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Profile of the Day: Ryan Gosling

Profile of the Day: Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

Happy birthday to Ryan Gosling! Today the Hollywood star turns 38.

Gosling was born on November 12, 1980 in London, Ontario, Canada to Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman, and Donna Wilson, a secretary. Gosling caught the acting bug at an early age. At the age of 12, he was cast in the Disney revival of The Mickey Mouse Club. The new generation of mouseketeers featured many future superstars, including Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears.

Although he found work with a few supporting roles, it wasn’t until he starred in the 2004 romantic film, The Notebook, that he finally caught the attention of mainstream audiences. A highly acclaimed actor, Gosling earned his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in 2007 for the film, Half Nelson. He would earn his second nomination in 2017 for the musical, La La Land. Most recently, Gosling can be seen on the big screen in First Man, where he portrays astronaut Neil Armstrong, who was the first man to walk on the moon. it turns out that Gosling and Armstrong are also 16th cousins four times removed!

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