Widely regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation, Mark Rylance has enjoyed an esteemed career on stage and on screen. The winner of 2 Olivier Awards and 3 Tony Awards, as well as a BAFTA for his role in The Government Inspector. He has been nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Rudolf Abel in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015), and will star in Spielberg's The BFG (2016). Rylance was born David Mark Rylance Waters in Ashford, Kent, England, to English teachers Elizabeth Anne (Skinner) and Thomas David R. Waters. He was raised partly in Connecticut and Wisconsin, USA, where his father taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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