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Mabius at Guantánamo Bay, 2008
|Born||Eric Harry Timothy Mabius
April 21, 1971
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Ivy Sherman (m. 2006)|
|Parents||Elizabeth and Craig Mabius|
Eric Harry Timothy Mabius (born April 22, 1971) is an American actor known for his work as Daniel Meade on the ABC television series Ugly Betty. He also worked on the Showtime series The L Word and in the films Resident Evil and Cruel Intentions.
Life and career
Mabius was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Elizabeth and Craig Mabius. His father worked as a historian preserving the Historic Allaire Village. He has a brother, Craig. Mabius is Roman Catholic and has Irish, Austrian and Polish ancestry. After attending Amherst Regional High School, in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he was voted "Most Dramatic Boy" as a senior, he enrolled in Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, where he pursued studies in film.
Mabius wed Ivy Sherman in January 2006; the two first met in high school during a health education class. They have two sons: Maxfield Elliot was born on June 24, 2006 and Rylan Jaxson was born on December 7, 2008.
Mabius began his career in the independent films Welcome to the Dollhouse in 1995, and I Shot Andy Warhol, alongside Lili Taylor, in 1996. He was involved with The Crow franchise on more than one occasion: he auditioned for a role as one of Top Dollar's henchmen in the 1993 original Crow and played Alex Corvis in The Crow: Salvation, the third installment, opposite Kirsten Dunst. He was in Cruel Intentions alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe. He also played an activist named Matt Addison in 2002's Resident Evil.
In television, Mabius has appeared on Chicago Hope, Millennium, Popular, The O.C., and the short-lived series Eyes. He was a regular cast member of The L Word in its first season and returned for one episode in each of the second, third, and sixth seasons. He also guest starred on an episode of CSI: Miami. From 2006 to 2010 he starred as fashion magazine editor Daniel Meade on the hit ABC dramedy series Ugly Betty. After the success of Ugly Betty, he was included on People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive" list in 2006. Mabius has also appeared in a Lifetime movie titled A Christmas Wedding, and had a leading role in the 2011 British science-fiction drama Outcasts.
In 2008, Mabius made an appearance in the pro-Barack Obama music video by will.i.am titled "We Are the Ones" alongside Jessica Alba, Macy Gray, George Lopez, Ryan Phillippe, Kerry Washington, John Leguizamo, Tichina Arnold, Regina King, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki and Zoe Kravitz.
|1995||Welcome to the Dollhouse||Steve Rodgers|
|1995||Journey of August King, TheThe Journey of August King||Hal Wright|
|1996||I Shot Andy Warhol||Revolutionary no. 2|
|1996||Harvest of Fire||Sam Hostetler||Television film|
|1996||On Seventh Avenue||Bass player||Television film|
|1997||Black Circle Boys||Shane Carver|
|1997||Gun for Jennifer, AA Gun for Jennifer||Bar patron 2/Clyde's sidekick|
|1997||Lawn Dogs||Sean Torrance|
|1998||Around the Fire||Andrew|
|1999||Minus Man, TheThe Minus Man||Gene|
|1999||Cruel Intentions||Greg McConnell|
|2000||Wirey Spindell||Wirey, age 17|
|2000||Crow: Salvation, TheThe Crow: Salvation||Alex Corvis/The Crow|
|2001||On the Borderline||Luke|
|2002||Resident Evil||Matt Addison|
|2002||Dancing at the Harvest Moon||John Keats Fleming||Television film|
|2003||Just Like You Imagined||Gender Shifter||Short film|
|2003||Extreme Team, TheThe Extreme Team||Darby|
|2003||Job, TheThe Job||Rick|
|2006||Voodoo Moon||Cole||Television film|
|2006||Christmas Wedding, AA Christmas Wedding||Ben||Television film|
|2007||Nature of the Beast||Donovan||Television film|
|2011||Where the Road Meets the Sun||Blake|
|2012||Price Check||Pete Cozy|
|2012||How to Fall in Love||Harold White||Television film|
|2013||Reading Writing & Romance||Wayne Wenders||Television film|
|1997||Chicago Hope||Zeb Moser||Episode: "...And the Hand Played on"|
|1999||Millennium||Samiel||Episode: "Borrowed Time"|
|1999||Party of Five||Brian Stilman||2 episodes|
|2000||Get Real||Andrew Clark||Episode: "Guilt"|
|2000||Popular||Coach Casey Krupps||Episode: "The Sweetest Taboo"|
|2004–2006, 2009||L Word, TheThe L Word||Tim Haspel||Main cast (season 1); guest star (seasons 2–3, 6); 16 episodes|
|2005, 2007||Eyes||Jeff McCann||Main cast; 10 episodes|
|2005||O.C., TheThe O.C.||Dean Jack Hess||4 episodes|
|2006||CSI: Miami||FBI Agent Perry||Episode: "One of Our Own"|
|2006–2010||Ugly Betty||Daniel Meade||Main cast|
|2011||Bird Dog||Tim Burke||Unsold TNT pilot|
|2011||Outcasts||Julius Berger||Main cast|
|2011||Chase||Justin Tate||Episode: "Father Figure"|
|2011||Celebrity Ghost Stories||Himself||Episode: "Mickey Rooney/Eric Mabius/Brande Roderick/Kim Coles"|
|2012||Client List, TheThe Client List||Ray||Episode: "Acting Up"|
|2012||Franklin & Bash||Rossi||Episode: "Jango and Rossi"|
|2012||Political Animals||Gary||Episode: "Second Time Around"|
|2012||Haunting Of..., TheThe Haunting Of...||Himself||Episode: "Eric Mabius"|
|2013||Scandal||Peter Caldwell||Episode: "Boom Goes the Dynamite"|
|2013||Blue Bloods||Richard Rorke||Episode: "Quid Pro Quo"|
Awards and nominations
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|2007||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Ugly Betty||Nominated|
|PRISM Award||Performance in a Comedy Series|
|2011||Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival||Special Jury Prize: Best Ensemble||Where the Road Meets the Sun||Won|
- Eric Mabius Biography (1971-)
- Celebrity Ghost Stories, Episode: "Mickey Rooney, Brande Roderick, Eric Mabius, Kim Coles", 11-26-11, Biography Channel
- Eric Mabius, biography on TV Guide.com
- Daniel Meade, character biography on CityTV.com
- Eric Mabius, actor biography on ABC website
- Revealed by Mabius and Ivy to the E! channel at the SAG Awards 2007
- Eric Mabius and son Maxfield. Celebrity Babies blog
- Eric Mabius Welcomes Second Son, Rylan Jaxson. Celebrity Babies blog
- "The Sexiest Men Alive – Eric Mabius". People. Time. November 15, 2006. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
- Hassan, Genevieve (February 3, 2011). "BBC drama sends Outcasts to new planet". BBC News. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
- "We Are The Ones --- Another Barack Obama Song
- "Ugly Betty's boss named as an honorary team captain. - 27 January 2010 TeamUSA.org article accessed 31 January 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eric Mabius.|
- Eric Mabius at the Internet Movie Database
- Broadband video interview with Eric Mabius, discussing Ugly Betty