Ryan Phillippe
Ryan Phillippe
as Cody Hoyt

Actor Biography

As an actor, producer and writer, Ryan Phillippe has established himself as one of Hollywood's most versatile talents in the industry.

Phillippe most recently wrapped production on the indie feature "Lady of the Manor," starring and directed by Justin Long. He can also be seen in the USA series "Shooter, based on the 2007 film of the same name and the 1993 novel "Point of Impact" by Stephen Hunter. Phillippe also served as a producer on the project. Previously, he appeared in "Secrets and Lies" where he starred opposite Juliette Lewis, and was seen on "Damages" playing Channing McClaren in the acclaimed drama's final season. He also co-wrote and produced "Catch Hell," which marks his directorial debut, and follows the story of an actor abducted while on location and is inspired by true events. Other film credits include his role opposite Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei in "The Lincoln Lawyer," Steven Silver's "The Bang Bang Club," Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Breach," starring opposite Chris Cooper.

Since the film "White Squall" with director Ridley Scott, Phillippe has worked with exceptional actors and award-winning directors. Additional film credits include Robert Altman's Oscar®-nominated film "Godsford Park"; "Igby Goes Down"; "Antitrust," co-starring Tim Robbins; "Company Man" with Sigourney Weaver; "The Way of the Gun"; "The I Inside"; and the Academy Award®-winning film "Crash" directed by Paul Haggis.

Phillippe can also be seen in Paramount's war drama "Stop-Loss" alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum; "MacGruber" with Will Forte and Kristen Wiig; and box office smash hits "I Know What You Did Last Summer," "Cruel Intentions" and "54" with Mike Myers.

In addition to his work in TV and film, Phillippe has a long relationship with the Innocence Project who recognized his commitment to their work with an Advocate for Justice award in 2016. He is also a proud ambassador of Senator Elizabeth Dole's Hidden Heroes foundation. In 2017, Phillippe was honored with an invitation from Senator Dole to speak before congress on behalf of military and veteran caregivers across the country in support of the Military & Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act. Phillippe is the son of a Vietnam veteran and grandson to two World War II veterans.