UGLY BETTY Eric Mabius

Eric Mabius : Daniel Meade

Date Of Birth: April 22nd, 1971  Hometown: Harrisburg, Pennslyvania

Growing up throughout the East Coast, Eric Mabius moved almost constantly until graduating from the renowned arts school, Sarah Lawrence College. Immersing himself in acting, writing and film theory, college became the jumping-off point for his first roles in theatre in smaller Off-Broadway productions.

Mabius landed his first film role as the object of Heather Matarazzo’s affection, the teen rock star in Todd Solondz’s Sundance winner, “Welcome to the Dollhouse.” Following the enormous success of this independent film, Mabius chose his roles carefully, carving out a truly unique and unpredictable niche for himself that continues to challenge and impress audiences.

Embodying dark and troubled characters in some projects and heroic leading men in others, Mabius has, in memorable fashion, built an impressive career resume that includes more than 25 films (seven of which appeared at Sundance) and over a dozen television projects. His credits on the big and small screens encompass a wide variety of genres, from action (Sony’s “Resident Evil” and ABC’s critically acclaimed “Eyes”) to drama (opposite Mischa Barton as the bad boy Dean of Discipline on “The O.C.” and the ground-breaking “The L Word”) and comedy (“Cruel Intentions” and “Welcome to the Dollhouse”), as well as mystery (“Minus Man” and “Tempted”), horror (this year’s “Reeker,” opposite Kirsten Dunst in “The Crow: Salvation” and in the Sundance favorite, “Black Circle Boys”) and romance (upcoming “A Christmas,” in Gregg Araki’s “Splendor” and in the CBS movie “Dancing at the Harvest Moon”).

Mabius has achieved both critical and audience acclaim in the many of the varied projects he has undertaken, which he attributes to finely-crafted scripts, brilliant directors and skilled fellow cast members — all elements that have drawn him and continue to draw him in his distinctive acting choices.

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