Mark Wahlberg Biography, Film Career, Jail, Wife, Children, Movies, Awards, Age, Net Worth

Published on Nov 16, 2023 by


Mark Wahlberg Biography

Birthdate June 5, 1971 
Birthname Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg
Birthplace Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Age 49 years old
Profession Actor
Spouse(s) Rhea Durham (m 2009)
Children 4
Net Worth $300 million
Relatives Donnie Wahlberg (brother)
Robert Wahlberg (brother)
Paul Wahlberg (brother)
Musical Career
Also known as Marky Mark
Genres Hip hop
new jack swing
Instruments Vocals
Labels Interscope

Mark Wahlberg Early Life

Mark Wahlberg, the youngest of a family of 9 children, was born on June 5, 1971, in Boston. He grew up in the most miserable environment; his father was a truck driver and his mother a caregiver. His parents divorced when he was 11, and the young boy was on his own. He joined for a time the group of Donnie, his brother: New Kids On the Block, but quickly left them.

From then on, he sank into delinquency and drugs. The problems accumulate thefts, drug trafficking, racist attacks, robbery. At the age of 17, he was sentenced to two years in prison. But later, he only spent 45 days in jail. This condemnation opens his eyes, and when he comes out, he gives up his life as a thug. His brother Donnie, thanks to his music connections, helps him get started in singing.

He becomes the singer of the group Mary Mark and The Funky Bunch. Their first album Music for the People (1991) met with great success, but the second You Gotta Believe (1992) was not. What does it matter for Mark Wahlberg, since his shirtless swaying on stage allows him to be chosen for the advertisement of Calvin Klein’s underwear (1992).

Mark Wahlberg Film Career

Subsequently, he gets a small role in Renaissance Man (1994) and decides that his future is in the cinema. And it was with Boogie Night (1997) that he stood out and launched his career. He will chain roles in blockbusters and action films: Big Hit, The kings of the desert, In the middle of a storm, The planet of the apes. Continuing its rise, it varies the genre. Having become a bankable actor, Martin Scorsese chooses him to join The Departed (2006), a role that earned him an Oscar for best actor in a supporting role. After appearing in two box office comedies, his portrayal of a boxer in The Fighter (2010) earned him accolades and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He continues to chain the successes: Ted (2012), Contraband (2012), Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014), Ted 2 (2015).

Mark Wahlberg Wife / Marriage

Mark Wahlberg married the model Rhea Durham, his partner for several years, on August 1, 2009. Together they have four children: Ella, born in 2003, Michael, born in 2006, Brendan, born in 2008 and Grace, born in 2010.

Mark Wahlberg Movies List

Year Title Role
1994 Renaissance Man Private Tommy Lee Haywood
1995 The Basketball Diaries Mickey
1996 Fear David McCall
1997 Traveller Pat O’Hara
Boogie Nights Eddie Adams / Dirk Diggler
1998 The Big Hit Melvin Smiley
1999 The Corruptor Detective Danny Wallace
Three Kings Troy Barlow
2000 The Yards Leo Handler
The Perfect Storm Robert “Bobby” Shatford
2001 Planet of the Apes Captain Leo Davidson
Rock Star Chris “Izzy” Cole
2002 The Truth About Charlie Joshua Peters
2003 The Italian Job Charlie Croker
Overnight Himself
2004 Juvies Narrator
I Heart Huckabees Tommy Corn
2005 Four Brothers Robert “Bobby” Mercer
2006 Invincible Vince Papale
The Departed Sgt. Sean Dignam
2007 Shooter Bob Lee Swagger
We Own the Night Captain Joseph “Joe” Grusinsky
2008 The Happening Elliot Moore
Max Payne Max Payne
2009 The Lovely Bones Jack Salmon
2010 Date Night Holbrooke Grant
The Other Guys Detective Terry Hoitz
The Fighter Micky Ward
2012 Contraband Chris Farraday
Ted John Bennett
2013 Broken City Billy Taggart
Pain & Gain Daniel Lugo
2 Guns Michael “Stig” Stigman
Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Cade Yeager
The Gambler Jim Bennett
2015 Mojave Norman
Entourage Himself
Ted 2 John Bennett
Daddy’s Home Dusty Mayron
2016 Deepwater Horizon Mike Williams
Patriots Day Tommy Saunders
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight Cade Yeager
Daddy’s Home 2 Dusty Mayron
All the Money in the World Fletcher Chace
2018 Mile 22 James Silva
Instant Family Pete Wagner
2020 Spenser Confidential Spenser
Scoob! Brian Crown/Blue Falcon (voice)
Good Joe Bell Joe Bell
2021 Infinite Evan McCauley
Uncharted Victor “Sully” Sullivan

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