Mark Webber (actor)

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Mark Webber
Mark Webber by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Webber at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
Born Mark Allen Webber[1]
(1980-07-19) July 19, 1980 (age 34)
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Teresa Palmer (m. 2013)
Children 2

Mark Allen Webber (born July 19, 1980) is an American actor, screenwriter, and director known for his roles in the films Snow Day, Weapons and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Early life[edit]

Webber was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he spent his early years. He was later raised by his single mother in North Philadelphia. There they spent time homeless, living in cars and abandoned buildings, and struggling to survive during the harsh winters.[2] His mother, Cheri Lynn Honkala, is a noted advocate for the homeless in Philadelphia and the vice-presidential nominee of the Green Party in the 2012 presidential election.[3][4] Webber's life was subsequently the subject of a major news magazine story. He and his mother have been for many years and still are outspoken homeless advocates. They organize walk in protests, help to educate voters, and volunteer to help provide food and shelter to the urban poor in Philadelphia and elsewhere. Cheri Honkala ran for Sheriff of Philadelphia in 2011 with the Green Party on a "no evictions" platform.[5]

Career[edit]

Webber began his acting career in 1998. He favors "offbeat independent productions and challenging roles that involve intense characterization."[2]

Personal life[edit]

Webber was formerly in a relationship with actress Frankie Shaw. They have a son together, Isaac Love (born circa 2008). The end of his relationship with Shaw inspired Webber to create his film The End of Love, which starred Webber and his son and premiered at Sundance in January 2012.[6] Webber and Shaw share joint custody of their son.[7]

In September 2012, Webber began dating Australian actress Teresa Palmer after she contacted him via Twitter. They became engaged in August 2013,[8] and married on December 21, 2013 in Mexico.[9] They have one son, Bodhi Rain (born February 2014).[10] Webber and Palmer reside in the Beachwood Canyon community of Los Angeles.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Directing credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the State of Minnesota. Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002. Searchable at http://www.ancestry.com/
  2. ^ a b Mark Webber: Film biography
  3. ^ http://www.salon.com/people/feature/2000/07/31/honkala
  4. ^ http://www1.appstate.edu/~clarkne/socm/bios/honkala.htm
  5. ^ http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/node/584
  6. ^ Kaufman, Amy (January 25, 2012). "Sundance 2012: Mark Webber's unsuspecting castmate". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ Cohn, Beverly (March 21, 2013). "Mark Webber Discusses "The End Of Love"". Santa Monica Mirror. Retrieved December 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ Galla, Brittany (August 3, 2013). "Teresa Palmer, Warm Bodies Star, Engaged to Mark Webber!". Us Weekly. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Eggenberger, Nicole (December 21, 2013). "Teresa Palmer Marries Mark Webber in Mexico Wedding Before Baby Arrives". Us Weekly. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ Eggenberger, Nicole (February 18, 2014). "Teresa Palmer Welcomes Baby Boy With Husband Mark Webber". Us Weekly. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 
  11. ^ Christie, Joel (11 March 2013). "A day in the life of Teresa Palmer". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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