Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, and philanthropist. Mark grew up in a poor family in Boston. At 16 years old, he dropped out of school to start his own business delivering things on his bike. He sold some coke and made $100 a day which was ten times what he could make at any other job.
About Mark Wahlberg
Mark was born on September 5, 1971, in Brockton, Massachusetts. His mother worked at a bank and his father was a real estate developer who owned several apartment buildings.
Mark’s parents divorced when he was four years old and his mother moved him to Beverly, Massachusetts. The family did not have much money so Mark saved up his money and bought his first home when he was 18 years old.
Life of Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg was born on 5 September 1971 in Brockton, Massachusetts. His father was a real estate developer who owned several apartment buildings and his mother worked at a bank.
Mark’s parents divorced when Mark was 4 years old and his mother moved him to Beverly, Massachusetts. The family did not have much money so Mark saved up his money and bought his first home when he was 18 years old.
Mark’s interest in acting began when he was 13 years old. He took a drama class and was very good at it. A teacher suggested that he should become an actor.
Mark attended Catholic school but dropped out at the age of 16 to deliver things on his bike. He sold some cocaine and made $100 a day, ten times more than he could make at any other job.
Personal life of Wahlberg
Mark married Rhea Durham in 2009. They met at a New Year’s Eve party in 2005. They have 2 children: a son Xavier (born on September 3, 2007), and a daughter Ella (born on November 25, 2011).
Mark bought his first home when he was 18 years old. His house covers an area of 1,800 square feet and includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a swimming pool in the backyard.
Mark got his first part in a movie after a casting director saw him working his bike. He was cast in the drama ‘Players’ which was filmed in Boston. Mark has starred in numerous movies such as ‘The Departed’, ‘Total Recall’, ‘Boogie Nights, ‘Eight Mile Rising’, ‘The Fighter’, and ‘Lone Survivor’.
Mark served as the executive producer of the HBO boxing series, “All or nothing”. The show won two Emmy awards for Best Live Sports Series and Best Edited Sports Program.
Mark has been involved with music for a long time. In 2005 he started his own record label called Marky Mark Entertainment. He has released two studio albums under the label; “Totally Sweatin”, and “Marky Mark”. He also wrote, produced, and recorded the hits “Whistle” and “Blown.”
Mark signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2006, after meeting with its president L.A. Reid. The singer released his first album, “Everything To Me”, in 2007. Mark has also released two studio albums under his own label “Marky Mark Entertainment”. The first album was called “Totally Sweatin” and the second album was called “Marky Mark”.
He produced the hit song, “Whistle” which also took home two Grammy awards. The song reached number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and sold over one million copies in America. Mark has released several singles as a solo singer. His first single was “Good Vibrations” in 2011, followed by “I Don’t Know How To Love Her”, “Day Walker”, and “Perfect”.
Mark produced the show, “The Choice”. It is an American semi-documentary that was aired on Fox. The show aired for a total of 10 episodes. The show’s pilot episode premiered on 11 June 2016.
Mark endorsed Vitamin Water in 2003. The ad was banned by the U.K. Advertising Standards Authority on 22 October 2003 because it was “irresponsible.” Mark has also modeled for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Sean John among others.
Mark started his own record label “Marky Mark Entertainment” in 2005. He has released 2 studio albums under the label: “Totally Sweatin”, and “Marky Mark”. He also signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2006 after meeting with its president L.A. Reid.
Mark signed a contract with Reebok to promote their fitness campaign in 2011. He also released the song “Sweat”, which is part of Reebok’s campaign. Mark has had an interest in sports and fitness since his parents worked out every day when he was a child. He owns a chain of sporting goods stores called Wahlburgers, located in Hingham, Massachusetts, and in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Mark started the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation in 1996. The organization aims to give hope to young males with criminal records. He also launched the New Kids on the Block’s New Kids Fund in 2007 with James T. Watts. The foundation gives financial support and help to disadvantaged youths who need a push in life.
Mark has teamed up with Burger King and Donate Life America to encourage people to become organ donors before they die. He also supports the United Way and Habitat for Humanity.
Mark produced the movie, “The Fighter”, which is about boxer Micky Ward. The movie starred Mark and Charlize Theron. It was released in 2010 and is directed by David O’Russell. Therefore, Mark has been cast in the film, “Lone Survivor”. The film will be directed by Peter Berg and will star Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, and Ben Skaller. It will be released in October 2013.
Mark has been cast in the movie, “Ted 2”, which is a sequel to the 2012 hit comedy film “Ted”. The movie will be directed by Seth MacFarlane and is set for release in June 2015. Therefore, Mark has been cast in the film, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, which will star Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor. It will be directed by Michael Bay and will be released on June 27, 2014.
Mark has been cast in the film, “Deepwater Horizon”. The film will be directed by Peter Berg and will star Mark Wahlberg. It is set for release in 2016. Therefore, Mark has been cast in the film, “Patriots Day”, which is based on a real-life incident that occurred in Boston four years ago. The movie will be directed by Peter Berg and will star Mark Wahlberg and J.K. Simmons. It is scheduled for release on November 16, 2016.
Mark has been cast in the film, “War Machine”. The movie is directed by David Michod and will star Brad Pitt, Ben Kingsley, and Tilda Swinton. It will be released on Netflix. Therefore, Mark has been cast in the film, “Shooter”, which is based on the novel by Stephen Hunter. The film will be directed by Antoine Fuqua and will star Mark Wahlberg, Danny Glover, and Kate Mara.
His recent works
Mark has been cast in the film “Daddy’s Home”. The movie will be directed by Sean Anders and will also star Will Ferrell, and John Lithgow. Therefore, it is scheduled for release on December 25, 2015. Mark has been cast in the film “Entourage”. The movie will be directed by Doug Ellin and will be released on June 5, 2015.
Mark has been cast in the film, “Patient Zero”, which is a zombie thriller about a viral outbreak that can turn people into zombies. Therefore, the movie stars Natalie Dormer and Stanley Tucci. However, Mark has been cast in the film”, a science fiction thriller. Therefore, the movie stars Mark Wahlberg and is based on the New York Times bestseller. It will be released on October 4, 2017.
In 2011, Mark wrote a book called “The Fighters: My Life in their Game”. He also wrote an autobiography entitled “Marky Mark: My Life as a Gangster, Punk and Celebrity”. Therefore, both books were published by Hyperion Books in 2010.
In 2008, Mark pleaded guilty to drunk driving charges. Therefore, he was sentenced to perform 50 hours of community service and was fined $1000. However, Mark was arrested for battery on his pregnant wife in 2008. The case was dismissed when his wife decided not to press charges.
Mark has also been arrested for possession of marijuana, disturbing the peace, and resisting arrest. Therefore, in 2006, he was fined $500 and spent 4 days in jail after being charged with disorderly conduct at his home in Massachusetts.
Awards and honor
Mark has been nominated for the MTV Movie Award for best male performance three times: 2001, 2002, and 2005. He won the award in 2002. Mark also won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie RIVAL in 2001. He was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
In March of 2004, Mark was arrested for domestic violence here in Hingham, Massachusetts. The incident occurred when Mark grabbed his wife’s arm during an argument at their home and pushed her into a wall.