Ryan Thomas Gosling is an actor and musician from Canada. He started his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's “The Mickey Mouse Club” (1993–1995) and appeared in various family entertainment programs during 1996. His first movie in a Lead role was as a Jewish neo-Nazi in “The Believer” (2001), post which he enacted in many independent films for the next couple of years. His career in music was marked by his band Dead Man's Bones which was released as his self-titled debut album with a North American tour in 2009.
Ryan Gosling owns a Moroccan restaurant named Tagine in Beverly Hills, California. Ryan Gosling is an active supporter of PETA, Invisible Children, and the Enough Project. He has also traveled to various places like Uganda, Chad, and Eastern Congo in order to raise awareness of regional conflicts. He was in a relationship with the actress Eva Mendes since 2011 and has two daughters with her.
His father was Thomas Ray Gosling who was a traveling salesman in a paper mill and his mother was Donna who was a secretary. His origin is from the French-Canadian ethnic group with some German, English, Scottish, and Irish. His parents were Mormons and due to work, his father traveled a lot hence Ryan lived in Cornwall and Burlington, Ontario. Ryan`s parents got divorced when he was 13 years old and his elder sister Mandi lived with his mother. Ryan studied at Gladstone Public School, Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School, and Lester B. Pearson High School. He was inspired to become an actor when he watched “Dick Tracy” an American film from 1945.
Ryan was bullied in his elementary school and hence never had any friends till 14 to 15 years of age. He was evaluated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) from his inability to read and never went under medication due to a lack of diagnosis. This led his mother to quit her job to give him homeschooling which gave him a sense of autonomy that he never lost. He was a performer from an early age with his sister and sang in weddings and also performed with Elvis Perry in his uncle's Elvis Presley tribute act. He was also involved in a local ballet company.
Ryan Gosling was known as a child actor from 1993 to 1999. He appeared in an open audition in Montreal at the age of 13 in 1993 for the revival of Disney Channel's The Mickey Mouse Club. He signed a contract for two years as a Mouseketeer and moved to Orlando Florida. In 1995 Ryan moved to Canada due to the cancellation of the show and continued in television series until 1998. When he was 18 years he moved to New Zealand to act in a Fox Kids series named “Young Hercules” till 1999 in the lead role.
When he was nineteen years of age he wanted to get into serious acting hence he dropped his existing agent due to which he had difficulty securing work due to the stigma linked to children's television. Finally, he got a supporting role in a football movie in 2001 followed by a lead role as a Jewish neo-Nazi. In 2002 he played the role in a psychological thriller with Sandra Bullock and Michael Pitt where Michael and Ryan played a pair of high school seniors believing they can commit a perfect murder and Sandra was a detective investigating the crime.
His next movie was with David Morse depicting the relationship between a football player with his troubled coach from rural Montana and he gave credit to becoming a better actor with his performance because of David Morse. In 2003 he played the role of an imprisoned teenager for murdering a disabled boy. In 2004 Ryan Gosling co-starred with Rachel McAdams in the romantic drama “The Notebook” based on Nicholas Sparks novel, directed by Nick Cassavetes. He played the role of Noah Calhoun in the movie and considered it to be a profound and formative role from 1940 to 1946. In 2005 Ryan Gosling acted as a disturbed young art student with Naomi Watts Ewan McGregor directed by Marc Foster which earned over $8 million worldwide.
In 2007 he withdrew from a movie being directed by Peter Jackson and was absent from the big screen for the following three years until he made a comeback in five movies from 2010 to 2011. In the year 2016 Ryan Gosling’s remarkable performance was seen in the movie “La La Land”, a musical comedy-drama in the character of a struggling jazz pianist. Ryan won the Golden Globe Award and nominations for Academy Awards, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award, Satellite Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award. Ryan Gosling was nominated in 105 awards and won 22 in his career.