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Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Claim to Fame
Boogie Nights (1997).
Pop-Rap, Party Rap, Club/Dance, Electronic
Producer, Actor/Actress, Soundtrack
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Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an Academy Award-nominated, BAFTA Award-winning American actor and television producer. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier days and became famous in his 1991 debut as a rap musician with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, he is one of nine children, with siblings Arthur, Jim, Paul, Robert, Tracey, Michelle, Debbie, and Donnie Wahlberg. His mother, Alma Elaine (née Donnelly), was a bank clerk and nurse`s aid, and his father, Donald Edward Wahlberg, was a Teamster who worked as a delivery driver; the two divorced in 1982. Wahlberg is of Swedish, Irish and French Canadian descent. Wahlberg had a Catholic upbringing and attended Copley Square High School (but never graduated) on Newbury Street in Copley Square in Boston. The campus now houses Muriel Snowden International School. As a young teenager, Wahlberg described himself as a troubled child who often participated in acts of violence and vandalism. He later claimed to have been in trouble 20-25 times with the Boston Police Department as a youth. By the age of thirteen Wahlberg had developed a serious addiction to cocaine and other substances. At fifteen he harassed a group of African American school children on a field trip by throwing rocks (causing injuries) and shouting epithets. When he was sixteen (again using racist language) after robbing a pharmacy under the influence of PCP, Wahlberg knocked a middle aged Vietnamese man unconscious with a wooden stick, left another Vietnamese man permanently blinded in one eye, and attacked a security guard. Wahlberg has said that he has no recollection of the incident because he passed out just before the police caught him. For these crimes, Wahlberg was charged for attempted murder, pled guilty to assault, and was sentenced to two years in jail at Boston`s Deer Island House of Correction, of which he served 45 days. In yet another incident, a 21-year-old Wahlberg fractured the jaw of a neighbor in an unprovoked attack. Wahlberg first came to fame as the younger brother of Donnie Wahlberg of the successful 1980s boy band New Kids on the Block. Mark, at age thirteen, had been one of the group`s original members, along with Donnie, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, and Jonathan Knight. Uninterested in the group`s bubblegum pop and squeaky-clean image, however, he soon quit. It was his departure that eventually allowed Joe McIntyre to take his place as the fifth member of the group.
Wahlberg began recording as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, earning a hit with "Good Vibrations" from the album Music for the People. The record was produced by brother Donnie and later hit #1 on The Billboard Hot 100. In the video, widely broadcast on music video channels, Mark was shown boxing, lifting weights and showing off his bare, well-muscled torso. Marky Mark opened for the New Kids on the Block during their last tour. The second Marky Mark LP, You Gotta Believe, was a relative failure. Wahlberg also collaborated musically with reggae / ragga singer Prince Ital Joe in a project featuring Marky Mark. The project combined rap and ragga vocals with strong eurodance music (as in the singles Happy People, United, Life in the Streets, and Babylon) courtesy of Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen as producers.
He briefly became embroiled in controversy when he appeared to endorse the homophobic comments made by Shabba Ranks when they appeared as guests on the British chat show The Word. When Ranks made the statement that "gays ought to be crucified", Wahlberg remained in silence at his comments, which made the public believe he agreed with them. He later publicly dissociated himself from Ranks` comments, but only after widespread media coverage. Mark`s cocky, street-wise persona contributed to his fame. During concert performances, he was known for stripping to a pair of white briefs, gyrating his hips and rubbing his crotch. In the dedication of his 1992 book Marky Mark, co-authored with photographer Lynn Goldsmith, Wahlberg says in the preface that "I wanna dedicate this book to my dick".
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Full Name at Birth
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg
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Donald Edward Wahlberg (Teamster, US Army veteran of Korean War - Swedish and Irish descent)
Alma Elaine Donnelly (bank clerk - Irish, English and French Canadian descent)
Michael Robert Wahlberg (son), Grace Margaret Wahlberg (daughter), Ella Rae Wahlberg (daughter), Brendan Joseph Wahlberg (son)
Reese Witherspoon, Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney
Copley Square High School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States (Now Called Snowden International School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.) (Never Graduated Until June Of 2013, When He Received His High School Diploma.)
Actor, Producer, Model, Former Rapper.
Former Frontman of Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch Bands.
www.imdb.com/name/nm0000242/, www.facebook.com/markwahlberg, twitter.com/#!/markwahlberg
Jim Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg (actor), Donnie Wahlberg (actor, singer)
Michelle Wahlberg, Debbie Wahlberg (1960 - September 2, 2003)
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, producer, model, and former rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, becoming famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He later transitioned to acting, and is now known for his roles in films, including Boogie Nights (1997), Three Kings (1999), The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), Rock Star (2001), The Italian Job (2003), The Departed (2006) for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, The Other Guys (2010), The Fighter (2010), Ted (2012), Lone Survivor (2013), Pain & Gain (2013), and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014). He has also served as executive producer of three HBO series: Entourage, Boardwalk Empire, and How to Make It in America.
Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Malibu, Miami, Las Vegas, Dublin, London
Swedish, French Canadian, English And Irish Descent.
Black, White, Green, Blue, Grey, Yellow, Red, Brown
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Buddy Wahlberg (older half brother), Scott Wahlberg (older half brother)
Donna Wahlberg (older half sister)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Leverage Management, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
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