Mark Ruffalo



  • Birth Name: Mark Alan Ruffalo
  • Birth Place: Kenosha, WI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/22/1967, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor; producer; writer
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Mark Ruffalo Fast Facts:
  • His mother and siblings (two sisters and a brother) have all worked as hairstylists.
  • Was a state-champion wrestler in high school, where he was named Most Fun to Be Around.
  • Attended the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting in Los Angeles, where he worked as a bartender to support his training.
  • Breakout performance was in You Can Count on Me (2000) as Laura Linney's drifter brother.
  • Had a benign brain tumor removed in 2001; took him almost a year to recover after the surgery.
  • Slated to play Mel Gibson's brother in Signs (2002), but the part went to Joaquin Phoenix after his tumor was diagnosed.
  • After playing a couple with Julianne Moore in Blindness (2008), the two starred as lovers in the family drama The Kids Are All Right (2010).
  • His directorial debut, Sympathy for Delicious (2010), was inspired by his real-life paraplegic friend Christopher Thornton, who wrote and co-starred in the film.
  • Mark Ruffalo Relationships:
  • Scott Ruffalo - Brother
  • Keen Ruffalo - Son
  • Sunrise Coigney - Wife
  • Bella Ruffalo - Daughter
  • Marie Ruffalo - Mother
  • Frank Ruffalo - Father
  • Odette Ruffalo - Daughter
  • Mark Ruffalo Awards:
  • 2006 Tony: Actor (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 2010 Sundance Film Festival: Special Jury Prize: Dramatic - Winner
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2010 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2010 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 2015 Independent Spirit Awards: Special Distinction Award - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Television Movie - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee

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