- Bella Noche is the daughter of Mark Ruffalo and Sunrise Coigney
- Her parents’ marriage has survived storms ranging from ill health to death and they are still waxing strong more than two decades after their wedding in 2000
- In recent years, Bella’s gender identity is an item of media speculation following her choice of outfit and lifestyle
Bella Noche Ruffalo like most celebrity kids traces her popularity to having a celebrity father Mark Ruffalo. Her father launched a career in the ’90s and over the years, he has been associated with the role of the Hulk in The Avengers as well as his appearances in Ironman, Thor, Captain Marvel, and Dark Waters.
She is the second child of the actor’s three children with his wife, Sunrise Couigney. Her other siblings are Keen and Odette. In recent years, her choice of outfit especially on the red carpet has caused many speculations regarding her gender identity. Despite keeping a low profile being the child of celebrity parents keeps garnering the attention of fans and followers.
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Although her father is outspoken on issues he is passionate about such as the environment and LGBTQ, Bella keeps a leash as to her interests or choices. Born on April 12, 2005, Bella is one of the pillars of her father’s career success.
In fact, her appearance with him alongside other members of her family on the red carpet or on virtual meetings has provided an inside into the close relationship she shares with the members of her family.
Moreso, when she turned 17 in 2022, her mother, Sunrise went all out to share her daughter’s milestone on an Instagram post. This is understandable due to the huge sacrifices that Sunrise made to see her children become great. Bella Noche’s Rufalla’s mother was an actress in the years before she had her and her other siblings.
For those that followed Sunrise’s career, she graced the screen in 100 Center Street, Campfire Stories, and In the Cut. Yet, she gave it up to train her children. As the story goes, Sunrise revealed how one woman once told her how impossible it is to have another chance with children, unlike a career. Taking a cue from that advice, she left her career and never looked back.
Elusive Facts About Bella Noche Ruffalo
1. She is of French-Italian origin
Her name ‘Bella’ means beautiful in Italian as well as French, Spanish, and Portuguese and this suggests where she comes from. This is not far from the truth as the celebrity child traces her descent to Italy and France.
Her paternal grandfather, Frank Lawrence Ruffalo traces his forbears to Girifalco in Italy while her paternal grandmother, a hairdresser, and stylist is of French-Canadian and Italian ancestry.
In fact, a look into her family background traces her great-grandfather’s running sugar across the Canadian borders. He later settled in Kenosha to build his businesses. His businesses included a house painting job that her grandfather took over.
2. Her Parents have been married for over two decades
The Ruffalo family which Bella hails is nothing short of fond memories. This includes a love story started by her parents dating back to when Mark and her mother, Sunrise often called Sunny were struggling actors.
Reportedly, they met in 1998 in a random meeting on the streets of L.A. This happened a few years before he made a breakout role in the 2000 movie, You Can Count on Me. Ruffalo got Sunrise’s love and support after which they tied the knot in 2000. As with many great stories, the couple had their ups and downs including Ruffalo undergoing surgery for a brain tumor that led to partial paralysis on the left part of his face and deafness in one ear.
At the time he had the surgery, Bella’s mother was pregnant with her older brother, Keen. Moving on, her parents had her followed by her little sister, Odette two years later in 2007.
In all this, Mark Ruffalo attributes the success of their marriage to his supportive wife who had to take care of the homefront while he pursued his career.
3. Bella and her siblings were moved to New York to attend a special school
As to her childhood, she started life on a farm that her parents owned. Yet, the family moved to New York when she was about 8 years old so they can attend a school with a special program for dyslexia.
This stems from her father’s need for his children to escape his own nightmares of dyslexia. He discovered at a late point in his life that he could have grown up dyslexic without him knowing it.
4. She made a cameo appearance in one of her father’s movies
Bella Noche Ruffalo’s career path may likely align with that of her parents in the entertainment world. Her father and mother share a long history of being in the media lens. Her father who is still active with many movie credits has been nominated for EGOT, standing for Emmy, Grammy, Oscars, and Tony Awards. Though he is yet to secure awards in any of these categories, he remains a great actor.
So far, Bella’s semblance of career learning is a cameo appearance in Thor: Ragnarok, one of her daddy’s famous movies. She appeared in one of the crowd scenes depicting the Sakaaran citizens alongside Keen, her older brother. Although this may be a stepping stone for her, her brother is a credited actor known for his role in Begin Again(2013)
5. There are speculations about Bella Noche Ruffalo’s gender identity
Ever since she started making public appearances with her famous father, many speculations started about Bella Noche Rafallo’s sexuality. In 2015, she and her father appeared wearing matching suits at the MTN movie awards. While many praised her for wearing what makes her comfortable, many attached it to an issue of gender identification.
As it is Bella always appears tomboyish and her father is known for his open support of the LGBTQ community. In fact, his Instagram picture of her in 2021 captioned ‘My daughter, Bella, so big and beautiful and coming into her own’ helped to fuel the rumors.
Her Instagram account describes her as a sex therapist while most of her post shows a comfortable Bella wearing male clothes.
Right now, neither Bella nor her parents have not openly stated her sexuality. Moreover, Mark and his wife have joined the ranks of Hollywood parents such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as well as Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wayne whose face criticism due to their children’s open identification as trans people.
6. Her uncle was found with an execution-style bullet wound
Bella and other members of her family were the witnesses to a traumatic death that remains unsolved. On December 8, 2008, the body of her uncle, Scott Ruffalo was discovered with bullet wounds to the head that were later described as execution-style.
While her father’s younger brother was rushed to the hospital, he sadly passed away a week later. This close call to home makes it one too many famous people. Scott used to be very popular as a hairdresser but beyond that, he was very close to Mark. Purportedly, he stood in for Mark when he was still trying to find his way as a fledgling actor.
As it is, her father who is a Kenosha native was erroneously believed to have been placed on a US terror advisory list after he promoted Gasland, a documentary on the dangers of natural gas drilling. Though this came years later, it brings to the book that Mark’s strong opinions can place him in harm’s way.
The erroneous report was amusing to him but he later cleared up the issue when the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security refuted claims as to such.
7. What is Bella Noche Ruffalo’s Net Worth?
Mark Ruffalo’s daughter, Bella has not revealed her net worth as her career is also not known. Yet judging by how comfortable the family lives, her father, the breadwinner of the family is doing well. His net worth is estimated at $35 million which he made in his career of more than two decades.
While Mark Ruffalo’s net worth is likely more or less than the generally believed amount, he is unarguably one of Hollywood’s most successful actors, directors, and producers. His Marvel’s Avengers role fetched him quite a fortune as the franchise netted about $22 billion. His character, Hulk is central to the plot earning him slots in five out of the 7 films while making cameo appearances in two.
As it is he has appeared in many successful roles. As to how he spends his fortune, his activism comes to mind. Ruffalo is an outspoken activist for the environment and the LGBTQ community. Moreso, long before he made a name in the entertainment industry, he maintained a home in New York and L.A. but later sold the one in L.A. to spend more time with his family.
Bella Noche Ruffalo is another celebrity child whose life is constantly drawing the media not just for being the daughter of Avenger character Hulk. Her outlook on life and appearance is raising questions to her gender identity. As it is she is enjoying the attention of her parents and two other siblings.