Ryan Thomas Gosling is a famous Canadian actor and filmmaker who rose to prominence after playing the lead part in the love drama "The Notebook." Gosling is best remembered for his performance in this role. He has been nominated for multiple awards for his roles in box office hits including "Half Nelson" and "Lars and the Real Girl" in Hollywood.
On November 12, 1980, in Britain, Ontario, Canada, Ryan Thomas Gosling was born to secretarial mother Donna (Wilson), and father Thomas Ray Gosling who was a salesperson. A sister named Mandi preceded Ryan in the family, so he was the second kid.
He continued to live with his mom and sister after the divorce of his parents. He acquired early education from Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School. His mother home-schooled him since he had ADHD. As a child, he always enjoyed movies and performing. At 12, he got a two-year deal for 'The Mickey Mouse Club' and sang at weddings with his sister and joined a dance company.
The childhood viewing of the film "Dick Tracy" had a profound impact on the talented actor, who had always been interested in acting. One day, after viewing Sylvester Stallone’s blockbuster movie "First Blood," brought steak knives to school and flung them at students.
Combined with his attention deficit hyperactivity condition, he was a frequent target of school bullying and had a hard time forming meaningful friendships. However, he found solace in acting. He had spent two years on 'The Mickey Mouse Club' as a child performer. Along with his sister, he was a wedding singer and a member of the local ballet company.
He participated in 'Breaker High' as a kid actor from 1997 to 1998. He dropped out of high school and relocated to Los Angeles to play Young Hercules. In 2000, he landed a supporting role in 'Remember the Titans,' which resulted in the main role in 'The Believer' in 2001.
Gosling's religious upbringing influenced director Henry Bean's casting decision. Moreover, Gosling can also sing. In 2007, he and Zach Shields established a rock duo and published 'Dead Man's Bones' in 2009. He sang and played piano, guitar, bass, and cello. In 2010, he featured in 'Blue Valentine,' a romantic drama about a husband and wife from courting to divorce.
2011's 'Crazy, Stupid, Love starred Steve Carell and Julianne Moore. The film was well-received by critics and and was also a box office triumph. He plays Sergeant Jerry Wooters in the 2013 action crime film Gangster Squad, based on LAPD officers and detectives. In 2014, he directed 'Lost River,' which was screened at Cannes.
Over the past decade, he's become an online obsession, a movie office sensation, and a critics darling, leading Blue Valentine (2010) and Crazy, Stupid, Love. 2011's Drive, The Ides of March 2012's The Place Beyond the Pines, and 2016's La La Land (2016). In 2017, he appeared with Harrison Ford in Blade Runner 2049.
Gosling has dated Bullock and McAdams. He's been dating Mendes since 2011. In 2014, they announced they were expecting. In September, their girl was born. Mendes had Amada Lee in April 2016.
US Weekly in September 2016 revealed that Gosling and Mendes had discreetly married. Eva Mendes and Ryan have two children. Gosling recently appeared in a Netflix feature ‘The Gray Man.’