Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar is a famous American actor who has won the hearts of many people for his brilliant performance in various films. His most notable character is Zack Morris in Saved by the Bell, which made him famous and won him the Young Artist Award.
Mark-Paul is not the only one in his family, but he is a proud brother to two older sisters and a brother.
Who is Mark-Paul Gosselaar?
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is a famous actor who began acting at a young age. Besides Mark-Paul being an actor, he is a father and has siblings. The actor was born on March 1, 1974, to Paula and Hans Gosselaar.
Mark-Paul’s mother was a homemaker and hostess for KLM, while his father was a plant supervisor. Mark-Paul was the youngest member of his family, and unlike his siblings, who were born in the Netherlands, he was born in Panorama City, Los Angeles.
Mark-Paul started modeling when he was five; his mother was his manager. When he was a child, he appeared in commercials for Oreo cookies and Smurf merchandise, which led to him winning a spotlight in television series.
Gosselaar’s parents separated when he was young, and he moved to Santa Clarita Valley, where he went to Hart High School.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s Career
Mark-Paul made his first appearance in the acting industry when he was featured in Saved by the Bell from 1989 to 1993. The film was a success, leading to another two films in which Mark-Paul held the same role.
In 1996, Mark-Paul acted as a college student in She Cried No. In the film, Mark-Paul acted as a student who date-rapes his best friend’s sister at a party. Mark-Paul became a pro in acting, and in the years that followed, he appeared in several films like Hyperion drama, Dead Man on Campus, John from Cincinnati, and Commander in Chief, among others.
Is Sylvia Gosselaar’s Brother Married?
Mark-Paul revealed in a 2009 interview that during the production of Saved by the Bells, he was in a relationship with three female co-stars at different times. The relationship did not last long, but he remains friends with his co-stars.
Mark-Paul was married to his first wife, Lisa Ann Russell, in 1996. Lisa Ann Russell is also a model; the two had two children, Michael Charles and Ava Lorem born in 2004 and 2006.
Mark-Paul and Lisa Ann Russell had been married for ten years when they announced they were separated in June 2010. In the same month, Gosselaar filed for a divorce, which went through in May 2011.
In August 2011, the actor was engaged to Catriona McGinn, an advertising executive, and in 2012, they were married in California. The couple welcomed two children, a son Dekker Edward in 2013 and a daughter Lachlyn Hope in 2015.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar is a family man, and besides spending his time in acting and family, he is a sports car lover. Moreover, he engages in a race car, track cyclist, dirt biker, and pilot. He competed in the track cycling championship in 2005.