• Mark Foster is a singer, songwriter and founding member of the band Foster the People.
• He is of Welsh, Irish, English and German descent, and was born in Milpitas, California.
• Mark has a solo album, “Solo Songs”, and founded Foster the People in 2009 with Jacob Fink and Mark Pontius.
• He married Julia Garner, an American model and actress, in December 2019.
• Mark has a net worth estimated at over $3 million, while Julia has a net worth estimated at approximately $7 million.

Who is Mark Foster?

He came into the spotlight after it was revealed that he’d married one of Hollywood’s raising stars Julia Garner, however, Mark Foster is more than just a ‘celebrity spouse’. He has a successful music career, perhaps known best for being the lead singer and one of the founding members of the band Foster the People.

If you want to learn more about this aspiring musician, let us tell you the untold truth about him.

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Early life, family, and education

Born Mark Derek Foster under the zodiac sign of Pisces on 29 February 1984, he’s aged 38 as of 2022. He was born in Milpitas, California USA, but was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Mark holds American nationality and comes from a family mixed Welsh, Irish, English and German descent.

There is not much known about his parents, except that their names are Daniel and Kathleen. Mark hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, thus many of his fans believe that he’s an only child.

As a young boy, Mark sang in the children’s chorus of the Cleveland Orchestra, and played piano, drums and guitar. Growing up, he played in several garage bands, and his high-school band competed in a local Battle of the Bands.

Speaking of his educational background, Mark attended Nordonia High School in Macedonia, Ohio, then upon matriculating in 2002, he didn’t go to college but pursued his music career.

Music career

Mark moved to live with his uncle near Los Angeles, California, which his parents supported since they considered this a good thing for his music career. However, Mark’s first years in Los Angeles were hard = he worked various odd jobs, such as delivering pizzas and painting houses, as his music career didn’t have much success.

Mark also became a drug addict, but luckily realized how drugs impacted his health, and so decided to rehabilitate.

In 2008, Mark began working as a commercial jingle writer for record label Mophonics, and concurrently worked on his solo album, which he eventually released the following year. His debut and only solo album, “Solo Songs” included the song “Polartropic”, which was featured in the 2012 animated movie “Frankenweenie”. To support his release, Mark played solo shows around Los Angeles, however, he still didn’t gain much success.

In late 2009, he founded his band Foster the People with Jacob Fink and Mark Pontius, and their first single “Pumped Up Kicks” was released in 2010. In May of that same year, the band signed with Columbia Records, and their debut album “Torches” was released in 2011.

Their first single was named a ‘sleeper hit’ since it gained popularity in January 2011 and peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. In February 2012, the song was nominated for the Grammy Award-Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and was eventually certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The band’s second album, “Supermodel” was released in 2014, their third album “Sacred Hearts Club” in 2017, and three years later, Foster the People released their Extended Play (EP) “In The Darkest of Nights, Let The Birds Sing”.

Marriage with Julia Garner

Mark and Julia met in January 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival, where Julia’s movie “We Are What We Are” premiered. The two bonded over the fact that her grandmother lived in a small town near Cleveland, where Mark’s dad now lives.

When Mark came home, he found Julia on Instagram and followed her. He ‘liked’ every photo she would post, so Julia returned the compliment. They began writing in DM, and subsequently their friendship blossomed into a romantic relationship.

The two dated for about 10 months before Mark proposed to Julia, and they married in December 2019. They are both quite secretive when it comes to their personal matters, so their wedding was a small ceremony held in New York’s City Hall, held a reception at a hotel the next day.

As of December 2022, Mark and Julia are still together; they don’t have children.

Briefly about Julia Garner

An American model and actress, Julia Garner, was born under the zodiac sign of Aquarius on 1 February 1994, in The Bronx, New York City, where she was raised by her parents. Her mother Tami Gingold is a therapist from Israel, and her father Thomas Garner is an art teacher. Julia has an older sister, Anna.

Julia began taking acting lessons when she was 15 years old to overcome her shyness. Speaking of her educational background, she attended Eagle Hill School, in Greenwich, Connecticut, a private school for students with dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other learning disabilities.

Upon matriculating in 2012, she enrolled at Indiana University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2015.

Julia made her acting debut playing a support role as a Girl on Sidewalk in the 2010 short movie “The Dreamer”, and followed with her first big-screen role as Sarah in the 2011 mystery drama “Martha Marcy May Marlene”.

Julia now has 35 acting credits to her name but is probably known best for her role as Ruth Langmore in the series “Ozark” (2017-2022), which brought her numerous accolades and awards, including three Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019, ’20 and ’22.

She was also nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, for her portrayal of Anna Delvey in “Inventing Anna”.

Some of Julia’s notable movie roles have been in “Everything Beautiful is Far Away”, “Good Kids”, and “The Assistant”, among others.

Speaking of her love life, Julia hasn’t spoken about her previous relationships before she met her future husband Mark, so there is no info about her dating history.

How rich are Mark Foster and Julia Garner?

In 2013, Mark Foster bought a $2.1 million house in Hollywood Hills, California – the owner of the house was Maurice Benard, a famous “General Hospital” actor. According to sources, Mark has a net worth estimated at over $3 million, while his wife, Julia Garner, has a net worth estimated at approximately $7 million.


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