Eric Harry Timothy Mabius (born April 21, 1971) is an American actor best known for his work as Daniel Meade on the ABC television series Ugly Betty. He also worked on the Showtime series The L Word and in the films Resident Evil and Cruel Intentions.
Life and career
Mabius was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Elizabeth and Craig Mabius Eric Mabius, biography on TV Guide.comDaniel Meade, character biography on CityTV.com After 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.<ref>Revealed by Mabius and Ivy to the E! channel at the SAG Awards 2007Eric Mabius and son Maxfield. Celebrity Babies blog Eric Mabius Welcomes Second Son, Rylan Jaxson. Celebrity Babies blog
Mabius began his career in the indie 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 Ryan Phillipe. He also played an activist named Matt Addison in 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 and third seasons. Mabius was referred to in a sixth season episode as an actor whose hair the character Shane was going to cut. He also guest starred on an episode of CSI: Miami. Since 2006 he has starred as fashion magazine editor Daniel Meade on the hit ABC dramedy series Ugly Betty. After the success of Ugly Betty he was named one of the sexiest men alive by People Magazine. Mabius has also appeared in a Lifetime movie titled A Christmas Wedding. He has been cast in the new British Science-fiction drama Outcasts, which is set to debut on BBC One in the United Kingdom in Autumn 2010.
Mabius made an appearance in the pro-Barack Obama music video by Will.i.am called "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.