Ryan Phillippe Biography (1974-)

Full name, Matthew Ryan Phillippe; surname is pronounced Phil-a-pea; born September 10, 1974, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Richard (a chemist) and Susan (an operator of a home day care center) Phillippe; married Reese Witherspoon (an actress), June 5, 1999; children: Ava Elizabeth. Avocational interests: Photography, cartooning, writing, basketball, bicycling. Addresses: Agent-- William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775. Career: Actor. Co-owner of a production company; appeared in a television commercial for Nintendo. Awards, Honors:Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor in a horror film, 1998, for I Know What You Did Last Summer; Golden Slate Award nomination, best actor, Csapnivalo Awards, 1998, for 54; MTV Movieaward nomination, best male performance, 1999, for Cruel Intentions. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 South El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2775.

Birth Details
September 10, 1974
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • Seaman Grattam, Crimson Tide, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Private Ryan, Lifeform(also known as Invader), LIVE Entertainment, 1996
  • Gil Martin, White Squall, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Shad, Nowhere, Fine Line Features, 1997
  • Barry Cox, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Columbia, 1997
  • Jimmy West and Danny Knight, Little Boy Blue, Curb Entertainment,1998
  • Harlan, Homegrown, TriStar, 1998
  • Shane O'Shea, 54, Miramax, 1998
  • If They Only Knew(also known as Dancing about Architecture), Columbia, 1998
  • Keenan, Playing by Heart, Miramax, 1998
  • Sebastian Valmont, Cruel Intentions(also known as Cruel Inventions), Columbia, 1999
  • Lucas, Lukas--En moerdares biografi,1999
  • Rudolph Petrov, Company Man, Intermedia Films, 2000
  • Parker, Way of the Gun, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Billy Douglas, One Life to Live(also known as Between Heaven and Hell), ABC, 1992-93
  • Miniseries
  • Stew Atkins, "The Secrets of Lake Success" (also known as "Lake Success"), Great Escapes, NBC, 1993
  • Movies
  • Robert Fowler, A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor, NBC, 1994
  • Tom Redman, Deadly Invasion: The Killer Bee Nightmare(also known as Killer Bees), Fox, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Michael, "The Scandal," Matlock, ABC, 1994
  • Del, "Gift of the Wheelman," Due South,1994
  • Rusty "Russle" Dobson, "Straight and Narrow," The Outer Limits, Showtime, 1995
  • David Holgren, "Women on the Verge," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995
  • Other Television Appearances
  • Kenny Marks, Time Well Spent(pilot), ABC, 1995
  • The Untitled Jay Locopo Project(special), Bravo, 1999
  • Presenter, The 2000 MTV Movie Awards(special), MTV, 2000

Further Reference


    • Empire, June, 1999 , p. 74.
    • Interview, February, 1998 , p. 86; August, 1998, p. 90.
    • Teen Celebrity, June, 1999 , pp. 26-31.
    • Vanity Fair, April, 2000 , p. 173.

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