Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, former rapper, television show producer, and successful businessman. Before landing foot in the acting industry he used to be part of a musical pop band Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch as the lead vocalist. He also released a few albums with them, a few were namely Music for the People (1991) and You Gotta Believe. Later on, he started his career again as a rapper, which he left soon. He then tried his chance in acting and actually got very successful and famous after a long struggle.
He was offered many roles including supporting and lead as well. He is most famously known for his remaining role in the Transformers film series, which gained him a lot of fame and appreciation. He is also known for his past disputes with co-actors and the racial crimes he attempted. He is also quite popular for his Physique, People at that time especially boys were crazy about the Body shape he maintained. Modeling for big brands also contributes to his big wide fame.
Mark Wahlberg’s Early Life
Mark Wahlberg’s real name is Mark Robert, Michael Wahlberg. He was born on the 5th of June 1971. The place of his birth is Dorchester a city near Boston, Massachusetts. He has got a big family including his father, mother, and 8 other siblings. His mother Alma Elaine used to work as a bank clerk alongside a nurse in a private clinic. His father Donald Edmond Wahlberg Sr. served in the US Army during the Korean war and afterward worked as a delivery driver. later on, His parents got divorced in 1982.
Mark from his father’s side is Swedish but also has Irish and Canadian lineage relations. He is indirectly related to the famous writer Nathaniel from his mother’s side. He grew up in a catholic family, he attended Churches with his family. He did not complete high school at his age, instead, he revived his high school diploma at the age of 42. He got addicted to harmful substances like cocaine and drugs at an early age. He did his schooling at Copley Square High School on Newbury Street in Boston.
He was included in various illegal chapelries, which even led him to prison one time. At the age of 15, Mark teased some black boys calling them absurd names and throwing rocks towards them. The next day he along with 2 other white boys, threatened a group of black guys on a beach. For this legal actions were taken against them. Again at the age of 16, he assaulted a Vietnamese guy using a big wooden plank, and later on the same day another Vietnamese guy, hitting him right in the eyes. This crime led him direct to prison for 2 years. But he got buried soon after 50 days. There were a few more such cases like this. In 2017 Mark also applied for a pardon application too.
Mark Wahlberg Professional Life
Mark started as a singer in a famous young boy band called New Kids On The Block, The band was created by his very own younger brother Donnie. The band released his first single which got extremely famous and was a platinum record. He later joined another band and released a few albums with them too. He was also a Rapper and did collabs with many other famous rappers and singers. He got his foot into the Film industry in 1994 with a movie called Renaissance man as a supporting cast. Then again in Fear( 1996).
One of the movies for which he received appreciation was Bogiee Nights, where played the role of a porn actor. Soon in 2000, he began getting roles in high Budget action movies like Planet of Apes and The Italian Job. He got nominated for various awards including Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Mark was also praised for his excellent performances in comedy roles like in Ted, Other Guys, and Daddy’s Home. He also did the lead role in the famous movie series Transformers.
Mark is also a successful businessman currently he has been producing many shows on HBO. He also starred in a reality show series in 2009. Along with this he also runs the Wahlburger in partnership with his two other brothers. The company is a big success and has its branches in many countries.
Mark Wahlberg Net Worth
Marl Wahlberg’s current net worth is around $400 Million. He is a very successful actor, and most of his income is made from his acting, modeling, and restaurant chain business. According to a survey, Mark was the highest-paid actor of 2017. He has also done modeling for many big brands like Calvin Klein, Versace, and others. Along with this being a businessman and producer also adds up a good amount to his net worth.
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