Mark Wahlberg is an actor, former rapper, businessman, and producer from the United States. Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 5, 1971, to Alma Elaine Donnelly and Donald Wahlberg, Sr. He was the ninth and youngest of nine siblings. Mark was in trouble when he was younger, and he was charged with attempted murder. He pleaded guilty to assault and has a criminal record. When he was released from prison, his brother Donnie was a member of the well-known pop group New Kids on the Block. Mark rose to fame as Mary Mark from Mary Mark and the Funky Bunch and achieved success in the music industry. He worked as a Calvin Klein model before making his acting debut in the 1993 television film The Substitute. He has since made a name for himself as an actor, businessman, and producer.
Mark Wahlberg’s mother was a bank teller, and his father was a delivery driver.
Mark’s mother was of Irish, English, and Canadian ancestry, and his father was of Irish and Swedish ancestry.
Donnie, Robert, Tracey, Paul, Michelle, Debbie, James, and Arthur are Mark’s eight siblings.
Mark Wahlberg had been in trouble up to 25 times as a child and had a cocaine addiction by the age of 13. He was sentenced to two years in prison for assault and served 45 days of his sentence.
Mark dropped out of high school but went on to earn his GED.
Mark Wahlberg was a founding member of New Kids on the Block and later became a member of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
Mark Wahlberg decided to change his life after serving time in prison and leaving the street gang with which he was associated. He has publicly accepted responsibility for his actions and has not placed blame on his upbringing.
Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’s biggest hit was “Good Vibrations.” In the early 1990s, it reached number one on the Billboard charts.
In 1992, Rolling Stone Magazine named Mark Wahlberg the “worst male singer of the year.”
Both Ocean’s Eleven and Brokeback Mountain starred Mark Wahlberg. He declined both roles.
Mark Wahlberg’s breakthrough performance came in the film The Basketball Diaries, in which he played a drug addict. He co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Mark Wahlberg rose to prominence in 1996 with the film Fear, and again in 1997 with the film Traveller.
Boogie Nights, a 1997 film starring Mark Wahlberg, starred Wahlberg as Eddie Adams.
Mark Wahlberg had to get in even better shape for the 2010 film The Fighter than he was used to. He spent four years preparing for the role.
Mark Wahlberg’s home includes a 2,500-square-foot gym. It comes with a full-size boxing ring.
Mark Wahlberg and his brothers co-own the restaurant Wahlburgers.
Mark Wahlberg married in 2009 and is the father of three children. In 2003, his sister died on the same day as his first child was born.
Mark Wahlberg is an active member of the Roman Catholic Church, but he supports issues like same-sex marriage. Pope Francis has blessed his rosary.