Thats show biz! Actor, writer, and director, Ryan Phillippe has accumulated some assets since the start of his career. Some may know him as Billy Douglas from the 90s soap opera One Life to Live or as Reese Witherspoon’s (ex) husband but he’s more than just a pretty face. Looking like he was crafted by Michaelangelo himself doesn’t hurt, but Phillippe has a long list of credits that got him to where he is today.
Ryan Phillippe’s Estimated Net Worth As of 2017: $33 Million
I wonder what his alimony and child support agreements look like…
New Castle, Delaware, 1974 Susan Thomas and Richard Phillippe likely did not know there son would become one of the most renowned actors and players in the entertainment industry. Susan was a caretaker and Richard served as a chemical engineer but offered support along with Ryan’s sisters, Kirsten, Lindsay, and Katelyn.
Phillippe was up for the challenge in his first role, playing Lifetime‘s first gay teenager in his acting debut as Billy Douglas in One Life to Live. This lead to various other roles on TV and eventually movies that would become classics. I Know What You Did Last Summer and Cruel Intentions set the stage for a flourishing career. Working alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Sarah Michelle Gellar, they would all profit immensely from these classics. Phillippe began producing his short films and cashed in lightly to build the foundation of his multimillions. During this time he was introduced to soon-to-be wife, Reese Witherspoon. The couple welcomed their daughter, Ava Elizabeth, in 1999.
Continuing his pattern of success, Phillippe was featured in various TV and film roles during this time. Playing Officer Hanson in the 2004 on-screen drama, Crash, and also being featured in OutKast’s music video for Hey Ya! exemplify the diversity in Phillippe’s career (and is also the most random thing I’ve heard all day). After winning the Satellite Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble in 2002, Phillippe and Witherspoon had their son, Deacon Reese in 2003 which was a quiet year (that didn’t happen often) in Phillippe’s career. Making appearances in Setup, The Lincoln Lawyer, Pretend Time, The Band Bang Club, WWE Raw, MacGruber, Franklyn, Breach, and more brought in the big bucks, just in time for an expensive divorce. Phillippe and Witherspoon split in 2007 but remain cordial for their children, attributing their breakup to getting together at such a young age. In 2011, Phillippe fathered a child with Alexis Knapp, best known for her role in the Pitch Perfect series, Kai Knapp.
After fathering three children that resemble their stunning parents, Phillipe has not slowed down. His most recent roles are in Straight A’s, Men At Work, Reclaim, Catch Hell, Secrets and Lies, Return to Sender, Robot Chicken, Shooter and other TV features keep him afloat. Catch up with Phillippe on Instagram, but fair warning, the realization that you can’t become pregnant from looking at someone may leave you wanting more.