Marco Giuseppe Salussolia, professionally known as Mark Strong. He is an English actor who has garnered fame for his incredible performances in movies like Stardust (2007) as Prince Septimus, Sherlock Holmes (2009) as Lord Henry Blackwood, Kick-Ass (2010) as Frank D’Amico, The Imitation Game (2014) as Major General Stewart Menzies and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) as Merlin.

Quick Info
Full NameMarco Giuseppe Salussolia
Date of Birth5 August 1963
Birth PlaceLondon, England
Parent(s)Giuseppe A. Salussolia and Waltraud D. Salussolia.
Age57 Years
Height6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Liza Marshall (m. 2004)
Children2 Sons (Gabriel and Roman.)
Net worthUS $9 million

Mark’s Early life and Bio

Mark Strong was born on the 5th of August, 1963 in London, England. His father’s name was Giuseppe A. Salussolia and his mother’s name was Waltraud D. Salussolia. His father left them when he was an infant son, he was raised by his mother. His mother worked as an au pair in England. He and his mother moved around to different places when he was little.

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Mark’s Nationality and Physical Stats

Mark Strong is of British national and his ethnicity is mixed as his father was of Italian descent and his mother was of Austrian descent. He follows Catholicism. He is currently 57 years old.

He is a tall man of height 6 feet 2 inches or 1.88 m and weighs 78 kg or 172 lbs. He has a defined face cut and a strong jawline. Similarly, he has a bald head and the color of his eyes is hazel.

His zodiac sign is Leo. 

Mark’s Education: Schooling

Mark Strong studied at Wymondham College. Similarly, he studied German law at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich for a year. Shortly after that, he took English classes and also Drama classes at the Royal Holloway and eventually studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.



Mark Strong made his debut in the 1993’s Century as a policeman. He has played various roles in many awesome movies like Captives (1994) as Kenny, Fever Pitch (1997) as Steve, Obsession (1997) as John MacHale, The Man with Rain in His Shoes (1998) as Dave Summers, Sunshine (1999) as Istvan Sors, Hotel (2001) as Ferdinand, Superstition (2001) as Antonio Gabrieli, Heartlands (2002) as Ian, Oliver Twist (2005) as Toby Crackit, Scenes of a Sexual Nature (2006) as Louis, Body of Lies (2008) as Hani Salaam, Endgame (2009) as Neil Barnard, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) as Jim Prideaux, Black Gold (2011) as Sultan Amar, The Catcher Was a Spy (2018) as Werner Heisenberg, Stockholm (2018) as Gunnar Sorensson and many more.

However, the movies that he earned his fame and name from are: Sherlock Holmes (2009) as Lord Henry Blackwood, Kick-Ass (2010) as Frank D’Amico, Robin Hood (2010) as Sir Godfrey, Green Lantern (2011) as Thaal Sinestro, John Carter (2012) as Matai Shang, The Imitation Game (2014) as Stewart Menzies, Shazam! (2019) as Doctor Sivana, Stockholm (2018) as Gunnar Sorensson, Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) as Merlin.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service and its sequel

In this action thriller/comedy movie, Mark Strong left a strong impression on the minds of viewers as he plays the character of Merlin brilliantly. His flawless acting in this movie earned him more recognition and love in the world. The movie starred Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, and a few others. The movie was directed by Matthew Vaughn. The movie was rated 7.7 by IMDb.

Television Shows

Mark Strong made his first appearance on television in 1989’s EastEnders as a telephone engineer. He has appeared in a fair amount of television shows so far. Some of his popular TV shows are Inspector Morse (1990) as Mike Butterworth, Prime Suspect 3 (1993) as Inspector Larry Hall, Between the Lines (1994) as David Lacey, Band of Gold (1997) as Ed Smithson, The Long Firm (2004) as Harry Starks, Deep State (2018) as Max Easton, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019) as Ordon, Temple (2019) as Daniel Milton and many more.

Awards and Achievements

Mark Strong has been nominated for various prestigious awards 17 times and has won 6 of those awards. For the movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, he won awards like Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards for Best Cast, Georgia Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast, and YouMovie Award for Best Cast in 2011.

Similarly, he has won Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble, Oliver Award for Best Actor, and Theatre World Awards in 2014, 2015, and 2016 respectively.

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Personal Life: Relationships

There are no records of Mark’s past relationships. He is currently married to Liza Marshall. He met Liza when they were shooting the adaptation of Jake Arnott’s The Long Firm. Liza is a producer and the couple got into a relationship in 2004 and their married life is still going strong. The lovely pair were blessed with two sons named Gabriel and Roman.

What is Mark’s Net Worth?

The 57 years old actor has been working in the entertainment industry since 1989 and is still active as an actor. He has been able to earn a huge amount of money after working for so many years. He is currently estimated to have a net worth of $9 million.

Social Media Presence

He doesn’t have millions of followers like many other celebrities on his social media even though he has a huge fan following in the real world. He has 26.5K followers on Instagram (@mrmarkstrong) and is quite active on his account.

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