We all know Mark Ruffalo as a successful Hollywood actor. He’s earned several awards for his work on-screen, and in his personal life, he’s been recognized for his humanitarian efforts. Mark’s life hasn’t been easy, though. While he’s maintained a positive and upbeat attitude in the public eye, underneath all of the glitz and glamor, he’s been through the wringer.
Ruffalo told Parade magazine, “For a long time, I felt like someone had it in for me. With every new adversity, I protested — almost to God — ‘How much more of this do I have to take?'” Are you wondering what he’s talking about? Keep reading to get all of the details.
Ruffalo’s Early Life
Mark Ruffalo was born on November 22nd, 1967 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. His mother, Marie Rose, worked and stills works as a hairdresser, while his father worked in construction. He grew up with two sisters, Tania and Nicole, and a brother, Scott.
Even though Mark struggled with dyslexia and ADD as a child, he described himself as a “happy kid.” He did well in high school. He was on the wrestling team and he acted in community plays.