The Ups And Downs Of Mark Ruffalo’s Life

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

GettyImages-106152735 Actor Mark Ruffalo attends the 'The kids are all right' photo call at Hotel Adlon
Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images
Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

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.