About Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg is an actor/producer/restaurateur and a former rapper. He started his career as a musician and slowly transitioned into acting later. He was also a member of “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch” and known by his stage name Marky Mark. He is known as Micky Ward from “The Fighter” and as John Bennett from the comedy film “Ted.” His other performances include “Planet of Apes,” “The Big Hit,” Four Brothers,” “Invincible,” “Pain & Gain,” “Entourage,” and several others.

Quick Info
Full NameMark Robert Michael Wahlberg
Date of BirthJune 5, 1971
Birth PlaceBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Parent(s)Alma Elaine and Donald Edmond Wahlberg
OccupationActor, Producer, Businessman, Rapper
Spouse(s)Rhea Durham ​(m. after 2009)​
Net WorthUS $300 million

In three decades of his acting journey, the forty-nine-year-old actor has made appearances in seven television series and over fifty films. He has also produced over twenty films.

Early Life

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born to Alma Elaine and Donald Edmond Wahlberg on 5th June 1971 in Boston. He is the youngest of the nine siblings. His father was a delivery driver and an army veteran while his mother worked as a nurse aide and was also a bank clerk. His parents raised him as a Catholic.

He attended Copley Square High School but did not complete his high school until 2013. He was a regular cocaine user by the time he turned 13, and he went to jail for race-related violence.

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In Music

Mark Wahlberg started his musical career as a member of his brother Donnie’s boy band New Kids on the Block but later quit the band after being together for a few months. He then started the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch in 1987 and began recording songs with Scott Ross, Terry Yancey, Anthony Thomas, and Hector Barros. The band released their first album titled “Music for the People” in 1991. The album was a huge hit and climbed on the 21st number of the Billboard 200.

The band then released their second album titled “You Gotta Believe” in 1992. The album could not perform as the previous one but managed to reach 67th position in the Billboard 200 and got nominated for the Grammy Awards. They have also released few singles until the band got disbanded in 1993. Mark left the band to pursue a career in acting.

In Film

Mark Wahlberg’s debut in the acting industry came from the 1994 comedy film “Renaissance Man” as Private Tommy Lee Haywood. The film was a flop in the box-office, grossing just about half of its budget. He then featured in the 1995 film “The Basketball Diaries” as Mickey. The following year, he made featured in “Fear” as David McCall.

He has also made appearances in “Traveler” as Pat O’Hara, “The Big Hit” as Melvin Smiley, “Three Kings” as Troy Barlow, “The Yards” as Leo Handler, and a few other films from 1996 to 2000. In 2001, he portrayed Captain Leo Davidson in the 6th film of the Planet of the Apes film series titled “Planet of the Apes.” The film was an average critical hit but managed to gross $360.2 million in the box-office.

In 2003, he also made an appearance in the documentary “Overnight” as himself. In 2006, he starred as Vince Papale in the sports drama “Invincible.” The film has an IMDb rating of 7.1 in IMDb based on 64,951 votes and collected $58.5 million in the box-office. In 2012, he played John Bennet in the comedy film “Ted.” The film was a huge box-office success, grossing over $549.4 million against a $50 million budget. He also reprised the role in the sequel of the film titled “Ted 2”, released in 2015.

Mark Wahlberg has also made appearances in films “Instant Family,” “Mile 22”, “Lone Survivor,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” “The Gambler,” “Daddy’s Home” and several others. He will also feature in the upcoming films “Infinite” and “Uncharted” due to release in 2021.

Mark Wahlberg

Wahlberg has appeared in television series like “The Substitute,” “Out All Night,” “Entourage,” and “Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.” He has also made appearances in 36 episodes of the reality television show “Wahl burgers” based on his restaurant business.

Mark has also produced films and television series, including “Prisoners,” “The Gambler,” “Wahlburgers,” “Lone Survivor,” “Shooter,” “Mile 22,” and several others.

Apart from acting and singing, he is also a successful restaurateur. He is the co-owner of the casual dining restaurant and bar “Wahlburgers.” He also has equities in Barbados Tridents Cricket Team, Performance Inspired, and Aquahydrate. He is also involved in a few other businesses.


In his career, Mark Wahlberg has nominated in sixteen award functions, including two Academy Awards nominations. However, he is yet to win an award.

Personal Life

Mark Wahlberg is married to Rhea Durham since 2009 and has four children from the relationship; two sons and two daughters. He belongs to Swedish. French, Canadian, and Irish ancestry. He is a big Bob Marley fan and has a tattoo of him engraved in his left shoulder.

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Height and Weight

Mark Wahlberg is 1.73 meters or five feet and eight inches in height and weighs eighty-three kilograms.

Social Media

Mark Wahlberg has over 15 million followers on his official Instagram handle @markwahlberg.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Mark Wahlberg has an estimated net worth of $300 million.