Academy Award nominee MARK RUFFALO is one of Hollywood's most sought-after
actors, easily moving between stage and screen and working with directors
including Ang Lee, Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Spike Jonze, David Fincher,
Fernando Meirelles and Michael Gondry.
Ruffalo was recently seen in Marvel Enterprises' international box office hit,
THE AVENGERS, in which he portrayed Bruce Banner and his alter ego the
Incredible Hulk, and in NOW YOU SEE ME starring opposite Morgan Freeman, Woody
Harrelson and Jessie Eisenberg.
Ruffalo earned nominations for an Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award,
BAFTA Award and Independent Spirit Award for his performance in Focus Features'
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, directed by Lisa Cholodenko. He was also honored with
the Best Supporting Actor Award by the New York Film Critics Circle.
He also recently starred in THANKS FOR SHARING, written and directed by Stuart
Blumberg, co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim Robbins and will return as the
Incredible Hulk in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON.
In 2011, Ruffalo made his directorial debut with SYMPATHY FOR DELICIOUS, which
premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2010 and went on to win
the Special Jury Prize for dramatic film. The film stared Orlando Bloom, Laura
Linney, Juliette Lewis and Ruffalo in a story about a Los Angeles DJ who finds
that he has the power to heal. He previously executive produced Warner
Independents' WE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE where he co-starred opposite Naomi
Watts, Peter Krause and Laura Dern.
Ruffalo first earned critical recognition in 2000 for his role in Kenneth
Lonergan's YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, opposite Laura Linney and Matthew Broderick. His
other credits include SHUTTER ISLAND, ZODIAC, 13 GOING ON 30, ETERNAL SUNSHINE
OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, IN THE CUT, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, MARGARET, BLINDNESS, JUST
LIKE HEAVEN, RESERVATION ROAD, ALL THE KING'S MEN, WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU, MY
LIFE WITHOUT ME, THE LAST CASTLE, opposite Robert Redford and James Gandolfini,
WINDTALKERS, XX/XY, COMMITTED, RIDE WITH THE DEVIL, STUDIO 54, SAFE MEN, THE
LAST BIG THING, FISH IN THE BATHTUB and LIFE/DRAWING.
In 2006, Ruffalo made his Tony Award-nominated Broadway debut in the Lincoln
Center Theater's revival of Clifford Odets' Awake and Sing! The original cast
included Ben Gazzara, Zoe Wanamaker and Lauren Ambrose. Ruffalo's acting roots
lie in the theater, where he first gained attention starring in the off-Broadway
production of This is Our Youth; written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, for
which he won a Lucille Award for Best Actor. Ruffalo has won several awards for
other performances, including a Dramalogue Award and the Theater World Award. In
2000, Ruffalo was seen in the Off-Broadway production The Moment When, a play by
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner James Lapine.
Having trained with Joanne Linville at the distinguished Stella Adler
Conservatory, Ruffalo made his theater debut in Avenue A at The Cast Theater. A
writer, director and producer, Ruffalo co-wrote the screenplay for the
independent film "The Destiny of Marty Fine," which was the first runner-up in
the 1995 Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Additionally, he has
directed several plays and one-acts. In 2000, he directed Timothy McNeil's
original play Margaret at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles. Ruffalo
resides in New York.