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Mark Duplass

Mark Duplass
Duplass in October 2011
Born Mark David Duplass
(1976-12-07) December 7, 1976
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation Film director, Film producer, Writer, Actor, Musician
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Katie Aselton
Relatives Jay Duplass (brother)

Mark David Duplass (born December 7, 1976) is an American film director, film producer, actor, and screenwriter. He is the brother of director and writer Jay Duplass.

Personal life

Duplass was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Cynthia "Cindy" (née Ernst) and Lawrence "Larry" Duplass.[1][2][3] He was raised in a Catholic family,[4][5] and attended Jesuit High School. Duplass has Cajun ancestry.[6]

Duplass is married to his co-star on The League, Katie Aselton.[7] They have two children. Duplass is considered by some to be one of the founders of the mumblecore aesthetic.[8] He is also the lead singer of the rock band Volcano, I'm Still Excited!![9]


Duplass has written, directed, and produced several feature films with his brother Jay Duplass. In 2005 he wrote and produced The Puffy Chair with his brother, in addition to portraying one of the main characters.

The two brothers later wrote, directed, and produced the films Baghead (2008) and Cyrus (2010) together[10] and have a unique style which consists of a great deal of ad-libbing off of the original script, shooting a number of takes, and editing scenes down 15 to 20 times.[11] Their films Jeff, Who Lives at Home and The Do-Deca-Pentathlon were released in 2012.[12][13] He stars in the FX comedy television series The League, with his wife, Katie Aselton.


Feature Filmography

Year Film Credited as
Director Producer Writer
1996 Connect 5 Yes**
2005 The Puffy Chair Uncredited Yes Yes
2008 Baghead Yes Yes Yes
2010 Cyrus Yes Yes
2010 Bass Awckwards Yes*
2012 The Freebie Yes*
2012 Lovers of Hate Yes*
2011 Jeff, Who Lives at Home Yes Yes
2012 Your Sister's Sister Yes*
2012 The Do-Deca-Pentathlon Yes Yes Yes
2012 Safety Not Guaranteed Yes*
2012 Black Rock Yes* Yes
2014 Creep Yes** Yes
2014 The One I Love Yes*

* = Executive Producer
** = Co-Producer

Year Film Type Credited as
Director Producer Writer
2002 The New Brad Short Film Yes Yes
2003 This is John Short Film Yes Yes
2004 Scrapple Short Film Yes Yes Yes
2005 The Intervention Short Film Yes Yes
2011 Kevin Documentary Short Yes

As actor

Year Film Role
2003 This is John Jon Ashford
2002 The New Brad Brad
2003 Brighter Days Jonathan
2004 Scrapple Todd
2005 The Puffy Chair Josh
2005 The Intervention Mark
2007 Hannah Takes the Stairs Mike
2009 Other People's Parties Doug Rhineau
2009 True Adolescents Sam
2009 Humpday Ben
2009 Mars Charlie Brownsville
2009–present The League Pete Eckhart
2010 Greenberg Eric Beller
2010 Mars Charlie Brownsville
2011 Your Sister's Sister Jack
2012 Safety Not Guaranteed Kenneth Calloway
2012 Darling Companion Bryan Alexander
2012 People Like Us Ted
2012 Zero Dark Thirty Steve
2012-present The Mindy Project Brendan Deslaurier
2013 Parkland Kenneth O'Donnell
2013 Maron Himself
2014 Tammy Bobby
2014 Convention Paul
2014 Creep Josef
2014 The One I Love Ethan



  1. ^ "Los Angeles Times: Archives - The Week Ahead; Low budget and brotherly". 2006-07-03. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  2. ^ King, Susan (2006-07-06). "Puffy Chair carves out a living".  
  3. ^ "Mr. John Anthony Ernst, Jr. Obituary - Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries". Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  4. ^ Hood, Shannon (2010-03-19). "SXSW Interview: ‘Cyrus’ Directors Mark and Jay Duplass". The Flickcast. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Jay Duplass Talks Moving To The Mainstream At The 2011 Savannah Film Festival | The Playlist". 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  6. ^ Lamble, David. "The Bay Area Reporter Online | Now playing & resonating". Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  7. ^ Freydkin, Donna (12 November 2009). "Mark Duplass, Katie Aselton: In 'The League' and in love". USA Today. Retrieved 18 January 2010. 
  8. ^ D'Addario, Daniel (2012-03-14). "Mark and Jay, Who Live in L.A.: The Post-Mumblecore Duplass Brothers Grow Up".  
  9. ^ "I'm Still Excited Volcano - Volcano, I'm Still Excited!! LP". Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  10. ^ Dargis, Manohla (2010-06-17). "Mommy Dearest, You’re Mine Forever".  
  11. ^ Needles, Tim. "5 Questions for the cast of the new film Cyrus". Short and Sweet NYC. Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  12. ^ Scott, A. O. (2012-03-15). "Up From the Basement, Slacker Metaphysics".  
  13. ^ Holden, Stephen (2012-07-05). "Too Old for Sibling Rivalry? Never, Brothers Say".  

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