Who is Mark Ruffalo?
Mark Ruffalo is an American actor, director, producer, and environmental activist. He is mostly known for his role in Kenneth Lonergan’s play named ‘This Is Our Youth’. This earned him attention and was famous which led him to get the lead male role in ‘You Can Count on Me’ in 2000. His performance was praised by and he was offered major roles in films like ‘XX/XY’ and ‘Windtalkers’ in 2002 and ‘In the Cut’ in 2003. He is also famous for his role as Hulk in movies like ‘The Avengers’ in 2012, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in 2015, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ in 2017, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ in 2018, and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in 2019. His versatility as an actor has made him earn numerous award nominations. Furthermore, he is also an activist and supports the number of causes like anti-fracking, renewable energies, pro-choice movement, and LGBTQ rights.
|Full Name||Mark Alan Ruffalo|
|Birth Date||November 22, 1967|
|Birth Place||Kenosha, Wisconsin|
|Father||Frank Lawrence Ruffalo|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches (173cms/1.73m)|
|Net Worth||$35 million|
Mark Alan Ruffalo was born on November 22, 1967, in Kenosha, Wisconsin to father Frank Lawrence Ruffalo and to mother Marie Rose. His father was a construction painter and his mother a hairdresser and stylist. He spent his childhood with two sisters name Tania and Nicole and had a brother Scott who is no more. Furthermore, Mark spent his teen years in Virginia with his family. He is currently 53 years old with Scorpio sun sign.
Young Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo was brought up a Catholic and attended both Catholic and Progressive schools during his childhood. While in Wisconsin and Virginia, he competed in wrestling matches in junior high and high school. He graduated from ‘First Colonial High School’ and migrated and settled with his family in Los Angeles. There, he took classes at the ‘Stella Adler Conservatory’ and cofounded the ‘Orpheus Theatre Company’ and took up various roles like acting, writing, directing, and producing.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Mark Ruffalo holds an American nationality and as per ethnicity, he belongs to White. He follows the Roman Catholic religion. He stands 5 feet 8 inches (173cms/1.73m) tall and weighs around 75kgs (159lbs). Furthermore, He has a pair of dark brown eyes and black colored hair.
He suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in his childhood days, but he recalled himself being a happy kid growing up in a family with lots of love.
In June 2000, Mark Ruffalo married Sunrise Coigney. In 2002, he diagnosed with a brain tumor. He had to face a surgery which had a side effect that led to him suffering from a partial face paralysis. Fortunately, he recovered and continued his work. The couple has three children; a son named Keen and two daughters named Bella Noche and Odette.
Mark Ruffalo has an Instagram account (@markruffalo) with 17.9 million followers and is pretty social with over a thousand posts. He is also active on Twitter (@MarkRuffalo) with 6.6 million followers. Moreover, he has a verified Facebook page with 3.7 million likes and just over 4 million followers.
Mark Ruffalo Career
Mark Ruffalo while acting in ‘Orpheus Theatre’, his own co-founded company, got small roles on TV and films like ‘The Dentist’ in 1996, ‘Safe Men’ in 1998 and ‘’Ride with the Devil’ in 1999. Soon, he had a meeting and collaboration with playwright Kenneth Lonergan which changed his fortune and got a chance to perform as a lead in Lonergan’s movie ‘You Can Count on Me’ in 2002. This movie was successful and his performance got praised and won him several awards.
This success made him establish a strong base in Hollywood. Then slowly he played important roles in a subsequent movie like ‘The Last Castle’ in 2001, ‘XX/XY’ and ‘Windtalkers’ in 2002 and ‘In the Cut’ in 2003 and got a lead role to work with two famous actresses Meg Ryan in ‘In the Cut’ and Gwyneth Paltrow in ‘View from Top’. But unfortunately, both his films did not do well in the box- office. He acted in four films ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore,’ ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,’ ‘13 Going on 30,’ and ‘Collateral’ in 2004. These films show how versatile Mark was as he got the chance to show different acting skills of different genres.
More About his Career
Later in the upcoming year, he was thoroughly seen infamous Hollywood productions as well as independent films. These movies established him as a popular actor. Some of the movies are ‘Just Like Heaven’ (2005), ‘All the King’s Men’ (2006), ‘Zodiac’ (2007), ‘Reservation Road’ (2007), and ‘The Brothers Bloom’ (2008). In 2006, he acted in Clifford Odets’ play ‘Awake and Sing!’ at ‘Belasco Theatre,’ New York. In 2008, his film ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’ was shown at the famous ‘Toronto Film Festival.’
Likewise, in 2010 he made his directional debut with the film ‘Sympathy for Delicious’. This film also won the ‘Special Jury Award’. The same year, he starred in the domestic comedy ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ which earned him several nominations. In 2012, he acted in ‘The Avengers’ as Dr Bruce Banner viz the Hulk and received critics’ appreciation for his performance. Furthermore, he reprised the character in ‘Iron Man 3’ in 2013, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ in 2015, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ in 2017, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ in 2018, and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in 2019 alongside stars like Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Tom Holland, and Elizabeth Olsen. His performance as Dr. Banner earned him international fame.
He appeared in the famous television Broadway play, ‘The Normal Heart’ in 2014, and also starred in ‘Foxcatcher’. These two successful films and play led him towards different nominations. He also appeared as the father of two kids in the comedy ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ in the same year. Similarly, in 2015, he portrayed the character of a famous journalist in ‘Spotlight’ the biographical drama. He also reprised his role in ‘Now You See Me 2’. This movie was a huge box-office.
Mark Ruffalo was nominated for ‘Tony Award – Best Featured Actor in the play’ in 2006. He won the ‘Special Jury Award’ for his debut directional movie ‘Sympathy for Delicious’ in 2010 and was nominated for ‘Academy Award’ and ‘BAFTA Award’. In 2013, he won the ‘MTV Movie Award’ for ‘The Avengers’. His play ‘The Normal Heart’ won him ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ and ‘Satellite Award’ for ‘Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film’ in 2014. Similarly, he also won the ‘Hollywood Film Ensemble Award’ and the ‘Gotham Independent Film Jury Award’ for ‘Foxcatcher.’ In 2015, he won the ‘Screen Actors Guild Award’ for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie.’ Likewise, in 2016, he won the ‘Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award.’
Mark Ruffalo is an anti-fracking activist. He is the founder of the ‘Solutions Project’, which works for achieving 100% renewable energy. Mark also supports the group ‘Water Defense’ which undertakes clean water programs. He is also a staunch supporter of LGBTQ+ rights and supports the pro-choice movements.
Mark Ruffalo is one of the richest actors in Hollywood. He has gained popularity all over the world. He has accumulated a net worth of $35 million over the years on his successful acting career.