Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, producer, entrepreneur, and former rapper. As a musician, he has collaborated with record labels like Interscope and Atlantic Records.
Formerly known by the stage name Marky Mark, he released two albums, Music for the People and Gotta Believe, during his short-lived music career.
Since he starred in his debut film, Renaissance Man, in 1994, Mark Wahlberg has grown into one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Real Name:||Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg|
|Stage Name:||Mark Wahlberg|
|Born:||5 June 1971 (age 50 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Parents:||Alma Wahlberg, Donald Wahlberg|
|Siblings:||Donnie Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg, Jim Wahlberg, Scott Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg, Debbie Wahlberg, Arthur Wahlberg, Buddy Wahlberg, Tracey Wahlberg, Donna Wahlberg, Michelle Wahlberg|
|Wife • Spouse:||Rhea Durham (m. 2009)|
|Girlfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Children:||Brendan Joseph Wahlberg, Ella Rae Wahlberg, Grace Margaret Wahlberg, Michael Wahlberg|
|Occupation:||Actor • Businessman|
|Net Worth:||US$300 million-US$330 million|
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born on the 5th of June 1971. He comes from a large household of eleven. His parents are Donald Wahlberg and Alma Wahlberg.
He has eight siblings and is the youngest child of the family. His older brothers, Robert Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg, are actors. Donnie Wahlberg is also a singer. His siblings are Donnie Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg, Jim Wahlberg, Scott Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg, Debbie Wahlberg, Arthur Wahlberg, Buddy Wahlberg, Tracey Wahlberg, Donna Wahlberg, and Michelle Wahlberg. He has Irish, English, and French-Canadian ancestry. He is an uncle to Jeff Wahlberg.
Mark Wahlberg was born and raised in the Dorchester neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. His father, Donald Wahlberg, was a US Army Veteran of the Korean war. Donald Wahlberg also worked as a delivery truck driver. At the same time, his mother, Alma Wahlberg, was a bank clerk and nurse’s aide.
His parents divorced in 1982. At the time, he was eleven years old. As he grew up, he divided his time between both parents. By the time he turned thirteen, he had become addicted to cocaine and soon dropped out of high school.
Mark Wahlberg attended Copley Square High School. Before then, he studied at leading elementary and middle schools in Boston.
Mark Wahlberg‘s journey into the entertainment world began with the music industry. He was a member of the music group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. The group managed to release two studio albums before disbanding. The first album, Music For The People, was released in 1991. While the second full-length project, You Gotta Believe, was dropped in 1992.
Mark Wahlberg decided to enter into the movie business as an actor. He secured his debut acting role in the 1994 film Renaissance Men. He played a supporting role in the movie Fear, which was released in 1996. However, until he portrayed porn actor Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights, he received positive reviews from critics. The film was released in 1997. He received similar comments for his work in Three Kings and Four Brothers.
By the early 2000s, he had grown in the industry and was now cast in big-budget movies. He appeared in films such as The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), The Italian Job (2003), The Yards (2000), I Heart Huckabees (2004), and The Departed (2006).
For his role in I Heart Huckabees, he received the Best Supporting Performance Award in 2004 The Village Voice Critic Polls. He was nominated for the Academy Award For Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Departed, where he portrayed a police officer.
Mark Wahlberg secured leading roles in comedy films in the 2010s. He appeared in movies such as The Other Guys (2010), Ted (2012), Ted 2 (2015), Daddy’s Home (2015), and Daddy’s Home 2 (2017). He was also cast as a protagonist in The Transformers franchise – Transformers: Age Of Extinction and Transformers: The Last Knight.
Mark Wahlberg has a large fanbase on social media. He has over 18.7 million followers on Instagram and over 3.9 million followers on Twitter.
- Instagram handle: @markwahlberg
- Twitter handle: @markwahlberg
On the 1st of August 2009, Mark Wahlberg got married to model Rhea Durham. The wedding ceremony was done at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Beverly Hills.
The couple has four children, two daughters, and two sons. Their children are Ella Rae Wahlberg (born in 2003), Michael Wahlberg (born in 2006), Brendan Joseph Wahlberg (born in 2008), and Grace Margaret Wahlberg (born in 2010).
He is a Christian and adheres to the Catholic faith. In May 2001, he established the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. The NGO was set up to raise and distribute youth service and enrichment programs funds.
The movie star is one of the top-rated actors in Hollywood and is paid millions of dollars to appear in movies.
Mark Wahlberg has an estimated net worth of US$300 million to US$330 million.