Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
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You Can Count On Me
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Actor/Actress, Producer, Director
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Mark Ruffalo was born on the 22nd of November 1967 in Wisconsin to parents Maria and Frank Ruffalo. Mark grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, until the age of thirteen when his family moved to Virginia Beach. He spent most of his teenage years there. After high school, Mark and his family moved to San Diego. However, they moved again to Los Angeles where Mark took classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory and co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company, an Equity-Waiver establishment where he did yeoman work.
Mark started acting, writing, directing and producing to build up his resume. He also did the running of the lights and building sets. Yet despite good stage reviews, Mark couldn`t get a proper job in film and TV. He was ready to give it all up when he met playwright/screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan which changed everything. Mark had success in Lonergan`s play This Is Our Youth, which led to his winning the male lead in Lonergan`s film You Can Count on Me in 2000.
Hollywood was captivated with his stunning and mesmerizing performance as Laura Linney`s ne`er-do-well brother. However, despite his career-breaking success, Mark still remains true to his stage roots and small theater company in L.A. Even sometimes directing and performing in between taking on offers for film projects. Mark has continued to impress with his versatility and range in both character and lead roles and remains consistently in demand.
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First Colonial High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Stella Adler Conservatory Academy & Theater, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Full Name at Birth
Mark Alan Ruffalo
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Tania Ruffalo, Nicole Ruffalo
Heath Ledger, Gael Garcia Bernal
Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Mark Alan Ruffalo (born November 22, 1967) is an American actor, director, humanitarian and producer. He has portrayed the Marvel Comics character Dr. Bruce Banner / the Hulk in The Avengers (2012) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Other notable films in which he has starred or co-starred are You Can Count on Me (2000), Collateral (2004), 13 Going on 30 (2004), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Just Like Heaven (2005), Zodiac (2007), Shutter Island (2010), Now You See Me (2013), and Begin Again (2013). For his roles in The Kids Are All Right (2010) and Foxcatcher (2014), he received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. He also won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie and received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film nominations for The Normal Heart, which he also produced.
Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston
Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Joss Whedon, Samuel L. Jackson
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Ray Ban Sunglasses
Frank Ruffalo Jr.
Marie Rose Hebert
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Brillstein Entertainment Partners, United Talent Agency
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