Mark Wahlberg

Birth Day June 5th, 1971
Birth Place Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Age 50 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Gemini

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg, an American actor, and producer is excellently known as Mark Wahlberg. He is famous for playing the role of Vincent "Vince" Francis Papale in the 2006 film "Invincible", as Sgt. Sean Dignam in the 2006 film "The Departed", playing the title role in the 2008 film "Max Payne", and as Micky Ward in the 2010 film "The Fighter". He is also well recognized for serving as executive producer of five HBO series: "Entourage" (2004 to 2011), "Boardwalk Empire" (2010 to 2014), "How to Make It in America" (2010 to 2011), and "Ballers" (2015 to 2019), and the documentary "McMillions" (2020). Mark made his acting debut in the television film "The Substitute" in 1992 whereas he made his screen debut in "Renaissance Man" (1994). He will next be seen in the film "Infinite" in 2021 and "Uncharted" in 2022. 

American actor and producer, Mark Wahlberg

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Apart from acting, Wahlberg is also a rapper and restaurateur too. He was a member of the successful boy band New Kids on the Block at the age of 13. He released a single titled "No Mercy" in 1995 whereas he was featured in the Black Label Society music video for "Counterfeit God", as a stand-in for the band's bassist in 2000. As well, he is a co-owner of Wahlburgers. 

Early Life

With the real name of Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg, he took birth on 5th June 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. He grabs American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity as he has English, Irish, and French Canadian ancestry on his mother's side while he is of half Swedish and half Irish descent on his father's side. By religion, he is Catholic and his zodiac sign is Gemini as per his birth date. His race is white and his present age is 49 which he celebrated back in 2020.

Regarding Mark's parents, his mother, Alma Elaine (nee Donnelly; d. 2021), was a bank clerk and a nurse's aide, and his father, Donald Edmond Wahlberg Sr. (d. 2008), was a delivery driver and U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He has eight siblings, Arthur Wahlberg, Jim Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg, Tracey Wahlberg, Michelle Wahlberg, Debbie Wahlberg (died in 2003 at age 43), Donald "Donnie" Wahlberg. Their parents divorced in 1982; afterward, he divided his time between them.

Mark Wahlberg with his brothers

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Mark attended Copley Square High School on Newbury Street in Boston whereas he did not receive his high school diploma until June 2013, at the age of 42.

Career

  • Wahlberg began recording with dancers/rappers Scott Ross, Hector Barros, Anthony Thomas, and Terry Yancey as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, earning a hit with "Good Vibrations" from their debut album "Music for the People" in 1990.
  • He started putting together a musical act called One Love with him as its producer and also sometimes its lead singer after his album with Ital Joe became a hit in Germany.
  • He first displayed his physique in the "Good Vibrations" music video and most prominently in a series of underwear ads for Calvin Klein (1992) as well as he made a workout video titled "The Marky Mark Workout: Form... Focus... Fitness".
  • Mark earned positive reviews after films such as "Boogie Nights", "Three Kings", "The Perfect Storm", and "Four Brothers" whereas his performance in "I Heart Huckabees" was voted the best supporting performance of the year in the 2004 "The Village Voice Critics Poll".
  • He topped the list of the world's highest-paid actors in 2017 and produced as well as starred in the espionage film "Mile 22" (2018), and appeared in the Netflix film "Spenser Confidential" (2020), and the animated movie "Scoob!" (2020), which was his first voice acting role.

Personal Life

Mark Wahlberg is a married guy as he tied a knot with his beautiful wife Rhea Durham on 1st  August 2009, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, near where they live. Rhea is a model. The pair is blessed with four children: daughters Ella Rae (b. 2003) and Grace Margaret (b. 2010) and sons Michael (b. 2006) and Brendan Joseph (b. 2008). Mark is straight by sexual orientation.

Mark Wahlberg with his wife, Rhea Durham and their kids; Ella Rae, Grace Margaret, Michael, and Brendan Joseph

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Furthermore, Mark established the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation in May 2001 for the purpose of raising and distributing funds to youth service and enrichment programs. Wahlberg is active with The Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children.

Net Worth

Mark Wahlberg's net worth is estimated between $290 to $350 million as of 2021. His salary is around $68 million per year. Mark's major source of income is from his acting, producing, restaurateur, and former rapping career.

Moreover, Wahlberg and his business partner, Jay Feldman, announced the purchase of Bobby Layman Chevrolet in Columbus, Ohio on 20th July 2018 whereas Feldman later confirmed that he and Wahlberg were purchasing their second General Motors dealership in the city as the deal became official on 29th June 2020. They also announced that they were purchasing Jack Maxton Chevrolet in nearby Worthington, Ohio, their fourth Columbus-area dealership, with plans to rename it Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet of Worthington.

Filmography

  • 1994 - "Renaissance Man"
  • 1995 - "The Basketball Diaries"
  • 1996 - "Fear"
  • 1997 - "Traveller"
  • 1998 - "The Big Hit"
  • 1999 - "The Corruptor"
  • 2000 - "The Yards"
  • 2001 - "Planet of the Apes"
  • 2002 - "The Truth About Charlie"
  • 2003 - "The Italian Job"
  • 2004 - "Juvies"
  • 2005 - "Four Brothers"
  • 2006 - "Invincible"
  • 2007 - "Shooter"
  • 2008 - "The Happening"
  • 2009 - "The Lovely Bones"
  • 2010 - "Date Night"
  • 2012 - "Contraband"
  • 2013 - "Broken City"
  • 2014 - "Transformers: Age of Extinction"
  • 2015 - "Mojave"
  • 2016 - "Deepwater Horizon"
  • 2017 - "Transformers: The Last Knight"
  • 2018 - "Mile 22"
  • 2020 - "Spenser Confidential"
  • 2021 - "Infinite"
  • 2022 - "Uncharted"

Television Series/Shows

  • 1993 - "The Substitute"
  • 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010 - "Entourage"
  • 2008 - "Saturday Night Live"
  • 2014 to 2019 - "Wahlburgers"
  • 2020 - "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway"
  • 2021 - "Wahl Street"

Mark Wahlberg cast in the TV series 'Wahl Street' as of 2021

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Producer

  • 2004 - "Juvies"
  • 2004 to 2011 - "Entourage"
  • 2007 - "We Own the Night"
  • 2008 to 2010 - "In Treatment"
  • 2010 to 2014 - "Boardwalk Empire"
  • 2010 - "The Fighter"
  • 2012 - "Contraband"
  • 2013 - "Broken City"
  • 2014 - "The Gambler"
  • 2014 to 2019 - "Wahlburgers"
  • 2015 - "Entourage"
  • 2015 to 2019 - " - "Ballers"
  • 2016 - "Deepwater Horizon"
  • 2016 to 2018 - "Shooter"
  • 2017 - "Daddy's Home 2"
  • 2018 - "Mile 22"
  • 2020 - "McMillions"
  • 2021 - "Infinite"

Awards and Achivements

  • British Academy Television Awards for his work in "Entourage"
  • MTV Movie & TV Awards for his work in "Ted"
  • African-American Film Critics Association for his work in "The Fighter"
  • Boston Society of Film Critics for his work in "The Departed"
  • Florida Film Critics Circle for his work in "Boogie Nights"
  • Satellite Awards for his work in "The Departed"

Solo singles

  • 1995 - "No Mercy"
  • 1996 - "Hey DJ"
  • 1997 - "Feel the Vibe", Best of My Love"

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