Full Name: Mark Wayne Salling
Birth Date: August 17, 1982
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: January 30, 2018
Death Place: Sunland, California, United States
Cause of Death: Suicide
Education: Lake Highlands High School
Occupation: Actor, Musician
Years Active: 1996–2015
Girlfriend (s): Naya Rivera, Denyse Tontz
Height: 6 feet 1 inch
Net Worth: $1.5 million
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Mark Salling was a popular American actor, singer, and composer who is notable for his television series Glee. Alongside his acting career, he also builds up his music career strongly. Mark is also widely notable around the United States for charges of child pornography and sexual harassment allegation against him. Now, he is a well-known face in the showbiz industry of the United States.
Mark Salling Early Life:
Mark Salling was born on August 17, 1982, in Dallas, Texas, United States to John Salling. His mother’s name doesn’t know. At an early age, he was homeschooled. Salling studied at Providence Christian School. Then he attended Culver Military Academy in pursuit to achieve a graduation degree but did not complete it. In 2001, he graduated from Lake Highlands High School.
He was a member of the school wrestling team during school life. Mark was passionate about the music arena from his early days and attended the Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music as well as learned guitar.
Mark Salling Career:
Mark Salling kicked off his career journey as a musician. He met the rock musician Annie Clark during his school days. In 2008, he released his debut music album ‘Smoke Signals’. He comes to the timeline around the music arena when released his second music album ‘Pipe Dreams’. Mark made his acting debut in the movie industry with the film ‘Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering’ in 1996.
Then he appeared in the horror-suspense movie ‘The Graveyard’ in 2006. In 2011, he made a wonderful acting performance in the movie ‘Glee: The 3D Concert Movie’. The talented actor landed his career breakout role in the television series ‘Glee’ in 2009 and raised his visibility in the eyes of critics and audiences.
Mark Salling is extremely nice-looking and surely has a lot of female fans and the capacity to steal their heart. However, it is a matter of delight to his fans, he is possibly single. But the actor is romantically linked with the American actress Naya Rivera. Salling also dated rising American actress Denyse Tontz.
He was accused by a woman in January 2013 that he forced her to have unprotected sex without her consent. But he denied the accusation and filed a countersuit for defamation. Later they settled the matter out of court. Salling was arrested on suspicion of possessing several thousand photos and videos depicting child pornography. He faces four to seven years in jail.
Mark Salling died on January 30, 2018, and according to his attorney committed suicide.