Dr. Mark Greene is a fictional medical doctor from the television series ER, portrayed by the actor Anthony Edwards. For most of his time on the series, Greenes role was that of a mediator and occasional authority figure, Mark was also the only original character to die, and his death at the end of Season 8 marked one of the biggest turning points in the series. Mark Greene, a child, was raised by his mother, Ruth. Kings Bay, Georgia, and Hawaii, where spent three years, Davids longest assignment. Mark had a strained relationship with his father, and was decidedly closer to his mother. He would often act out in an attempt to upset his father, the most memorable time of his childhood was when his family was in Hawaii, a time he would later recreate with daughter Rachel during the last few weeks of his life. While still in school, Mark met and soon after developed a romantic relationship with Jennifer. Presumably their relationship lasted the duration of their time in college and his daughter, Rachel was born shortly afterwards. While in medical school, he met future colleague Peter Benton, while there, Mark developed close friendships with Dr. Doug Ross, a pediatrician, Dr. Susan Lewis, an ER resident, and nurse manager, Carol Hathaway. Although Mark enjoys working the ER, the nights on call. Also, his friendship with Susan is shown as they confide in each other about their personal lives while on break. During the same episode, Jen gets Mark to visit a private practice near the hospital to explore the possibility of leaving his job at the ER, Mark decides the clean medicine isnt his cup of tea. Back at the ER, Mark removes a hangnail from an older woman, later during the night, Mark has to urge everyone to get back to work when Carol is rushed into the ER after a shocking suicide attempt. During the first season, Dr. Greenes marriage becomes increasingly shaky, when offered an attending physicians position by David Morgenstern, Mark readily accepts, much to Jens chagrin. As a newly admitted member of the bar, Jen has been clerking in Milwaukee for a judge and she begins an affair with a coworker, and the marriage soon ends, with Rachel and Jen leaving Chicago first for Milwaukee and later for St. Louis. In Loves Labor Lost, Mark makes miscalculations in treating a pregnant woman that lead to her death in childbirth, in A Miracle Happens Here, a Christmas episode, Mark explains that he is the son of an agnostic Jew and a lapsed Catholic. He lights a Hanukkah candle for a Holocaust survivor, Marks career becomes more difficult as he needs to make decisions that periodically alienate his friends, such as selecting Dr. Marks friendship with Dr. His love life takes a more drastic downward spin when his feelings for Dr. Lewis increase and he suffers emotionally again after he is attacked in the ER mens room in the episode Random Acts
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Mark and Susan have their picture taken in a photo booth (1996).