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Mark Ruffalo has portrayed Bruce Banner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Avengers saga for nearly a decade. He is one of the most established and in-demand actors in Tinseltown, boasting a portfolio covering multiple genres and intense performances. 

MCU star Mark Ruffalo and Sunrise Coigney
Mark Ruffalo and Sunrise Coigney | Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Ruffalo can currently be seen playing identical twins in the HBO series I Know This Much Is Truea performance that has already incited awards chatter for the actor. Does he have the Emmy in the bag? Yet, while Ruffalo has maintained his A-list status for years, rising to fame following his role in You Can Count on Me, what about his wife? Who is Ruffalo’s wife, Sunrise Coigney, and is she also an actor? What is she best known for? 

All you need to know about Sunrise Coigney’s acting career 

Coigney and Ruffalo have been married since 2000, at which point Coigney began to step back a bit from Hollywood to focus her attention on raising their children — Keen, Bella Noche, and Odette Ruffalo. Though Coigney is often mentioned in conversations including Ruffalo, she did have a screen career. 

Coigney appeared in TV’s In the Cut, Campfire Stories, and she played Brenda Ravelle in Line of Fire — a series that ran from 2003 until 2005, as PureWow notes. Though Coigney boasts a past in acting, she is also a business entrepreneur, which is the side of her career that has since picked up steam over the years.

Sunrise Coigney’s entrepreneurial pursuits 

In 2017, Coigney opened a summer boutique (stocked full of artisan items she had collected over the years). The shop was called Sunny’s Callicoon Pop, and though the physical store has since closed, she continues to operate the business fully online, as Purewow indicates. The online shop name has since been shortened to Sunny’s Pop.

Coigney had once owned and operated a different store as well back in LA. In short, retail is where Coigney’s heart is; it’s where she finds her “joy,” she once explained. So, it should come as no surprise that she focused her attention on such pursuits. 

Today, Coigney and Ruffalo are a happily married couple, still living in Callicoon, New York. However, the two met way before full-on success came knocking at the door. 

Coigney and Ruffalo — from the past to the present

Coigney and Ruffalo met when Ruffalo was in his early 30s; he was struggling a bit to find his footing in the biz. Coigney encouraged him, she believed in him, and she pushed him. Today, both Coigney and Ruffalo boast successful careers and manage family lives: one is an actor, while the other runs a business. 


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Ruffalo continues to star in hit show, after hit movie, after hit show, and he is one of the most popular faces tied to the MCU. Yet, without his wife, he explains that he may not be where he is today. Fans may have Coigney to thank for gifting us with so many incredible Ruffalo performances. And, for providing cool Artisan goods for us to explore online.