Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, businessman and former rapper. His former stage name was Marky Mark. In his youth, he committed multiple racially-charged assaults. Before getting into films, Wahlberg was a member of the music group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, with whom he released a couple of albums. Wahlberg transitioned from music to acting, with his screen debut in 1994. He is a co-owner of Wahlburgers, along with his brothers Donnie and Paul and has done several advertisements for many brands.
In 1993, Mark Wahlberg made his acting debut in the television film The Substitute. After this appearance, he dropped the “Marky Mark” name. His big-screen debut came the next year, with the Danny DeVito feature Renaissance Man.
A basketball fanatic, he caught the attention of critics after appearing alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Basketball Diaries in 1995, a film adaptation of the Jim Carroll book of the same name. He had his first starring role in James Foley’s thriller film Fear in 1996.
He earned positive reviews after films such as Boogie Nights, Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, and Four Brothers. During the early 2000s, Wahlberg appeared in remakes of 1960s films such as Planet of the Apes, The Truth About Charlie (a remake of the 1963 film Charade), and The Italian Job.
His performance in I Heart Huckabees was voted the best supporting performance of the year in 2004’s The Village Voice Critics Poll. Mark Wahlberg was originally cast as Linus Caldwell in Ocean’s Eleven, but Matt Damon played the role instead.
Wahlberg was also considered for a role in the film Brokeback Mountain. It was originally intended to star Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix as Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, respectively, but both actors were uncomfortable with the film’s sex scenes. The roles ultimately went to Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, both of whom were nominated for Academy Awards for their performances.
Mark starred in the American football drama Invincible, based on the true story of bartender Vince Papale. He was also the executive producer of the HBO series Entourage (2004–2011), which was loosely based on his experiences in Hollywood.
In 2006, he appeared as an unpleasant, foul-mouthed Massachusetts State Police detective in Martin Scorsese’s critically acclaimed thriller, The Departed, which netted him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, and a National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor award.
Despite his felony conviction, which legally prohibits him from handling firearms, the actor prepared for his role in Shooter by attending long-range shooting training. He was able to hit a target at 1,100 yards on his second day, a feat that usually takes weeks to achieve.
He played Jack Salmon, the father of the protagonist, Susie, in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, a film adaptation of the Alice Sebold book of the same name. In 2007, he starred opposite Joaquin Phoenix in We Own the Night, a movie about a family of police officers in New York City.
Mark next starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening as Eliot Moore, which premiered in movie theatres in 2008. The same year, he played the title role in Max Payne, based on the video game of the same name. In 2012, Wahlberg starred in Seth MacFarlane’s hit comedy Ted, reprising the same role in its 2015 sequel. Wahlberg later starred as Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in the war film Lone Survivor (2013), based on Luttrell’s 2007 book of the same name.
The film received commercial success and mostly positive reviews, and Mark Wahlberg’s performance was highly praised. In 2014, Wahlberg starred in the remake of The Gambler, the 1974 James Caan film that was loosely inspired by the Dostoyevsky novella.
In 2014, the actor was the producer of the reality show Breaking Boston, which was pulled off the air after its premiere had 311,000 viewers. He executive-produced one episode of Wahlburgers while co-starring in it. In 2015, he starred opposite Will Ferrell in the comedy Daddy’s Home.
In 2016, he starred in two Peter Berg films, Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day. Mark topped the list of the world’s highest-paid actors in 2017. That same year he appeared in All the Money in the World, Daddy’s Home 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight. Mark Walhberg produced and starred in the espionage film Mile 22 and Instant Family in 2018.
Mark Wahlberg next appeared in the Netflix film Spenser Confidential in 2020, and the animated movie Scoob!, which was his first voice acting role. Mark then did Infinite in 2021 and will next appear in Uncharted, alongside Tom Holland.
Date of Birth: 5th June 1971
Weight: 78 kg
1994: Renaissance Man
1995: The Basketball Diaries
1997: Traveller, Boogie Night
1998: The Big Hit
1999: The Corruptor, Three Kings
2000: The Yards, The Perfect Storm
2001: Planet of the Apes, Rock Star
2002: The Truth About Charlie
2003: The Italian Job, Overnight
2004: Juvies, I Heart Huckabees
2005: Four Brothers
2006: Invincible, The Departed
2007: Shooter, We Own the Night
2008: The Happening, Max Payne
2009: The Lovely Bones
2010: Date Night, The Other Guys, The Fighter
2012: Contraband, Ted
2013: Broken City, Pain & Gain, 2 Guns, Lone Survivor
2014: Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Gambler
2015: Mojave, Entourage, Ted 2, Daddy’s Home
2016: Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day
2017: Transformers: The Last Knight, Daddy’s Home 2, All the Money in the World
2018: Mile 22, Instant Family
2020: Spenser Confidential, Scoob!, Joe Bell
MTV Movie & TV Awards for Best On-Screen Duo, British Academy Television Awards for Best International Programme
When Kate Moss Had A ‘Nervous Breakdown’ After Working With Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg Is Consuming 7000 Calories A Day For Stu! Starts A Day By Eating Eggs At 3 AM
Mark Wahlberg Wakes Up Regularly At 2.30 In The Night, Has Breakfast By 3.15 AM & Goes To Sleep By 7.30 PM
Mark Wahlberg had found himself in a controversy when he shared a post supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. The actor was accused of being a hypocrite given his history of using racial slurs and hate crimes in the past.
Q. Did Mark Wahlberg attend college?
A. No, the actor didn’t attend college.
Q. What is Mark Wahlberg’s net worth?
A. Mark Wahlberg’s net worth is estimated to be around $300 million, according to some reports.
Q. Who is Mark Wahlberg’s wife?
A. Mark Wahlberg’s wife is the American model, Rhea Durham. The couple got married in 2009.