Fast Facts

  • Prior to becoming a professional filmmaker and actor, he was the keyboardist and lead singer in the three-piece rock band Volcano, I'm Still Excited!!
  • Known as one of the forefathers of Mumblecore, a genre of independent films characterized by its use of small budgets, improv-style acting and true-to-life dialogue.
  • Frequently collaborates with his older brother, Jay, who is a renowned screenwriter and film director in his own right.
  • Cowrote (with his brother, Jay) and starred in his feature-film debut, The Puffy Chair, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2005 and went on to win a Feature Films Audience Award at the 2005 SXSW Film Festival.


  • 2006, Independent Spirit Awards — John Cassavetes Award: Nominee


  • Ora Duplass — Daughter
  • Molly Duplass — Daughter
  • Larry Duplass — Father
  • Jay Duplass — Brother
  • Katie Aselton — Wife
  • Cindy Duplass — Mother


  • Attended University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States; attended City University of New York, City College, New York, New York, United States

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  • Birth Name: Mark David Duplass
  • Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Profession: Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Director

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