TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Ryan Gosling

Powered by imdb

Canadian actor Ryan Gosling is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar (for Half Nelson (2006)). He was born Ryan Thomas Gosling on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman. Ryan was the second of their two children, with an older sister, Mandi. His ancestry is French-Canadian, as well as English, Scottish, and German. The Gosling family moved to Cornwall, Ontario, where Ryan grew up and was home-schooled by his mother. Ryan attended Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational High School in Cornwall, where he excelled in Drama and Fine Arts. The family then relocated to Burlington, Ontario, where Ryan attended Lester B. Pearson High School. Ryan first performed as a singer at talent contests with Mandi. He attended an open audition in Montreal for the TV series "The Mickey Mouse Club" (The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989)) in January 1993 and beat out 17,000 other aspiring actors for a a spot on the show. While appearing on "MMC" for two years, he lived with co-star Justin Timberlake's family. Though he received no formal acting training, after "MMC," Gosling segued into an acting career, appearing on the TV series Young Hercules (1998) and Breaker High (1997), as well as the films The Slaughter Rule (2002), Murder by Numbers (2002), and Remember the Titans (2000). He first attracted serious critical attention with his performance as the Jewish neo-Nazi in the controversial film The Believer (2001), which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. He was cast in the part by writer-director Henry Bean, who believed that Gosling's strict upbringing gave him the insight to understand the character Danny, whose obsessiveness with the Judaism he was born into turns to hatred. He was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Male Lead in 2002 for the role and won the Golden Aries award from the Russian Guild of Film Critics. After appearing in the sleeper The Notebook (2004) in 2004, Gosling won the dubious honor of being named one of the 50 Hottest Bachelors by People Magazine. More significantly, he was named the Male Star of Tomorrow at the 2004 Show West convention of movie exhibitors. Gosling reached a summit of his profession with his performance in Half Nelson (2006), which garnered him an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor. In a short time, he has established himself as one of the finest actors of his generation. Throughout the subsequent decade, he has become all three of an internet fixation, a box office star, and a critical darling, having headlined Blue Valentine (2010), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), Drive (2011), The Ides of March (2011), The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), The Nice Guys (2016), and La La Land (2016). Ryan has two children with actress Eva Mendes.  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling -- Top Secret Birth ... We Already Had Our Baby!!!

Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling
Top Secret Birth We Already Had Our Baby!!!

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling just pulled off the biggest cover-up in Hollywood baby history -- they had one 2 weeks ago, and hardly anyone even knew she was pregnant. According to the birth… READ MORE >

Eva Mendes -- Still Not Fooling Anyone ... Looks Like Gosling Baby #2 On Board (PHOTO)

Eva Mendes
Still Not Fooling Anyone ... Looks Like Gosling Baby #2 On Board

As they say, Eva Mendes ... you're gonna need a bigger bag. On the day reports swirled Eva and Ryan Gosling were expecting their second child, she was out running errands in L.A. and --… READ MORE >

- 496 days ago
Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie -- Get in Line, Ryan Gosling ... There's a Bunch of Guys I'd Kiss (VIDEO)

Panic! At The Disco Singer
Get in Line, Ryan Gosling ... There's a Bunch of Guys I'd Kiss

Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie has a few ideas about how to hook up with his man crush, Ryan Gosling -- but he also has a plan B ... and C.  We got Brendon at LAX and… READ MORE >

- 504 days ago
A.J. McLean -- Ryan Gosling Had Better Chops Than Justin Timberlake! (VIDEO)

A.J. McLean
Ryan Gosling Had Better Chops ... Than Justin Timberlake!

As if Ryan Gosling doesn't have enough going for him -- he's also a better singer than Justin Timberlake ... at least that's what A.J. McLean thinks.  The Backstreet… READ MORE >

- 518 days ago
Ex Mousketeer Marque Lynche Jr. Dies at 34

Ex Mousketeer
Dies at 34

One of Britney Spears and Ryan Gosling's former 'All New Mickey Mouse Club' co-stars was found dead in his NYC apartment ... TMZ has learned. According to law enforcement sources Marque… READ MORE >

- 626 days ago
Brad Pitt vs. Ryan Gosling: Who'd You Rather?!

Brad Pitt vs. Ryan Gosling
Who'd You Rather?!

It's a fight of the flawless! Here's a shady looking 51-year-old Brad Pitt (left) flashing a smirk while posing for a photo with a stoic 35-year-old Ryan Gosling (right) at the NYC premiere of… READ MORE >

- 639 days ago
Justin Bieber & 2 Chainz -- Totally F**kable ... Says Panel of Grandmas (VIDEO)

Justin Bieber & 2 Chainz
Totally F**kable ... Says Panel of Grandmas

Your grandma's down to bang Justin Bieber, Idris Elba, 2 Chainz and a ton of other famous dudes -- that's the takeaway from this hysterical vid.  Just watch ... a panel of grannies played… READ MORE >

- 784 days ago
Russell Crowe & Ryan Gosling -- Hail To The Chief ... Of LAPD

Russell Crowe & Ryan Gosling
Hail To The Chief Of LAPD ...

Two starstruck fans were on the set of the upcoming '70s thriller, "The Nice Guys" ... but this time the stars were the ones who were starstruck.Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling went goo goo… READ MORE >

- 945 days ago
Ryan Gosling -- Plays Cat and Mouse with Stalker

Ryan Gosling
Plays Cat and Mouse with Stalker

Ryan Gosling is in a frustrating situation ... he wants protection from a woman who has been stalking him but the woman is nowhere to be found.Gosling's lawyers laid their cards on the table… READ MORE >

- 947 days ago
Ryan Gosling -- My Stalker Thinks We're Soulmates

Ryan Gosling
My Stalker Thinks We're Soulmates

Ryan Gosling just got a restraining order against a woman he says has been stalking him for 3 months because she believes she's his "twin flame."According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ --… READ MORE >

- 1008 days ago
Around the Web