Ruffalo, Mark 1967–

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RUFFALO, Mark 1967–


Born November 22, 1967, in Kenosha, WI; son of Frank (a construction painter) and Maria (a hair stylist) Ruffalo; married Sunrise Coigney (an actress), June, 2000; children: Keen (son). Education: Attended high school in Virginia Beach, VA; studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory, Los Angeles.

Addresses: Agent— William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager— Robert Stein, Robert Stein Management, 345 North Maple Dr., Suite 317, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist— Wolf–Kasteler–Van Iden and Associates Public Relations, 130 West 42nd St., Suite 612, New York, NY 10036 and 335 North Maple Dr., Suite 351, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor, writer, and producer. Orpheus Theatre Company, cofounder, actor, writer, director, producer, set builder, and lighting operator; Page 93 Theatre Company, Los Angeles, actor and director. Also worked as a bartender.

Awards, Honors: Theatre World Award, 1997, and Lucille Lortel Award, League of Off–Broadway Theatres and Producers, best actor, 1999, both for This Is Our Youth; New Generation Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Montreal World Film Festival Award, best actor, and Boston Society of Film Critics Award nomination, best actor, all 2000, Independent Spirit Award nomination, Independent Features Project/West, best male lead, and Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination, best actor, both 2001, all for You Can Count on Me; Teen Choice Award nominations, choice movie chemistry and choice movie "liplock" (both with Jennifer Garner) and choice movie actor in a comedy, all 2004, for 13 Going on 30; named a member of Entertainment Weekly's "must list," 2004.


Film Appearances:

Gus Davison, A Song for You, 1993.

Hank, Rough Trade, 1993.

Christian, Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance (also known as Raven Dance), Orphan Entertainment, 1994.

J. D., There Goes My Baby (also known as The Last Days of Paradise), Orion, 1994.

A Gift from Heaven, 1994.

Brett, The Destiny of Marty Fine, Alpine Releasing, 1995.

Brent, The Last Big Thing, Stratosphere Entertainment, 1996.

Joey, Mirror, Mirror III: The Voyeur, 1996.

Frank, Safe Men, October Films, 1998.

Joel, A Fish in a Bathtub, Northern Arts Entertainment, 1998.

Ricko, 54 (also known as Fifty–Four), Miramax, 1998.

Alf Bowden, Ride with the Devil, MCA/Universal, 1999.

T–Bo, Committed (also known as Non Stop Girl), Miramax, 2000.

Terry Prescott, You Can Count on Me, Paramount, 2000.

Alex, Life/Drawing (also known as Low Rent), Six Feet Under Films, 2001.

Yates, The Last Castle, DreamWorks SKG, 2001.

Private Pappas, Windtalkers, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2002.

Coles, XX/XY, IFC Films, 2003.

Detective James A. Malloy, In the Cut, Screen Gems, 2003.

Lee, My Life without Me (also known as Mi vida sin mi), Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

Ted, View from the Top, Miramax, 2003.

Detective Fanning, Collateral, DreamWorks SKG/Paramount, 2004.

Jack Linden, We Don't Live Here Anymore, Warner Bros., 2004.

Matt Flamhaff, 13 Going on 30 (also known as Suddenly 30), Columbia, 2004.

Stan, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Focus Features, 2004.

All the King's Men, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2005.

Just Like Heaven (also known as If Only It Were True), DreamWorks SKG, 2005.

Rumor Has It (also known as Otherwise Engaged), Warner Bros., 2005.

Perry Smith, Every Word Is True, Warner Independent Pictures, 2006.

Film Work:

Coproducer, The Destiny of Marty Fine, Alpine Releasing, 1995.

Executive producer, We Don't Live Here Anymore, Warner Bros., 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Officer Zane Marinelli, The Beat, UPN, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Attorney, Blood Money, Cinemax, 1996.

Steve Landers, The Dentist, HBO, 1996.

Bert, On the 2nd Day of Christmas, Lifetime, 1997.

Theo, Houdini (also known as Believe and Believe: The Houdini Story), TNT, 1998.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2001.

Presenter, The 17th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2002.

Presenter, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004.

Presenter, The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2004.

Presenter, 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2004.

Presenter, 2004 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Arresting Behavior, ABC, 1992.

Middle Ages, CBS, 1992.

Vinnie Webber, "A Cop, a Mountie, and a Baby," Due South, CTV and CBS, 1994.

Agent, "The Grind," High Tide, 1995.

Guest, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2004.

Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Michael Dunne, American Nuclear, CBS, 1989.

Walt, Square One, ABC, 1996.

Housebroken, The WB, 1997.

Stage Appearances:

Avenue A, Cast Theatre, Los Angeles, 1990.

"Betrayal by Everyone," Festival of One Acts, Met Theatre, Los Angeles, 1993.

Warren Straub, This Is Our Youth, New Group, INTAR Theatre, 1996, then Second Stage Theatre, McGinn–Cazale Theatre, New York City, 1998–1999.

Steven, The Moment When, Playwrights' Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1999, 2000.

Waiting for Godot (benefit performances), Page 93

Theatre Company, Los Angeles, 2002.

Appeared in Still Life with Vacuum Salesman and Tent Show, both Cast Theatre.



You Can Count on Me: A Look Inside, 2001.



The Destiny of Marty Fine, Alpine Releasing, 1995.



Entertainment Weekly, August 13, 2004, pp. 32–36.

Interview, June, 2002, pp. 88–93.

Movieline's Hollywood Life, July, 2004, pp. 58–61, 92.

Parade, May 9, 2004, pp. 4–5.

Toronto Sun, April 20, 2004.

Washington Post, August 18, 2004, pp. C1, C8.