Mark Ruffalo Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Career, Brain Tumor, MCU, Wife, Husband, The Incredible Hulk, Kids, Poor Things 2023, Net worth, and X

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Mark Ruffalo Profile

Mark Ruffalo is an American actor, filmmaker, producer, and political activist. He began his acting career in 1989 with a role in an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse and later took on minor film roles. In 1996, he was among the original cast members of the play “This is Our Youth.”

Mark Ruffalo Age

As of 2023, Ruffalo is 56 years old, he was born on Nov, in the United States of America. Furthermore, he celebrates his birthday on November 56 every year.

Mark Ruffalo Height

He stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Mark Ruffalo Education

Ruffalo attended various Catholic and progressive schools during his schooling. Despite being a “happy kid,” he faced challenges with undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD during his childhood and adolescence.

Growing up, Ruffalo lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where his father was employed. He participated in wrestling during his time in junior high and high school in both Wisconsin and Virginia. After graduating from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach in 1986, he was involved in acting with the Patriot Playhouse.

Following his high school years, Ruffalo relocated with his family to San Diego, California, and later settled in Los Angeles. There, he attended classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory and co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company. During his time with the theater company, he contributed to writing, directing, and starring in several plays. Additionally, he worked as a bartender for nearly a decade.

Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo Siblings

Ruffalo has had three siblings: two sisters; Tania Ruffalo and Nicole Ruffalo and a brother Scott Ruffalo, who passed on in 2008.

Mark Ruffalo Brother

In December 2008, Mark lost his brother, Scott Ruffalo in Los Angeles, where he was shot and killed in cold blood, in his apartment. An ex-client of Scott named Shaha Mishaal Adham was initially arrested on the grounds of attempted murder but was later released due to lack of enough evidence.

This incident was very traumatic for Mark who was on set for the production of a movie and he had to quit to mourn his brother. The case is still unsolved to date. Scott Rufallo is survived by his wife Luzelena Ruffalo and his step-daughter Lucinda.

Mark Ruffalo Wife

Mark has been married to Sunrise Coigney since 2000 in June. She is in the entertainment industry too working as an actress. They met in 1988 on the streets and soon after, they began dating. According to Mark, Sunrise thought he was a mess but she still believed in him.

Later Mark began getting attention for his work and he proposed to her but she turned him down. He tried again and this time, she said yes. The couple got married in 2000 and have 3 kids; a son by the name Keen, born in 2001, and daughters Bella Noche and Odette who were born in 2005 and 2007 respectively.

Mark Ruffalo Children

Mark has 3 children. A son named Keen and two daughters named Bella Noche and Odette.

Mark Ruffalo and Keen Ruffalo

Keen Ruffalo is the eldest son of Mark and just like his father, he is an actor. He was born in 2001. Keen has been profiled in the People Magazine alongside his father. He is known for his appearance in the 2013 film Begin Again.

Mark Ruffalo Gay

Mark does not identify as gay, but he has consistently demonstrated support for the LGBTQ+ community. He notably portrayed a gay character in the 2014 film The Normal Heart and served as an executive producer for the film Anything, which sparked controversy within the transgender community due to its portrayal of a transgender sex worker by a gay actor, Matt Bomer.

The Incredible Hulk Mark Ruffalo

The Incredible Hulk is an American 2008 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Hulk, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Universal Pictures. It premiered on June 8, 2008, at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, and was released in the United States on June 13, 2008.

It received praise for its improved visuals, action sequences, and the portrayal of the title character, and grossed over $263 million worldwide. Norton was set to reprise the role of Banner in The Avengers and any other MCU installment featuring the character, but he was ultimately replaced by Ruffalo, who has signed on to portray the character in potential future projects.

Mark Ruffalo Brain Tumor

In May 2001, Mark Ruffalo experienced a vivid dream that he had a brain tumor, which prompted him to seek medical attention. To his shock, an MRI revealed a benign mass behind his left ear. Despite the terrifying diagnosis, Mark chose to keep the news private, only confiding in his best friend and doctor until after the birth of his first child.

Following surgery to remove the tumor, Mark faced a challenging recovery period, battling paralysis of his facial nerves and the risk of losing his hearing and facial function. The emotional toll was immense, leading him to relocate to upstate New York for solace and healing.

Despite the setbacks, Mark persevered, undergoing extensive physical therapy and finding strength in adversity. While he lost some hearing and endured facial paralysis for months, his determination ultimately paid off. He returned to his career stronger than ever, with a newfound appreciation for life’s challenges.

Mark Ruffalo Ethnicity

Mark is of mixed ethnicity. He is a mixture of Italian from his father’s side and half French-Canadian and Italian descent from his mother’s side.

Mark Ruffalo Avengers (Bruce Banner)

Mark assumed the role of Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk in The Avengers (2012), succeeding Edward Norton. His portrayal garnered praise, securing his commitment to reprise the character in subsequent films. Mark also cameoed as Banner in Iron Man 3, becoming the initial actor to do so in a live-action film. He reprised the role in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and its 2019 sequel.

Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson portrays Natasha Romanoff, also known as Black Widow, in the Avengers film series. Interestingly, both Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner, share the same birthday on November 22. Their characters, Black Widow and the Hulk started working together in “The Avengers” (2012), where Black Widow overcame her fears and befriended the Hulk.

Their relationship took a significant turn in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), where a romantic connection between Black Widow and the Hulk emerged. This pairing has garnered attention on the internet, with fans dubbing them “Brutasha.”

Mark Ruffalo Poor Things

Ruffalo played a character named Duncan Wedderburn in the 2023 film “Poor Things”. Duncan Wedderburn is described as a slick and debauched lawyer who becomes romantically involved with Bella Baxter, the main character played by Emma Stone. “Poor Things” is a dark comedy fantasy film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. The film was a critical success and even won several awards including Best Actress for Emma Stone.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Ruffalo is best known for his portrayal of Bruce Banner/Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has appeared in numerous films including:

  • The Avengers (2012)
  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
  • Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Captain Marvel (2019) (uncredited cameo)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) (uncredited cameo)
  • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (2022) (Disney+ series)

Cast of the MCU Movies.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) boasts a massive cast of actors who have brought iconic superheroes and characters to life.

  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
  • Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor Odinson
  • Natalie Portman as Jane Foster
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson
  • Idris Elba as Heimdall
  • Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
  • Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
  • Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spiderman

Mark Ruffalo Movies and TV Shows

  • Shutter Island (2010) – A psychological thriller film co-starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • The Kids Are All Right (2010) – A comedy-drama film for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
  • Foxcatcher (2014) – A biographical drama film for which he received another Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
  • Spotlight (2015) – A biographical drama film about the Boston Globe’s investigation into child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
  • 13 Going on 30 (2004) – A romantic comedy film
  • Zodiac (2007) – A crime thriller film Now You See Me (2013) – A heist thriller film
  • The Adam Project (2022) – A science fiction action film Starring Ryan Reynolds.

Mark Ruffalo Social Media Platforms

Ruffalo is very active on his X, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 8.2 Million followers on X, 20.5 Million followers on Instagram, and 6.3 Million followers on Facebook.

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