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Born: July 19, 1980 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor

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A sandy-haired and boyishly attractive performer from a disadvantaged and politically active background, Mark Webber went from so-called "shelter boy" to movie star with an acting career on the ascent since his 1997 debut in the Philadelphia-based gritty youth feature "Edge City." The son of a struggling single mother, Webber had a relatively normal childhood in his Minneapolis home until age ten when a perceived welfare fraud ended benefits, landed his mother in jail and left the two homeless. In 1990, mother and son relocated to Philadelphia, where they became noted activists for homeless causes and undertook a project that reclaimed abandoned government owned homes for the needy. Arrest, mistreatment by police officials and a subsequent successful lawsuit met the young man's efforts. This extensive real-life drama presumably had an effect on the actor, who proved a true natural, an emotionally available performer with a palpable drive and arresting charm.

A sandy-haired and boyishly attractive performer from a disadvantaged and politically active background, Mark Webber went from so-called "shelter boy" to movie star with an acting career on the ascent since his 1997 debut in the Philadelphia-based gritty youth feature "Edge City." The son of a struggling single mother, Webber had a relatively normal childhood in his Minneapolis home until age ten when a perceived welfare fraud ended benefits, landed his mother in jail and left the two homeless. In 1990, mother and son relocated to Philadelphia, where they became noted activists for homeless causes and undertook a project that reclaimed abandoned government owned homes for the needy. Arrest, mistreatment by police officials and a subsequent successful lawsuit met the young man's efforts. This extensive real-life drama presumably had an effect on the actor, who proved a true natural, an emotionally available performer with a palpable drive and arresting charm.

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 Green Room (2016)
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 Antibirth (2016)
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 Uncanny (2015)
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 Angry Little God (2014)
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 Jessabelle (2014)
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 Laggies (2014)
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 Happy Christmas (2014)
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 Ever After, The (2014)
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1997:
Film debut, "Edge City"
1999:
Featured in the teen comedy "Drive Me Crazy"
2000:
Featured in the NY drama, "Boiler Room"
2000:
First leading role in a feature, "Snow Day"
2001:
Featured in the World War II drama "The Rising Place"
2002:
Acted in Woody Allen's "Hollywood Ending"
2002:
Made London stage debut in Neil LaBute's "The Distance from Here"
2005:
Starred with Anthony LaPaglia in the drama "Winter Solstice"
2007:
Co-starred in Ethan Hawke's adaptation of his own novel, "The Hottest State"
2008:
Co-starred with Rachel Miner in the independent, "The Memory Thief"
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Education

High School for the Creative and Performing Arts: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania -

Notes

Webber on his upbrining: "I'm so fortunate for the mother I have [activist Cheri Honkala]. Because of how she raised me, I don't need money or fame . . . And if I'm not working, I know how to live without money." --quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 13, 2000

"Edge City" director Eugene Martin on the effect Webber's underprivilieged upbringing has on his acting skills: "Mark has quick access to his emotions and really uses them. . . when you see him in these [middle-class] comedies, he's really acting." --quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 13, 2000

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mother:
Cheri Honkala. Activist, artist, teacher. Raised him as a single parent; a leading poverty activist.

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