Mark Wahlberg made his first appearance after he became the lead singer of the band named Marly Mark and the Funky Bunch. In the beginning, his band releases a song called ‘Good Vibrations’ which was able to rock the music industry. It came on the number 1 list of the Billboard Hot 100. Then, they also released another debut album called ‘Music For The People’ which gained popularity in the same manner.
From his profession, he is not only a singer but a popular American actor, businessman, producer, and a rapper. He is a former model too. Initially popular as a famous singer he was well known by the name Marly Mark. Then, he acted in movies like; The Fighter, Max Payne, Planet of the Apes, Boogie Nights, Daddy’s Home, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Fighter and Lone Survivor his fame rose to the whole another level. On his production works his primary production is Entourage and Boardwalk Empire which got cast on HBO. He has also won an award for his production skills.
Mark was born on the 5th of June 1971 in Boston, Massachusetts, the United States of America. In the present context, he resides in Los Angeles, California. His birth name is Mark Robert, Michael Wahlberg. He started working on the industry since the year 1989 and is present until today. Rhea Durham, a simplified model, is his wife.
Family Life of Mark Wahlberg
Talking about his family life, he had a big family. He grew up in a big household of 9 children. Among his brother and his sisters, he was the youngest. Being the youngest child of his family, he got nurtured with much love and care. The name of his father is Donald E. Wahlberg, and the name of his mother is Alma Elaine. His mother, Alma, was a professional woman as she was a nurse and a bank clerk. Donald E. Wahlberg, his father, was a delivery driver. In the beginning, they had a good life, but due to specific reasons, his parents separated. They got divorced in the year 1982.
After his parents got divorced, he did not have a good life as he had to divide his time between his parents. Other siblings of this famous American personality are Donnie, who is an actor and a singer and Robert, who is an actor.
Childhood and Early Days
The youth of Mark was not good. Although he got initially raised at the right family, he did not get much care and support later. At his young times, his household got wholly broken, and he had a bad life. He was already in the hands of drugs as well as violence from his young age. When he was at his teenage of only 16 years old, he got accused by the law as he was in charge of attempting murder. Also, he got found with savage assault, so he got jailed at a minimum age. But he did not take the jailing for bad and later he grew up as the right person. Then he started his career in music which later went to the acting field.
At the initials, Mark Wahlberg came to fame because of his brother. People came to know him as the younger brother of Donnie Walhberg who was in a successful boy band named New Kids on the Block. Mark was also a member of the group, but he had to quit. Then, he formed another band named Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, which was a hip hop band. He created the group with his friends Terry, Hector, Anthony, and Scott. In the year 1991, they released their first-ever duet album called ‘Music for the People’ which contained many songs. The song named ‘Good Vibrations’ of the same collection got very famous and was able to super hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
After their fame peaked, they released another album called ‘You Gotta Believe’ in the year 1992. But, this album was not so successful like the previous, and the ban had to separate.
Moreover, he came to the acting field in the year 1993. He first came in ‘The Substitute’ in the year 193. In 1994, he made his appearance in a comedy film called ‘Renaissance Man’ in which he played as Private Tommy Lee. Then he appeared in a movie called ‘Fear’ as David McCall in 1996.
Additionally, he also appeared in Boogie Nights as Eddie Nights. In 2006, he portrayed the role of the main character, in ‘Invincible.’ Also, in the same year, he appeared as Sean Dignam in ‘The Departed.’ Then, in 2010 he portrayed the role of Micky Ward in a sports drama named ‘The Fighter.’
Furthermore looking towards his production history, he is a co-producer of a popular HBO drama series called ‘Broadwalk Empire.’
Education and Academic Qualification of Mark Wahlberg
He went to the Copley Square High School which is in Newbury Stree, Boston. For his early education. But, he could not attend his school for a long time, and he did not get graduation. When he was still at his school and was very young, he was already involved in drugs and street violence as well. By the time he was only 13 years old. Hence, his academic life is not as good as he ruined his childhood days with drugs like cocaine.
Nationality and Ethnicity
Although this famous personality is the citizen of the United States of America, he has mixed ethnicity. His ethnicity is the mixture of French-Canadian, Irish, Swedish, Scottish and English.
Lifetime Achievements and Awards of Mark Wahlberg
Mark is a well-known actor, and he has won the award of Primetime Emmy Award for his contributions in the movie Homeland in the year 2012. His production was very hit, and he got several other awards and nominations which later made him successful.
The relationship status of this famous personality is very decent. He has got married for a long time with a renowned model named Rhea Durham. This couple married on the 1st of August in the year 2009. Their marriage was a big event, and it took place on the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, which is in Beverly Hills, California. As a product of their love and marriage, they have four children. The name of their children is; Brendan Joseph Walhberg Michael Walhberg, Ella Rae Wahlberg and Grace Margaret Wahlberg. As per now, this lovely couple shares a happy married life. They have been married for about 11 years, and they live a perfect experience. Living together with their children, they do not have any plans of divorce or getting separated. Acting as a support system to one another, they share a good bond.
Before getting married to Rhea Durham, Mark dated famous American personalities like; Traci Bingham, China Chow, Rachel Hunter, Kate Moss, and Savannah.
One of the wealthiest actors of Hollywood industry is Mark Wahlberg. He has collected the right amount of about 225 million dollars as assets from his professional career.
Social Media and Fan Followers
All Hollywood actors and actresses know the craze of the social media platform and are engaged in it. Likewise, Mark is highly involved in social media too. He has a significant amount of about 14 Million followers on his Instagram. Also, his Facebook has about 17 million followers and nearly 4 million fans on Twitter.
Gossips, Rumors, and Scandals
Mark Wahlberg lived a life with decency. So, there are not many rumors regarding his personal life. As he is doing well in his profession, there is no rumor about his professional life too. But, he has been criticized several times as he acts rude and racist.
Body Measurement and Appearance of Mark Wahlberg
Not much about the body measurements of this popular actor got revealed to date. There is some information about his height and weight. He weighs about 78 kilograms, and his height is 5 feet and 8 inches. The color of his eye is beautiful hazel, and his hair is black.