination of Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch, as well as Cornish and German. Earnest was the son of William Earnest Vandervoort, whose father was of Dutch descent, and of Elizabeth Woodhouse Wicher/Wicker/Witcher, who had English, Cornish, and Irish ancestry. Emma was born in Toronto, Ontario, the daughter of John Smith and Adeline Nixon, and had Irish, German, and English ancestry.
Sources: Genealogy of Ryan Reynolds – https://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Ryan Reynolds (focusing on his father’s side) – http://laurenandtristan.net
Genealogies of Ryan’s paternal grandparents, Chester Ambrose “Ches” Reynolds and Helen Mary Long – https://www.findagrave.com
Death record of Ryan’s paternal grandfather, Chester Ambrose “Ches” Reynolds – https://www.familysearch.org
Ryan’s paternal great-grandparents, William Francis Reynolds and Elizabeth Frances Crowe, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Ryan’s paternal grandmother, Helen Mary Long, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Ryan’s paternal grandmother, Helen Mary (Long) Reynolds – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Ryan’s paternal great-grandmother, Katherine/Catherine/Catharine Cecelia/Cecilia “Kate” George (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Genealogies of Ryan’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Nicholas Amos George and Johanna/Joanna Jane George – https://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Marriage announcement of Ryan’s maternal grandparents, Dr. Neil Alexander Stewart and Verna Margaret “Peggy” Vandervoort/Van der Vert – https://www.newspapers.com
Genealogy of Ryan’s maternal grandfather, Dr. Neil Alexander Stewart (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Ryan’s maternal great-grandparents, Alexander Maclean/Mclean Stewart and Edith Annie/Ann Lyon – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Edith Annie/Ann Lyon – https://wc.rootsweb.com
Obituary of Ryan’s maternal grandmother, Verna Margaret “Peggy” (Vandervoort/Van der Vert) Stewart – https://www.newspapers.com
Marriage record of Ryan’s maternal great-grandparents, Earnest/Ernest Stanley Vandervoort and Emma Margaret Smith – https://www.familysearch.org
Death record of Ryan’s maternal great-grandfather, Earnest/Ernest Stanley Vandervoort – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Ryan’s maternal great-great-grandparents, William Earnest Vandervoort and Elizabeth Woodhouse Wicher/Wicker/Witcher – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Ryan’s maternal great-great-grandfather, William Earnest Vandervoort (focusing on his own father’s side) – https://wc.rootsweb.com
Death record of Ryan’s maternal great-grandmother, Emma Margaret (Smith) Vandervoort – https://www.familysearch.org
This website is slowly becoming hotbed for racists.
@muricansareallmutts is just a ——– little girl with an I.Q of 60 at best.
He looks pretty Iberian. Shocking that all his ethnic makeup is northern/central Euro groups
Ma le Berid galleries che ti ho suggerito le hai viste o devi sparare ——— ancora a lungo??
Absolutely not, cant possibly picture him anywhere on the iberian peninsula, not even on Galicia or in the Basque Country, a person from these places would have a look that varies between Pedro Pascal and maybe Iniesta. Reynolds looks like what his documented heritage shows, i would say he looks quite like a classic irish-german ”mix” so common among white north americans.
+ Xabi Alonso, for example, is the whitest that an iberian can get, still not quite as white as Ryan, they both have plain features, but still, there’s some details that make one of them unmistakably northern european
*Elizabeth Frances Crowe was the daughter of John Crowe and Margaret McEnerny, according to: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/landscape/LRZZ-7WT
*Elizabeth Woodhouse/Woodmore Wicher parents were English/Cornish and Irish, respectively
*John Smith had English and likely Irish ancestry; Rebecca Adeline Nixon was half Irish, half German: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/landscape/LTLF-HZV
First he marries Scarlett Johansson, then marries Blake Lively and forms a beautiful family, this dude is living life on premium mode. You can’t possibly make this stuff up, what a player.
Sarah Coad married George Reynolds in 1869, but Ryan Reynolds’
great-grandfather William Reynolds was born in 1861. Sarah Coad was a
widow in 1869 upon her marriage to George Reynolds and her maiden name
George Reynolds’ previous wife and William Reynolds’ mother was Anna
Elizabeth “Elida” Roddy and she was born in Millbrook, Ontario
(according to her other son’s death certificate) to Irish immigrants.
Millbrook in just outside Peterborough, Ontario. She’s listed with
George Reynolds with their children in 1861 Canadian census (William
Reynolds was born until November 1861) and in the records of death for
William Reynolds’ brother and sisters. William Reynolds named one of
his daughters Elida presumably after his birth mother.