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Who Is The Most Famous Ryan In The World?

Updated March 18, 2021 2.6k votes 253 voters 157.7k views98 items

List RulesVote up the Ryan you believe to be the most famous.

How many celebrities named Ryan can you think of? The famous Ryans below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ryan, athletes named Ryan, and even political figures named Ryan. 

Ryan Phillippe is one of the famous actors named Ryan. There are also famous girls named Ryan on this list, such as actress Ryan Newman. Other actors with the first name Ryan include Ryan Kwanten and Ryan Hansen. There are also plenty of singers named Ryan on the list, such as Ryan Adams. 

Two of the biggest heartthrobs in Hollywood are named Ryan; Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling (take your pick, ladies). You'll notice that so many Ryans on this list play professional sports, including Ryan Braun, Ryan Matthews, and Ryan Tannehill. Don't forget long time American Idol host and Keeping Up With The Kardashians creator Ryan Seacrest, too.

Did we miss any of your favorite celebrities named Ryan? If so, be sure to add them to our list of famous people named Ryan. Then vote up all of the celebrities named Ryan that you've heard of! 

  • 1

    Ryan Reynolds


    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada


    Alternative NameRyan Reynolds

    Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside and had...  more

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  • 2

    Ryan Gosling


    BirthplaceLondon, Canada


    Ryan Thomas Gosling (born November 12, 1980) is a Canadian actor and musician. He began his career as a child star on the Disney Channel's The Mickey Mouse Club (1993–1995), and went on to appear in...  more

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  • 3

    Ryan Seacrest


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, USA


    Ryan John Seacrest (born December 24, 1974) is an American radio personality, television host, and producer. Seacrest is known for hosting the competition show American Idol, the syndicated countdown...  more

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  • 4

    Ryan Newman


    BirthplaceManhattan Beach, California, USA


    Ryan Newman (born April 24, 1998) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Ginger Falcone in Disney XD's Zeke and Luther, Allison in The Thundermans, Cindy Collins in Zoom...  more
  • 5

    Ryan O'Neal


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA


    Charles Patrick Ryan O'Neal (born April 20, 1941) is an American actor and former boxer. O'Neal trained as an amateur boxer before beginning his career in acting in 1960. In 1964, he landed the role...  more

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  • 6

    BirthplaceGilbert, Arizona


    Ryan Joseph Fitzpatrick (born November 24, 1982), nicknamed Fitzmagic, is an American football quarterback for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by...  more

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  • 7

    Ryan Lochte


    BirthplaceRochester, New York, USA


    Ryan Steven Lochte ( LOK-tee; born August 3, 1984) is an American competitive swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist. Lochte's 12 Olympic medals earn him the second-most decorated Olympian along with...  more

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  • 8

    Ryan Murphy


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America


    Ryan Patrick Murphy (born November 9, 1965) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. Murphy is best known for creating/co-creating/producing a number of successful television series,...  more

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  • 9

    Ryan Leaf


    BirthplaceGreat Falls, Montana


    Ryan David Leaf (born May 15, 1976) is an American former football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons. He played for the San Diego Chargers and the...  more

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  • 10

    Ryan Braun


    BirthplaceMission Hills, Los Angeles, California


    Ryan Joseph Braun (born November 17, 1983), nicknamed "The Hebrew Hammer", is an American baseball left fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Braun has also played right...  more

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  • 11

    Ryan Howard


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri


    Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979), nicknamed "The Big Piece", is an American former professional baseball first baseman. Howard spent his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing...  more

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  • 12

    Ryan Kwanten


    BirthplaceSydney, New South Wales, Australia


    Ryan Christian Kwanten (born 28 November 1976) is an Australian actor and comedian. He played Vinnie Patterson from 1997 to 2002 in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. After his stint ended, he...  more

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  • 13

    Ryan Anderson


    BirthplaceSacramento, California


    Ryan James Anderson (born May 6, 1988) is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent (NBA). He played college basketball for the California Golden Bears....  more

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  • 14

    Ryan Tannehill


    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas


    Ryan Timothy Tannehill III (born July 27, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M, where he...  more

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  • 15

    Ryan Phillippe


    BirthplaceNew Castle, Delaware, USA


    Matthew Ryan Phillippe (; born September 10, 1974) is an American actor. After appearing as Billy Douglas on the soap opera One Life to Live, he came to fame in the late 1990s with starring roles in...  more

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  • 16

    Ryan Kesler


    BirthplaceLivonia, Michigan


    Ryan James Kesler (born August 31, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey center and an alternate captain for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). Selected in the first round,...  more

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  • 17

    Ryan Hansen


    BirthplaceSan Diego, California, USA


    Ryan Albert Hansen (born July 5, 1981) is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for starring as Dick Casablancas on the noir drama series Veronica Mars (2004–2019), as Kyle Bradway on the...  more
  • 18

    Ryan Adams


    BirthplaceJacksonville, North Carolina, United States of America


    David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and poet. He is best known for his solo career, during which he has released 16...  more

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  • 19

    Ryan Giggs


    BirthplaceCardiff, United Kingdom


    Ryan Joseph Giggs (born Wilson; born 29 November 1973) is a Welsh football coach and former player. He is the manager of the Wales national team and a co-owner of Salford City. He played his entire...  more

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  • 20

    Ryan Getzlaf


    BirthplaceRegina, Canada


    Ryan Getzlaf (born May 10, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who currently serves as captain of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League (NHL). A first round selection, 19th...  more

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  • 21

    Ryan Tedder


    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, USA


    Ryan Benjamin Tedder (born June 26, 1979) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. As well as being the lead vocalist of the pop rock band OneRepublic, he has an...  more

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  • 22

    Ryan Dempster


    BirthplaceGibsons, Canada


    Ryan Scott Dempster (born May 3, 1977), is a Canadian former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Florida Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Texas...  more

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  • 23

    BirthplaceBurnaby, Canada


    Ryan Jarromie Noel Nugent-Hopkins (born April 12, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently serving as an alternate captain for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League...  more
  • 24

    Ryan Zimmerman


    BirthplaceWashington, North Carolina


    Ryan Wallace Zimmerman (born September 28, 1984) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Zimmerman graduated from Kellam High...  more

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  • 25

    Ryan Sheckler


    BirthplaceSan Clemente, California, USA


    Ryan Allen Sheckler (born December 30, 1989) is an American professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, and was the star of the MTV-produced reality television series Life of Ryan. Sheckler was...  more

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