Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor, musician, and producer. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel’s Mickey Mouse Club (1993–95) and went on to appear in other family entertainment programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1995) and Goosebumps (1996). He starred in the television series Breaker High (1997–98) as Sean Hanlon and Young Hercules (1998–99) as the title role. His first starring role was as a Jewish neo-Nazi in The Believer (2001), and he then built a reputation for starring in independent films such as Murder by Numbers (2002), The Slaughter Rule (2002), and The United States of Leland (2003).
He was Born in the year 1980 London, Canada. His sun sign is Scorpio and he has turned 36 years old.
Gosling came to the attention of a wider audience in 2004 with a leading role in the romantic drama The Notebook, for which he won four Teen Choice Awards and an MTV Movie Award. His performance as a drug-addicted teacher in Half Nelson (2006) was nominated for an Academy Award and his performance as a socially inept loner in Lars and the Real Girl (2007) was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Also in 2007, he starred in the courtroom thriller Fracture. After a three-year acting hiatus, Gosling starred in Blue Valentine, earning him a second Golden Globe nomination. 2011 proved to be a landmark year for Gosling as he co-starred in three mainstream films – the romantic comedy-drama Crazy, Stupid, Love, the political drama The Ides of March and the action thriller Drive – and received two Golden Globe nominations. In 2013, he starred in the crime thriller Gangster Squad, the generational drama The Place Beyond the Pines, and the violent revenge film Only God Forgives. His directorial debut Lost River was released in 2014. In 2015, he joined an ensemble cast for the financial drama The Big Short.
Gosling’s band, Dead Man’s Bones, released their self-titled debut album and toured North America in 2009. He is a co-owner of Tagine, a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. He is a supporter of PETA, Invisible Children and the Enough Project and has travelled to Chad, Uganda and eastern Congo to raise awareness about conflicts in the regions.
Actor, musician, writer and director who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2006 film Half Nelson. He also starred in the films The Notebook, Drive, Fracture, Blue Valentine, Lars and the Real Girl, The Ides of March, The Place Beyond the Pines and Crazy, Stupid, Love.
He performed in an Elvis Presley tribute band as a child. He also appeared on TV programs such as Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps, and was a Mickey Mouse Club child actor.
He plays guitar, keyboard, bass guitar, and sings vocals for the indie rock band Dead Man’s Bones. His directorial debut Lost River, starring Iain De Caestecker and Christina Hendricks, was released in 2014.
His mother was employed as a secretary, but left her job to homeschool him for a year. He dated Sandra Bullock from 2002 to 2003. He then began a relationship with actress Eva Mendes in 2011 and on September 12, 2014, they had a daughter together named Esmeralda. In April of 2016 they welcomed their second daughter, Amada Lee.
He co-starred with Josh Brolin in the 2013 crime film Gangster Squad.