Eric Harry Timothy Mabius 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.
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 Crow and played Alex Corvis in The Crow: Salvation, the third installment, opposite Kirsten Dunst. He was in Cruel Intentions alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe. 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, third & sixth seasons. He also guest starred on an episode of CSI: Miami. From 2006 to 2010 he 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, and had a leading role in the 2011 British science-fiction drama Outcasts