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Mark Ruffalo

Famous As
Actor
Birth Name
Mark Alan Ruffalo
Birth Date
Nov 22, 1967
Birth Place
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Famous As
Actor
Popular for
As Terry Prescott in "You Can Count on Me" (2000)
Birth Name
Mark Alan Ruffalo
Birth Date
Nov 22, 1967
Birth Place
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Height
5' 9"
Nationality
American
Hair Color
Brown
Eye Color
Brown
Education
  • Attended First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Graduated from Stella Adler Academy in Los Angeles
Father
Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, Jr.
Mother
Maria Rose (nee Hebert)
Brother
Scott Ruffalo (hairdresser, d. 8-Dec-08)
Sister
Tania Ruffalo (hairdresser), Nicole Ruffalo (hairdresser)
Spouse
Sunrise Coigney (actress, since Jun 2000)
Son
Keen Ruffalo (b. 2001)
Daughter
Bella Noche (b. May 2005), Odette (b. Oct 2007)

Born on November 22, 1967, Mark Ruffalo began his career in the 1990s, appearing in many of Kenneth Lonergan's plays. One of the most notable was "This Is Our Youth", which earned him attention that he was then signed to star as the lead male in "You Can Count on Me" (2000). His performance was being noticed and praised, therefore he was granted major parts in such films as "XX/XY" (2002), "Windtalkers" (2002), and "In the Cut" (2003).

In the middle of his propelling acting career, in 2002 Ruffalo was diagnosed with a brain tumor. A surgery he had to remove the tumor, unfortunately, caused a period of partial facial paralysis. He managed to fully recover though and paved his way back into film business. He starred in four movies in 2004 alone; namely "We Don't Live Here Anymore", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", "13 Going on 30" and "Collateral". In the following years, he appeared in high profile flicks, like "Just Like Heaven" (2005), "All the King's Men" (2006), "Zodiac" (2007), and "Reservation Road" (2007).

In 2010, Ruffalo starred as Paul in "The Kids Are All Right", for which he won Boston Society of Film Critics Award and New York Film Critics Circle Award in addition to earn multiple award nominations, one of which was Best Supporting Actor Oscar. His success didn't stop there as he next acted in "Shutter Island" (2010) which preceded his biggest role to date, that of Bruce Banner a.k.a. the Hulk in the 2012 blockbuster "The Avengers". He could next be seen reprising his role in its sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (2015).

Ruffalo was a Kenosha, Wisconsin native. His birth name was Mark Alan Ruffalo. He's been married to his actress wife Sunrise Coigney since June 2000. They are parents to son Keen, born in 2001, and daughters Bella Noche, born in 2005, and Odette, born in 2007.