Mark Wahlberg Biography
Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, businessman, former model, and former rapper.
Mark Wahlberg Age
Mark was born in in June 5, 1971 in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States . He is 47 years old as of 2018.
Mark Wahlberg Wife
Mark Wahlberg got married to an American model Rhea Durham on August 1, 2009 in a private Catholic ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.
Mark Wahlberg Children
Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham have four children. Two daughters Ella Rae born in 2003 , Grace Margaret born in 2010 and sons, Michael Wahlberg born in 2006 and Brendan Joseph born in 2008.
Mark Wahlberg Awards
Mark Wahlber won several awards for his role of Sgt. Sean Dignam in the thriller ‘Departed’ (2006) including the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor and National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He also won the African-American Film Critics Association for Best Actor for his portrayal of Micky Ward in ‘The Fighter’ in 2010.
Mark Wahlberg Height And Weight
He is 5 feet 10 tall and weighs 185 pounds.
Mark Wahlberg Family
He is the youngest of nine children, including actor Robert and actor-singer Donnie. His mother, Alma Elaine (Donnelly), was a bank clerk and a nurse’s aide, and his father, Donald E. Wahlberg, Sr., was a delivery driver. His parents divorced in 1982, and afterwards, he divided his time between them. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother is of Irish, English, and French-Canadian ancestry. Maternally, Wahlberg is distantly related to author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Wahlberg had a Roman Catholic upbringing,and attended Copley Square High School on Newbury Street in Boston. He never graduated, and so did not receive his high school diploma until June 2013
Mark Wahlberg Movie Career
In 1993, Wahlberg made his acting debut in the TV 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 in The Basketball Diaries in 1995, playing the role of Mickey alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, in a film adaptation of the Jim Carroll book of the same name. He had his first starring role in the 1996 James Foley thriller Fear.
He earned positive reviews after films such as Boogie Nights (as Dirk Diggler), 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 (remake of Charade), and The Italian Job. His performance in I ♥ Huckabees was voted best supporting performance of the year in the 2004 Village Voice Critics Poll. Wahlberg was originally cast as Linus Caldwell in Ocean’s Eleven; Matt Damon played the role instead. The two later worked together in The Departed.Wahlberg was also considered for a role in the film Brokeback Mountain. It was originally intended to star Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix (with whom he appeared in the 2000 film The Yards) 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.
Wahlberg 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 a 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 Globenomination 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. Wahlberg has confirmed that he was approached to star in a sequel to The Departed, but it is still early in development. The sequel would reportedly revolve around the staff sergeant played by Wahlberg.
To prepare for his role in Shooter, Wahlberg attended long-range shooting training at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute near Pahrump, Nevada, and was able to hit a target at 1100 yards on his second day, a feat which usually takes weeks to achieve.He had said in a number of interviews that he would retire at the age of 40 to concentrate on parenthood and professional golf. However, in early 2007 he indicated that the latter was no longer the plan as “his golf game is horrible”. He played Jack Salmon, a leading role in Peter Jackson’s film of The Lovely Bones. In 2007, he starred opposite Joaquin Phoenix in We Own the Night, a movie about a family of police officers in New York City.
He starred in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening as Eliot Moore, which premiered in movie theatres on June 13, 2008. The same year, he played the title role in Max Payne, based on a video game of the same name. While promoting Max Payne, Wahlberg became involved in a playful feud with The Lonely Island’s Andy Samberg and threatened to “crack that big fucking nose of his”. Samberg had done an impression of Wahlberg in a Saturday Night Live sketch titled “Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals”.Wahlberg later appeared in a follow-up sketch parodying the original one, Samberg’s impression of Wahlberg, and his own threats to Samberg.
In a February 2007 interview with Empire, updated in 2010, Wahlberg stated that there might be a sequel to The Departed, focusing on his character, Dignam, with Robert De Niro potentially playing a corrupt senator. He also stated that William Monahan was writing the script. The film is said to be on hold, because producer Brad Grey is now the head of Paramount Pictures and the film is a Warner Bros. project. In June 2010, Wahlberg and Monahan continued to express interest in a sequel, then said to be projected for 2012.
In 2012 Wahlberg starred in Seth MacFarlane’s hit comedy Ted, and again in the 2015 follow up sequel Ted 2.
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, where Marcus Luttrell made several cameo appearances throughout the film as “Frankie”, and was heavily involved as a technical advisor (to Pete Berg – Director) for the films accuracy. The film received commercial success and mostly positive reviews, and 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 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. He topped the list for the highest paid actors in the world for 2017.
Mark Wahlberg Prison
Wahlberg had addiction to cocaine and other substances at 13,civil action was filed against him for his involvement in two separate incidents of racial epithets at African-American children on two incidents at the age of 15,At 16, Wahlberg approached a middle-aged Vietnamese man named on the street, and using a large wooden stick, hit him over the head to unconscious while calling him a “Vietnam fucking shit”,same day, Wahlberg attacked a second Vietnamese man and sucker punched him in the eye. According to court documents of these crimes,Wahlberg was arrested later that night and returned to the scene of the first assault.He was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to assault, and was sentenced to two years in Suffolk County Deer Island House of Correction. He ultimately served only 45 days of his sentence,but carries a permanent felony record
At 21,Wahlberg fractured the jaw of a neighbor in an unprovoked attack.Court documents state that in 1992, Wahlberg “without provocation or cause, viciously and repeatedly kicked” a man in the face and jaw while another man held Crehan down on the ground.
After prison, Wahlberg decided to improve his behavior,Commenting on his past crimes in 2006,Wahlberg seemed to re grate the crimes he did,,in 2016,he said that he met the persons he had hurt and apologized.
Mark Wahlberg Twitter
Mark Wahlberg Production Company
Mark Wahlberg and his longtime producing partner Stephen Levinson are looking to build up their presence in the unscripted space. The duo has partnered with former Wahlburgers executive producers and showrunner Archie Gips to form Unrealistic Ideas, a full-service production company for non-scripted content. Gips will serve as the company’s president.
Mark Wahlberg Contact
- Mark Wahlberg’s Managers:
Steve Levinson or Sarah Lum
3030 Pennsylvania Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
- Mark Wahlberg’s Agents:
Adam Venit or Ari Emanuel
9601 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
- Mark Wahlberg’s Attorney:
Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Sloane & Richman
450 North Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Mark Wahlberg Facts
Mark Wahlberg is a force to be reckoned with. One of the few entertainers who successfully made the transition from teen pop sensation to respected actor, he continues to light up the big screen and gain acclaim. But what makes Wahlberg so fascinating isn’t just his Hollywood accolades, it’s his story.
- Mark Wahlberg dropped out of school at age 13.At age 42, he completed his high school education not only for himself and his children but also “for all the other teens and adults who inspired him by their commitment to graduate.
- Mark was the front man of the hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, popular in the early ‘90s. But in 1992, the readers of Rolling Stone voted Wahlberg the “worst male singer of the year” Despite the success of “Good Vibrations,” his second album was a commercial failure and he left the music game to pursue acting.
- Mark Wahlberg is the younger brother of Donnie Wahlberg of the successful boy band New Kids on the Block. Outside his immediate family line, he is a distant relative of Madonna. He’s also related to Celine Dion.
- He and his brothers co-own a Massachusetts-based burger spot called Wahlburgers. His family is the focus the A&E reality show which deals with the challenges of running a burger joint that touts the family name. Both the restaurant and show have a strong following.
- His Catholic faith is the most important aspect of his life for he had a troubled past .Today, he is open about how God and faith helped him overcome life’s toughest obstacles and how his life changed for the better when he focused on prayer and his faith. Now, the first thing he does before he starts his day is get down on his hands and knees and gives thanks to God.
Mark Wahlberg Films
1994; Renaissance Man
1995 ;The Basketball Diaries
1997; Boogie Nights
1998 ;The Big Hit
1998; The Corruptor
1999 ;Three Kings
2000; The Yards
2000 ;The Perfect Storm
2001; Planet of the Apes
2001; Rock Star
2002; The Truth About Charlie
2003; The Italian Job
2004; I ♥ Huckabees
2005 ;Four Brothers
2006; The Departed
2007; We Own the Night
2008; The Happening
2008; Max Payne
2009; The Lovely Bones
2010; Date Night
2010; The Other Guys
2010 ;The Fighter
2013 ;Broken City
2013 ;;Pain & Gain
2013 ; Guns Michael
2013 ;Lone Survivor
2014 ;Transformers: Age of Extinction
2014 ;The Gambler
2015 ;Daddy’s Home
2016 ;Patriots Day
2017 ;Transformers: The Last Knight
2017 ;Daddy’s Home 2
2017 ;All the Money in the World
2018; Mile 22
2019 ;Instant Family
Mark Wahlberg Movies
1993;The Ben Stiller Show
1993;Out All Night
2008;Saturday Night Live