ICYMI: Mark Ruffalo’s new show, I Know This Much Is True, recently dropped on HBO. And his impressive performance(s) as identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey reminded us why we’ve long admired the 52-year-old actor (honestly, we've been fans since his 13 Going on 30 days). However, it also got us thinking that we don’t know too much about his private life. As it turns out, he’s actually been married since 2000. So, who is Mark Ruffalo’s wife? Read on for everything we know about Sunrise Coigney.
Everything We Know About Mark Ruffalo's Wife, Sunrise Coigney
1. Who Is Mark Ruffalo’s Wife, Sunrise Coigney?
While Sunrise has been a constant figure alongside Mark 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 47-year-old also starred as Brenda Ravelle in Line of Fire—a series than 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).
2. She’s Also An Entrepreneur
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 continues to run the online version of boutique. 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.”
3. How Did Mark & Sunrise 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.”
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.
When Sunrise and Mark 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 Mark decided to pop the question. Unfortunately, Sunrise rejected his proposal, according to The Netline. But Mark 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 teenagers together, including their son Keen (18) and two daughters, Bella Noche (14) and Odette (12). 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.’”