American actor and producer Mark Ruffalo was born November 22, 1967, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, making Tuesday, November 22, 2022, his 55th birthday. He replaced Australian actor Eric Bana and American actor Edward Norton to play Dr. Bruce Banner in the MCU.

Sister Scarlett

Mark Ruffalo shares a birthday with his co-star, Scarlett Johansson, who was born November 22, 1984, in New York City. Johansson plays his teammate in the Avengers, Black Widow.

Awards and Honors

He’s an EGOT Nominee: Ruffalo is one of the few actors who has been nominated four all four major US entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and the Tony Award.

He has three Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor, for The Kids Are All Right (2010), Foxcatcher (2014), and Spotlight (2015).

He has one Grammy nomination, for Best Spoken Word Album for the audiobook Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In, by Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Ruffalo has three Emmy nominations and two wins. He had two nominations for starring in The Normal Heart, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie and Outstanding Television Movie (which he and his castmates won.) His third Emmy nomination and second Emmy win was for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie in I Know This Much Is True. In 2006 he was nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Play for the Broadway play Awake and Sing!

Only seventeen actors have actually achieved the EGOT quadruple crown. Maybe someday Ruffalo will be one of them. He’s been nominated for three BAFTA Awards and one Saturn Award, all for Best Supporting Actor. The Saturn nomination was for the horror film Shutter Island (2010).

Ruffalo as the Hulk, The Avengers (2012), under a couple million dollar’s worth of CGI virtual makeup.

SciFi/Fantasy/Horror Roles

In addition to playing Dr. Bruce Banner in the MCU, Ruffalo has been in four horror films: Shutter Island(2010), Mirror, Mirror 2: Raven Dance (1994), Mirror Mirror 3: The Coyeaur (1995) and The Dentist (1996).

Producer and Director

Mark Ruffalo has ten credits as a producer and one as a director. He made his directorial debut in 2010 with Sympathy for Delicious. which won the Special Jury Prize that year at the Sundance Film Festival.

Mark Ruffalo Off Stage

In his private life, Mark Ruffalo is a husband, father, and a social critic. He advocates for assorted liberal causes on Twitter and other social media.

He has been married to Sunrise Coigney since 2000. They have a son, Keen, and two daughters, Bella and Odette.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Ruffalo!

Thanks for all the great performances. Wishing you many future roles in other movies, TV shows, and plays. Also wishing you music, cake, ice cream, and the company of family and good friends on your special day!


Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.