Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood as the youngest of nine children. Born to a bank teller mother and delivery driver father, Mark Wahlberg suffered from addiction problems during his high school years and earned his high school diploma at age 42. Mark Wahlberg was prosecuted many times for his violent and racist behavior on the streets, but he did not receive a major sentence.
Known as the brother of Donnie Wahlberg, one of the members of the boy band New Kids on the Block, Mark Wahlberg stepped into his music career in 1990 and won the platinum single award with his first album and went up to number one on the charts. Mark Wahlberg, who has achieved success with his musical talent, has become a name that appears in music videos and commercials as of 1990. Adopting his acting talent as a professional career, Mark Wahlberg showed that he was serious about this career by starring in his first feature film in 1994.
Having won the appreciation of film critics with his successive performances, Mark Wahlberg also managed to impress the audience with his natural talent in front of the camera. Mark Wahlberg, who did not hesitate to take on the responsibility of producing in parallel with his acting career, has become one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. Mark Wahlberg is an Oscar-nominated star, both as an actor and producer.
Notes from Mark Wahlberg's career
The 1994 movie “Renaissance Man”, directed by Penny Marshall and starring Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines and James Remar, was Mark Wahlberg's feature film debut.
Mark Wahlberg received the appreciation of film critics with his performance in the 1995 movie “The Basketball Diaries”, in which Leonardo DiCaprio took the leading role.
“Boogie Nights”, which was released in 1997, is considered to be the first of the movies that peaked with the performance of Mark Wahlberg.