Eric Mabius

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Eric Mabius
Eric Mabius Gitmo.jpg
Mabius in Guantánamo Bay in June 2008
BornEric Harry Timothy Mabius
(1971-04-21) April 21, 1971 (age 43)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Ivy Sherman (m. 2006)
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Eric Mabius
Eric Mabius Gitmo.jpg
Mabius in Guantánamo Bay in June 2008
BornEric Harry Timothy Mabius
(1971-04-21) April 21, 1971 (age 43)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Ivy Sherman (m. 2006)

Eric Harry Timothy Mabius (born April 22, 1971) is an American actor, known for his work 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]

Personal 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 Boy" as a senior, he enrolled in Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, where he pursued studies in film.

Mabius wed Ivy Sherman 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 in the independent films Welcome to the Dollhouse in 1995, and I Shot Andy Warhol, alongside Lili Taylor, in 1996. 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, the third installment, opposite Kirsten Dunst. He was in Cruel Intentions 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. 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, and had a leading role in the 2011 British science-fiction drama Outcasts.[11]


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]


1995Welcome to the DollhouseSteve Rodgers
1995Journey of August King, TheThe Journey of August KingHal Wright
1996I Shot Andy WarholRevolutionary no. 2
1996Harvest of FireSam HostetlerTelevision film
1996On Seventh AvenueBass playerTelevision film
1997Black Circle BoysShane Carver
1997Gun for Jennifer, AA Gun for JenniferBar patron 2/Clyde's sidekick
1997Lawn DogsSean Torrance
1998Myth AmericaN/A
1998Around the FireAndrew
1999Minus Man, TheThe Minus ManGene
1999Cruel IntentionsGreg McConnell
2000Wirey SpindellWirey, age 17
2000Crow: Salvation, TheThe Crow: SalvationAlex Corvis/The Crow
2001On the BorderlineLuke
2002Resident EvilMatt Addison
2002Dancing at the Harvest MoonJohn Keats FlemingTelevision film
2003Just Like You ImaginedGender ShifterShort film
2003Extreme Team, TheThe Extreme TeamDarby
2003Job, TheThe JobRick
2005Venice UndergroundDanny
2006Voodoo MoonColeTelevision film
2006Christmas Wedding, AA Christmas WeddingBenTelevision film
2007Nature of the BeastDonovanTelevision film
2011Where the Road Meets the SunBlake
2012Price CheckPete Cozy
2012How to Fall in LoveHarold WhiteTelevision film
2013Reading, Writing & RomanceWayne WendersTelevision film
2013Shen qiFrank Miller
1997Chicago HopeZeb MoserEpisode: "...And the Hand Played On"
1999MillenniumSamielEpisode: "Borrowed Time"
1999Party of FiveBrian Stilman2 episodes
2000Get RealAndrew ClarkEpisode: "Guilt"
2000PopularCoach Casey KruppsEpisode: "The Sweetest Taboo"
2003FastlaneTreyEpisode: "Dogtown"
L Word, TheThe L WordTim HaspelMain cast (season 1); guest star (seasons 2–3, 6); 16 episodes
2005EyesJeff McCannMain cast; 10 episodes
2005O.C., TheThe O.C.Dean Jack Hess4 episodes
2006CSI: MiamiFBI Agent PerryEpisode: "One of Our Own"
2006–10Ugly BettyDaniel MeadeMain cast; 85 episodes
2011OutcastsJulius BergerMain cast; 8 episodes
2011ChaseJustin TateEpisode: "Father Figure"
2011Celebrity Ghost StoriesHimselfEpisode: "Mickey Rooney/Eric Mabius/Brande Roderick/Kim Coles"
2012Client List, TheThe Client ListRayEpisode: "Acting Up"
2012Franklin & BashRossiEpisode: "Jango and Rossi"
2012Political AnimalsGaryEpisode: "Second Time Around"
2012Haunting of..., TheThe Haunting of...HimselfEpisode: "Eric Mabius"
2013ScandalPeter CaldwellEpisode: "Boom Goes the Dynamite"
2013Blue BloodsRichard RorkeEpisode: "Quid Pro Quo"
2014–presentSigned, Sealed, DeliveredOliver O'TooleMain cast

Awards and nominations[edit]

2007Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesUgly BettyNominated
2008Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesUgly BettyNominated
2008PRISM AwardPerformance in a Comedy SeriesUgly BettyNominated
2011Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film FestivalSpecial Jury Prize: Best EnsembleWhere the Road Meets the SunWon


  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, character biography on
  5. ^ Eric Mabius, actor biography on ABC website
  6. ^
  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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