'Cruel Intentions': This Is Ryan Phillippe Today!

Actor Ryan Phillippe attends the NBCUniversal 2016 Upfront Presentation on May 16, 2016
September 10, 2020 - 12:10 / Sarah Schulz

Matthew Ryan Phillippe got his start in Hollywood with the cult classic movie Cruel Intentions. He is now 46 years old and still active in the entertainment industry and we found ourselves wondering, what exactly he is up to now! Find out what Cruel Intentions star Ryan Phillippe is doing now here...

Ryan Phillippe was born on September 10th, 1974 in New Castle, Delaware. His acting debut was in the ABC daytime drama One Life to Live playing the role of "Billy Douglas" from 1992 to 1993.

From then on, he got some pretty prestigious roles in films like I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), 54 (1998), and of course Cruel Intentions (1999).

Actor Ryan Phillippe arrives at an after-party hosted by USA Films for the 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards January 22, 2001

Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon

Since he made his mark in the '90s, things have continued to come his way. Ryan was married to his Cruel Intentions co-star Reese Witherspoon from 1999 to 2008 and they had a daughter, Ava Elizabeth born in September 1999 and a son, Deacon Reese born in 2003. Ryan also had another daughter named Kai with his ex Alexis Knapp in 2011.

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe on the red carpet many years ago
Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe on the red carpet many years ago 

Ryan Phillippe: His big roles

In 2011, Ryan returned back to television in his first regular role since One Life to Live in the final season of the TV show Damages. In 2012, he made his directorial debut with the film Catch Hell and in 2013 he had a role in the action-thriller movie Reclaim. In 2014, Phillippe starred in the pilot series Secrets and Lies for a ten-episode run.

Ryan Phillippe attends Shooter Season 3 Red Carpet And Special Screening on June 20, 2018

Ryan Phillippe in Shooter

Most recently in 2015, Ryan Phillippe was cast in the lead role as "Bob Lee Swagger" on the USA Network thriller drama series Shooter, which premiered in the fall of 2016. The show ran for three seasons until 2018.

You can look forward to seeing Phillippe in multiple productions set for a 2020 release like Alive (II) and Lady of the Manor. Keep your eyes peeled for what's next for the 90's heartthrob!