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June 6, 2008: "Ryan Phillippe And Abbie Cornish Step Out Together"
After months of speculation about Ryan Phillippe and Abbie Cornish's relationship, the two stepped out together at the 2008 Australian in Film Breakthrough Awards. It was the first major event that they attended together as a couple.
Cornish was being honored at the awards with a Breakthrough Award. When her name was announced, Ryan Phillippe rubbed her back while she leaned against his shoulder. Throughout the evening the couple also held hands.
Ryan Phillippe and Cornish appeared in the 2008 movie "Stop-Loss" together. Ryan Phillippe was formerly married to actress Reese Witherspoon.
Actor Ryan Phillippe pictures and photo gallery.
Birth name: Matthew Ryan Phillippe.
Born: September 10, 1974 New Castle, Delaware USA.
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m).
Other names: Ryan Phillipe.
-Reese Witherspoon (5 June 1999 - 5 October 2007) (divorced) they have two children.
-Ava Phillippe (b.1999).
-Deacon Philippe (b.2003).
Ryan Phillippe biography (bio):
Ryan Phillippe is an American actor. After appearing on the soap opera One Life to Live, he came to fame in the late 1990s, after starring in a string of teen-oriented films, including I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions, and 54. Phillippe's more recent roles include the 2005 Academy Award-winning ensemble film Crash and the 2006 war drama Flags of Our Fathers. In 2007 he starred in Breach, a movie based on the true story of FBI Operative Eric O'Neill who is assigned to shadow and help catch his boss, Robert Hanssen, a Soviet spy, in the act of selling secret material.
Phillippe was born Matthew Ryan Phillippe in New Castle, Delaware, the son of Susan, who ran a day care center in the family's house, and Richard Phillippe, a chemist who worked for DuPont. He has three sisters, Kirsten, Lindsay and Katelyn. Phillippe attended New Castle Baptist Academy, where he played basketball and soccer, as well as earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do; he was also the Yearbook Editor in his senior year. At the age of fifteen, he became interested in an acting career, inspired by a neighbor's suggestion. A casting agent spotted Phillippe in a barbershop two years later, and began sending him to auditions in New York.
Phillippe's acting career began with an appearance in ABC daytime drama One Life to Live. His character Billy Douglas, whom he played from 1992 to 1993, was the first gay teenager in a daily soap opera, causing a stir. After leaving the show, Phillippe moved to Los Angeles, where he appeared in a number of small parts in various television shows and movies, including 1996s White Squall.
Phillippe was cast in the 1997 horror film, I Know What You Did Last Summer, which co-starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Jennifer Love Hewitt. The film was a success in October of that year, and led to Phillippe gaining wider renown and being cast in a few more high-profile films, including 54 in 1998 and 1999's Cruel Intentions, a modern retelling of the Choderlos de Laclos' novel, Les Liaisons Dangereuses. The latter film, which also starred Phillippe's future wife, Reese Witherspoon, as well as his I Know What You Did Last Summer co-star, Sarah Michelle Gellar, was a success among its intended teenage audience, cementing Phillippe's ability to play characters that require sex appeal.
In the years following, Phillippe appeared in the crime drama The Way of the Gun, starred as a famed software engineer in the thriller Antitrust, and co-starred in Robert Altman's critically-acclaimed Gosford Park, which featured several of Britain's most respected actors. Subsequently, Phillippe had supporting parts in the films Igby Goes Down (2002) and Crash (2005), which won the Oscar for Best Picture. His 2003 film, The I Inside, premiered on cable.
In 2006, Phillippe played real-life military medical corpsman John Bradley in the war film Flags of Our Fathers, directed by Clint Eastwood and following the journey of the men who lifted the flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. Phillippe has said that the film was the "best experience" of his career because of its "personal meaning" to him, and that he would have "given [his] life" to fight in World War II, noting that both of his grandfathers fought in the war. Phillippe's role was positively received by film critic Richard Roeper, who specified that he thought it was Phillippe's best performance to date. Phillippe's most recent role was in the thriller Breach, in which he played FBI investigator Eric O'Neill opposite Chris Cooper. He has since commented that he believes Cooper to be "the best actor America has to offer". He has also completed filming on a number of films scheduled to be released in 2007 and 2008, including Chaos, in which he plays a police officer, Five Fingers, a drama set in Morocco, and a war-themed film called Stop-Loss, directed by Kimberly Peirce.
Phillippe and his long-time friends Breckin Meyer, Seth Green, and David E. Siegal run a production company called Lucid Films. Phillippe is becoming more actively involved in his films as a producer.
In 1997, Phillippe attended a party given for actress Reese Witherspoon's 21st birthday. Upon meeting Witherspoon, Phillippe was purported to have spent all night talking to the young actress, with Witherspoon telling Phillippe "I think you're my birthday present". The following morning, Phillippe left California to film I Know What You Did Last Summer, and subsequently began a long-distance courtship with Witherspoon by mail, e-mail, and telephone. When Phillippe returned to Los Angeles, the couple continued dating and became engaged in December 1998. The following year, the pair starred in Cruel Intentions together. Phillippe and Witherspoon married on June 5, 1999, in a small ceremony on a plantation near North Charleston, South Carolina.
On September 9, 1999, Phillippe and Witherspoon had a daughter named Ava Elizabeth, after Phillippe's grandmother. Their son, Deacon Reese (named after Phillippe's distant relative, Deacon Phillippe, a baseball player) was born on October 23, 2003. The family resided in a gated community in Brentwood, California.
On October 30, 2006, Phillippe and Witherspoon released a statement announcing that they had decided to formally separate. After over seven years of marriage, Witherspoon filed for divorce from her husband on November 8, 2006, citing irreconcilable differences. In light of the couple's lack of a prenuptial agreement, she requested that the court refuse to grant spousal support to Phillippe, and asked for joint legal custody and sole physical custody of the pair's two children. Phillippe filed for joint physical custody of the children on May 15, 2007. He did not ask for spousal support, and did not block Witherspoon from seeking it from him. At one time, he even contemplated suicide following the split. The couple's divorce was finalized October 5, according to court documents.
Phillippe is well-known to be an avid fan of Philadelphia sports teams, most notably the Eagles and Phillies.
-Cruel Intentions (1999)
-Flags of Our Fathers (2006)