Born: April 22, 1971
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Eric Harry Timothy Mabius (born April 22, 1971) is an American actor. Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, with a degree in cinema studies. After working in theater productions, Mabius made his film debut in the 1995 independent 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 appeared on the Showtime series The L Word and in the films Cruel Intentions, The Crow: Salvation, and Resident Evil.Mabius was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Elizabeth (née Dziczek) and Craig Mabius. His father worked as a historian preserving the Historic Allaire Village. He has a brother, Craig. Mabius is Roman Catholic. His mother is of Polish descent, while his father has Austrian and Irish ancestry. 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. They have two sons: Maxfield Elliot was born on June 24, 2006 and Rylan Jaxson was born on December 7, 2008.
Mabius began his career with roles in Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995), I Shot Andy Warhol (1996), and The Black Circle Boys (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 1994 original The 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, portraying Tim Haspel. 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. Mabius also appeared in the 2006 Lifetime original film A Christmas Wedding, and had a leading role in the 2011 British science-fiction drama series Outcasts.
In 2013, Mabius guest starred in a Season 2 episode of Scandal. The same year he was cast as the lead in Hallmark Channel's Signed, Sealed, Delivered film series.
In 2008, Mabius made an appearance in the pro-Barack Obama music video by will.i.am 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.
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.
|1995||Welcome to the Dollhouse||Steve Rodgers|
|1995||The Journey of August King||Hal Wright|
|1996||I Shot Andy Warhol||Revolutionary no. 2|
|1997||Black Circle Boys||Shane Carver|
|1997||A Gun for Jennifer||Bar patron 2 / Clyde's sidekick|
|1997||Lawn Dogs||Sean Torrance|
|1998||Around the Fire||Andrew|
|1999||The Minus Man||Gene|
|1999||Cruel Intentions||Greg McConnell|
|2000||Wirey Spindell||Wirey, age 17|
|2000||The Crow: Salvation||Alex Corvis / The Crow|
|2001||On the Borderline||Luke|
|2002||Resident Evil||Matt Addison|
|2003||Just Like You Imagined||Gender Shifter||Short film|
|2003||The Extreme Team||Darby|
|2004||Resident Evil: Apocalypse||Matt Addison||Archive footage|
|2011||Where the Road Meets the Sun||Blake|
|2012||Price Check||Pete Cozy|
|1996||Harvest of Fire||Sam Hostetler||Television film|
|1996||On Seventh Avenue||Bass player||Television film|
|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"|
|2002||Dancing at the Harvest Moon||John Keats Fleming||Television film|
|The L Word||Tim Haspel||16 episodes|
|2005||Eyes||Jeff McCann||Main cast; 10 episodes|
|2005||The O.C.||Dean Jack Hess||4 episodes|
|2006||CSI: Miami||FBI Agent Perry||Episode: "One of Our Own"|
|2006||Voodoo Moon||Cole||Television film|
|2006-2010||Ugly Betty||Daniel Meade||Main cast; 85 episodes|
|2006||A Christmas Wedding||Ben||Television film|
|2007||Nature of the Beast||Donovan||Television film|
|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||The Client List||Ray||Episode: "Acting Up"|
|2012||Franklin & Bash||Rossi||Episode: "Jango and Rossi"|
|2012||How to Fall in Love||Harold White||Television film|
|2012||Political Animals||Gary||Miniseries; episode: "Second Time Around"|
|2012||The 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||Reading, Writing & Romance||Wayne Wenders||Television film|
|2013||Signed, Sealed, Delivered||Oliver O'Toole||Television film|
|2014||Signed, Sealed, Delivered||Oliver O'Toole||Main cast; 10 episodes|
|2014||Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas||Oliver O'Toole||Television film|
|2015||Chicago Fire||Jack Nesbitt||7 episodes|
|2015||Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris with Love||Oliver O'Toole||Television film|
|2015||Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told||Oliver O'Toole||Television film|
|2015||Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Impossible Dream||Oliver O'Toole||Television film|
|2016||Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From the Heart||Oliver O'Toole||Television film|
|2016||Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million||Oliver O'Toole||Television film|
|2016||Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You||Oliver O'Toole||Television film|
|2017||Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Higher Ground||Oliver O'Toole||Television film|
|2017||Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Home Again||Oliver O'Toole||Television film|
|2018||Signed, Sealed, Delivered: The Road Less Travelled||Oliver O'Toole||Television film|
|2018||Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Altar||Oliver O'Toole||Television film|
|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|
Eric Mabius supports the following charitable cause: Teens.