Mark (nicknamed Chaplin) was born in New York City, USA on 8 June 1971 under the zodiac sign of Gemini, so holds American nationality, but belongs to Jewish religion. He is best known for his acting career, mostly for his appearances in “Sex and the City” and “Prison Break” TV series.
Early Life and Education
Mark is a child of Harvey Feuerstein who works as a lawyer and Audrey Feuerstein who is a school teacher – he has a brother as well who works as a real estate attorney. He was interested in sports when he was in high school, especially wrestling and managed to win the state championship. He went to The Dalton School, and later graduated from Princeton University in 1993.
As he liked studying and wanted to travel, he applied for and won a Fullbright scholarship which made it possible for him to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art – he also studied at L’Ecole Phillipe Gaulier prestige theater school, just outside Paris in France.
One of the first roles which Mark had was in the movie “Practical Magic” in 1998, which helped him get a role in Nancy Meyer’s “What Women Want”, because her daughter recognized Mark from “Practical Magic”.
He wasn’t really noticed in the industry until he landed a role in “Sex and the City” in 1999 – it was just a guest role in a single episode called “They Shoot Single People, Don’t They?” but it helped him become recognized as the show was very popular in both the Americas and Europe. On the other hand, Mark claimed during an interview that this was his most-hated performance, because he played a man named Josh who was unable to satisfy Miranda and give her an orgasm – in the end, she fakes it and Josh feels so good that he yells “I’m the man!”.
Until 2009, Mark only played some small roles in movies and TV series, such as “The West Wing”, “Two Weeks Notice” (his scenes were later deleted) and “The Hustler”, but during this time, Mark got his place in the “50 Most Beautiful People” list by “People Magazine”. Then, in 2009, he won a lead role in “Royal Pains” USA Network TV show, which aired until 2016 when the series ended – it tells a story about an unfairly discredited but brilliant diagnostic surgeon, who ends up working with his cheesy brother in Hamptons as a doctor for super rich people – the series won two awards and was nominated for two more.
Afterwards Mark went on to appear in six episodes of the fifth season of the “Prison Break” TV series in 2017. The series was a major hit since it started airing in 2005, and certainly helped Mark become more popular.
Mark’s latest role was in the “9JKL” TV series which he produced, wrote and created – sadly for him, the series was not liked at all and had a disappointing 13% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes American review-aggregation website for film and TV – the show was canceled on 12 May, 018 after just one season.
Personal Life and Likes
Mark married Dana Klein, a producer and a writer on 9 June, 2005, the couple is currently living in Los Angeles with their three kids Lila, Frisco and Addie.
Mark is a big fan of salsa and hip-hop and he is apparently a great dancer – he also enjoys wrestling, mountain-biking and jogging. His favorite movies include “Annie Hall”, “The Godfather” and “Rocky”.
Mark is one of constant supporters and activists of AIDS charity organization.
Appearance and Net Worth
Mark is currently 47 years old, has short black hair, blue eyes, is 5t 7ins (1.7m) tall and weighs around 145lbs (66kg).
Authoritative sources estimate Mark’s net worth to be more than $1 million, accumulated from his two decade-long career as an actor.
Social Media Presence
Mark seems to be quite active on his social media accounts – his Instagram account is followed by nearly 20,000 people, but he’s only posted about 60 times, while his Twitter account which he opened in May 2012 and has so far also gathered almost 20,000 followers, and he’s tweeted 700 times. There is also a Facebook fan page, but it only has 3,500 followers.
‘I just give off this kind of feminine vibe which has… served me so well with women in my life.’
‘Once you become an actor, it’s important to take care of yourself. I live in Santa Monica, where I can mountain bike, hike and go running on the beach. I like a nice sunset jog.’
‘I can’t say enough nice things about her. She is amazing. You would think, looking at her, “Well, she can’t be smart, funny, and a good actress,” but she is all these things and more…’ – Mark talking about Penelope Cruz.
Mark was named “It Phoenix” in one of the “Entertainment Weekly” issues, because he managed to get back on his feet after his NBC sitcom “Conrad Bloom” in 1998 was demised.