Ryan Phillippe Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Ryan Phillippe

Biography / Wiki

It is very well said that if hard work is your weapon, success will be your slave, this line is very well proved by Ryan Phillippe who is an American actor. Moreover, he is eminently known for his role in the horror film, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”(1997).

This handsome personality has won the heart of millions of people with his marvelous acting in horror films including “Summer”, “Cruel Intentions”, and “54”. Apart from that, he is also best known for his relationship with his ex-wife, Reese Witherspoon, a very popular Oscar-winning actress.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 10 September 1974, this eminent actor has turned 48 years old. He seems very tall with his towering height which is 175 centimeters and 5’9” in feet & inches. He is very conscious about his physique and maintains himself with a weight of 78 kilograms and 172 lbs in pounds.

His personality is enhanced by his blue eyes and blonde hair. His body measurements are 32 inches chest, 26 inches waist, and 32 inches hips approximately.

Net Worth

According to the sources, Ryan’s estimated net worth is $32 million approximately.

Education / Family

Born and grew up in New Castle, Delaware, United States, Ryan belongs to the White ethnicity. He is the loving and talented son of his parents Susan Phillippe(mother) and Richard Phillippe(father). His father was a chemist while his mother Susan ran a daycare center in the family’s house.

Apart from that, he grew up with his three sisters: Kirsten Phillippe, Katelyn Phillippe, and Lindsay Phillippe. As for his education, he enrolled at the local Baptist Academy where he was a good soccer and basketball player. After high school, he studied at Barbizon and eventually got graduated.


Ryan Phillippe

Nick Name Ryan
Birth Place New Castle, Delaware, United States
Date of birth September 10, 1974
Age 49 Years
Height In feet & inches: 5’9”

In centimeters: 175 cm

Weight In kilograms: 78 kg

In pounds: 172 lbs

Eye color Blue
Hair color Blonde
Profession Actor
Sexual orientation Straight
School Baptist Academy
College Barbizon
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home town New Castle, Delaware
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Fathers name Richard Phillippe
Mothers name Susan Phillippe


Ryan Phillippe's parents
Ryan Phillippe’s parents

Brothers Not Known
Sisters Katelyn Phillippe, Kirsten Phillippe, and Lindsay Phillippe


Ryan Phillippe with his mother & sister
Ryan Phillippe with his mother & sister

Career / Fashion and Style

Talking about his career, Ryan commenced his acting career after being signed to Cathy Parker Management in Voorhees, New Jersey. Later, in the year 1992, he was landed with his first-ever role as Billy Douglas, the first gay teenager in a soap opera, in the ABC daytime drama, “One Life to Live”.

Furthermore, Phillippe moved to Los Angeles where he made his appearance in various series and movies including “Due South”, “Crimson Tide”, “Matlock” and “White Squall”. Apart from that, in the year 1997, he earned his first breakthrough by appearing in the horror film, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”.

Later, he accumulated more attention with his appearance in the drama film, “54”. Besides this, he along with his future wife, Reese Witherspoon, and his co-star, Sarah Michelle Gellar, starred in a romantic drama, “Cruel Intentions” in the year 1999.

Moreover, Ryan also got appeared in the films “The Way of the Gun”(2000), “Antitrust”(2001), and “Gosford Park”(2001). Other than this, he has played a very crucial role in the films, “Igby Goes Down”(2002) and “Crash”(2005) which is an Oscar-winning movie.

In the year 2006, Phillippe got the golden opportunity to play the role of John Bradley in the war film, “Flags of Our Fathers” in the year 2006.  After that, he played the role of FBI investigator Eric O’Neill in the thriller “Breach” in 2007.

Additionally, he was featured in the film “The Bang Bang Club” in 2010. In the following year, Ryan got his first regular TV role in the TV show, “Damages” since “One Life to Live”. Further in the year 2014, he made his directorial debut with the thriller film, “Catch Hell” where he co-wrote the script, starred, co-produced.

On September 19, 2014, he was also seen in the action thriller, “Reclaim”. Likewise, this handsome hunk also starred as Ben Crawford in the ABC mystery series, “Secrets and Lies” which ran from 2015 to 2016.

Apart from that, Phillippe along with Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, and David E. Siegal established their production company called “Lucid Films” in around 2000. In fact, he has served as executive producer in films “Showtime” and “Isolated”.

In the year 2016, he appeared in the lead role of Bob Lee Swagger on the USA Network thriller drama series, “Shooter”. Recently, in February 2020, Ryan played the outstanding role of Cody Hoyt in the ABC crime drama series, “The Big Sky”.

Girlfriend, Affairs, Wife, and More

As of his relationship status, Ryan first tied the sacred knot of marriage with the popular actress, Reese Witherspoon. Moreover, the couple first met with each other at Reese’s 21st birthday in 1997. The duo has also starred together in “Cruel Intentions” until then they had begun dating.

Later, on June 5, 1999, they got married in a small ceremony at Old Wide Awake Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. In fact, Reese was six months pregnant with their first child at the time of their wedding. Furthermore, the couple was blessed with their first child, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe on September 9, 1999.

Later in October 2003, they welcomed their second child named Deacon Reese Phillippe. However, on October 30, 2006, the couple made an announcement that they were formally separating after 5 years of their marriage. on November 8, 2006, Reese filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences as the cause.

Moreover, on October 5, 2007, their relation officially ended. Other than this, Phillippe has also dated Australian actress, Abbie Cornish. Ryan first met with her on the set of “Stop-Loss”. But in February 2010, their relationship came to an end after the 3 years of relationship.

Later, in summer 2010, Ryan entered into a romantic relationship with model/actress Alexis Knapp. However, their relation split in September 2010. After some time, Alexis found that she was pregnant with his daughter, Kai Knapp who was born in July 2011.

Subsequently, in 2011, he began to date law student, Paulina Slagter but their relationship could not last long and broke up in 2016. However, Slagter filed a harassment report with the LAPD in March 2017 after Phillippe had been harassing her via text messages even after their breakup.

In fact, one of his ex-girlfriends, Elsie Hewitt also filed a lawsuit against him in 2017 for allegedly punching, kicking, and throwing her downstairs. Moreover, in October 2019, the case was later settled. As of now, Phillippe seems to be single.

Girlfriend Reese Witherspoon,

Abbie Cornish,

Ryan Phillippe with his ex-girlfriend Abbie
Ryan Phillippe with his ex-girlfriend Abbie

Alexis Knapp,

Ryan Phillippe & Alexis Knapp
Ryan Phillippe & Alexis Knapp

Paulina Slagter,

Ryan Phillippe with his ex-girlfriend Paulina
Ryan Phillippe with his ex-girlfriend Paulina

Elsie Hewitt

Ryan Phillippe & Elsie Hewitt
Ryan Phillippe & Elsie Hewitt

Marital status Divorced
Wife Reese Witherspoon (1999-2007)


Ryan Phillippe with his ex-wife Reese
Ryan Phillippe with his ex-wife Reese

Children Daughters: Ava Elizabeth Phillippe and Kai Knapp

Son: Deacon Reese Phillippe

Ryan Phillippe with his children
Ryan Phillippe with his children

Favorite Things

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Ryan Phillippe

Some Interesting Facts About Ryan Phillippe

  • His Zodiac Sign is Virgo.
  • Ryan is also very popular on Instagram Having more than 940K followers.
  • In his youth, he earned a black belt.
  • Phillippe had a great interest in acting from a young age as by the time he was 15.
  • He has also landed a modeling job in Philadelphia.
  • Ryan is a huge fan of Baseball.
  • He is very fond of photography.
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