Keen Ruffalo is the oldest son of actor Mark Ruffalo and actress Sunrise Coigney’s three children. Being the child of one of the most reclusive and level-headed stars of Hollywood, Keen got the chance to experience a normal upbringing. He and his two sisters were raised by their parents predominantly in Manhattan, New York. As he grew up, he started to be photographed more often while he was out with his family. He has been featured alongside his father in ‘People’ magazine. In 2013, he made an appearance in the film ‘Begin Again’. Despite having accounts on various social media platforms, Keen is hardly active on any of them. He loves to spend his time travelling with his family.
Childhood & Family
Keen was born on 19 June 2001 in the United States of America. He has two younger sisters, Bella Noche Ruffalo (born April 12, 2005) and Odette Ruffalo (born October 20, 2007).
Keen’s father, Mark Ruffalo, grew up in a blue-collar family alongside his three siblings. He is of Italian descent from his father’s side. Ruffalo has been acting since high school and at one point, attended Stella Adler Conservatory. He was later involved in the establishment of the Orpheus Theatre Company, where he got the opportunity to get better at his craft. During this period, he wrote, directed and acted in several plays and simultaneously worked as a bartender to support himself. Ruffalo made his screen debut in the 1992 short film ‘Rough Trade’. His first feature film was ‘Mirror, Mirror II: Raven Dance’. In 2000, he portrayed Laura Linney's character's brother in the Academy Award-nominated film ‘You Can Count On Me’. His performance in the film was well received by the critics. Some even compared him to a young Marlon Brando. In the ensuing few years, he further established himself in the industry with films such as ‘XX/XY’ (2002), ‘View From the Top’ (2002), ‘My Life Without Me’ (2003), ‘In the Cut’ (2003), ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ (2004), ‘We Don't Live Here Anymore’ (2004), ‘Collateral’ (2004), ‘Just Like Heaven’ (2005), ‘Zodiac’ (2007), ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ (2009), and ‘Shutter Island’ (2010).
In 2010, Ruffalo replaced Edward Norton to play Bruce Banner / The Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He made his first appearance in the franchise in the 2012 superhero film ‘The Avengers’. He has also delivered critically acclaimed performances in films like ‘Foxcatcher’ (2014), ‘The Normal Heart’ (2014), ‘Spotlight’ (2015).
Keen’s mother, Sunrise Coigney, has appeared in films, such as ‘Campfire Stories’ (2001) and ‘In the Cut’ (2003), and TV shows like ‘100 Centre Street’ (2001) and ‘Line of Fire’ (2003-05). Ruffalo and Coigney got married in 2000.
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Later Years & Exposure to Spotlight
According to Mark Ruffalo, the first time Keen saw him on TV, he thought that his father was stuck in it and pleaded to him to come out of it! Keen had the opportunity to enjoy a relatively normal childhood as his parents were hardly ever mentioned in the gossip columns. However, he and his siblings often accompany their parents to various events in Hollywood.
In 2013, he made his film debut in the romantic drama ‘Begin Again’. Also starring Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley, the film revolves around a budding relationship between a disgraced music business executive and a young singer-songwriter.
Keen is rarely active on social media. He set up his Twitter account in July 2014 and was quite active initially. However, he has not posted any updates on it in a long while. He also seems to have an Instagram account but he is inactive on it as well.