Not every can turned out to be the Hollywood’s one of the most searched actors but then again not everyone is Mark Wahlberg. Former rapper Mark Wahlberg took acting under his wings since 1993 and he has tried his hands on production as well. The youngest child of Teamster truck driver father and nurse mother, Mark has eight siblings. Born on 5 June 1971 in Boston Massachusetts, U.S, he is of German, Swedish, French Canadian, English and Irish descent. Though he attended Copley Square High School, he never graduated. Tough guy Mark Wahlberg turned out to be a fulltime troublemaker after he dropped out of high school. He got involved in several types of crimes such as stealing, scamming even selling drugs. Jail was never something new for him. In the year 2013, he finally earned his high school diploma.
Teenager’s fantasy bad boy mark Wahlberg hooked up with then-child actress Spleil Moon Frye in early 90s. though most of the news were never verified, reportedly he wooed a number of high profile Hollywood divas with his charm including Jessica Alba, Cynthia Kirchner, Frida Andersson, Jaime Rishar, Resse Witherspoon to name a few. After dating for eight years, Mark married his model girlfriend Rhea Durham on 1st of August 2009 in Beverly Hills. The couple is blessed with four children: Ella Rae, Michael Robert, Brendan Joseph and Grace Margaret. In 2001, he founded the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. He is as well active with The Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children.
By the time Mark came out from jail, Donnie, his older brother had already rocketed to stardom. His brother gave him place in their band “New Kids on the Block”. He soon became popular among his audiences therefore quit the band to form band of his own. He started recording under the band name “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch”. Their first single “Good Vibrations” produced by Donnie from the album titled “Music for the People” topped the Billboard Hot 100. The second track “Wildside” climbed at fifth position on Billboards Hot Singles Sales and stayed at 10th position on the Billboard Hot 100. The band as well created their video game called “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch: Make My Video”. The final and second album “You Gotta Believe” could not yield much success. He then collaborated with singer Prince Ital Joe for the album titled “Life in the Streets”.
The pop music’s hottest commodity, Mark managed to become even more pervasive after signing two-year long contract with the reputed designer Calvin Klein. He modeled for underwear. In 1993 after dropping the “Marky Mark” name, mark stepped into the acting world with his debut television movie “The Substitute”. With the encouragement of Penny Marshall, he signed “Renaissance Man” in 1994. Mark’s innate tough boy quality landed him to his breakthrough role in “The Basketball Diaries” where he played role of drug addled who is best friend with Leonardo Dicaprio’s character. Adding more to his success, he made an unforgettable presence in 1996’s “Fear” and 1997’s “Traveller”. He cemented his commercial as well as artistic reputation with a leading role in Paul Thomas Anderson’s buzzworthy movie “Boggie Nights” where he did full justice to his charater Dirk Diggler, who used to be dishwasher before becoming porn star. After delivering a pair of flops, Mark bounced back with a bang with his next venture “Three Kings” in 1999. He then appeared in “The Perfect Strom”, “Rock Star”, “Planet of the Apes”, “The Italian Job”, “I Love Huckabee’s”.
In 2004, he acted as an executive producer of the series “Entourage”. He as well appeared in a number of television sitcoms. In 2014, he produced the reality show titled “Breaking Boston”. The same year, he made headlines after began starring on television screen along with his brother Donnie in “Wahlburgers”. As of current scenario, his wealth is valued at two hundred million dollars.
With his profound acting performances he has earned multiple awards and nominations. On 29th of July 2010, he was introduced to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For more information and updates, his fans and followers may log on to his personal websites or may visit wiki.