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Mark Wahlberg Biography

Birth Name:
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg
Birth Place:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor, singer, model

Fast Facts

  • Was one of the original members of the band New Kids on the Block at age 13, with older brother Donnie
  • In 1991, "Marky Mark" (his rap name), along with a backup rapper and dancers (dubbed "the Funky Bunch"), released their platinum debut album, Music for the People
  • Signed a two year deal in 1991 to model for Calvin Klein underwear
  • Was scheduled to fly on doomed September 11 flight United 93 but ended up changing his plans
  • Originally cast as Linus Caldwell in Ocean's Eleven, but had to drop out due to scheduling problems
  • Executive produced the HBO series Entourage, modeled on his own experiences
  • Co-owns the Wahlburger restaurant franchise, with his brothers Donnie and Paul
  • Dropped out of high school in ninth grade; he later completed classes online and earned his high school diploma in 2013
  • Introduced Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia in 2015

Awards

  • 2020People's Choice Awards-Favorite Movie Actor: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in an Action Movie: winner
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in a Comedy: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Producers Guild Awards-Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2010Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2006Online Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2006Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2006National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2006Boston Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated

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