Mark Wahlberg is a well known Hollywood actor, who also has, or at least at one point in time, had careers as a movie producer, model, rapper, songwriter, and businessman.
As an actor, he has starred in movies like Renaissance Man, Fear, Planet of the Apes, The Italian Job, The Fighter and The Departed. As a movie producer, he has made series like Entourage (2004–2011), Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014), How to Make It in America (2010–2011) and Ballers (2015–present).
Join us as we take a look at the evolution of his career and how he was able to turn his life around to make an impact in society.
Mark Wahlberg was born into the family of Donald Wahlberg and Alma Elaine on the 5th of June, 1971 in Dorchester, Boston. He is the youngest of nine children. His father earned a living as a delivery driver while his mother worked as a deputy nurse and a bank officer. He was raised Roman Catholic.
Wahlberg attended Copley Square High School before venturing into a life of crime at around the age of 13. He became a cocaine addict and had formed a gang with some of his friends. Soon after, law enforcement caught up with him and he was remanded. For the next few years, the teenager kept going in and out of prison for various crimes that include attempted murder, assault, and robbery.
He ended up leaving all that behind after choosing to join his older brother Donnie who had a music career and a band called New Kids on the Block. After a few years, Wahlberg invented his own music group; Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch with some talented rappers like Scott Ross, Hector Barros, Ashley Ace, and Terry Yancey.
The group released their lead single “Good vibration” in 1991 and it earned them a number one hit song in many countries like the United States, Sweden, Switzerland, and Denmark. The group successfully released two albums; You Gotta Believe and Music For the People. Due to his great physique, Wahlberg soon transitioned to modeling, wearing underwears for brands like Calvin Klein. He went on to feature in many television and magazine commercials before creating his own workout video called Marky Mark Workout: Form… Focus… Fitness.
Almost soon after, Mark Wahlberg made his first movie appearance in Renaissance Man. In 2003, he was cast to play a main role in the Hollywood blockbuster movie; Italian Job, alongside popular actors and actresses like Jason Statham and Charlize Theron. He then went on to appear alongside Matt Damon in The Departed. Other movies he has starred in include; The Perfect Storm, Three Kings, Four Brothers, Planet of the Apes, The Truth About Charlie, Shooter, The Basketball Diaries, All the Money in the World, and Patriots Day.
Mark Wahlberg Family – Wife, Kids, and Married Life
Mark Wahlberg had a long relationship with model Rhea Durham before they decided to exchange marital vows. The pair, who reportedly met each other in 2001 outside a Nobu restaurant, got engaged in 2005 before deciding to get married in August 2009 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Beverly Hills.
Before Durham was walked down the aisle, she and Wahlberg had already welcomed three children; Ella Rae born on September 2, 2003, Michael Robert born on March 21, 2006, and Brendan Joseph born on September 16, 2008. A fourth child named Grace Margaret was welcomed on January 11, 2010.
As mentioned above, Mark Wahlberg is the youngest of nine siblings. Just like him, two of his siblings; Robert Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg are actors. Robert, who was born on December 18, 1967, is best known for appearing in films like Southie, Mystic River, and The Departed. Donnie, who is two years younger than Robert and arguably more popular than him, is known for his portrayal of Danny Reagan in Blue Bloods.
Apart from what he has earned as an actor, Mark Wahlberg has also done well for himself through his careers as a model and movie producer. Through these endeavors, the Academy Award-nominated actor has been able to amass an estimated net worth of about $225 million.
Height: How Tall is the Actor?
Mark Wahlberg stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) and weighs about 78 kg (172 pounds). The athletically body built actor further has body measurements of Chest – 46 inches (117 cm), Arms / Biceps – 16 inches (41 cm), and Waist – 35 inches (89 cm).