Eric Mabius is best known for his role in the hit series “Ugly Betty,” playing a womanizing executive. An actor with an intense screen presence, Mabius brings a varied background to his work. He is the second of two sons of Craig and Elizabeth Mabius. Of Polish, Irish, and Austrian ancestry, he was born in Pennsylvania, but spent much of his life in Massachusetts.
A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he first came to the attention of movie fans with his film debut in “Welcome to the Dollhouse.” Since then, Mabius has taken on a wide variety of roles, avoiding being typecast. He earned favorable notice for his performance as a high school gang leader in “Black Circle Boys,” but is known for his role as a blackmailed prep school athlete in the box office smash “Cruel Intentions.” Mabius also starred in “The Crow: Salvation,” a sequel to the Brandon Lee film and appeared in the science fiction action film “Resident Evil.”
In addition to his starring role on “Ugly Betty,” Mabius was also a series regular on “The O.C.,” “The L Word,” “Eyes” and “Outcasts.” Other television appearances include guest roles on hits “Chicago Fire,” “Scandal,” “Blue Bloods,” “Franklin & Bash,” “The Client List” and the mini-series “Political Animals.” In addition to the “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” franchise, Mabius has also starred in the Hallmark Channel Original Movies “How to Fall in Love” and “Reading, Writing & Romance.”