Among actors who have evolved in the Hollywood film industry is Mark Ruffalo who from landing roles in minor films has turned into a producer and scriptwriter. The actor like many successful names in the industry did not have it easy in the beginning but with his brilliant performance in low key movies like The Dentist in 1996, the not much talked about crime comedy Safe men and Ride with the Devil he was able to build on his acting capacity.
Furthermore, he appeared in This is Our Youth in 1996 which later landed him a role in the film You Can Count On Me for which he was greatly applauded alongside winning awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Montreal World Film Festival. As his influence in the film industry grew, Ruffalo landed significant roles in films like XX/XY, My Life Without Me, In the Cut, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the merger of two short stories by Andre Dubus titled We Don’t Live Here Anymore.
In 2012, the actor became known for his exceptional portrayal of Dr. Bruce Banner popularly known as Hulk in the film The Avengers as a replacement for the actor Edward Norton after which he was given the contract to reprise the role when any future film production of the series by the Marvel Studios is being done. He also had a small role as Banner in the popular film Iron Man 3 which made him the first person to reprise Banner in an action film. He replayed the role again in the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron and Thor: Ragnarok released in 2017. The actor has also been booked to reprise the role in the films Avengers: Infinity War and the untitled sequel for 2018 and 2019 respectively.
Ruffalo has also piled up a ton of awards and nominations since 2000 among which include Academy Award nomination for the drama Foxcatcher, a Golden Globe Award nomination for the film Infinitely Polar Bear and a BAFTA Award nomination for the movie Spotlight. He was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie and landed a Screen Actors Guild Award under the category Best Actor in a TV Movie for the 2014 TV drama The Normal Heart.
Mark Ruffalo’s Ethnicity
The actor’s ethnicity is a mixture of Italian from his father’s side alongside half French-Canadian and Italian descent from his mother’s side, however, he is a holder of the American nationality.
What Happened To Mark Ruffalo’s Brother?
Back in December 2008, the actor lost his brother Scott Ruffalo in Los Angeles when he was shot and killed in cold blood in his apartment. An ex-client of his named Shaha Mishaal Adham was initially arrested on the grounds of attempted murder but was later released due to lack of enough evidence. This ordeal was traumatic for the actor who was on set for the production of a movie and he had to quit in order to mourn his brother.
It is very unfortunate that the case is still an unsolved one and due justice has not been meted out to the culprit. Scott is said to be survived by his wife Luzelena Ruffalo and his step-daughter Lucinda.
Wife & Kids
The talented actor and producer is currently married to Sunrise Coigney with whom he tied the knot in June 2000 and they are presently happily living in Manhattan with their 3 children which include a son named Keen alongside two daughters named Bella Noche and Odette.
Mark Ruffalo is definitely not gay by sexuality but over the years, he has shown support for the Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community in which the queer stands for those questioning their sexuality. He was even cast as a gay guy in the 2014 film The Normal Heart and is the executive producer of the gay film Anything which raised an uproar among transgenders for his portrayal of a gay actor named Matt Bomer as a transgender sex worker.
How Tall Is The Actor?
The famous Hulk actor stands at a normal height of 5 ft 8 inches which carries his medium sized frame perfectly.
Mark Ruffalo’s Net Worth
The actor, producer and scriptwriter has really done very well in his career which is evident not only in his nominations and awards, his financial status is also doing well as he has an estimated net worth of $30 million.