Mark Ruffalo was born to father Frank Lawrence Ruffalo, a construction painter, and his mother Marie Rose, a hairdresser and stylist.
Mark had three siblings – Scott, Tania and Nicole – all hairdressers. However, tragically in December 2008, Scott was shot at his condominium ‘execution-style’ in the back of the head. Mark married Sunrise Coigney in 2000 and has three children – son Keen and daughters Bella Noche and Odette. While Mark was bartender for nearly a decade while trying to break into show business, he is now not only an actor, but also a director, producer and screenwriter.
Mark has starred opposite celebs like Joaquin Phoenix, Meg Ryan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Rachel Weisz, Julianne Moore, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ashley Judd, Amanda Peet and Annette Bening, to name a few. His movies include In The Cut, Shutter Island, The Kids Are Alright, Zodiac and Reservation Road. In 2002 Mark was diagnosed with a brain tumour and had surgery which resulted in a partial face paralysis. He fully recovered from the paralysis and lives a normal active life, enjoying a hearty macaroni cheese every now and then.
“I try to do the things that speak to me in one way or another, and sometimes I’m even drastic. I like extremes. I like to change things up and keep from getting complacent or stale.”
2 Tablespoons margarine
¼ Cup flour
150g Grated cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
3 Cups macaroni, uncooked
70g Cauliflower florets, cooked
70g Broccoli florets, cooked
2/3 cup breadcrumbs
1/3 Cup Parmesan, grated
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 160ºC. Place the macaroni in boiling water and let it cook while you prepare the white cheese sauce. Melt the margarine in a medium sized saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour. Add some milk to make it more ‘watery’. Return to the heat and gradually add the rest of the milk. Add the grated cheddar to the sauce. Stir until all the cheese has melted and the sauce has a thick, smooth consistency. Season to taste. Mix the macaroni with the cheese sauce, add the cauliflower and broccoli florets. Place the mixture in a greased baking dish. Mix the breadcrumbs with the grated Parmesan and sprinkle on top of the pasta. Sprinkle some cayenne pepper on top and place in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Delicious
Birth Name: Mark Alan Ruffalo
Date Of Birth: November 22, 1967
Place Of Birth: Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA
Height: 1,75 metres