Mark Rylance Overview

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Born: January 18, 1960

Actor Mark Rylance was born Mark Waters in Ashford, England to two English teachers, a fact that may have contributed to his early and continued love of Shakespearean theater. He and his parents moved to Wisconsin in 1969, where Mark attended the University School of Milwaukee and starred in most of the school's plays, including playing the lead role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. When Mark decided to become a professional actor, he took his middle name "Rylance" as his stage name because... See All

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