Nobody plays or has ever played Bruce Barner / The Incredible Hulk in the Marvel series quite like Mark Ruffalo. He completely nailed it in 2012’s The Avengers when he replaced actor Edward Norton to play the roles of the soft-spoken Barner and the Hulk ever since.
Mark Ruffalo has retained the contract to reprise the role in the next Marvel Studios Movie series in Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: InfinityWar (2018), as well as those for 2019 upcoming Avengers film series.
Mark’s road to superstardom, however, was not a rosy one. Since making his big screen debut in 1989 on the CBS Summer Playhouse, he has spent most of his career playing minor roles in films such as This Is Your Youth (1996), 13 Going 30 (2004), Eternal Sunshine of the Immaculate Mind (2004), Zodiac (2007) and What Doesn’t Kill You (2008).
Mark Ruffalo’s first starring role came when he starred in the thriller Shutter Island in 2010 and The Kids Are Alright , which earned him nominations including a SAG Award, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and a BAFTA Award nomination.
He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Kids Are Alright. In 2014, he received another Academy Award for his role as Dave Schultz Fox Catcher. Ruffalo portrayed FBI Special Agent Dylan Rhodes in the films Now You See Me and Now You See Me 2. Find out more about the actor, filmmaker, and social activist in this article. Continue reading.
Mark Ruffalos Bio, Age, Ethnicity
Mark was born on November 22, 1967 in Kenosha, Wisconsin to Frank Lawrence Ruffalo Jr. and Marie Rose. His father worked as a painter in a construction company, his mother as a hairdresser and stylist. Ruffalo is an American of multiracial background. His father is of Italian descent and his mother is French Canadian.
As a child, Mark Ruffalo struggled with dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. His parents divorced in the late 80’s and his mother remarried. He attended high school at Frist Colonial High School in Wisconsin. In his youth at school, Mark participated in wrestling and also played in the Patriot Playhouse under the tutelage of Nancy P. Curtis. When Mark graduated from high school, he moved to San Diego, California with his family and eventually settled in Los Angeles.
Mark Ruffalo attended the Stellar Adler drama school, later founded a theater company called Orpheus, where he wrote and directed plays as a bartender. The actor has made quite a sum of money from his works and acting career, his net worth is currently estimated at $30 million. His height is said to be 1.73 m while his frame is supported by a weight of 72 kg.
family – brother
Mark Ruffalo has a younger brother named ScottHowever, the Ruffalo tragedy happened on December 9, 2008, when Mark’s younger brother was found dead at his Beverly Hills home with a gunshot wound to the head.
The Avengers star had a very close relationship with his younger brother, born on February 1, 1969. Scott had worked in the cosmetics industry after her mother and started her own cosmetics company in 1991. An inquest later determined the cause of death was not suicide, as earlier speculated, but manslaughter by shred evidence showed the gunshot wound could not have been self-inflicted.
Mark was shocked beyond words and had to sit out the film he was making at the time of his brother’s death to mourn him. Scott is survived by his wife Luzelena Ruffalo and stepdaughter.
Is he gay?
Mark Ruffalo is definitely not gay. Although he had a gay role in the film titled Normal Heart and he is also supportive of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) community as the Oscar-winning actor is not gay.
wife and children
The actor has been married to French-Americanactress Sunrise Coignery since 2000. They met in 1998 when Mark Ruffalo was living in a run-down apartment without a credit card or driver’s license. She still believed in him and agreed to date him. He remembers how Sunrise rejected him the first time and then accepted when he worked up the courage to ask again.
Born in San Francisco in 1972, she is best known for her roles in films such as Campfire Tales in 2001 and The Cut in 2003.
The couple have 3 wonderful children together. A son, Keen, born in June 2001, who followed in his parents’ footsteps and appeared with his father in the film Starting Again in 2013. His first daughter Bella was born in April 2005 and finally another daughter Odette in 2007 born.
Mark Ruffalo revealed that his children also filmed a scene in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok . It’s likely they’ll all be considering a career in parenting, too.