About Mark Strong

Mark Strong is a professional actor from England best known for his countless supporting roles. He is famous for his major roles in hit movies like Sherlock Holmes, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. He is still working on various projects, and we will see him taking major roles in the coming future.

Quick Info(s)
Full NameMark Strong
Birth NameMarco Giuseppe Salussolia
Date of birth5th August of 1963
Birth PlaceLondon ,England
Parent(s)Giuseppe A. Salussolia,
Waltraud D. Salussolia
WifeLiza Marshall
Son(s)Gabriel Strong and Roman Strong
Net worth9 million dollars

Early life

Mark Strong was born on 5th August of 1963 in the largest and capital city called London in England. His given birth name was Marco Giuseppe Salussolia, before changing to his current name by his mother. He was born to Giuseppe A. Salussolia, an Italian, while his mother, Waltraud D. Salussolia, was Austrian. His mother raised him, and that he moved from place to place during his childhood as his mother was au pair.

Strong started getting interested in acting in his early teens, although a French actor must have triggered his early childhood interests. He eventually joined the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, aiming to become a lawyer. But soon after a year of studying, he dropped his university to move into an acting career professionally. He joined Royal Holloway, where he studied Drama and English. He then joined the drama school Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol.

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Mark Strong made his film debut in 1993, making his small appearance in the film Century as a policeman. He dropped a major role in 1998 as Dave Summers in the Spanish-British film The Man with Rain in His Shoes. He then continued appearing in other films like Elephant Juice, To End All Wars, Hotel, Heartlands, It’s All About Love, and others, finally playing a notable role as Prince Septimus in the romantic fantasy adventure film Stardust in 2007.

In 2008, he appeared in the action thriller film Body of Lies as Hani Salaam, for which he earned his first London Film Critics Circle Award nomination. In 2009, he dropped another major role in mystery action film Sherlock Holmes as Lord Henry Blackwood, and his role in the film Kick-Ass as Frank D’Amico in 2010 earned him MTV Movie Award nomination.

In 2011, he made his breakthrough after playing the role of Jim Prideaux in a Cold War spy thriller film called Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. His performance won him the Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award, Georgia Film Critics Association Award, and YouMovie Award for Best Cast in 2011.

In 2014, he starred in the film Closer to the Moon, earning him a nomination, and the same year, he won Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble for his performance in the film, The Imitation Game. His other films are Kingman, Shazam, 1917, etc.

He is currently working on the film Cruella and The Forgiven, which will be released in the coming years.

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Mark Strong has also made his numerous television appearance. He first made his tv debut in 1989. In 2004, he earned his first British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his performance as Harry Starks in The Long Firm. He then narrated the documentary called Who Do You Think You Are? from 2006 to 2012.

His starred television series is Low Winter Sun (U.S) in 2013, where he portrayed the character of Sgt. Frank Agnew. In 2018, he starred in the British thriller series Deep State as Max Easton, and in 2019, he starred as Daniel Milton in the British medical crime drama series Temple.



Mark Strong made his stage debut after appearing in several films and television in 1996. He portrayed the character of Biff Loman in a play called Death of Salesman. He then appeared in various plays like Closer, The Iceman Cometh, Speed-the-Plow, Uncle Vanya, The Red Barn. His performance as Eddie Carbone in the play A View from the Bridge in 2014 earned him Olivier Award for Best Actor and Theatre World Award in 2016. He was also nominated for the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Award in 2016.

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Personal life

Mark Strong is committed to beautiful English women, Liza Marshall. They tied their knot in 1989, and she gave birth to his 2 sons Gabriel Strong and Roman Strong. Strong currently resides in his home in London in England with his family.

Talking about the social life of Strong, he is active on Instagram and has over 22.2 thousand followers. He can be connected through @mrmarkstrong. His Instagram page is flooded with the number of projects he is working on and has worked on. He is not seen posting much about his love and family life on social media, as he prefers to keep it private.

Strong has great love and respect towards his country, and he once stated that he would be residing in England and nowhere else as his wife and both sons were born there. Mark Strong can speak German fluently and a few Italian words. He has shown his amazing German speaking skills by dubbing the film Obsession in Daniel Craig’s voice, which required an English accent.

Strong’s personal interests include watching football and is a fan of Arsenal FC.

Physical statistics & others

Mark Strong is a 57 years old man, and he is as active, healthy, and strong as ever. He has a tall height of 6 feet and 2 inches with a bodyweight of around 87 kg. He is a handsome man with no beard and bald head, which makes him unique. He possesses hazel eyes and an athletic body. He is quite fashionable when it comes to fashion and was even listed among 50 best dressed British men by GQ magazine in 2015.

He has British nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Leo. His sexual orientation is straight.

Net worth

Mark Strong’s net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be around 9 million dollars. Despite playing supporting roles, he is earning quite a million, which is not possible for most of the stars, and one must say he is quite successful in his career. He is also known to earn extra from various brand endorsements.