Mark Ruffalo

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Ruffalo in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Mark Alan Ruffalo

Place of Birth: Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 22, 1967

*75% Italian
*25% French/French-Canadian

Mark Ruffalo is an American actor, filmmaker, director, humanitarian, producer, and social activist.

His father is of Italian ancestry. His maternal grandfather was of French/French-Canadian descent, and his maternal grandmother was of Italian descent.

Mark is married to Sunrise Coigney, with whom he has three children.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was Frank D. Ruffalo (the son of Filberto Ruffalo and Carmella Bartucci). Frank was born in Wisconsin, to Italian parents. Mark’s paternal great-grandparents were from Girifalco, Province of Catanzaro, Calabria. Carmella was the daughter of James Bartucci.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was Mary C. Bisciglia (the daughter of Francesco/Frank Bisciglia and Catherine Meo). Mark’s grandmother Mary C. was born in Wisconsin, to Italian parents. Mark’s great-grandmother Catherine was the daughter of Santo Meo and Dominica Andreola.

Mark’s maternal grandfather was Clyde/Claude Roger Hebert (the son of Louis Albert Anthony Hebert and Gladys Marie LaMielle). Clyde was born in Wisconsin; Clyde’s parents were born in Michigan, and were both of French/French-Canadian descent. Louis was the son of Antoine Joseph Hebert and Rose Bernard. Gladys was the daughter of James Richard LaMielle/Lamiel, whose father was born in France, and of Tina Odelia Masta.

Mark’s maternal grandmother was Yolanda Piccolo (the daughter of Arthur Piccolo and Carmella/Carmela M. Constanti). Yolanda was born in Wisconsin, to Italian parents. Arthur was born in Acerra, Province of Naples, Campania, Italy. Carmella was the daughter of Vincenzo James Constanti/di Costanzo and Christina Marie Di Luca/deLucca.

Mark has described his great-grandfather Arthur Piccolo as a “Neapolitan actor and singer.”

Sources: Some background detail on Mark’s family –

Genealogy of Mark Ruffalo –

Mark’s paternal grandmother, Mary C. Bisciglia, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of Mark Ruffalo (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Mark’s maternal grandfather, Clyde/Claude Roger Hebert, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Mark’s maternal great-grandmother, Gladys Marie LaMielle –

Mark’s maternal great-grandmother, Gladys Marie LaMielle, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Mark’s maternal great-great-grandfather, James Richard LaMielle/Lamiel, on the 1880 U.S. Census –

Mark’s maternal grandmother, Yolanda Piccolo, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


Curious about ethnicity

46 Responses

  1. JasonBaker says:

    He´s hot as hell.

  2. follers says:

    Mark was close to being 100% Italian.

    I find people who are 3/4 something intriguing.

    • WTF says:

      intriguing?!?!?!?!? how in the fuck is that “intriguing”? that’s nothing special. no one is pure anything. lmfao even white people have mixed nationalities (i’m talking about white americans). mark is a white american so of course he’s not going to be 100% italian (unless his parents were italian immigrants, but they’re not). most white americans don’t even know what the fuck their roots are. they’re like a mix german, english, irish, scottish, ect…. they have a lot of mixed nationalities. only people from european countries are pure. i would never date a white american man but some of them european white men are sexy af! idk why but they look better than white american men. most white american men are ugly.

    • andrew says:

      @ follers

      “I find people who are 3/4 something intriguing”


      I’m curious.

  3. follers says:

    His father is of Italian descent. His maternal grandfather was of French Canadian descent and his maternal grandmother was of Italian descent.

    Look at this mother’s site:

  4. Anya says:

    He has French on his Mom’s side. Can’t believe he is 44, he does not look it!


    So did I. He looks mixed.

    • Ricki says:

      What do you mean by Latin American ?

    • me says:

      Right.I thought she was Mexican.

      • ihatemostpeople says:

        He does look a bit Mexican. He does not look fully white to me.

        • rickyflo says:

          (Headsmack) Really?? Seriously?? how are you both not realizing this?? First, the Caucasian race featured before Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Saxon is a mixture of Anglo with Saxon. I mean it does not take much common sense to realize that. Also, Mexicans are diverse from White, Amerindian, to Black and Mexican is an ethnicity. That means you could be Mexican or any white persssson, Mexican, and he looks Italian with French. Also, what about Greek and Roman History? You know that is not Anglo-Saxon only right? One group also cannot be a race; that one group can only be a heritage. Only several groups that relate close to genetics can be a race. That is why Jewish, Greeks, Italian, Spaniards/Hispanics, some Latinos with European only, Anglo-Saxons, and so on the list classify as Caucasian. Even people that have one drop of African and rest European are Caucasian. Fuckin’ idiots. I mean seriously, it does not take a definite rocket scientist for this sh–. I don’t care if you are prejudice towards other people that are not Anglo-Saxon, everyone has something to be prejudice about and no one cares about that stuff sometimes, but to go and say white people are not white. You are a fuckin’ idiot. Also boy tom thinking oh mexican looks like this and this, maybe you should go back to school and learn some fuckin’ history. I mean seriously that is pathetic.

    • Billy77 says:

      Nice name you pathetic racist. You must live a pretty trivial life. Go bang your sister some more.

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