Mark Ruffalo is an American actor and filmmaker who became known internationally for his role as Bruce Banner / Hulk in the Marvel films, including The Avengers franchise, Iron Man 3, and Thor: Ragnarok. In a career spanning more than 25 years, Mark has received Academy Award nominations three times for his roles in The Kids Are All Right, Foxcatcher and Spotlight.
Mark Ruffalo Biography
Mark Alan Ruffalo
Actor, Filmmaker, Activist
Birthday / Date of Birth
Mark Ruffalo was born on November 22, 1967, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA.
He is currently 55 years old.
He is of Italian descent on his father’s side and half-Canadian and half-Italian on his mother’s side.
Ruffalo graduated from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach.
- Father – Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, Jr (Construction Painter)
- Mother – Marie Rose (née Hebert) (Hairdresser, Stylist)
- Siblings – Tania (Sister), Nicole (Sister), Scott (Brother) (Died in 2008)
Mark Ruffalo married Sunrise Coigney, an actress, on June 11, 2000, and they have three children: son Keen Ruffalo (b. 2001), and daughters Bella Noche Ruffalo (b. 2005) and Odette Ruffalo (b. 2007).
- In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
- In centimeters – 173 cm
- In meters – 1.73 m
- In Kilograms – 72 kg
- In Pounds – 159 lbs
Mark made his feature film debut in 1994, playing Christian in the horror film, Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance.
Mark earned his first acting role in television in 1989 when he was cast as Michael Dunne in just one episode of the anthology series CBS Summer Playhouse.
Best known for his performances in the movies The Kids Are All Right as Paul Hatfield, Foxcatcher as Dave Schultz, and Spotlight as Michael Rezendes. For his work in the movies, he earned several awards including Academy Award nominations.
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, the sequel to Infinity War, scheduled to release in 2019.
Mark has appeared in a TV commercial for Clearasil Double Clear in the past.
- Favorite Italian Food – Eggplant Parmigiana
- Favorite Book – “I Know This Much Is True” by Wally Lamb
- Favorite Lullaby – Frere Jacques
- Favorite Dessert – Banana Cream Pie
- Favorite Superhero – Hulk (as a child), Wolverine (as an adult)
- Favorite Pokemon – Squirtle
Mark Ruffalo Net Worth
Ruffalo has accumulated a net worth of $35 million over the years in his successful acting career. According to The Richest, Mark earned $3,400,000 from Spotlight, $2 million from The Avengers, $1.2 million from Now You See Me, $2.9 million from The Avengers: Age of Ultron film, and 2.1 million from Now You See Me 2 as salaries. Today, he is one of the richest actors in Hollywood.
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Mark Ruffalo Facts
He moved to Los Angeles with his family, were 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.
He received minor roles in films early in his career and after his portrayal, in the 2000 film, You Can Count On Me, which earned him favorable reviews, he began to do significant roles in movies.
In 2002, he was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and 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.