His Early Life
Mark Wahlberg’s full name is Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg. He is an American singer and actor. Primarily, Mark gained fame as a member of the rap group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Born on June 5, 1971, in Boston, Massachusetts, Mark Wahlberg’s age is 50 years old.
Mark Wahlberg was the youngest of nine children of Alma Elaine and Donald Edmond Wahlberg. He was born in a working-class family who lived in the Dorchester district of Boston. However, his parents got divorced when he was a child. Due to the mental strain, he endured in family ties Mark dropped out of high school at the age of 14. Thereafter, Mark Wahlberg led a troubled life. He used to frequently engage in stealing, drug dealing, substance abuse, and violence. At age 16 he was sent to prison and he eventually served 45 days.
Mark Wahlberg Career
After his release, his older brother Donnie, helped him find meaning in life and put Mark in a music career. At that time, Donnie was a member of the successful band titled New Kids on the Block. In 1990 Mark styled himself as Marky Mark. He formed Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and the band released their debut album Music for the People in 1991. This album featured co-writing and arrangements credits to his brother Donnie and it was a modest success. Subsequently, the band produced two hit singles, “Good Vibrations” and “Wildside.”
In performances and supporting videos, Marky Mark was seen stripping. As a result, his physique earned him more fans than his rapping. Thereafter, Mark Wahlberg was hired by the famous fashion design company Calvin Klein. He was hired as an underwear model. The billboard, TV, and print photo campaign brought him fame that shot his music career. His “bad boy” image proved to be a blessing in disguise for him. Post, this he began his acting career.
Mark Wahlberg Movies List
- Deepwater Horizon
- Transformers: The Last Knight
- Daddy’s Home series
- The Gambler
- Pain and Gain
- The Other Guys
Mark Wahlberg Net Worth
MarkWahlberg is one of the richest actors in America. His Net Worth is approximately $300 million. After having a troubled life as a child, he has blossomed into success. Today, Mark Wahlberg is a successful actor, former model, rapper, songwriter, and a famous personality of America.
Mark is quite popular on social media. He has more than 17 million followers on his Instagram account. You can check out his account here: https://www.instagram.com/markwahlberg/?hl=en