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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 22 April 1971Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameEric Harry Timothy Mabius
Nickname Da Mabes
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Eric Mabius was born in Pennsylvania, the second of two sons of Elizabeth and Craig Mabius. His father has Austrian and Irish ancestry, and his mother is of entirely Polish descent. Eric spent much of his early life in Massachusetts. Upon graduating from high school, he attended the renowned arts school, Sarah Lawrence College. Immersing himself in acting, writing and film theory, college became the jumping-off point for Mabius' first roles in the theater in smaller Off-Broadway productions.

He first came to the attention of movie fans with his film debut in Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), where he played the object of Heather Matarazzo's character's affection, a teen rock star. Since then, he has taken on a wide variety of roles, avoiding being typecast. He has appeared in more than 27 films - seven of which screened at Sundance - and over a dozen television projects. He earned favorable notice for his performance as a high school gang leader in Black Circle Boys (1997). More roles followed, his best known being in the box office smash Cruel Intentions (1999), where he plays a prep school athlete who gets blackmailed. He got a starring role in The Crow: Salvation (2000), a sequel to the Brandon Lee film from a few years earlier. Another horror film which he appeared in was the science fiction action film Resident Evil (2002), in which he plays a policeman in the future. He won another prominent role in the Showtime TV drama The L Word (2004), which won him a new audience. He starred in another TV series, the high tech drama Eyes (2005), but although the series was well received, it never found an audience. But his standing wasn't damaged, and he continues to have a devoted fan base, particularly among audiences of independent films. In 2006, he gained more aplomb for his role in the surprise hit series Ugly Betty (2006), playing a womanizing executive. While he greatly appreciates his fans, he is a private person who does not seek the limelight. Thus, he does not show up at events which draw tabloid photographers.

In February of 2006, he married his girlfriend of five years, interior designer Ivy Sherman, in New Orleans.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: erichtmabius@yahoo.com

Spouse (1)

Ivy Sherman (27 February 2006 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Eric loves mustard and puts it on everything.
Auditioned for the role of FunBoy in The Crow (1994). The part went to Michael Massee, who fired the gun that accidentally killed Brandon Lee. Mabius went on to star in the lead of The Crow: Salvation (2000).
Has a brother named Craig.
Auditioned for Scream 2 (1997).
When not performing, he likes to do woodwork and carpentry to unwind.
He and his wife, Ivy Sherman, went to high school together.
Son, Maxwell Elliot Mabius, born June 15th 2006, with wife, Ivy Sherman.
One of his favorite shows is House M.D. (2004).
His brother works for Varian Semiconductor in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The company's parking lot was used as a helipad for camera helicopters used to film The Perfect Storm (2000).
Son, Rylan Jaxson Mabius, born December 7th, 2008 in New York City, with wife, Ivy Sherman. The baby weighed a little more than 10 lbs.

Personal Quotes (2)

I'm not very comfortable with (watching my performances). When I watch films or tv that I've done, I get very restless and tend to not sit still. A lot of actors are perfectionists, besides merely being egotists. So I see what I like to change about my performance, as opposed to the things that I tried and seemed to have landed well. Interview, February 22, 2004
A lot of people say, "Oh, you're that jerk on Ugly Betty (2006)". I don't blame people for having a pop, but I'd like to remind them that I'm not "Daniel Meade" - Interview, 2007.

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