50 Facts About Mark Ruffalo


Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor and producer of Calabrian descent.


Mark Ruffalo began acting in the early 1990s and first gained recognition for his work in Kenneth Lonergan's play This Is Our Youth and drama film You Can Count on Me.


Mark Ruffalo went on to star in the romantic comedies 13 Going on 30, Just like Heaven and the thrillers In the Cut, Zodiac, and Shutter Island.


Mark Ruffalo gained nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing a sperm-donor in the comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right, Dave Schultz in the biopic Foxcatcher, and Michael Rezendes in the drama Spotlight.


Mark Ruffalo won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a TV Movie for playing a gay writer and activist in the television drama film The Normal Heart, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his dual role as identical twins in the miniseries I Know This Much Is True.


Mark Ruffalo is one of the few performers to receive all four EGOT nominations.


Mark Alan Ruffalo was born on November 22,1967, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


Mark Ruffalo's mother, Marie Rose, is a hairdresser and stylist and his father, Frank Lawrence Ruffalo Jr.


Mark Ruffalo has two sisters, Tania and Nicole, and a brother, Scott.


Mark Ruffalo's father is of Italian descent, from Girifalco, Calabria, and his mother is of French Canadian and Italian ancestry.


Mark Ruffalo attended both Catholic and progressive schools throughout his education.


Mark Ruffalo has described himself as having been a "happy kid", although he struggled with undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD as a child and a young adult.


Mark Ruffalo spent his teen years in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where his father worked.


Mark Ruffalo competed in wrestling in junior high and high school in Wisconsin and Virginia.


Mark Ruffalo graduated from First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, where he acted for the Patriot Playhouse.


Mark Ruffalo moved with his family to San Diego, California and later to Los Angeles, where he took classes at the Stella Adler Conservatory and co-founded the Orpheus Theatre Company.


Mark Ruffalo spent close to a decade working as a bartender.


Mark Ruffalo made his screen debut in an episode of CBS Summer Playhouse, followed by minor film roles, and was part of the original cast of This Is Our Youth.


Mark Ruffalo had minor roles in films including The Dentist, the low-key crime comedy Safe Men, and Ang Lee's Civil War western Ride with the Devil.


Mark Ruffalo received favorable reviews for his performance in this film, often earning comparisons to the young Marlon Brando, and won awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Montreal World Film Festival.


Mark Ruffalo appeared opposite Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise as a narcotics detective in Michael Mann's crime thriller Collateral.


In 2007, Mark Ruffalo played divorced lawyer Dwight Arno, who accidentally kills a child and speeds away, in Terry George's film Reservation Road, based on the novel by John Burnham Schwartz.


In 2008, Mark Ruffalo starred as a con man in The Brothers Bloom with Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz and co-starred with Julianne Moore in Blindness.


Mark Ruffalo stated in an interview that he approached Cholodenko after watching High Art and said he would love to work with her.


Years later, she called Mark Ruffalo and said she wrote a script and had him in mind for the part.


Mark Ruffalo's performance earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.


In March 2010, Mark Ruffalo signed with the Creative Artists Agency ; in June 2010, he signed on with the United Talent Agency.


Mark Ruffalo reprised the role again in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.


Mark Ruffalo has been noted for spoiling the endings of Avengers: Infinity War a year ahead of theatrical release, as well as Avengers: Endgame a few weeks ahead of release.


Mark Ruffalo made cameo appearances as Banner in Iron Man 3, Captain Marvel, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and he reprised the role in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.


In 2014, Mark Ruffalo starred as Ned Weeks in a television adaptation of Larry Kramer's AIDS-era play, The Normal Heart; his performance earned him an Emmy nomination.


Mark Ruffalo says he has had an outpouring of support for his performance:.


Also in 2014, Mark Ruffalo received his second Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of wrestler Dave Schultz in the biographical drama Foxcatcher.


Mark Ruffalo directed a number of plays during his time at the Orpheus Theatre Company, and made his feature film directorial debut with 2010 indie film Sympathy for Delicious, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize.


In 2008, Mark Ruffalo expressed concern that gas companies were eyeing his family's land in Callicoon, New York.


Mark Ruffalo claimed in the December 2010 issue of GQ that after he organized screenings in Pennsylvania of a documentary about natural-gas-drilling called Gasland, he was placed on a terror advisory list.


In February 2016, Mark Ruffalo tweeted a Tech Times article in which a group of Argentinian doctors attributed the cause of a microcephaly outbreak in Brazil to the use of a larvicide chemical added to reservoirs of drinking water to combat dengue fever, rather than the Zika virus.


In March 2016, Mark Ruffalo narrated and produced Dear President Obama: The Clean Energy Revolution Is Now, a documentary by director Jon Bowermaster which looks at President Barack Obama's environmental tenure and legacy concerning the massive expansion of oil and natural gas drilling.


In June 2017, Mark Ruffalo posted a petition on Twitter urging NBC to stop hiring white conservative commentators.


In June 2020, Mark Ruffalo appeared in a webinar conference for the Irish Green Party to encourage members to accept the recently negotiated programme for government, agreed between the party, Fine Gael and Fianna Fail.


In November 2021, Mark Ruffalo criticized the not guilty ruling in the case of Kyle Rittenhouse in his hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin and said the people shot by Rittenhouse were murdered.


The paralysis subsided after a year, but Mark Ruffalo remains deaf in his left ear.


Mark Ruffalo owns two apartments in New York City, one for business and another for investment.


In May 2022, Mark Ruffalo was sued by residents of Ellenville, New York for not cleaning up a fire that broke out on the set of a car dealership that was used as a location for I Know This Much Is True.


Mark Ruffalo was interviewed by "We Are Change" at an anti-war rally in 2007.


Mark Ruffalo has shown support for the LGBT community; however, he has received backlash from the transgender community for supporting the casting of a man, Matt Bomer, to play a trans woman in the film Anything, on which Ruffalo was an executive producer.


Mark Ruffalo signed a letter supporting Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn describing him as "a beacon of hope in the struggle against emergent far-right nationalism, xenophobia and racism in much of the democratic world" and endorsed him for in the 2019 UK general election.


Mark Ruffalo cited VoteRiders as a source of assistance for voter ID requirements across the United States.


Mark Ruffalo has been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the comedy-drama The Kids Are All Right, the biopic Foxcatcher, and the drama Spotlight.


Mark Ruffalo has received two Primetime Emmy Awards; Outstanding Television Movie for The Normal Heart and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role in I Know This Much Is True.