Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling – Early Life and Career of a Famous Canadian Actor

This post is about a well-known and award-winning Canadian actor, Ryan Gosling.


  • Born in London, Ontario, Canada, on November 12, 1980
  • Married to Eva Mendes since 2011 and has two daughters
  • Up to 105 award nominations, of which he won 22
  • Has produced films that grossed over $1.9 billion at box offices worldwide

Read on as we cover several things you want to hear about Ryan Gosling.

Who Is Ryan Gosling?

Ryan Thomas Gosling is a big name in Canada when it comes to movies. He has appeared in films of various genres.

Ryan also has a few solo music available for online downloads.

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Ryan Gosling was born in 1980 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, ON. While his mother, Donna, worked as a secretary, his father, Thomas, was a traveling salesman for a paper mill. He has an older sister, Mandi.

His father’s job made them travel frequently, so they lived in both Cornwall and Burlington, Ontario. They attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints until his parents divorced when he was 13. That caused him and his sister to start living with their mother, influencing him to think like a girl.

He watched Dick Tracy films while growing up, which made him interested in acting.

Ryan attended Gladstone Public School and Cornwall Collegiate & Vocational School. He dropped out of Lester B. Pearson High School at age 17, as it was time he pursued his dream.

His childhood was tough, as he was bullied in school. Because of this, he didn’t have any friends until he passed 14 years old. Not long after, he and his sister started to sing in front of a crowd. They performed at several weddings with his uncle’s Elvis Presley tribute band.

He started dating his co-star, Sandra Bullock, in 2002, but they called it quits in 2003. Afterward, he had another relationship with Rachel McAdams until 2007. They, however, reunited for a short time in 2008.

In 2011, Ryan Gosling hooked up with Eva Mendes, an American actress, fashion designer, and model. They have been together since then, with two daughters.

Ryan Gosling with Eva Mendes, wife

Career – How Did Ryan Gosling Start Acting?

Ryan Gosling started to gain popularity when he became a child actor at age 13. He appeared in Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club from 1993 to 1995. His first movie role was in The Believer (2001) as Danny Balint.

Ryan came to the limelight in The Notebook film as Noah Calhoun. It’s a Hollywood romantic drama movie produced in 2004.

Ryan co-owns Tagine, a Beverly Hills-based Moroccan restaurant. He never intended to buy the restaurant, so he spent all his savings on it. As a result, he had to renovate the restaurant by himself for a year.


Ryan Gosling has starred in many exciting movies. Some of them are as follows:

  • The Notebook (2004) as Noah Calhoun
  • Half Nelson (2006) as Dan Dunne
  • Blue Valentine (2010) as Dean Pereira
  • Drive (2012) as the Driver
  • Gangster Squad (2013) as Sergeant Jerry Wooters
  • Only God Forgives (2013) as Julian
  • La La Land (2016) as Sebastian Wilder
  • Blade Runner 2049 (2017) as Officer K
  • First Man (2018) as Neil Armstrong           
  • The Gray Man (2022) as Six          
  • Barbie (2023) as Ken
  • The Fall Guy (Coming in 2024) as Colt

Musical Career

Ryan Gosling has sung a few songs, such as The Dead Man’s Bones (2009) on the Dead Man’s Bones album, featuring Zach Shields.

He also wrote and performed some of the soundtracks in the Blue Valentine film. These include Unicorn Tears and Smoking Gun Bleeding Knives.

Awards Won by Ryan Gosling

Ryan has received several awards for his filmography works.

Ryan Gosling holding an award

Here’s a list of only a few of them:

  • 2004 – Best Kiss – Movie (MTV Movie & TV Awards)
  • 2006 – Best Breakthrough Performance (National Board of Review Awards)
  • 2006 – Best Actor (Village Voice Film Poll)
  • 2006 – Best Actor (Stockholm International Film Festival)
  • 2006 – Best Male Lead (Independent Spirit Awards)
  • 2007 – Best International Film Actor (IFTA Film & Drama Awards)
  • 2015 – Best Cast (National Board of Review Awards)

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