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He was set to appear in Signs (2002) but had to drop out when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. His part in Signs (2002) went to Joaquin Phoenix. The brain tumor Mark was diagnosed with was found to be benign. Following brain surgery, he has fully recovered after suffering from a partial facial paralysis.

Father was a construction painter and mother a hairstylist. His three siblings (Scott Ruffalo, Tania, and Nicole) are all hairdressers.

Studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory in Los Angeles.

Bartended for nearly a decade while trying to break in to show business.

In an interview with Moviemaker magazine, he claims to have made 800 auditions in his lifetime before making it big.

Attended First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Benicio Del Toro was a fellow student at the Stella Adler drama school in Los Angeles.

His father is of Italian descent. His maternal grandfather was of French-Canadian ancestry, and his maternal grandmother was also of Italian descent.

Was in attendance at Chris Penn's funeral.

Was a close friend of Heath Ledger. He is also friends with Gael García Bernal.

He was supposed to play the part of "Perry Smith" in Infamous (2006) but had other engagements and so recommended Daniel Craig, who then went on to get the job.

His brother, Scott Ruffalo, died December 8, 2008, after being found outside his Beverly Hills home after a gunshot wound to the head. He was a 39-year-old hairdresser and was married to Luzelena. His body was cremated.

While appearing in the drama "Awake and Sing!", he was nominated for the 2006 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actor in a Drama.

Sold his three-bedroom, 2,957-square-foot house in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills for $1,650,000. He bought the property in 2004 for the same price for which he later sold it. [2009]

Sold his L.A. home in 2009 and moved his family to Callicoon, New York.

He was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor (more specifically, an acoustic neuroma) in 2002; he subsequently had it removed and is in good health.

Like his predecessor and friend Edward Norton, he was a fan of the "Incredible Hulk" comics and TV series before playing the title character.

For his environmental advocacy, Mark Ruffalo received a Global Green Millennium Award and a Meera Gandhi Giving Back Foundation Award. Also chosen as one of the "People Who Mattered" in 2011 by Time magazine.

His uncredited cameo as a snoozing Dr. Banner in Iron Man 3 (2013) makes him only the second actor - the first was Bill Bixby - to play the role twice.

Lives in ultra trendy Los Angeles neighborhood, Los Feliz. Giovanni Ribisi, Bo Barrett, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds, Brad Pitt, Kristen Stewart, Michael Cera, Hannah Telle and Robert Pattinson are among the other actors who also call Los Feliz home.

Anti-fracking activist.

Currently in LA filming Sympathy for Delicious (2010). [January 2009]

California University of Pennsylvania filming Foxcatcher (2014). [December 2012]

Was cast as "Brick" in the Broadway revival of 'Tennessee Williams (I)''s "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", also featuring Ashley Judd and Ned Beatty. He soon backed out to play "Stan" in Charlie Kaufman's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). [October 2003]

Currently appearing on Broadway in Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing!". [May 2006]

New York, New York, USA [2002]

Became a father for the 2nd time at age 37 when his wife Sunrise Coigney gave birth to their daughter Bella Noche Ruffalo in May 2005.

Became a father for the 3rd time at age 39 when his wife Sunrise Coigney gave birth to their daughter Odette Ruffalo on October 20, 2007.

Son, Keen Ruffalo, was born in June 2001.

He was Louis Leterrier's original choice for the title role in The Incredible Hulk (2008) but the studio wanted Edward Norton. Ruffalo was later cast in the role in The Avengers (2012) and has played it since.

He is an animal rights activist.

He supported Bernie Sanders in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

He is well-known for his far left-wing political views and activism.

He auditioned for the role of Doctor Doom in The Fantastic Four (1994) but was turned down.

Shares his birthday with Marvel co-star Scarlett Johansson, Hailey Baldwin and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Worked with Gwyneth Paltrow in 3 films. Thanks for Sharing, View from the Top and The Avengers (2012).

Has worked with Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Winslet, Jim Carrey, Kirsten Dunst, Keira Knightly & Bradley Cooper.

Born at 7:33am-CST.