Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg, famously known as Mark Wahlberg, or by his former stage name Marky Mark. He is an American actor, producer, restaurateur and former rapper. He is one of few respected entertainers who had successfully transitioned from teen pop idol to acclaimed actor.
Mark Wahlberg has shared his career with the group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. With them he had released the albums Music for the People (1991) and You Gotta Believe (1992). He later became a Hollywood star with roles in films like ‘Boogie Nights,’ ‘The Departed’ and ‘The Fighter.’
Quick facts about Mark Wahlberg
- Name: Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg
- Birth Date: June 5, 1971
- Age: 49 years old
- Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
- Famous as: Actor, businessman, television producer
- Years active: 1989–present (actor); 1984–1997 (singer)
- Spouse(s): Rhea Durham (m. 2009)
- Children: 4
- Net worth: $300 million
Early life of Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 5, 1971. He was born to Alma Elaine (née Donnelly), and Donald Edmond Wahlberg. He was raised as a Catholic, and had attended Copley Square High School on Newbury Street in Boston.
At the age of 14, Mark Wahlberg dropped out of school, and was briefly involved in crime. He was also jailed for beating up a Vietnamese man. After this, he decided to improve himself and became more focused on his career.
Career highlights of Mark
In 1990, Wahlberg started his career with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, with dancers/rappers Scott Ross, Hector Barros, Anthony Thomas and Terry Yancey. The song “Good Vibrations” from their debut album Music for the People earned a hit record.
Mark Wahlberg turned his attention to film in the 1990s. He earned critical acclaim for his roles in movies like The Basketball Diaries, Boogie Nights and Three Kings. He was a cast member in the Academy Award-winning films The Departed and The Fighter. He has also starred such features as Transformer: Age of Extinction, Ted and Daddy’s Home.
What about his personal life?
Mark Wahlberg had tied knots with his girlfriend, Rhea Durham who is a model in 2009. Mark and Rhea Durham had three children, daughter Ella and sons Michael and Brendan, before they had married. In 2010 the couple welcomed their fourth child, daughter Grace Margaret.
What is his net worth?
Mark Wahlberg has an estimated net worth of $300 million. Mark Wahlberg is an A- list Hollywood star. His main source of income connected to his acting on the big screen, and through his investment portfolio. Mark Wahlberg started his career as a rap artist before he had pivoted into acting.