Ryan Gosling is a Canadian artist. Born at 2:34 am in London, Ontario, Ryan Thomas Gosling is an actor, film director, musician, producer, and screenwriter. His father, Thomas Ray Gosling was a travelling salesperson for a paper mill, and his mother, Donna was a secretary initially but became a high school teacher later. Ryan has an elder sister Mandi. His father belongs to Scottish, English, and French Canadian ancestry. George Edward Gosling, his great grandfather, hailed from Paddington, London in England. Religion influenced every phase of the family’s life. His parents were Mormons (Mormonism). Due to his father’s job of a travelling salesman, the family had to move a lot. Ryan has lived in Cornwall and Burlington in Ontario. Donna and Ray divorced when Ryan was only thirteen years old. Ryan and her sister Mandi then started living with their mother.
Ryan was always influenced by movies. After watching Sylvester Stallone’s First Blood in the first grade, Ryan took steak knives with them to school and threw them at the kids at recess. He was later suspended for this act. Later, it was known that he had a problem making friends at the school and was seldom bullied . He was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). His mother left her job and started homeschooling Ryan. Ryan and his sister began performing at an early stage. They used to sing in the family functions and weddings. Ryan also got associated with a local ballet company. Appearing in front of the audience built up his confidence and he opted to make a career out of it.
When he was about twelve years, he auditioned in Montreal and got selected as a child artist in the ‘The Mickey Mouse Club'. The contract was for two years in the role of a Mouseketeer. He worked with Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears in Orlando, Florida. During the second year of the show, Ryan and Justin became good friends and lived together for a span of six months. During this period, when Donna returned to Canada, Justin’s mother became the legal guardian of Ryan. Though they (Justin and Ryan) are now not regularly in touch, but are still supportive of each other. After the cancellation of the show, Ryan returned to Canada and started working on television series including 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' in 1995, and '
' in 1996. When Ryan was seventeen years old, he decided to focus on his acting career and dropped out of the high school. In 1997, he was cast as Sean Hanlon in the ‘Breaker High’ teenage comedy series. Next, he moved to New Zealand to film the teen TV drama 'Young Hercules'.
In 2000, he started his film career as a supporting role in the “Remembering the Titans” football drama by Boaz Yakin. This role landed him a major role in ‘The Believer’ as a young non-Nazi Jewish. He was cast by director Henry Bean because of his Mormon upbringing. At the Sundance film festival, the film won the Grand Jury Prize. His next movie was a psychological thriller ‘Murder By Numbers’ along
. He played the character of Richard Haywood, a wealthy high school kid who plans a seamless assasination. In 2002, he did 'The Slaughter Rule' as Roy Chutney and in 2003 he worked in 'The United States of Leland' as Leland P. Fitzgerald. The turning point in his acting career came with 'The
' in 2004. He starred opposite
. It was the film adaptation of Nicholas Spark's novel of the same name. His role was highly admired and critically acclaimed. The movie was a big hit commercially and established Ryan as an actor in the industry.
Subsequently, Ryan’s career rose after 'The Notebook'. He was cast in the movies, including '
' in 2005, 'Half Nelson' in 2006, 'Fracture' in 2007, 'Lars and The Real Girl' in 2007, '
' in 2010, '
All Good Things
' in 2010, '
' in 2011, 'The Ideas of March' in 2011, and '
The Place Beyond The Pines
' in 2012. He's more of the recent projects were '
' in which he was seen as Sgt. Jerry Wooters, '
Only God Forgives
' (as Julian), and '
The Big Short
' (as Jared Vennett). His on-going productions comprise of '
The Nice Guys
' and '
La La Land
'. 'Weightless' is also his upcoming movie. Ryan was the producer of the documentary Regeneration in 2010. He was also the executive producer of 'Blue Valentine', 'Only God Forgives', and 'White Shadow'. '
' in 2014 saw Ryan as the Director, writer, and producer. He was also cast of ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ in 2011.
He was a part of the Television shows like 'PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal', 'Kung Fu: The Legend Continues', 'Goosebumps', 'Road to Avonlea', 'Flash Forward', 'The Adventures of Shirley Holmes', 'Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy', 'Ready or Not', and 'The Unbelievables'. He was also the host of '' for one episode.
For his role in 'Notebook', Ryan won six Teen Choice Awards in 2005, and a Choice Movie Breakout Performance (Male). He was entitled the Sho West Male Star of Tomorrow in 2004. Ryan has won Russian Guild of Film Critics Awards for Best Foreign Actor, MTV Movie Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Las Palmas Film Festival, National Board of Review Awards, the Satellite Awards, 23rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Irish Film & Television Awards, and National Board of Review Awards 2015.
He is also a member of Dead Man’s Bones rock band with
. He has opened Tagine, a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills, California with his two other friends. He is associated with PETA, Invisible Children Inc, and other charities. He is not married, but has been linked with actresses, including Rachel McAdams, and Sandra Bullock. He is presently in relation with
since 2011. In 2014, Eva Mendes gave birth to their child Esmeralda.