Eric Harry Timothy Mabius (born April 21, 1971) is an American actor 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

Personal life

Mabius was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the son of Elizabeth and Craig Mabius.[1] He has a brother, Craig.[2] Mabius is Catholic and has Irish, Austrian and Polish ancestry.[3][4] After attending 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.[5] They have two sons: Maxfield Elliot was born on June 15, 2006 [6] and Rylan Jaxson was born on December 7, 2008.[7]


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 The 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 debuted on BBC One in the United Kingdom on 7 February 2011.[8]


List of film and television credits
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Welcome to the Dollhouse Steve Rodgers
1995 The Journey of August King Hal Wright
1996 A Gun for Jennifer Bar Patron 2/Clyde's Sidekick
1996 I Shot Andy Warhol Revolutionary No. 2
1996 Harvest of Fire Sam Hostetler TV movie
1996 On Seventh Avenue Bass Player TV movie
1997 Black Circle Boys Shane Carver
1997 Chicago Hope Zeb Moser 1 episode: '...And the Hand Played on'
1997 Lawn Dogs Sean Torrance
1998 Myth America
1998 Around the Fire Andrew
1999 Millenium Samiel 1 episode: 'Borrowed Time'
1999 The Minus Man Gene
1999 Splendor Ernest
1999 Cruel Intentions Greg McConnell
1999 Party of Five Brian Stilman 2 episodes
2000 Wirey Spindell Wirey, age 17
2000 The Crow: Salvation Alex Corvis / The Crow
2000 Get Real Andrew Clark 1 episode: 'Guilt'
2000 Popular Coach Casey Krupps 1 episode: 'The Sweetest Taboo'
2001 Tempted Ted
2001 On the Borderline Luke
2002 Resident Evil Matt Addison
2002 Dancing at the Harvest Moon John Keats Fleming TV movie
2003 Just Like You Imagined Gender Shifter Short film
2003 Fastlane Trey 1 episode: 'Dogtown'
2003 The Extreme Team Darby
2003 The Job (2003 film) Rick
2004–2009 The L Word Tim Haspel 16 episodes
2005 Venice Underground Danny
2005 Reeker Radford
2005 The O.C. Dean Jack Hess 4 episodes
2005–2007 Eyes Jeff McCann Series regular
2006 CSI: Miami FBI Agent Perry 1 episode: 'One of Our Own'
2006 Voodoo Moon Cole TV movie
2006 A Christmas Wedding Ben TV movie
2006–2010 Ugly Betty Daniel Meade Series regular
2007 Nature of the Beast Donovan TV movie
2010 Outcasts[8] Julius Berger TV series
2010 Where the Road Meets the Sun Blake Post-production


  1. Eric Mabius Biography (1971-)
  2. Eric Mabius, biography on TV
  3. Daniel Meade, character biography on
  4. Eric Mabius, actor biography on ABC website
  5. Revealed by Mabius and Ivy to the E! channel at the SAG Awards 2007
  6. Eric Mabius and son Maxfield. Celebrity Babies blog
  7. Eric Mabius Welcomes Second Son, Rylan Jaxson. Celebrity Babies blog
  8. 8.0 8.1 [1] BBC announces Outcasts Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Outcasts" defined multiple times with different content
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