Everything We Know About Mark Ruffalo's Wife, Sunrise Coigney

She's an actress, too

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ICYMI: Mark Ruffalo’s new movie, Poor Things, earned him a 2024 Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Any Motion Picture. Although his on-screen chemistry with Emma Stone can't be denied, we recently learned that the 56-year-old actor has been married to his wife, Sunrise Coigney, since 2000. 

"I ran to my marriage,” he said, according to Goal Cast. “I was happily ready to take on marriage.”

Aside from Poor Things, Ruffalo has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Not only did he recently star in Netflix's All the Light We Cannot See, but he also appeared in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, The Adam Project and I Know This Much Is True, where he played identical twins. 

With the Golden Globes arriving on January 7, we’ve been thinking about his personal life and whether he’d bring his partner to the awards show. So, who is Mark Ruffalo’s wife? Read on for everything we know about Coigney.

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1. Who Is Mark Ruffalo’s Wife, Sunrise Coigney?

While Coigney has been a constant figure alongside Ruffalo for most of his professional career, she’s also an actress herself. She had a few small roles in TV shows in the early 2000s, including In the Cut and Campfire Stories. The 51-year-old also starred as Brenda Ravelle in Line of Fire—a series that ran from 2003 until 2005. However, Coigney’s acting career slowed down when she opted to stay home and raise her family (more on that later).

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2. What Else Does She Do?

Coigney has also dipped her toes into retail over the years. In 2017, she opened a summer boutique (stocked with artisan items she had collected over the years) called Sunny’s Callicoon Pop in Callicoon, New York. Although the store location no longer exists, she ran the online version of the boutique up until May 2023. The former model also owned a store called Kaviar and Kind in Los Angeles over a decade ago.

“I always knew I’d sort of find my way to retail—it’s where I find my joy: being surrounded by beautiful things,” she told WWD. “There are things that people can find scary or sad that I find quite beautiful. I can appreciate a cobweb.”

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3. How Did They Meet?

According to The Guardian, the two met on the street (literally) back in 1998, when the Marvel actor was in his early thirties. “I was living in a dump and didn’t even have a driver’s license or a credit card,” Ruffalo told Closer Weekly. “She thought I was a mess, but she believed in me and kept encouraging me. I don’t know if I would have made it without her.”

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4. When Did They Start Dating?

Not too long after they first met. However, according to the 13 Going on 30 actor, there was a slight issue because one of his close friends was interested in her as well. Yikes.

“All I had was my decency, wit and charm—I didn’t have anything,” Ruffalo told Men’s Journal. “When I met her, she was like, ‘You don’t have a driver’s license, you don’t have a credit card. What is wrong with you, dude? I can’t be with you!’ I was living in a converted garage, and she was there for that, she was game. She believed in me. She was like, ‘I know you’re a really good actor,’ and I was like, ‘You haven’t really seen me act yet.’ And she was like, ‘I just know it, I can tell.’”

When Coigney and Ruffalo were dating, they bought a house in the upstate New York area of Callicoon (where they still currently reside). It was a few years before Ruffalo decided to pop the question. Unfortunately, Coigney rejected his proposal, according to The Netline. But Ruffalo didn’t give up, and, after a while, he proposed again—this time, with a more successful outcome. The couple got hitched in 2000.

5. Do They Have Any Children?

Yup! The Hollywood couple shares three children together, including their son Keen (22) and two daughters, Bella Noche (18) and Odette (16). Their eldest was born one year after the duo tied the knot in 2000, after which Coigney stepped back from her career to take care of her children.

She told WWD, “I had a woman once tell me, ‘You know, Sunrise, you’ll always get a second chance at your career, but you’ll never get a second chance with your children.’”

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6. Will She Attend the 2024 Golden Globes?

Ruffalo hasn’t confirmed if he’s bringing Coigney to the 2024 Golden Globes, but there’s a good chance she’ll make an appearance at the ceremony. In fact, she’s accompanied Ruffalo to multiple recent red carpet events, including the premiere of Poor Things.