Mark Ruffalo is an American actor and producer. He made his screen debut in an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse, followed by minor film roles and was part of the original cast of This Is Our Youth. In 2010, he starred in the psychological thriller Shutter Island and the comedy drama The Kids Are All Right. For the latter, he received nominations for the SAG Award, BAFTA Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He starred in and was an executive producer of the 2014 television drama film The Normal Heart, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie (as a producer) and he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a TV Movie.

Birth Name

Mark Alan Ruffalo

Nickname

Mark

Profession

Actor, Film Producer, Activist, Film Director, Humanitarian

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Mark Ruffalo was born on November 22, 1967 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.

Age

He is currently 51 years old.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Ethnicity

White

Mark has Italian ancestry on his father’s side while he is of 50% French Canadian and 50% Italian descent on his mom’s side.

Religion

Roman Catholic

Education

Mark graduated from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ruffalo has also taken acting classes from Stella Adler Conservatory in New York.

Family Details

  • Father – Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, Jr (Construction Painter)
  • Mother – Marie Rose (née Hebert) (Hairdresser, Stylist)
  • Siblings – Tania (Sister), Nicole (Sister), Scott (Brother) (Died in 2008)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mark Ruffalo has dated –

  • Sunrise Coigney (2000-Present) – Mark started dating actress Sunrise Coigney in December 1999. He married her in June 2000 and they have three children: son Keen Ruffalo (b. 2001) and daughters Bella Noche Ruffalo (b. 2005) and Odette Ruffalo (b. 2007).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters – 1.73 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 72 kg
  • In Pounds – 159 lbs

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

Unknown

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

His portrayal as Bruce Banner / Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies Avengers (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). He will reprise his role in the untitled Avengers film, sequel to the Infinity War, scheduled to release in 2019.

Film Debut

Mark made his feature film debut in 1994, playing Christian in the horror film, Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance.

Television Debut

In 1989, Mark appeared in just one episode of anthology series CBS Summer Playhouse for his role as Michael Dunne.

Brand Endorsements

In 1989, Mark appeared in a TV commercial for Clearasil Double Clear.

Awards & Nominations

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
2000 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Actor(3rd place) You Can Count On Me Won
Los Angeles Film Critics Association New Generation Award Won
Montreal World Film Festival Best Actor Won
National Society of Film Critics Best Actor (2nd place) Won
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Actor (2nd place) Won
Toronto Film Critics Association Best Actor (2nd place) Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actor Nominated
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead Nominated
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Actor Nominated
2004 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actor – Comedy 13 Going on 30 Nominated
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry Nominated
Choice Movie Liplock Nominated
2006 Tony Awards Best Featured Actor in a Play Awake and Sing Nominated
2008 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film Blindness Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture What Doesn’t Kill You Nominated
2009 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize Sympathy for Delicious Won
2010 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Cast (2nd place) The Kids Are All Right Won
New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Won
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Best Cast Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Nominated
Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor Shutter Island Nominated
Scream Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2012 MTV Movie Awards Best Fight The Avengers Won
Best Hero Nominated
Best On-Screen Duo Nominated
Choice Hissy Fit Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Television Movie (co-executive producer) The Normal Heart Won
Satellite Awards Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Won
Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Won
Critics’ Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
Hollywood Film Awards Hollywood Film Ensemble Award Foxcatcher Won
Gotham Independent Film Awards Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance Won
AACTA International Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Nominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated
Screen Actors Guilds Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2015 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Infinitely Polar Bear Nominated
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble Spotlight Won
Gotham Independent Film Awards Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance Won
Independent Spirit Awards Robert Altman Award for Best Ensemble Won
Satellite Awards Best Cast in a Motion Picture Won
Screen Actors Guilds Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won
Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
Florida Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Houston Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2018 Grammy Award Best Spoken Word Album Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In Nominated
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Fight Thor: Ragnarok Nominated
Teen Choice Award Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor Nominated

Mark Ruffalo Favorites

  • Favorite Lullaby – Frere Jacques
  • Favorite Dessert – Banana Cream Pie
  • Favorite Superhero – Hulk (as a child), Wolverine (as an adult)
  • Favorite Pokemon – Squirtle
  • Favorite Italian Food – Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Favorite Book – “I Know This Much Is True” by Wally Lamb

Mark Ruffalo Net worth

Ruffalo has accumulated a net worth of $30 million dollars as of 2019. Ruffalo and his family live primarily in Manhattan. Ruffalo also owns a house in Sullivan County, New York and in 2016 described the Catskill Mountains as his home.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mark Ruffalo

  • Mark was raised in a big family.
  • His dad was a three-time wrestling champion at his high school level. Due to that, Mark also participated in wrestling tournaments when he was in junior high and high school.
  • He moved to Los Angeles with his family where studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory.
  • He co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company, where he wrote, directed and starred in a number of plays and worked as a bartender for almost a decade.
  • In 2002, he was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and was subsequently had it removed, however he became deaf in his left ear as a result of the tumor.
  • Mark owns Solutions Project’, which works towards achieving 100% renewable energy.
  • Mark made his Broadway debut in 2006, starring in Clifford Odets’ Awake and Sing! at the Belasco Theatre in New York, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.
  • He is an animal rights activist.
  • He supports LGBTQ+ rights.
  • In June 2017, Ruffalo endorsed Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in the 2017 UK general election.
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