Adamo Ruggiero Biography
|Date of Birth:||1986 , June-9|
|Age:||35 years old|
|Height:||5 Feet 6 Inch|
|Birth Name||Adamo Angelo Ruggiero|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Education||Cawthra Park Secondary School|
Adamo Ruggiero is a Canadian actor widely known for playing the role of Marco Del Rossi in the TeenNick television series, Degrassi: The Next Generation. He is openly gay and has been in a relationship with a handsome boyfriend.
Born in an Italian Catholic Family
Adamo Ruggiero was born as Adamo Angelo Ruggiero on June 9, 1986, in Mississauga, Canada, in an Italian Catholic family, under the birth sign Gemini.
His father, Tony Ruggiero, was born in Coreno Ausonio (Frosinone, Lazio), Italy. His mother's name is Amalia Ruggiero.
He was raised along with an elder brother Adriano Ruggiero in Mississauga. He is of American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Adamo studied at Roman Catholic St. Dunstan Elementary School in Mississauga, Ontario. He later attended Cawthra Park Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, from where he completed his graduation.
Started Acting Career At Age Seven
Adamo Ruggiero was only seven years old when he started his acting career; he initially appeared in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Bye Bye Birdie.
Ruggiero initially auditioned for the role of Craig Manning (which later played by Jake Epstein) but in 2002, he joined the cast of Degrassi: The Next Generation in the role of Marco Del Rossi.
His character on the show was a gay teenager who struggles with questions with his sexuality. He appeared on the series until 2009, alongside Cassie Steele, Miriam McDonald, Stacey Farber, Lauren Collins and Nina Dobrev.
From 2008 to 2012, Ruggiero hosted the YTV and Comedy Central reality show, The Next Star. In 2009, he portrayed Nathan Stanford in the gay-themed film, Make the Yuletide Gay, alongside Keith Jordan and Kelly Keaton.
Estimated Net Worth of $1.5 Million
Being a successful and main actor of Degrassi: The Next Generation, Adamo Ruggiero earned a huge amount of money from his acting skills.
As per the report, Ruggiero was making around $50,000 per episode while appearing on the TeenNick drama series.
He has not disclosed his exact net worth but some sources have claimed that Ruggiero has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Came Out As a Gay
Moving towards the personal life of Adamo Ruggiero, as we mentioned earlier, the 33-year-old actor is openly gay.
He came out as gay during an interview in January 2008. He tole the outlet at the time, "I come from a traditional Italian family but they aren't so traditional that me being gay was a deal breaker." From January 23 to February 5, 2008, he was featured in an issue of the fab magazine.
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As for his relationship status, Ruggiero has never openly said that he is dating a boyfriend. However, he often post photos with men on his Instagram account.