Mark Ruffalo’s career has been marked by adversity before he achieved the remarkable success that has established him as one of the most accomplished performers in Hollywood. Ruffalo always knew in his heart that he wanted to be an actor, and eventually, he got a break with a decent movie part in 2001.
Unfortunately, it was around the same time that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, so he never got to fully pursue his dream of being an actor. He didn’t tell anybody in his family about the illness until after his wife had given birth to the couple’s first kid.
With the assistance of skilled medical professionals and the encouragement of his devoted family, he was able to triumph over the health challenges he had been facing. Ruffalo, on the other hand, continues to battle the aftereffects of the brain tumor up to this day.
Not only has Ruffalo gone on to have more children since coming out of surgery, but he has also found better success in Hollywood by bagging the coveted role of Bruce Banner and the Hulk in the “Avengers” franchise and starring in more than 30 movies in the last 20 years.
Not only is he an outstanding performer at this point, but he is also a devoted family man.
His wife, Sunrise Coigney, decided to forgo a career as a well-known actress in order to focus on raising their children full-time. In 2017, she created a boutique specializing in home décor, and in 2018, she began operating a website under the name Sunny’s Pop.
“A lady once told me, ‘You know, Sunrise, you’ll always have a second chance at your profession, but you’ll never get a second opportunity with your children,'” Coigney recalled. “She was right. You’ll never get a second chance with your children.”
She has also shown how committed she is by being there for her renowned husband at moments of celebration as well as times of need.
The beginning of Ruffalo and Coigney’s love story can be traced back to the latter half of the 1990s, and it is abundantly evident that they had an instant connection with one another. Ruffalo has said that after seeing her, he immediately thought, “I’m going to marry that girl.”
He shared his story, stating, “I was living in a dump and didn’t even have a driver’s license or a credit card. She believed in me even though she felt I was a disaster, and she never stopped supporting me.”
Not only was Coigney sympathetic to Ruffalo’s circumstances, but she was also very encouraging of his choice to pursue a career in acting and was certain that he has the necessary skills to achieve success in the entertainment industry.
Ruffalo and Coigney have been together for more than two decades and created a family that is filled with joy and support via their partnership.