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Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, businessman, model, as well as a rapper. He is famous as Marky Mark in his early career as frontman for the group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, with whom he released the albums Music for the People and You Gotta Believe.

Mark Wahlberg was born on 5 June 1971, as Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. His sun sign Gemini. He is the youngest of nine children of Alma Elaine and Donald E. Wahlberg, Sr. His mother was a bank clerk and a nurse whereas his father was a delivery driver. They divorced in 1982.

He holds an American nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity of Irish, Swedish, English, French-Canadian, and Scottish.  Mark has eight siblings: Donnie, Paul, Robert, Jim, Arthur, Tracey, Debbie, and Scott Wahlberg.

Among them, Robert is an actor and Donnie is also actor-singer. Regarding his education, he studied at Copley Square High School on Newbury Street in Boston. Since he was 13, he had an addiction to cocaine and other substances.

What is the Net Worth & Salary of Mark Wahlberg?

The estimated net worth of Mark Wahlberg is around $225 million dollars. He earns around $29 million annually. Therefore, he is considered to be the wealthiest actors of Hollywood. If he is still working as an American actor, producer, businessman, former model, and former rapper, he earns a decent amount of money.

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Caption: Mark Wahlberg

In addition, his film, ‘The Truth about Charlie’ earned him $10 million, and ‘Planet of the Apes’ earned him $8 million. Likewise, his film ‘The Fighter’ made a profit of $135 million.

Then he appeared in ‘2 Guns’ and ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ earning $27 million for both films in 2013.  From 2013 to 2014, Mark earned $32 million and $52 million respectively from all endeavors. Previously in the year 2011, he made $30 million, which included profits from his older films.

Also, the sponsorships and featuring in programs earn him around $6 million. He built his house from scratch on a 6-acre land he bought for $8 million in 2009.

Additionally, the 30,000 sq ft mansion is fully equipped with over the top amenities like putting green, full-sized basketball court, guesthouse, an outdoor loggia, large motor court, three-car garage, a pool complete with slides. Presently, the house was valued at $200 million.

Who is Mark Wahlberg Married to? Children

Wahlberg is a married man for a long time. He is married to the famous model Rhea Durham. There is no further information about their first met and dating history. However, the couple married on 1 August 2009 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills.

They together have four children named Ella Rae Wahlberg, Brendan Joseph Wahlberg, Grace Margaret Wahlberg, and Michael Wahlberg. The duo has been married for over ten years now and their relationship is going very well.

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Caption: Mark Wahlberg with his wife and Children

Previously, he dated American actress Traci Bingham in 1991. Then In the 1990s, he dated famous personalities such as Kate Moss, Savannah, Reese Witherspoon, Tammy Pobi, and  China Chow. After that, he dated Rachel Hunter and Jordana Brewster in the early 2000s.

Moreover, Mark has been criticized a few times for being rude and racist. It seems he is doing the best job without harming others and has been a straight person in his life, for which he has not been in any big controversy yet.

Mark Wahlberg’s Body Measurement 

Wahlberg stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches with an average weight of 78 kg. He has black hair color and hazel brown color eyes. His waist size is 35 inches or 89 cm.

Career

Mark came to fame as the younger brother of Donnie Wahlberg of the successful boy band, New Kids on the Block. In the year 1995, he released “No Mercy” in support of Dariusz Michalczewski. He also appears in the music video of the song.

In 2000, he appeared in the Black Label Society music video for “Counterfeit God”. After that, Wahlberg did his acting debut in the TV film The Substitute and again came with film Renaissance Man the next year in the year 1993.

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Caption: Mark Wahlberg American actor

From that, he got positive reviews after films such as Boogie Nights Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, and Four Brothers. Since then, he has appeared in numerous movies. Moreover, he starred in the American football drama Invincible in 2006, for which he was nominated for MTV Movie Awards for Best Kiss.

Also, he was the executive producer of the HBO series Entourage from 2004 to 2011. In the year 2014, Wahlberg was the producer of the reality show Breaking Boston. Regarding his awards, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for his work in Homeland in 2012. Besides this, he has also won several awards and honors.

Facts of Mark Wahlberg

Full NameMark Wahlberg
Net Worth$230 Million
Date Of BirthJune 5, 1971
Age49 years 0 months
HoroscopeGemini
Place Of BirthDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height 5 feet 8 inches 
Weight78 Kg
ProfessionFilm Producer, Actor, Model, Musician, Rapper, Television producer, Singer, Film Score Composer, Songwriter
EducationSnowden International School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseRhea Durham (m. 2009)
ChildrenBrendan Joseph Wahlberg, Grace Margaret Wahlberg, Ella Rae Wahlberg, Michael Wahlberg
ParentsAlma Wahlberg, Donald Wahlberg
SiblingsDonnie Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg
NicknamesMark Robert Michael Wahlberg , Marky Mark , Monk D , M. Wahlberg , Mark R. Wahlberg
AwardsMTV Generation Award, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in an Action Movie, Satellite Award for Best Ensemble – Motion Picture, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor, N...
Record LabelsUltraphonic Records
Albums"Life in the Streets" (1994), "The Remix Album" (1995), "All Around the World" (1994)
Music GroupsNew Kids On The Block, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Good Vibrations, Thunder Buddies, No Mercy
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, MTV Movie Award for Best Villain, MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion ...
Movies"Renaissance Man", "The Basketball Diaries", "Fear", "Boogie Nights", "The Perfect Storm", "The Happening" (2008), "Lone Survivor" (2013), "The Departed", "The Lovely Bones"
TV Shows"Breaking Boston" (2014), "Wahlburgers", "Entourage" (2004-2011)

Quotes of Mark Wahlberg

#Quote
1Actually, you English people always get to play Americans but they never let us play Englishmen. So if some great 18th-century English royal role came up, I could go over there for two years. I could become that character. And I tell you what, I'd kill it.
2I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother, an uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me, a good follower to those who are serving God and doing the right thing.
3For actors who sit there and talk about, "Oh, I went to SEAL training." I don't give a fuck what you did. You don't know what these guys did. For somebody go sit there and say my job was as difficult as being in the military? How fucking dare you, while you sit in a makeup chair for two hours?
4I don't want to let my guard down and feel too comfortable. If you become complacent, you start feeling entitled. I'm ready to go dig ditches if I have to. Whatever I gotta do to provide for my family. Whatever I gotta do to make sure that I do the best possible job at whatever wonderful opportunities I've been handed.
5As far as I'm concerned, there's no job more important on the planet than being a mom.
6I did a lot of things that I regretted and I certainly paid for my mistakes. You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn't until I really started doing good and doing right, by other people as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don't have a problem going to sleep at night.
7[on narrowly avoiding being on hijacked 9/11 flight United 93] If I was on that plane with my kids, it wouldn't have went down like it did. There would have been a lot of blood in that first-class cabin and then me saying, "Okay, we're going to land somewhere safely, don't worry." We certainly would have tried to do something to fight. I've had probably over 50 dreams about it.
8I like to talk to people. I've got one assistant, one Blackberry. That's my overhead. I don't text that much or email. I like to sit down face-to-face and have a conversation with you. I'm old-fashioned.
9[on George Michael being sent to prison for driving under the influence of drugs] I was 16 when I went to prison but he's been busted a couple of times. He should get a driver or go to Amsterdam where pot is legal. But my heart goes out anyone who goes to prison. I pray for him.
10[on David Beckham] I'm not telling Beckham to take his family home. I'm just not sure why he came to America in the first place. Man, we don't want your soccer. There's no way Americans are going to buy the idea of 90 minutes of running around without much happening. Thanks for trying guys, but we'll stick to baseball and basketball.
11[on Boogie Nights (1997)] It was a showstopper, and it had a good screenplay, a real story. It also helped Burt Reynolds' career, and now I can more sympathize with that, now that I've been in the business a fairly long time, so I can see how doing a comeback that's popular and also critically liked is something rare and real special.
12In my movies, I'm not trying to erase any old image of myself, really. And also I'm not trying to imitate anyone or follow in their footsteps, because I know, Burt Reynolds was just one of the people that told me this, I know how you can only last in this business if you got something special to offer, just by being yourself. Imitators don't last, and I'd like to last.
13Marty and I were constantly in this struggle. I had problems with Marty. He was "I'm Martin Scorsese... da-dee-da." He was pushing me in different ways. But it wasn't just Marty. The whole time I was in the character so I was mad at everybody. It was Leo, Matt and Jack. Fuck Jack too. We were able to laugh about it afterwards and we have a great relationship now and we're going to do other stuff in the future.
14[His reaction to his Oscar-nomination for The Departed (2006)] Any time someone says you have an opportunity to work with Martin Scorsese you jump at the chance.
15[on his delight for starring in Walt Disney's Invincible (2006)] It's a movie my kids can see - my nieces and nephews. I haven't had that. None of my nieces and nephews have seen Boogie Nights (1997), thank God! I haven't made too many PG movies.
16I've always looked at my career as an athlete would look at his. I won't play forever. Some don't know when to walk away, but the smart ones do.

Quick Facts of Mark Wahlberg

#Fact
1$10,000,000
2$3,000,000 /year (2007) as Executive Producer
3$10,000,000
4$8,000,000
5His favorite movie is Hard Times (1975), with Charles Bronson.
6Known for being very nice and polite to fans who recognize him on the street.
7Is a huge fan of the Boston Celtics.
8One of the ingredients of the cheeseburgers served at his family restaurant is "government cheese", which was provided to welfare recipients when he was a child. Wahlberg has said he wanted the burgers to honestly and accurately reflect the working-class meals he and his siblings were raised on.
9Brother-in-law of Jenny McCarthy and cousin-in-law of Melissa McCarthy.
10Became a father for the fourth time at age 38 when his fiancée [now wife] Rhea Durham gave birth to their daughter Grace Margaret Wahlberg on January 11, 2010.
11Became a father for the third time at age 37 when his girlfriend [now wife] Rhea Durham gave birth to their son Brendan Joseph Wahlberg on September 16, 2008.
12Became a father for the second time at age 34 when his girlfriend [now wife] Rhea Durham gave birth to their son Michael Wahlberg on March 21, 2006.
13Became a father for the first time, at age 32, when his girlfriend [now wife] Rhea Durham gave birth to their daughter, Ella Rae Wahlberg, on September 2, 2003.
14Received his high school diploma 25 years after dropping out of the Snowden International School in Massachusetts (previously known as Copley Square High School).
15Is a registered Democrat.
16On August 1, 2009, he married longtime partner, Rhea Durham, at a private Catholic ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.
17He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6259 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 29, 2010.
18Paid $8.25 million to purchase a 6.14-acre, vacant lot in Beverly Hills, California's Beverly Park neighborhood where he plans to custom-build a mansion on the property (2009).
19Was spoofed by Andy Samberg on Saturday Night Live (1975). After the first skit premiered Wahlberg jokingly acted as if he was offended when appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) (Jimmy Kimmel Live!: Episode #6.141 (2008)), but he eventually appeared in SNL (Saturday Night Live: Josh Brolin/Adele (2008)) going along with the joke.
20Ranked #1 on VH1's "Hottest Hotties of the 90's".
21Was briefly sent to prison for two 1988 incidents in which he attacked, beat, and yelled ethnic slurs at two Vietnamese men in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Both incidents were unprovoked by the victims, and in the second attack, Wahlberg beat and permanently blinded in one eye a man who was trying to help him escape from the police after the first attack.
22Has stated that he struggled with weight gain his whole life.
23Has stated his performance as Max Payne in Max Payne (2008) as his favorite role.
24Dropped out of school when he was age 13.
25Was born in St. Margaret's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
26Was a drug dealer as a young teenager.
27Had to spent about 60 days in the House of Correction in Massachusetts when he was a teenager.
28Through being a distant relative of Madonna, he is also one of Céline Dion.
29Was originally a member of New Kids on the Block, but left the band before they had their big break.
30While performing as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch he often wore nothing but underpants on stage. Calvin Klein consequently asked him to model for Klein's underwear line.
31As of 2008, he earns a reported $12-15 million per film in addition to a percentage of the back end profits.
32His father, Donald E. Wahlberg Sr., a veteran of the Korean War, passed away on February 14, 2008.
33Ranked #65 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
34He and some friends were actually booked to fly on one of the planes that crashed in to the twin towers on September 11, 2001. Originally planning on flying from Boston to Los Angeles but at the last minute they decided to charter a plane to Toronto, Canada for a film festival and then from there to Los Angeles. A near brush with death that he still dreams about today. "We certainly would have tried to do something to fight. I've had probably over 50 dreams about it."
35Considers The Truth About Charlie (2002) his worst film.
36Friends with Leonardo DiCaprio.
37Martin Scorsese directed Wahlberg to his very first Academy Award nomination as Sgt. Sean Dignam in The Departed (2006). Wahlberg has said that it's one of the roles he is most proud of.
38Turned down the lead role of Jake Roenick in Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), which went to Ethan Hawke.
39Turned down the role of Hero in the horror film Feast (2005), which went to Eric Dane.
40Has a summer home in Wrentham, Massachusetts.
41Older brother, Donnie Wahlberg, was a member of the boy group New Kids on the Block.
42Is very close to his mother Alma McPeck.
43Has a tattoo of Bob Marley on his left shoulder.
44His older sister Debbie passed away on September 2, 2003, leaving behind a teenage son. She died on the same day that Mark's first child, Ella Rae Wahlberg, was born.
45Narrated the documentary Juvies (2004) along with The Italian Job (2003) co-star Yasiin Bey (Mos Def supplied poetry).
46His father was of half Swedish and half Irish descent, and his mother's ancestry is 11/16ths Irish, one eighth French-Canadian, one eighth English, and one sixteenth Scottish. Mark's paternal grandfather, Axel Simon Wahlberg, was the son of Swedish immigrants, Axel Gustaf Wahlberg and Ida Albertina Nordstrom.
47He said in one of the featurettes in The Italian Job (2003) DVD that he thought about doing the movie because it was going to be his third remake in a row (if you don't count Rock Star (2001)) after The Truth About Charlie (2002) and Planet of the Apes (2001).
48His music group, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, debuted on The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) in the late 1980s.
49Bought a $5 million mansion in Beverly Hills, California and moved his mother there. [December 2001]
50Was originally cast as Linus Caldwell in Ocean's Eleven (2001) but dropped out. The role went to Matt Damon.
51His older siblings are: Arthur Wahlberg, James Wahlberg, Debbie Wahlberg, Michelle Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg, Tracey Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg. Robert, Donnie and Mark are from their mother's third marriage with Donald Wahlberg. Half-siblings from his father's side of the family are Scott Wahlberg, Buddy Wahlberg and Donna Wahlberg.
52Named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [May 1992]
53Younger brother of Arthur Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg and Robert Wahlberg.

Trademarks of Mark Wahlberg

#Trademark
1Often plays tough, no-nonsense characters
2Boston accent

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