Mark Strong

57th Annual BFI London Film Festival - Closing Gala and "Saving Mr. Banks" World Premiere - Arrivals

Strong in 2013, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Marco Giuseppe Salussolia

Place of Birth: Islington, London, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 5 August, 1963

*Italian (father)
*Austrian (mother)

Mark Strong is a British actor. He is known for his roles in the films Oliver Twist (2005), Syriana, Tristan & Isolde, Sunshine (2007), Stardust, RocknRolla, Body of Lies, The Young Victoria, Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass, Robin Hood, The Eagle, Green Lantern, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, John Carter, Zero Dark Thirty, Mindscape, The Imitation Game, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Grimsby, Miss Sloane, The Catcher Was a Spy, Shazam!, 1917, and Cruella, among many others. He often portrays villains or antagonists of varying backgrounds.

His father, Giuseppe Salussolia, was Italian, from Piedmont. His mother, Waltraud (Schrempf), was Austrian, and worked as an au pair. His mother changed his name by deed poll when he was a child.

Mark is married to executive Liza Marshall, with whom he has two children.


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11 Responses

  1. Smellybert says:

    Guy looks like an Arab from the Levant.

  2. muricansareallmutts says:


    • Kynaithos says:

      These categories from the likes of Coon are ——– and make no sense.

      • andrew says:

        Yes that is outdated stuff but it depends how you use such concepts. Those guys came out from Harvard.

        In this case, Mr Strong is far from what “Alpine” meant in old school anthropology.

        Muricansareallmutts is a girl with mental issues.

  3. andrew says:

    he is the son of Giuseppe A. Salussolia and Waltraud D. Schrempf

  4. J.J. says:

    correction; his eyes are forest green (green+brown) and his hair is virtually black (noirette)

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