Mark Alan Ruffalo born November 22, 1967) is an American actor and producer. He began acting in the early 1990s and first gained recognition for his work in Kenneth Lonergan’s play This Is Our Youth (1998) and drama film You Can Count on Me (2000). He went on to star in the romantic comedies 13 Going on 30 (2004) and Just like Heaven (2005) and the thrillers In the Cut (2003), Zodiac (2007) and Shutter Island (2010). He received a Tony Award nomination for his supporting role in the Broadway revival of Awake and Sing! in 2006. Ruffalo gained international recognition for playing Bruce Banner / Hulk since 2012 in the superhero franchise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most recently appearing in the television series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (2022).
Ruffalo gained nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing a sperm-donor in the comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right (2010), Dave Schultz in the biopic Foxcatcher (2014), and Michael Rezendes in the drama Spotlight (2015). He won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a TV Movie for playing a gay writer and activist in the television drama film The Normal Heart (2015), and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his dual role as identical twins in the miniseries I Know This Much Is True (2020). Ruffalo is one of the few performers to receive all four EGOT nominations.
Mark Alan Ruffalo was born on November 22, 1967, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His mother, Marie Rose (née Hébert), is a hairdresser and stylist and his father, Frank Lawrence Ruffalo Jr., worked as a construction painter. He has two sisters, Tania and Nicole, and a brother, Scott (died 2008). His father is of Italian descent, from Girifalco and his mother is of half French Canadian and half Italian ancestry.
Ruffalo attended both Catholic and progressive schools throughout his education. Ruffalo has described himself as having been a “happy kid”, although he struggled with undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD as a child and a young adult.
Ruffalo spent his teen years in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where his father worked. He competed in wrestling in junior high and high school in Wisconsin and Virginia. Ruffalo graduated from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, where he acted for the Patriot Playhouse. He moved with his family to San Diego, California and later to Los Angeles, where he took classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory and co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company. With the theater company, he wrote, directed and starred in a number of plays. He also spent close to a decade working as a bartender.
Ruffalo married Sunrise Coigney in 2000. They have three children.
After completing work on the film The Last Castle, Ruffalo was diagnosed with a vestibular schwannoma, a type of brain tumor also known as an acoustic neuroma. The tumor was found to be benign; however, the surgery to remove the mass resulted in partial facial paralysis and affected his hearing.The paralysis subsided after a year, but Ruffalo remains deaf in his left ear.
On December 1, 2008, Ruffalo’s younger brother, Scott, was found outside his home on North Palm Drive in Beverly Hills with an execution-style bullet wound to the head. Scott was taken to a hospital, but died the following week.The case remains unsolved.
Ruffalo and his family live in Sullivan County, New York, describing the Catskill Mountains as his “home”. Ruffalo also owns two apartments in New York City, one for business and another for investment. Ruffalo’s mother and stepfather live in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, where he and his family occasionally spend their summers.
In May 2022, Ruffalo was sued by residents of Ellenville, New York for not cleaning up a fire that broke out on the set of a car dealership that was used as a location for I Know This Much Is True. The lawsuit claims that the residents suffered physical and emotional injuries and added that the fire caused damage to their homes and exposed them to toxic fumes.
Mark Ruffalo Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography
|Mark Ruffalo Biodata and Biography|
|Name||Mark Alan Ruffalo|
|Date Of Birth||22 November 1967|
|Age||54 Years (as in 2021)|
|Profession / Occupation||Actor, Producer, Journalist (American, English)|
|Height / Weight||5′ 6” / 74kg|
|First Movie||Rough Trade (1992)|
|First Debut||Actor: Mirror, Mirror II: Raven Dance (1994)Producer: We Don’t Live Here Anymore (2004)|
TV Actor: CBS Summer Playhouse (1989)
|Money Factor||Net Worth: $30 million|
|Mark Ruffalo Family and Relatives|
|Father||Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, Jr|
|Wife||Sunrise Coigney (m. 2000)|
|Daughters||Bella Noche Ruffalo, Odette Ruffalo|
|Girlfriends/ Affairs||Not Known|
|Mark Ruffalo Height, Weight and Body Measurements|
|Height in Centimetres||173 cm|
|Height in Meters||1.73 m|
|Height in Feet Inches||5′ 6”|
|Chest Size||41 inches|
|Waist Size||34 inches|
|Biceps Size||15 inches|
|Mark Ruffalo Favorites|
|Favorite Actor||Not Known|
|Favorite Actress||Not Known|
|Favorite Food||Non Vegetarian|
|Hobbies||Acting, Reading, Travelling|
|Favorite Movies||The Philadelphia Story, Chinatown|
|Favorite Destination||Not Known|
|Favorite Car Collections||Not Known|
|Mark Ruffalo Education School and Colleges|
|School||First Colonial High School, Catholic School|
|College / University||Stella Adler Studio of Acting|
|Mark Ruffalo Residence and Contact Address|
|Birth Place||Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA|
|Home Town||Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA|
|Present Residence||Manhattan, New York, USA|
|House Address||Manhattan, New York, USA|
|Phone No / Mobile No||Not Known|
|Email ID||Not Known|
|Mark Ruffalo Awards, Honours, Achievements|
|National Film Award||Golden Globe Awards (2021)|
|Primetime Emmy Awards (2020,2014)|
While acting in the ‘Orpheus Theatre,’ Mark Ruffalo landed small roles on TV and in films like ‘The Dentist’ (1996), ‘Safe Men’ (1998) and ‘Ride with the Devil’ (1999).
Soon, a meeting and collaboration with playwright Kenneth Lonergan altered his fortune. He acted in several of his plays, including ‘This is Our Youth’ (1996), which landed him the role of the male lead in Lonergan’s movie ‘You Can Count on Me’ (2000). His performance in the film received critical acclaim and won him several awards.
The success of the film also helped him establish a strong foothold in Hollywood. He played prominent characters in subsequent movies like ‘The Last Castle’ (2001), ‘XX/XY’ (2002), and ‘Windtalkers’ (2002).
In 2002, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Though the tumor was benign, the surgery resulted in partial facial paralysis. Fortunately, he recovered fully after a brief spell of illness.
In 2003, he returned to work with leading roles opposite two famous actresses, Meg Ryan and Gwyneth Paltrow in ‘In the Cut’ (2003) and ‘View from the Top’ (2003), respectively. However, both the films failed at the box-office.
In 2004, he acted in four films: ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore,’ ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,’ ‘13 Going on 30,’ and ‘Collateral.’ These films collectively displayed his skill in different genres.
After 2004, he consistently appeared in famous Hollywood productions as well as independent films. Films, such as ‘Just like Heaven’ (2005), ‘All the King’s Men’ (2006), ‘Zodiac’ (2007), ‘Reservation Road’ (2007), and ‘The Brothers Bloom’ (2008) established him as a popular actor.
In 2006, he acted in Clifford Odets’ play ‘Awake and Sing!’ at ‘Belasco Theatre,’ New York. He was nominated for the ‘Tony Award – Best Featured Actor in a Play’ for his performance.
In 2008, his film ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ was shown at the famous ‘Toronto Film Festival.’
In 2010, he made his directorial debut with the film ‘Sympathy for Delicious.’ The film premiered at the ‘Sundance Film Festival’ and won the ‘Special Jury Award.’
The same year, he starred in the domestic comedy ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ which earned him, among other nominations, his first ‘Academy Award’ nomination and ‘BAFTA’ nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actor.’
In 2012, he acted in ‘The Avengers’ as Dr. Bruce Banner a.k.a. the Hulk and received critics’ appreciation for his performance. He reprised the character in ‘Iron Man 3’ (2013), ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015), ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (2017), ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018), and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019).
Meanwhile, he also appeared in the heist thriller ‘Now You See Me’ (2013), the comedy ‘Thanks for Sharing’ (2013), and the musical drama ‘Begin Again’ (2013).
In 2014, he starred as a lead in the television adaptation of the famous Broadway play, ‘The Normal Heart.’ His performance earned him an ‘Emmy’ nomination. Later that year, he starred in the film ‘Foxcatcher’ which earned him ‘Golden Globe’ and ‘Academy Award’ nominations. The same year, he also appeared as a father of two kids in the comedy ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ which earned him a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination for the ‘Best Performance by an actor in a Motion Picture.’
In 2015, Mark portrayed the character of a famous journalist in the biographical drama ‘Spotlight,’ for which he received his third ‘Academy Award’ nomination and also a ‘BAFTA Award’ nomination.
2016 saw Ruffalo reprising his role as Agent Dylan Rhodes in ‘Now You See Me 2.’ The movie was a huge box-office success and earned critical acclaim for his performance as the leader of the Horseman team.
Mark Ruffalo’s performance in ‘You Can Count on Me’ was widely appreciated and earned him comparisons with the young Marlon Brando. He also won several awards for the film.
He is known for his portrayal of the Hulk in movies like ‘The Avengers’ (2012), ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018), ‘Avengers: Endgame’ (2019), and ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (2017). His performance earned him international fame.
Mark Ruffalo’s performance in the movies ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ ‘Foxcatcher,’ and ‘Spotlight’ was hugely appreciated by the critics and earned him ‘Academy Award’ nominations.
Golden Globe Awards
|2021||Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television||I Know This Much Is True (2020)|
Primetime Emmy Awards
|2020||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie||I Know This Much Is True (2020)|
|2014||Outstanding Television Movie||The Normal Heart (2014)|
Personal Life & Legacy
Mark Ruffalo married Sunrise Coigney in June 2000 and the couple has three children; a son named Keen and two daughters named Bella Noche and Odette.