Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American filmmaker, actor and social activist. He is best known for sketching the character of ‘The Hunk’ in the several movies like The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron. He made his screen premiere in an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse on 1989.
Mark Ruffalo is married to Sunrise Coigney and the couples are blessed with 3 children.
Mark Ruffalo Early Life and Education
Mark Ruffalo was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin U.S. on November 22, 1967, to a hairdresser and stylist mother, Marie Rose and father Frank Lawrence Ruffalo Jr., a construction painter. His father is of Italian descent and mother is of half-French Canadian. Ruffalo has two sisters Tania and Nicole, and one brother Scott who is no more.
Throughout his education, he attended both Catholic and Progressive Schools in his childhood. Even though he fights with undiagnosed dyslexia and ADD from his childhood to the adult he has described himself as a happy kid.
Ruffalo spends his teenage in Virginia Beach with his family. He participated in wrestling, in junior high and high school. He completes his graduation from First Colonial High School after that he moved to San Diego, California with his family. Later the family migrated Los Angeles where he took the classes at Stella Alder Conservatory and co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company.
Mark Ruffalo Career
Ruffalo attains in the small role on TV in Films as The Dentist, Safe Men and Ride with the Devil on 1996, 1998 and 1999 respectively while acting in the Orpheus Theatre. He got a chance meeting and cooperation with playwright Kenneth Lonergan.
Ruffalo appeared in several of Lonergan ’s play omitting the original cast of This is Our Youth. The play promotes Ruffalo to the male lead role in another movie You Can Count on Me, on 2000, in which his performance received critical acclaim and won several critical awards.
Ruffalo’s success of the several films helped him to maintain a strong anchor in Hollywood. Also, he performed a leading role in a movie like The Last Castle on 2001, XX/XY on 2002 and Windtalkers on 2002. He was suffered from a brain tumor in the same year. However, the tumor benign, the surgery results in partial facial paralysis. Luckily after a brief spell of illness, he recovered fully.
In 2003 he returned to his work with leading role. He performs the movie with two actresses Meg Ryan and Gwyneth Paltrow in View from Top and In the Cut but both of the films are failed at the box office.
Ruffalo acted in four varied and extraordinary films: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, Collateral, 13 Going on 30. All these films show his skill in the different genres. Likewise, he appeared in famous Hollywood production and in independent films as a bankable actor.
Ruffalo represents in the play, Awake and Sing at New York. For his performance in the play, he was nominated for Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Play in 2006. After two years in 2008, at the famous Toronto Film Festival his film What Doesn’t Kill You was shown.
Ruffalo made his directorial introduction with the film Sympathy for Delicious. The film was broadcast at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Award in 2009. Also, in 2010 he performed in the domestic comedy The Kids are All Right in 2010 which justify him among other nominations. His first nomination was Academy Award and BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Ruffalo performs in Sixth installment of Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Avengers where he performed as Dr. Bruce Banner and he gets admiration for his performance. Again he reprised the character in Iron Man 3 and Avengers: Age of Ultron. In between he performed in the comedy Thank You for Sharing, Now You See Me and the musical drama Begin Again.
Ruffalo received the second nomination of Academy Award for his representation of wrestler Dave Schultz in the biographical drama Foxcatcher.
Mark Ruffalo Personal Life
Mark Ruffalo is a happily married man. He is married to Sunrise Coigney in 2000. The couple blessed with three children, one son Keen and two daughters Bella Noche and Odette.
There are no rumors regarding their extra affairs and divorce so the couple is living a blissful life together.
Mark Ruffalo Net Worth
Mark Ruffalo is living a luxurious life with his family. He has estimated net worth of $20million. According to the online sources, his salary of 2016 was $2,100,000.
Ruffalo has a house in New York.In 2016 he described Catskill Mountain as his home. Being an actor and filmmaker, he has his own luxurious car.