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American actor, rapper, producer of film and television


Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was popularly known as Marky Mark in his earlier years. He became popular in his 1991 debut as a rap musician with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Mark Wahlberg has appeared in numerous Hollywood films, including Boogie Nights and The Departed. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Departed.

Mark Wahlberg Info

Birth nameMark Robert Michael Wahlberg
Date of BirthJune 5, 1971
Place of BirthBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.
OccupationsActor, rapper, producer
Spouse (s)Rhea Durham (2009-present)
Years active1991 – present
Other Names / Nick NamesMarky Mark, Monk D
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 I said if I had to finance it myself, I would do it. I was looking at [a promo clip] and it looks like a movie to me… It's the f**king greatest thing I've ever seen. I certainly hope this has a chance to become a feature film. 
— Mark Wahlberg would finance an Entourage movie himself / July 30, 2011
 My last fight was a few years ago in a club and I did knuckle-up somebody’s face pretty good. They were deserving of it, 
— Mark Wahlberg saying his last fight was when a man attacked his friend in a nightclub a few years ago / February 03, 2011
 Usually when I start something I don’t end up on the winning end, but when I’m doing the right thing I usually come out pretty good. A guy sucker punched a friend of mine, so I had to return the favor. Then his friend came in and he got a little too. 
— Mark Wahlberg saying his last fight was when a man attacked his friend in a nightclub a few years ago / February 03, 2011
 Many times, Many times. Either from a girlfriend or I used to sneak out of the window of my house all the time at night while my parents were asleep, go roam the streets. 
— Mark Wahlberg used to sneak out of his house when his parents are asleep / February 03, 2011
 Yeah, even today doing these photoshoots I was doing earlier. They want me to pull all these silly faces, but that’s just not me. I can’t do that. It’s not that I think I’m too cool, then the guy was like, ‘OK, no problem. We can do the badass look, then’, and I’m like, ‘Well, I’m not really a badass either!’ You know, I’m a dad. I grew up in an edgy environment and had to navigate through a pretty tough world, so I was required to appear a badass, but I’m past all that now. 
— Mark Wahlberg / October 21, 2010

 I am a bit self-conscious. I grew up in a tough neighborhood and it’s cool if you’re playing a tough guy, but playing the vulnerable guy, the guy who doesn’t win and who doesn’t get the girl, that is always in the back of my minds as a potential concern. Too often I have wanted approval from my peers back home and respect from guys in general but as an actor you’ve got to be able to do different things. 
— Mark Wahlberg chooses tough guy roles to impress his friends / October 09, 2010
 That’s why Boogie Nights was such a pivotal role for me. He was a great part in a great movie, doing something that no-one expected of me, because I’d never played a naïve, innocent young kid and it was like, ‘What would people think of me?’ It is no problem playing a bad a*s or a hard guy — I love doing that – but I decided I wanted to be an actor and I gave it a shot. I had to do different roles and different films, otherwise I could have just settled for a TV show and been done with it. 
— Mark Wahlberg on his breakout role as porn star Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights / October 09, 2010
 There were moments when it was hard to keep a straight face when it was scripted, but it really got hard when we were doing the improvising, which we did on every scene. We would shoot what was on the page and then spend the rest of the day playing around, and you never knew where Will was gonna go. He enjoys making you laugh. It’s not like they care if you ruin a take. 
— Mark Wahlberg saying his co-star Will Ferrell made them laugh while filming the movie The Other Guys / October 01, 2010