Mark Ruffalo is a decorated American actor best known for his role as Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film, The Incredible Hulk. He is also a director, social advocate, and producer. Since his debut in the film, the veteran actor has grown to become a favorite celebrity for many. This is his story.
Mark Ruffalo began his acting career in 1989 with the CBS Summer Playhouse. Later in 1996, he was cast in the famous play dubbed This Is Our Youth, as a budding actor. His role was well received by the audience, which got him nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards.
After his memorable appearance on the play, the actor went ahead to cast in 13 Going on 30, The Kids Are All Right, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He also appeared in You Can Count On Me that earned him enviable awards in the year 2000. These awards are Montreal World Film Festival Award, the Boston Society of Film Critics Award, and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award.
Mark Ruffalo profile summary
- Full name: Mark Alan Ruffalo
- Date of birth: November 22, 1967
- Age: 52 years old
- Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
- Nationality: American
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Sunrise Coigney
- Height: 172 centimetres (5' 8'')
- Profession: Actor, producer
- Weight: 72 kilograms (159 pounds)
- Social networks: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
- Net worth: 30 million U.S. dollars
The Hulk actor was born on November 22, 1967, as Mark Alan Ruffalo. He was born in the town of Kenosha, Wisconsin, the U.S. This town was built in the nineteenth century by Italian immigrants.
Early life and education
Mark was born to Frank Lawrence Ruffalo and Marie Rose. Frank worked as a construction painter while Rufallo's mother, Marie, worked as a hairdresser. Lawrence is of Italian descent while Rose is half Italian and half French Canadian. Apart from his parents, the celebrated actor has three siblings, two sisters, Nicole and Tania, and one brother, Scott (deceased).
Ruffalo schooled in both progressive and catholic schools. He graduated from First Colonial High School, where he was an actor under the Patriot Playhouse.
The celebrated actor found kind words to describe his younger self. He said that he was a happy kid. However, he struggled with un-diagnosed ADD and dyslexia as a young adult and a child.
When he was a teenager, his family migrated to Virginia Beach, Virginia. By then, Hulk was in high school and a state-level champion in wrestling. The family later moved to San Diego, California, then to Los Angeles (L.A.) It was in L.A. that he enrolled in the Stella Adler Conservatory. He also helped start the Orpheus Theatre Company. At Orpheus, the actor starred wrote and directed plays. He also worked as a bartender for about ten years.
Like many successful actors, Mark had a rough start in his career. He went for auditions but failed to secure an acting role for years. However, things started turning for the better, and he landed minor roles in movies such as Safe Men, The Dentist, and Ride with the Devil.
After his 1996 appearance on The Dentist, he landed minor roles for a period of three years until You Can Count On, his ticket to the world of cinema came. He was over thirty years at the time.
The movie was released in 2000 by Motion Pictures under the directorship of Kenneth Lonergan. Mark had a working relationship with the director from his days in theatre. The movie got nominated for several awards and won some. The actor, on the other hand, caught the attention of Hollywood sharks.
From 2000, offers and job requests began to pour in the direction of the actor for the next three years. He also built a reputation for himself as a great actor during the same period. He starred in Apartment 12, a comedy. He appeared as a young artist who was forced to live in peace with his restless neighbors. He also landed roles in The Last Castle and Windtalkers.
From 2003 through to 2010, the actor experienced exponential growth and success in his career. He had earned a reputation for his unique acting style. He also appeared in more than thirty motion picture films.
The actor went ahead to portray great acts of showmanship in a drama film dubbed We Don't Live Here Anymore, which attracted commendations from critics. He starred alongside Naomi Watts, Laura Dern, and Peter Kraus. Later, the actor landed a role as a policeman in the film, In The Cut.
In 2008, he appeared in Blindness. By his side were Julianne Moore, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Danny Glover. In 2010, Mark was nominated for BAFTA awards for his character in The Kids Are Alright. In the same year, the actor got a chance to work with Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, and Max Von Sydow in a thriller film, Shutter Island.
He released a film that he directed under the Motion Pictures. The film, Sympathy for Delicious starred Juliette Lewis and Orlando Bloom. According to him, this movie is a representation of his personal values and faith in the beauty of a successful love story. The movie received positive criticism from his audience and critics alike.
From 2012 to 2017, the actor released great movies under the Avengers franchise. These were, Foxcatcher, Now You See Me, The Normal Heart TV show, and Spotlight Movies.
Ruffalo had to add 13 kilograms to fit into his Foxcatcher character. His sacrifice did not go unnoticed. He was nominated for an Oscar award for this role as well as won a Golden Globe award for the same role.
Mark Ruffalo movies and TV series
From Mark Ruffalo Hulk to Foxcatcher, this actor has shown continuous progress in his acting career. Each of his movies has had a positive impact on the viewer's experience. By now, you should have seen all of his movies. If not, here is a list that will make it easy for you to accomplish this feat;
- Newsflash - pre-production
- 2021 - What If...? - filming
- 2020 - I Know This Much Is True - Dominick and Thomas Birdsey
- 2019 - Dark Waters - Robert Bilott
- 2019 - Avengers: Endgame - Bruce Banner / Hulk
- 2019 - Captain Marvel - Bruce Banner
- 2018 - Avengers: Infinity War - Bruce Banner / Hulk
- 2017 - Thor: Ragnarok - Bruce Banner / Hulk
- 2016 - Team Thor (Video short) - Bruce Banner
- 2016 - Now You See Me 2 - Dylan Rhodes
- 2015 - Spotlight - Mike Rezendes
- 2015 - Avengers: Age of Ultron - Bruce Banner / Hulk
- 2014 - The Normal Heart (TV Movie) - Ned Weeks
- 2014 - Foxcatcher - David Schultz
- 2014 - Infinitely Polar Bear - Cam Stuart
- 2013 - Begin Again - Dan
- 2013 - Now You See Me - Dylan Rhodes
- 2013 - Iron Man 3 - Bruce Banner
- 2012 - Thanks for Sharing - Adam
- 2012 - The Avengers - Bruce Banner / The Hulk
- 2011 - Margaret - Maretti
- 2010 - Date Night - Brad Sullivan
- 2010 - Shutter Island - Chuck Aule
- 2010 - The Kids Are All Right - Paul
- 2010 - Sympathy for Delicious - Father Joe
- 2009 - Where the Wild Things Are - The Boyfriend
- 2008 - What Doesn't Kill You - Brian Reilly
- 2008 - The Brothers Bloom - Stephen
- 2008 - Blindness - Doctor
- 2007 - Reservation Road - Dwight Arno
- 2007 - Zodiac - Inspector David Toschi
- 2007 - Chicago 10 (Documentary) - Jerry Rubin (voice)
- 2006 All the King's Men - Adam Stanton
- 2005 Rumor Has It - Jeff Daly
- 2005 - Just Like Heaven - David
- 2004 - 13 Going on 30: Bloopers (Video short) - Matt Flamhaff
- 2004 - Collateral - Fanning
- 2004 - 13 Going on 30 - Matt Flamhaff
- 2004 - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Stan
- 2004 - We Don't Live Here Anymore - Jack Linden
- 2003 - In the Cut - Detective Giovanni A. Malloy
- 2003 - View from the Top - Ted Stewart
- 2003 - My Life Without Me - Lee
- 2002 - Windtalkers - Pappas
- 2002 - XX/XY - Coles
- 2001 - The Last Castle - Yates
- 2000 - Apartment 12 - Alex
- 2000 - The Beat - Zane Marinelli
- 2000 - Committed - T-Bo
- 2000 - You Can Count on Me - Terry
- 1999 - How Does Anyone Get Old? (Short) - Johnnie
- 1999 - Ride with the Devil - Alf Bowden
- 1998 - Houdini - Theo
- 1998- 54 - Ricko
- 1998 - Safe Men - Frank
- 1998 - A Fish in the Bathtub - Joel
- 1997 - On the 2nd Day of Christmas - Bert
- 1996 The Last Big Thing - Brent Benedict
- 1996 - Blood Money - Attorney
- 1996 - The Dentist - Steve Landers
- 1996 - The Destiny of Marty Fine - Brett
- 1995 - Mirror Mirror 3: The Voyeur - Joey
- 1994 - Due South - Vinnie Webber
- 1994 - There Goes My Baby - J.D.
- 1994 - A Gift from Heaven
- 1994 - Mirror Mirror 2: Raven Dance - Christian
- 1993 - A Song for You - Gus Davison
- 1992 - Rough Trade - Hank
- 1989 - Nuclear Family
- 1989 - CBS Summer Playhouse
The actor is married to a beautiful and talented actress, Sunrise Coigney. The two wedded on June 11, 2000. Together, the couple has two daughters, Odette, and Bella Noche, and one son, Keen.
Mark Ruffalo net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Bruce Banner actor has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Mark Ruffalo height, age, and weight
Mark is 52 years old as of the time of this publication. He is 1.72 meters tall and weighs 72 kilograms.
Mark Ruffalo brain tumor
In 2002, a brain tumor was found in the Hulk actor's head. It was removed through a successful surgery. However, the actor lost his hearing abilities in one of his ears.
Mark Ruffalo latest news
Mark Ruffalo 2020 started on a high note. The actor participated in an Instagram game that tells you which character in Avengers you are. The app went viral soon after its launch and has already been used by several celebrities. Mark is the only celebrity from Avengers: Endgame, who has posted his results online.
Mark Ruffalo has grown over the years as an actor. His work is celebrated globally. His role as Hulk has earned him the fame that only a few can be able to achieve. It is only fair to expect a lot from him in the future based on his past success.