Eric Mabius

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Eric Mabius
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Mabius at the ATX Television Festival, 2016
Born Eric Harry Timothy Mabius
(1971-04-22) April 22, 1971 (age 46)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Ivy Sherman (m. 2006)
Children 2

Eric Harry Timothy Mabius (born April 22, 1971) is an American actor. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville with a degree in cinema studies. After working in theater productions, Mabius made his film debut in the 1995 dark comedy Welcome to the Dollhouse.

Mabius gained widespread recognition for his role as Daniel Meade on the ABC comedy-drama series Ugly Betty, he also worked on the Showtime series The L Word and in the films Cruel Intentions, The Crow: Salvation, and Resident Evil.

Life and career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Mabius was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Elizabeth (née Dziczek) and Craig Mabius,[1] his father worked as a historian preserving the Historic Allaire Village.[2] He has a brother, Craig.[3] Mabius is Roman Catholic,[4][5] his mother is of Polish descent, while his father has Austrian and Irish ancestry.[6] After attending Amherst Regional High School, in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he was voted "Most Dramatic Girly" as a senior, he enrolled in Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, where he pursued his education in film theory.

Mabius wed Ivy Sherman, an interior designer, in January 2006; the two first met in high school during a health education class.[7] They have two sons: Maxfield Elliot was born on June 24, 2006[8] and Rylan Jaxson was born on December 7, 2008.[9]


Mabius began his career inWelcome to the Dollhouse in 1995, and I Shot Andy Warhol, alongside Lili Taylor, in 1996, and "The Black Circle Boys" in 1997. He was involved with The Crow franchise on more than one occasion: he auditioned for a role as one of Top Dollar's henchmen in the 1993 original Crow and played Alex Corvis in The Crow: Salvation (2000), the third installment, opposite Kirsten Dunst. He was in Cruel Intentions (1999) alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe, he also played an activist named Matt Addison in 2002's Resident Evil.

In television, Mabius has appeared on Chicago Hope, Millennium, Popular, The O.C., and the short-lived series Eyes (2005). He was a regular cast member of The L Word in its first season and returned for one episode in each of the second, third, and sixth seasons, he also guest starred on an episode of CSI: Miami. From 2006 to 2010, he starred as fashion magazine editor Daniel Meade on the ABC dramedy series Ugly Betty, after the success of Ugly Betty, he was included on People magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive" list in 2006.[10] Mabius has also appeared in a Lifetime movie titled A Christmas Wedding (2006), and had a leading role in the 2011 British science-fiction drama Outcasts,[11] he is also the lead in Hallmark Channel's Signed, Sealed, Delivered movie series.


In 2008, Mabius made an appearance in the pro-Barack Obama music video by titled "We Are the Ones" alongside Jessica Alba, Macy Gray, George Lopez, Ryan Phillippe, Kerry Washington, John Leguizamo, Tichina Arnold, Regina King, Tyrese Gibson, Adrianne Palicki and Zoe Kravitz.

Other honors[edit]

Mabius competed as a luger in the late 1980s and was named an honorary captain for the US luge team for the 2010 Winter Olympics along with astronaut Scott Parazynski.[12]


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Welcome to the Dollhouse Steve Rodgers
1995 Journey of August King, TheThe Journey of August King Hal Wright
1996 I Shot Andy Warhol Revolutionary no. 2
1996 Harvest of Fire Sam Hostetler Television film
1996 On Seventh Avenue Bass player Television film
1997 Black Circle Boys Shane Carver
1997 Gun for Jennifer, AA Gun for Jennifer Bar patron 2/Clyde's sidekick
1997 Lawn Dogs Sean Torrance
1998 Myth America N/A
1998 Around the Fire Andrew
1999 Minus Man, TheThe Minus Man Gene
1999 Splendor Ernest
1999 Cruel Intentions Greg McConnell
2000 Wirey Spindell Wirey, age 17
2000 Crow: Salvation, TheThe Crow: Salvation Alex Corvis/The Crow
2001 Tempted Ted
2001 On the Borderline Luke
2002 Resident Evil Matt Addison
2002 Dancing at the Harvest Moon John Keats Fleming Television film
2003 Just Like You Imagined Gender Shifter Short film
2003 Extreme Team, TheThe Extreme Team Darby
2003 Job, TheThe Job Rick
2005 Venice Underground Danny
2005 Reeker Radford
2006 Voodoo Moon Cole Television film
2006 Christmas Wedding, AA Christmas Wedding Ben Television film
2007 Nature of the Beast Donovan Television film
2011 Where the Road Meets the Sun Blake
2012 Price Check Pete Cozy
2012 How to Fall in Love Harold White Television film
2013 Reading, Writing & Romance Wayne Wenders Television film
2013 Amazing Frank Miller
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Chicago Hope Zeb Moser Episode: "...And the Hand Played On"
1999 Millennium Samiel Episode: "Borrowed Time"
1999 Party of Five Brian Stilman 2 episodes
2000 Get Real Andrew Clark Episode: "Guilt"
2000 Popular Coach Casey Krupps Episode: "The Sweetest Taboo"
2003 Fastlane Trey Episode: "Dogtown"
L Word, TheThe L Word Tim Haspel Main cast (season 1); guest star (seasons 2–3, 6); 16 episodes
2005 Eyes Jeff McCann Main cast; 10 episodes
2005 O.C., TheThe O.C. Dean Jack Hess 4 episodes
2006 CSI: Miami FBI Agent Perry Episode: "One of Our Own"
2006–10 Ugly Betty Daniel Meade Main cast; 85 episodes
2011 Outcasts Julius Berger Main cast; 8 episodes
2011 Chase Justin Tate Episode: "Father Figure"
2011 Celebrity Ghost Stories Himself Episode: "Mickey Rooney/Eric Mabius/Brande Roderick/Kim Coles"
2012 Client List, TheThe Client List Ray Episode: "Acting Up"
2012 Franklin & Bash Rossi Episode: "Jango and Rossi"
2012 Political Animals Gary Episode: "Second Time Around"
2012 Haunting of..., TheThe Haunting of... Himself Episode: "Eric Mabius"
2013 Scandal Peter Caldwell Episode: "Boom Goes the Dynamite"
2013 Blue Bloods Richard Rorke Episode: "Quid Pro Quo"
2013 Signed, Sealed, Delivered Oliver O'Toole Main cast "Second Chances (Pilot) (TV Movie)
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered Oliver O'Toole Main cast (10 episodes)
2014 Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas Oliver O'Toole Main cast (TV Movie)
2015 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris with Love Oliver O'Toole Main cast (TV Movie)
2015 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream Oliver O'Toole Main cast (TV Movie)
2015 Chicago Fire Jack Nesbitt Episode: "Forgive You Anything"
2016 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From The Heart Oliver O'Toole Main cast (TV Movie)
2016 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million Oliver O'Toole Main cast (TV Movie)
2016 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You Oliver O'Toole Main cast (TV Movie)
2017 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground Oliver O'Toole Main cast (TV Movie)
2017 Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again Oliver O'Toole Main cast (TV Movie)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2007 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty Nominated
2008 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty Nominated
2008 PRISM Awards Performance in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty Nominated
2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Special Jury Prize: Best Ensemble Where the Road Meets the Sun Won


  1. ^ Eric Mabius Biography (1971-)
  2. ^ Celebrity Ghost Stories, Episode: "Mickey Rooney, Brande Roderick, Eric Mabius, Kim Coles", 11-26-11, Biography Channel
  3. ^ Eric Mabius, biography on TV
  4. ^ Daniel Meade Archived 2011-05-18 at the Wayback Machine., character biography on
  5. ^ Eric Mabius Archived 2007-08-13 at the Wayback Machine., actor biography on ABC website
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  7. ^ Revealed by Mabius and Ivy to the E! channel at the SAG Awards 2007
  8. ^ Eric Mabius and son Maxfield. Celebrity Babies blog
  9. ^ Eric Mabius Welcomes Second Son, Rylan Jaxson. Celebrity Babies blog
  10. ^ "The Sexiest Men Alive – Eric Mabius". People. Time. November 15, 2006. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ Hassan, Genevieve (February 3, 2011). "BBC drama sends Outcasts to new planet". BBC News. Retrieved March 17, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ugly Betty's boss named as an honorary team captain. - 27 January 2010 article accessed 31 January 2010.

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