Mark Ruffalo Biography
Mark Ruffalo (Mark Alan Ruffalo) is an American actor, director, and environmental activist who is best known for playing the Hulk in films such as “The Avengers” (2012), “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018), and “Avengers: Endgame” (2019).
Mark Ruffalo Age
Mark is 54 years old as of 2021. He was born Mark Alan Ruffalo on November 22, 1967, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. He celebrates his birthday every 22nd of November.
Mark Ruffalo Height
Ruffalo stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches ( 173 cm ).
Mark Ruffalo Family
Alan Ruffalo was born in the Wisconsin town of Kenosha. His mother is a hairdresser and stylist, while his father, Frank Lawrence Ruffalo Jr., worked as a construction painter. Tania and Nicole are his sisters, while Scott is his brother (died 2008). His father is of Girifalco Italian origin, and his mother is half French Canadian and half Italian.
Mark Ruffalo Wife
Ruffalo is married to Sunrise Coigney. The two got married in 2000. They have three children: son Keen (b. 2001) and daughters Bella Noche (b. 2005) and Odette (b. 2007).
Mark Ruffalo Net Worth
Ruffalo is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who has a net worth of $35 million.
Mark Ruffalo Diagnosis
Ruffalo was diagnosed with a vestibular schwannoma, often known as an acoustic neuroma, a form of brain tumor. Although the tumor was discovered to be benign, the surgery to remove it left him with partial facial paralysis and harmed his hearing. After a year, the paralysis receded, but Ruffalo’s left ear remains deaf.
Mark Ruffalo Career
Ruffalo had minor appearances on television and in films such as “The Dentist” (1996), “Safe Men” (1998), and “Ride with the Devil” (1999). Soon after, he met and collaborated with writer Kenneth Lonergan, which changed his life. He played the male lead in Lonergan’s film ‘You Can Count on Me’ after appearing in numerous of his plays, including ‘This is Our Youth’ (1996). (2000). His performance in the film was praised by critics and earned him multiple prizes. The film’s success also aided him in gaining a strong foothold in Hollywood. Following that, he appeared in films such as ‘The Last Castle’ (2001), ‘XX/XY’ (2002), and ‘Windtalkers’ (2002). He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002. Despite the benign nature of the tumor, the procedure resulted in partial facial paralysis. After a brief period of illness, he was able to fully recover.
In 2003, he returned to acting in prominent roles opposite Meg Ryan and Gwyneth Paltrow in the films ‘In the Cut’ (2003) and ‘View from the Top’ (2003). Both films, however, bombed at the box office. ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore,’ ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,’ ’13 Going on 30,’ and ‘Collateral’ were among his four films in 2004. These films collectively demonstrated his ability to work in a variety of genres. He continued to appear in well-known Hollywood blockbusters as well as independent films after 2004. His popularity was established by films such as ‘Just Like Heaven’ (2005), ‘All the King’s Men’ (2006), ‘Zodiac’ (2007), ‘Reservation Road’ (2007), and ‘The Brothers Bloom’ (2008). He appeared in Clifford Odets’ production ‘Awake and Sing!’ at New York’s Belasco Theatre in 2006. For his work, he was nominated for a Tony Award for ‘Best Featured Actor in a Play.’
With the film ‘Sympathy for Delicious,’ he made his directorial debut in 2010. The film received the ‘Special Jury Award’ at the ‘Sundance Film Festival.’ In the same year, he starred in the domestic comedy ‘The Kids Are All Right,’ which garnered him his first ‘Academy Award’ nomination and a ‘BAFTA’ award for ‘Best Supporting Actor,’ among other accolades. He played Dr. Bruce Banner, a.k.a. the Hulk, in ‘The Avengers’ in 2012, and garnered positive reviews for his performance. In ‘Iron Man 3’ (2013), ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ (2015), ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ (2017), ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (2018), and ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ he returned to the role (2019). In the meantime, he had roles in the heist thriller ‘Now You See Me’ (2013), the comedy ‘Thanks for Sharing’ (2013), and the musical drama ‘Begin Again’ (2013).
He played the lead in the television adaption of the iconic Broadway play ‘The Normal Heart’ in 2014. He was nominated for an ‘Emmy’ for his performance. Later that year, he starred in the film ‘Foxcatcher,’ for which he was nominated for a ‘Golden Globe’ and an ‘Academy Award.’ He also starred as a father of two children in the comedy ‘Infinitely Polar Bear,’ for which he was nominated for a ‘Golden Globe’ for ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.’ Mark garnered his third ‘Academy Award’ nomination and a ‘BAFTA Award’ nomination in 2015 for his portrayal of a famous journalist in the biographical drama ‘Spotlight.’ Ruffalo returned to the character of Agent Dylan Rhodes in ‘Now You See Me 2’ in 2016. The film was a box office smash, and he received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the Horseman team’s captain.
Mark Ruffalo This Is Our Youth
Ruffalo featured in the film playing the role of Warren, the story explores timeless issues of adolescence and maturity, as well as the Reagan Era in which it is set: the characters feel adrift in 1980s-style materialism. The play takes place in Dennis Ziegler’s family’s apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in March 1982. Dennis’s friend Warren Straub, a dejected 19-year-old, has just been kicked out of his house and stolen $15,000 from his abusive lingerie tycoon father. Dennis, the more wily and domineering of the two, spends some of the money on cocaine, hoping to sell it to a friend for much more. Jessica Goldman, an “anxiously insightful” fashion student, arrives, and Warren hopes that he can use the money to entice her into bed.
Mark Ruffalo You Can Count On Me
He starred in the film You Can Count On Me is a 2000 American drama film playing the role of Terry. The film tells the story of Sammy, a single mother living in a small Catskill Mountains town, and her complicated relationships with family and friends. After ifs release its performances received highly positive reviews among critics, and dozens of award nominations and awards at film festivals and during awards season. At the 73rd Academy Awards, the film received nominations for Best Actress (Linney) and Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen/Original Screenplay.
Mark Ruffalo Just like Heaven
Ruffalo starred as David Abbott in the film Just Like Heaven a 2005 American romantic comedy fantasy film. It is based on the 1999 French novel If Only It Were True by Marc Levy. Steven Spielberg obtained the rights to produce the film from the book. Elizabeth Masterson (Reese Witherspoon), a young emergency medicine physician in San Francisco whose work is her whole life, is in a serious car accident while on her way to a blind date. Three months later, David Abbott (Mark Ruffalo), a landscape architect recovering from the sudden death of his wife, moves into the apartment that had been Elizabeth’s, after ‘discovering’ it in what seems to be a fateful happenstance. The film was released in the United States and Canada on September 16, 2005.
Mark Ruffalo Awards
Over the course of his career, Mark has won a slew of honors. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s New Generation Award and the New York Film Critics Circle’s Award for Best Supporting Actor are among them. Mark Ruffalo won a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Satellite Award, and an Independent Spirit Award for his portrayal in Spotlight, among other accolades. Ruffalo won a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in A Normal Heart. In addition, Mark Ruffalo has been nominated three times for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Mark Ruffalo TV Shows and Movies
- 2022- Newsflash
- 2021- The War of the Worlds
- 2020- I Know This Much Is True
- 2019- Dark Waters
- 2019- Avengers
- 2019- Captain Marvel
- 2018- Thor: Ragnarok
- 2017- Team Thor
- 2016- Now You See Me 2
- 2015- Spotlight