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Mark Duplass Biography

Birth Name:
Mark David Duplass
Birth Place:
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Profession
Producer, screenwriter, actor, director

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

Awards

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series: winner
  • 2006Independent Spirit Awards-John Cassavetes Award: nominated

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