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Mark Wahlberg

Mark WahlbergAKA Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg

Born: 5-Jun-1971
Birthplace: Dorchester, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Rapper

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Formerly of the Funky Bunch

Mark Wahlberg started his performing career at age 13, along with his older brother Donnie Wahlberg, as original members of the manufactured pop band New Kids on the Block. Mark left the group after just three months. He made music again beginning in 1990, performing rap as "Marky Mark" with a backup rapper/dancers called the Funky Bunch. Donnie produced two Marky Mark albums, including Wahlberg's biggest hit single, "Good Vibrations".

Famous but often mocked for his music and Calvin Klein underwear ads (showing off his accessory nipple), Wahlberg began his acting career in 1993, with a clunky performance as a tough high school kid in a TV movie, The Substitute. He then took small parts in a few forgettable theatrical films, and earned favorable reviews. His first leading role was in Fear in 1996, and the next year's won plaudits as pornstar Dirk Diggler Boogie Nights. The role was purportedly based on the life of porn star John Holmes, and Wahlberg says he has been plagued ever since by fans who wonder whether the extra-large prosthetic penis he wore for the film was real. Wahlberg's other films include Three Kings and The Perfect Storm (both with George Clooney), The Italian Job, and I Heart Huckabees.

Wahlberg was prosecuted for racial harassment of African-Americans in 1986, and briefly jailed in his teens for injuring an Asian man in a fight. He has also admitted to "youthful indiscretions" with drugs.

Father: Donald Wahlberg (delivery driver)
Mother: Alma Wahlberg (nurse)
Brother: Arthur
Brother: James
Brother: Paul
Brother: Robert
Brother: Donnie Wahlberg (singer, New Kids on the Block)
Sister: Debbie
Sister: Michelle
Sister: Tracey
Girlfriend: Savannah (porn star, dated 1993, d. 1994 suicide)
Girlfriend: Reese Witherspoon (actress, dated 1995)
Girlfriend: Jaime Rishar (model; dated circa 1998)
Girlfriend: Jordana Brewster (actress, dated 1998-2001)
Girlfriend: Frida Andersson (Swedish model, dated 2000)
Girlfriend: China Chow (actress, dated 2000)
Girlfriend: Rachel Hunter (model/actress, dated 2000)
Wife: Rhea Durham (model, b. 1-Jul-1978, dated 2000-09, m. 1-Aug-2009 two daughters, two sons)
Daughter: Ella Rae Wahlberg (b. 2-Sep-2003)
Son: Michael Wahlberg (b. Mar-2006)
Son: Brendan Joseph Wahlberg (b. 16-Sep-2008)
Daughter: Margaret Grace Wahlberg (b. 11-Jan-2010)
Slept with: Winona Ryder (reportedly)
Slept with: Madonna (reportedly)
Slept with: Shannen Doherty (reportedly)

    High School: (dropped out)

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6259 Hollywood Blvd. (2010)
    Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
    New Kids on the Block Vocalist (3 months only)
    Boys & Girls Clubs of America
    John Kerry for President
    Assault Served 30 days at Deer Island when he was 16
    Swedish Ancestry
    Irish Ancestry

    TELEVISION
    Entourage executive producer

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Transformers: Age of Extinction (25-Jun-2014)
    Lone Survivor (12-Nov-2013)
    2 Guns (30-Jul-2013)
    Pain & Gain (11-Apr-2013)
    Broken City (18-Jan-2013)
    Ted (29-Jun-2012)
    Contraband (12-Jan-2012) · Chris Farraday
    The Fighter (10-Dec-2010) · Micky Ward
    The Other Guys (6-Aug-2010) · Terry Hoitz
    Date Night (6-Apr-2010) · Holbrooke
    The Lovely Bones (24-Nov-2009) · Jack Salmon
    Max Payne (15-Oct-2008)
    The Happening (11-Jun-2008)
    We Own the Night (25-May-2007) · Joseph Grusinsky
    Shooter (23-Mar-2007)
    The Departed (4-Oct-2006)
    Invincible (25-Aug-2006)
    Four Brothers (12-Aug-2005)
    I Heart Huckabees (10-Sep-2004) · Tommy Corn
    Overnight (12-Jun-2003) · Himself
    The Italian Job (30-May-2003) · Charlie Croker
    The Truth About Charlie (16-Oct-2002)
    America: A Tribute to Heroes (21-Sep-2001) · Himself
    Rock Star (4-Sep-2001)
    Planet of the Apes (27-Jul-2001)
    The Perfect Storm (26-Jun-2000)
    The Yards (27-Apr-2000) · Leo Handler
    Three Kings (27-Sep-1999)
    The Corruptor (11-Feb-1999)
    The Big Hit (24-Apr-1998) · Melvin Smiley
    Boogie Nights (8-Oct-1997) · Eddie Adams
    Traveller (8-Mar-1997)
    Fear (12-Apr-1996) · David McCall
    The Basketball Diaries (21-Apr-1995) · Mickey
    Renaissance Man (3-Jun-1994)
    The Substitute (22-Sep-1993)

Official Website:
http://www.markwahlberg.com/

Appears on the cover of:
Penthouse, Mar-1993, DETAILS: Marky Mark's Hottest Moments


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