Mark Rylance Wins Best Supporting Actor: 5 Things to Know About the Star

He's a Tony winner!

Mark Rylance, best known for his work in theater, picked up the award for his role as a captive Soviet KGB spy in "Bridge of Spies."

"I want to just say thank you to my fellow nominees," he said in his acceptance speech. "I don’t know how they separate my acting from your glorious acting in these wonderful films that you’re in, which everyone must see. I don’t know how they separated the five of us from all the other supporting actors who are making films at the moment. It’s a wonderful time to be an actor and I’m proud to be part of it."

Here are a few things to know about the actor:

4. He has collaborated with his wife: Rylance is married to playwright Claire van Kampen and recently appeared in her play, "Farinelli And The King."

5. "Mark Rylance" is a stage name: His real name is David Mark Rylance Waters.