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Mark Strong Biography

Birth Name:
Marco Giuseppe Salussolia
Birth Place:
Highbury, London, England

Fast Facts

  • Has an Italian father and an Austrian mother
  • His mother changed his name when he was a child so that he would better fit in with his peers
  • Placed in a state-funded boarding school when he was 5
  • Sang in a punk band during his teen years
  • Fluent in German
  • Contemplated becoming an attorney in Germany, and studied at the University of Munich to that end, but left after a year to pursue acting in England
  • Daniel Craig, a good friend, is godfather to his son Gabriel


  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008London Film Critics Association-Best Supporting British Actor: nominated


  • Gabriel -- Son
  • Roman -- Son
  • Liza Marshall -- Wife