Mark Pellegrino is a veteran American actor widely revered for his role as Lucifer in the award-winning American dark fantasy television series, Supernatural. Despite coming from an insignificant background with nobody to look up to, he was able to nurture and hold on to his childhood dream of becoming a successful actor.
From his age to his net worth and sexual orientation, you will find answers to most of the questions you have been asking about this fine actor below.
Mark Pellegrino Biography (Age)
The popular American actor was named Mark Ross Pellegrino after he was birthed on the 9th of April and in the year 1965. His place of birth was in Los Angeles, California; he is an American of mixed ethnicity.
Only a handful of things are known about the early life and origin of Mark Pellegrino. The actor has done a good job in keeping the details private. Nevertheless, it is known that his dad was a man of half-Italian, half-Russian heritage. Mark’s maternal grandmother was of Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry, while his maternal grandfather was of Swedish origin.
As stated earlier, very little is known about the childhood of Mark Pellegrino; this is the same with his early educational background. However, he once revealed that even as a child, he had the passion for acting and dreamt of being a top actor someday. It was this passion that drove him into studying the Meisner acting technique under the guidance of Robert Carnegie.
After Mark Pellegrino mastered the Meisner acting technique, he made his acting debut in the American drama television series, L.A Law, in which he played a recurring role. The following year, he bagged a few minor roles in films and series like Doogie Howser, M.D.
From 1989 to the end of the 1900s, Pellegrino experienced a huge surge in popularity as he starred in several TV shows and films such as No Holds Barred in which he played the role of Randy; Tales From the Crypt wherein he appeared as Punk; Blood Concert in which he portrayed Barb, Northern Exposure, The Deadly Games, Nash Bridges, and The X-Files to name a few. In the 2000s, he continued his strings of scoring major roles as well as making few guest appearance in several TV shows such as The Beast, Grey’s Anatomy, Prison Break, and Criminal Minds.
According to him, the most significant role he has played in his career is his role as Lucifer in the American dark fantasy television series, Supernatural, as well as his mind-blowing role in the ABC television series, Lost, in which he played the character of Strange Jacob. His role in Supernatural can be described as life-changing not only because of the immense fame it brought him but because of the fact that it elevated him from the status of an actor to that of an icon. Even at that, Mark Pellegrino has refused to lower his bars as he has gone on to star in several other films and TV series such as Being Human, Grimm, Person of Interest, The Tomorrow People, The Returned, 13 Reasons Why, Beirut, and much more.
His Net Worth
Over the years, Mark Pellegrino has amassed an estimated net worth of about $3 million, the bulk of which he earned through his many years of being a top actor with about 120 acting credits to his name. It is also known that he earned quite a lot through his job as a teacher at the repertory theater company, Playhouse West.
Mark’s Wife – Is He Gay?
Mark Pellegrino, without a doubt, is straight. All information suggesting otherwise should be disregarded. In 2008, he got married to the Canadian TV director, Tracy Aziz. This didn’t only make him Tracy’s husband; he equally became a step-dad to her two kids – Tess Aziz and Misha Aziz.
The actor is known for having a soft spot for the LGBT community, to the point of being involved in several rallies and protests for LGBT rights. Recently, he revealed via a tweet that his stepson, Misha is gay and, that he feels the need to give him all the support he can muster so that he can grow up feeling proud and confident about his sexuality.