61 Facts About Mark Wahlberg


Mark Wahlberg has received multiple accolades, including a BAFTA Award, and nominations for two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, nine Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.


Mark Wahlberg received critical praise for his performance as porn actor Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights.


Mark Wahlberg was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for playing a police officer in the crime drama The Departed.


Mark Wahlberg was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for the sports drama biopic The Fighter, in which he starred as Micky Ward.


Mark Wahlberg became the protagonist in two films in the Transformers live-action film franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Transformers: The Last Knight.


Mark Wahlberg served as executive producer of five HBO series: the comedy-drama Entourage, the period crime drama Boardwalk Empire, the comedy-dramas How to Make It in America and Ballers, and the documentary McMillions.


Mark Wahlberg is co-owner of the Wahlburgers chain and co-starred in the reality TV series about it.


Mark Wahlberg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.


Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born on June 5,1971, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.


Mark Wahlberg's mother, Alma Elaine, was a bank clerk and a nurse's aide, and his father, Donald Edmond Wahlberg Sr.


Mark Wahlberg's parents divorced in 1982; afterward, he divided his time between them.


Mark Wahlberg is of Swedish descent through his father, and of Irish descent through his paternal grandmother.


Mark Wahlberg's mother was of Irish, English and French-Canadian ancestry.


Mark Wahlberg was raised Catholic, and attended Copley Square High School on Newbury Street in Boston.


Later the same day, Mark Wahlberg attacked Johnny Trinh, another Vietnamese-American, punching him in the eye.


Investigators noted that Mark Wahlberg "made numerous unsolicited racial statements about 'gooks' and 'slant-eyed gooks".


Mark Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to felony assault, and was sentenced to two years in jail, but served only 45 days of his sentence.


Mark Wahlberg believed he had left the second victim permanently blind in one eye, though Trinh later said that he had lost his eye during the Vietnam War while serving in the South Vietnamese army, which fought alongside American forces.


Mark Wahlberg's attorney claimed that Mark Wahlberg and McCall, who is black, were provoked after McCall was called a racial slur by Crehan.


In 2006, Mark Wahlberg said the right thing for him to do would be to meet with Trinh and make amends, though he had not done so.


In 2014, Mark Wahlberg applied for a pardon from the State of Massachusetts for his convictions.


In 2016, Mark Wahlberg said he regretted his attempt to obtain a pardon, and his petition was closed after he failed to answer a request from the pardon board as to whether he wanted it to remain open.


Mark Wahlberg first came to fame as the younger brother of Donnie Mark Wahlberg of the successful boy band New Kids on the Block.


In December 1992, while performing on the British TV show The Word, Mark Wahlberg praised Shabba Ranks, who had stated gay people should be crucified.


Mark Wahlberg featured in their song titled "That's the Way I Like It".


In 1996, Mark Wahlberg returned to Hamburg to record a solo single titled "Hey DJ" with producer Toni Cottura.


Mark Wahlberg first displayed his physique in the "Good Vibrations" music video and most prominently in a series of underwear ads for Calvin Klein shot by Herb Ritts, following it with Calvin Klein television advertisements.


Mark Wahlberg made a workout video titled The Marky Mark Workout: Form.


In 2012, Wahlberg began serving as a brand ambassador for Marked, a line of sports nutrition supplements by GNC.


In 1993, Mark Wahlberg made his acting debut in the television film The Substitute.


Mark Wahlberg had his first starring role in James Foley's thriller film Fear.


Mark Wahlberg earned positive reviews after films such as Boogie Nights, Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, and Four Brothers.


Mark Wahlberg was originally cast as Linus Caldwell in Ocean's Eleven, but Matt Damon played the role instead.


Mark Wahlberg was considered for a role in the film Brokeback Mountain.


Mark Wahlberg starred in the American football drama Invincible, based on the true story of bartender Vince Papale.


Mark Wahlberg was the executive producer of the HBO series Entourage, which was loosely based on his experiences in Hollywood.


Mark Wahlberg was reunited with his The Basketball Diaries co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.


Mark Wahlberg was able to hit a target at 1,100 yards on his second day, a feat which usually takes weeks to achieve.


Mark Wahlberg had said in a number of interviews that he would retire at the age of 40 to concentrate on parenthood and professional golf.


Mark Wahlberg played Jack Salmon, the father of the protagonist, Susie, in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones, a film adaptation of the Alice Sebold book of the same name.


Mark Wahlberg starred in M Night Shyamalan's The Happening as Eliot Moore, which premiered in movie theaters on June 13,2008.


Mark Wahlberg later appeared in a follow-up sketch parodying the original one, Samberg's impression of Mark Wahlberg, and his own threats to Samberg.


In 2012, Mark Wahlberg starred in Seth MacFarlane's hit comedy Ted, reprising the same role in its 2015 sequel.


Mark Wahlberg later starred as Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in the war film Lone Survivor, based on Luttrell's 2007 book of the same name.


The film received commercial success and mostly positive reviews, and Mark Wahlberg's performance was highly praised.


In 2014, Mark Wahlberg starred in the remake of The Gambler, the 1974 James Caan film that was loosely inspired by the Dostoyevsky novella.


In 2014, Mark Wahlberg was the producer of the reality show Breaking Boston, which was pulled off the air after its premiere had 311,000 viewers.


Mark Wahlberg executive-produced one episode of Wahlburgers, while co-starring in it.


Mark Wahlberg topped the list of the world's highest-paid actors in 2017.


In 2022, Mark Wahlberg starred in the Uncharted film, as Victor Sullivan, having originally been cast to play Nathan Drake years prior.


Mark Wahlberg is a co-owner of Wahlburgers, along with his brothers Donnie and Paul.


In July 2013, Mark Wahlberg bought an equity interest of the Barbados Tridents cricket team.


Mark Wahlberg was introduced to the game by his friend Ajmal Khan, the club's chairman and Caribbean Premier League founder.


In 2015, Mark Wahlberg recruited rapper Sean Combs and billionaire Ronald Burkle to join him in investing in Aquahydrate, a bottled water brand Mark Wahlberg discovered.


In February 2017, Wahlberg was one of the investors who took part in a $6 million funding round for StockX, a sneaker resale marketplace.


In March 2019, Mark Wahlberg bought a stake in the F45 fitness franchise.


In 2023, Mark Wahlberg became Chief Brand Officer for F45 Training.


Mark Wahlberg was booked to fly on American Airlines Flight 11 on September 11,2001, but his plans changed the day before and he canceled his reservation.


Mark Wahlberg received backlash for stating in a 2012 interview, "If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did".


Mark Wahlberg is Catholic, and has described his religion as "the most important part" of his life; he often goes to Mass twice on Sundays.


Mark Wahlberg is active with The Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children.