Matthew Ryan Phillippe Biography
Quick Facts Matthew Ryan Phillippe
- NameMatthew Ryan Phillippe
- Birth NameMatthew Ryan Phillippe
- Birth PlaceNew Castle, Delaware, United States
- Net Worth$35 Million
- Married toReese Witherspoon (m. 1999–2007)
- ChildrenYes (Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, Kai Knapp, Deacon Reese Phillippe)
- DivorceReese Witherspoon (2007)
Matthew Ryan Phillippe aka Ryan Phillippe is an American actor and director better known for his role as Billy Douglas on the soap opera One Life to Live. Likewise, he further starred in movies including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions, and 54.
Phillippe was previously married to actress Reese Witherspoon and had two kids, a daughter, and a son from their relationship but they later divorced. Furthermore, Phillippe also has a daughter from his relationship with actress Alexis Knapp.
What Is The Net worth Of Matthew Ryan Phillippe In 2019? Income, Salary
The renowned personality Matthew Ryan Phillippe earns a good sum of money from his multiple profession. He is active in the entertainment industry for long and has starred in a number of movies and tv series through which he earned a decent sum of money.
As of 2019, the estimated net worth of Phillippe is reportedly around $32 million. Besides his acting career, Phillippe is also a director and has directed a number of movies and tv shows through which he adds the extra sum to his income.
Back in 2013, Matthew sold his Hollywood Hills home for $6 million. Furthermore, he and his ex-wife Reese sold their two-unit duplex in Los Angeles for $1,440,000.
Is Matthew Ryan Phillippe Married After The Divorce With His Wife? Relationships, Affairs, Children
Regarding the personal life of Matthew Ryan Phillippe, he is a divorced man. Phillippe met his former wife Reese Witherspoon in 21st bday party of Reese and started dating. Later, in December 1998 the lovebirds got engaged.
CAPTION: Ryan Phillippe and his ex-wife Reese Witherspoon
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At the same year, they starred together in film Cruel Intentions. A year later their engagement, the pair tied the knot on 5th June 1999. Their wedding was held in a small ceremony at Old Wide Awake Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. At the time of their wedding, his wife, Reese was six months pregnant.
On 9th September 1999, Phillippe became the father of daughter Ava Elizabeth Phillippe who is also an actress. Likewise, they welcomed their second child, son Deacon Reese Phillippe in 2003. However, even being the parents of two kids, the duo failed to continue their relationships and Reese filed for divorce on 8th November 2006 which was finalized on 5th October 2007.
CAPTION: Ryan Phillippe and his kids
After the divorce with his first spouse, Phillipe began dating Abbie Cornish in 2007 after meeting on the set of Stop-Loss. Unfortunately, they ended their relationship in 2010. Likewise, he also began dating actress Alexis Knapp and has a daughter Kai Knapp from their relationship. However, the pair separated in September 2010.
Moreover, Phillipe also dated law student Paulina Slagter in 2011 but the duo separated in 2016. As of now, Phillipe is living a single life with no signs and rumors of relationships and affairs.
When Was Matthew Ryan Phillippe Born? Early Life And Education
Ryan Phillippe was born on 10th September 1974 in New Castle, Delaware, United States. His father Richard Phillippe, was a chemist and mother Susan Phillippe ran a daycare center in the family’s house. His nationality is American.
Phillippe grew up along with his sibling, sisters, Katelyn Phillippe, Lindsay Phillippe, and Kirsten Phillippe. He has a black belt in Taekwondo. Matthew used to play soccer and basketball in high school. In his senior year, he was the Yearbook Editor.
Matthew graduated from New Castle Baptist Academy and is presently in New Castle Christian Academy in New Castle, Delaware.
Matthew Ryan Phillippe Career
Matthew Ryan Phillippe started his acting career from ABC daytime drama called “One Life To Live”. He played as a gay teenager in that drama for about a year. After that, Phillippe started appearing in several other dramas. In 1997, Matthew was cast in the horror movie “I Know What You Did Last Summer” which made him more renown.
In 2010 he hosted WWE Raw with Jonathan Swift and Charo. He also runs a production company named LUCY Films with his fellow actors Breckin Meyer and Seth Green. Furthermore, he also served as an executive director and narrator on a documentary which follows five surfers while they travel New Guinea on Isolated. This documentary was premiered at the 2013 Santa Barbara International Film Festival in January 2003.
Likewise, Phillippe spent several months for shooting the 10 episode arc on the fifth and final session of TV show Damage. He stopped shaving for about 3 months and started putting on weight for his role in The Way of The Gun as Parker. He beat Cy Young who pitched and won the first World Series in 1903 which was reported in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In The Dark Knight, Matthew portrayed the role of Harvey Dent.
Throughout his career, Phillippe has won as well as been nominated for a few awards. Matthew was nominated for I Know What You Did Last Summer as a favorite supporting actor. In 2002, Critics Choice Award, he won best acting ensemble. The same year, In Online Film Critics Society Awards, he won the award for the best ensemble.
Moreover, Phillippe was nominated for best ensemble cast in Gotham Awards in 2005. He also won an award for an Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2006.