Mark Wahlberg first came to fame as the younger brother of Donnie Wahlberg of the New Kids on the Block. After his brother's bubblegum
pop group ended, Mark began recording as Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch, earning hits with "Good Vibrations" and "Wild Side"
from Music for the People (where he poses with a Saab 9000). His
second LP, You Gotta Believe, was a relative failure. He was seen
most prominently in a series of underwear ads from Calvin Klein, and
would drop his pants as part of musical show. He then began an
acting career, earning positive reviews. He is currently producing
the series Entourage on HBO which is loosely based on incidents from
his own life.
Mark has admitted to having been a hard drug user. When he was 16, he injured a Vietnamese man and went to jail. Wahlberg denied that the crime was racially motivated.
"Marky Mark's hottest moments" , March 1993 (with Penthouse Pet Natalie Smith)Modelling photos on his website show that he has a third nipple below his left breast.
Mark has claimed to have had a reservation to fly from his hometown of Boston back to Los Angeles on September 11, 2001, on either United Airlines Flight 175 or American Airlines Flight 11. He decided on the previous day to go instead to New York City to meet with friends.
Mark Wahlberg's sister, Debbie Wahlberg, died the same day his daughter Ella was born.
Mark Wahlberg has a daughter named Ella Rae with his longtime girlfriend
Rhea Durham. Ella was born on September 2, 2003.
Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch discography
Hit singles from "Music for the People"
Filmography for Mark Wahlberg
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