Who plays Marcus in 'Ginny & Georgia'? Get to know Aussie actor Felix Mallard

If you've just binged season 2, you may be wondering who plays Marcus in 'Ginny & Georgia'. Here's what we know about the actor behind Ginny's broody love interest

Ginny & Georgia. Felix Mallard as Marcus Baker in episode 208 of Ginny & Georgia. Cr. Marni Grossman/Netflix © 2022
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Who plays Marcus in Ginny & Georgia? The mother-daughter dramedy features plenty of fresh faces, and actors you may recognize from other shows. And one of those might-be-familiar (and handsome!) faces in the cast of Ginny & Georgia is Ginny's love interest, Marcus Baker. 

After single mom Georgia (Brianne Howey) moved her teenage daughter Ginny (Antonia Gentry) and her young son Austin (Diesel La Torraca) from Texas to the cozy New England town of Wellsbury, Ginny quickly finds a friend, in her across-the-street neighbor Maxine, or Max as we soon come to know her (Sara Waisglass). But with Maxine comes the guy who’s likely to be your next on-screen crush, her twin brother Marcus. 

Marcus is very much a rebel outsider in Ginny & Georgia. When we first meet him, he is getting told off by his mother for being high and our later encounters with him often see him sneaking in through Ginny’s window.

But who plays Marcus from Ginny & Georgia? With Ginny & Georgia season 2 now streaming on Netflix (it premiered on January 5), it's time to get to know the Aussie cutie who plays Marcus Baker.

Who plays Marcus in 'Ginny & Georgia'?

Marcus Baker is played by Australian actor Felix Mallard, who has popped up in a number of TV shows over the years.

And Felix has had some pretty serious topics to dig into in Ginny & Georgia's second season, which goes further into Mallard's character and chronicles Marcus's struggles with depression. 

"Tackling this depression storyline, it wasn’t lost on me how important it is to have a storyline like this for young men, and I was really, really honored when [showrunner Debra J. Fisher and creator Sarah Lampert] let me know that Marcus was going to have a bit of a deeper storyline," Mallard recently told Deadline. "For me, it’s really important to show young men that it’s okay to struggle with depression, it’s okay to struggle with all of these emotions. Because their representation isn’t necessarily seen that often, if young men can look at it and assess their own stuff, I think that is always the goal."

On his season two arc with Ginny, Mallard continued, "We get to explore that and see Marcus be this stand-up boyfriend, doing everything he can for the woman that he loves.

Ginny & Georgia. (L to R) Antonia Gentry as Ginny, Felix Mallard as Marcus Baker in episode 205 of Ginny & Georgia. Cr. Amanda Matlovich/Netflix © 2022

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"But then we get to Episode 8 and we get to actually look behind the curtain and see what he’s struggling with that you can’t necessarily see for seven episodes. It’s so nice when you get to reveal something that isn’t necessarily there and then selfishly, as an acting challenge, to have seven episodes of Marcus really trying to hold it together—still having that depression under the surface and trying to put on his biggest smile for the rest of the world."

Revealing how interesting he found the subtle revelation of Marcus' challenges, Felix also added, "For me to be able to temper it and show little glimpses of it until Episode 8, when we can completely let go and show how much he actually is struggling inside, was such a joy, and I’m really, really thrilled that Deb and Sarah took the risk in playing with the format."

Felix Mallard age: how old is he?

Born on April 20, 1998, in Melbourne, Australia, Felix Mallard is currently 24 years old. (And if you're astrologically curious, that makes him a Taurus!)

This means that when Ginny & Georgia first aired, and the world first saw his portrayal of Marcus Baker, Felix was around 22/23.

Felix Mallard movies and TV shows

Apart from Ginny & Georgia, Felix Mallard has starred in productions both in the US and in his native Australia.

In fact, he had his big break in the hit Australian soap Neighbours (which is making a comeback in 2023) as Ben Kirk, the son of Libby Kennedy, and grandson of Ramsey Street legends Susan and Karl Kennedy.

After finishing his stint on Neighbours, Felix moved to America, and landed his first Stateside role on the sitcom Happy Together as Cooper James (which is based on the early days of Harry Styles in One Direction). He went on to star in the Netflix series Locke & Key, where he played Lucas Caravaggio, and has also played Aiden in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. Next, he is due to star in the adaptation of John Green’s book Turtles All the Way Down, as Davis.

Mallard stated in a 2018 interview with MediaVillage that he thanks the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Heath Ledger for his acting career in America: “Giving it a try here is such a right of passage handed down by a lot of Australian actors. To have the opportunity to do it is simply amazing, and it's become a lot easier since the days of Heath Ledger or even Chris Hemsworth. They really broke the ice for us.”

As well as being an actor, Felix used to play in a punk band. He told Entertainment Weekly that he got into music through his dad: “My dad played guitar and he still plays guitar so he was always singing and playing for me when I was growing up. I picked up a guitar when I was about seven or eight, I think, and I've just been trying my hardest since then. I also started playing piano when I was about 10, and then picked up the drums with my band when I was about 12 or 13, and singing sort of came along with that.”

Felix Mallard Instagram: what's his handle?

Yes, you can follow Felix Mallard at the handle @itsfelixwhat, where he boasts a whopping 4.3 million followers. 

When he's not playing Marcus on Ginny & Georgia, or not playing music, Mallard can often be found surfing or hanging out with friends, as per his Instagram. He also seems to be a keen model, as his latest posts (which aren't about Ginny & Georgia) all feature him modeling in some shape or form.

Is Felix Mallard single?

Felix is pretty private when it comes to sharing his personal life on social media, so it's unknown whether or not he has a girlfriend currently. We'll be on the lookout, though!

He has once made mention of a partner in the past, telling Young Hollywood in 2021, "Yeah, my girlfriend was straight on the jump. As soon as it [Ginny & Georgia] was out, [she binged it] straight through."

It's not clear who this girlfriend was, or is—given how private Felix is—but there have been rumors that he dated his former Neighbours co-star, Zoe Crammond; though he has never confirmed this himself.

Catch Felix Mallard as Marcus in Ginny & Georgia season 2 on Netflix. Will we be seeing Marcus on Ginny & Georgia season 3? It seems that only time will tell...

Liv Facey

Liv is a freelance journalist currently studying English at university. She loves covering everything from entertainment and politics to lifestyle and travel. As well as writing for My Imperfect Life, Liv has bylines in The Times, HuffPost, Den of Geek, Bustle The Metro and The Bookseller.