|Date of Birth||27 May 1970, Ocala, Florida, USA|
|Birth Name||Mark Christopher Collier|
|Height||5' 10" (1.78 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Mark Collier was born in Boynton Beach, Florida. He is of Choctaw Indian, French and Irish ancestry. His father, a CPA, and his mother, a nurse, eventually moved the family to Ocala, Florida, where he spent most of his childhood. At age 10 Mark got his start in local theater productions. As he entered high school his focus shifted towards sports, and he excelled in wrestling and soccer. Mark attended Georgia Southern University where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and graduated with a degree in Accounting. Shortly thereafter his desires turned back to acting, and at the age of 28 he moved to Los Angeles and began studying. While juggling three jobs as a bouncer, waiter, and Pilates instructor, he continued studying and became a member of the Blue Sphere Alliance theater company. After a few small roles and an appearance in a Dixie Chicks video, he got his break in 2002 when he was cast as the rebel-turned- good guy Mike Kasnoff in the long running CBS daytime drama As The World Turns. In 2003, Mark garnered a Soap Opera Digest nomination for outstanding newcomer. While working in New York, he began studying in a two year Meisner program taught by William Esper, and he also attended the Actors Movement Studio. In 2005, he was a presenter at the People's Choice Awards. Mark Lives in Los Angeles, where he continues his training in the Traditional form of Wing Chun Kung Fu. He is a contributor and supporter of Free Arts for Abused Children and is also a lifetime member of the Surfrider Foundation.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: firstname.lastname@example.org