Mark Wahlberg was born on June 5, 1971 in Dorchester, Massachusetts to Alma and Donald Wahlberg. Wahlberg was raised with his eight older siblings in a working class Irish Catholic household.
Mark Wahlberg gained fame as a rapper in the early 1990s. He performed under the name Marky Mark along with his deejay and dancers dubbed "The Funky Bunch." Soon after, Wahlberg entered the world of modeling, posing for Calvin Klein. He made his acting debut in 1993, appearing in the television movie "The Substitute." As of 2015, Wahlberg co-stars with his brother Donnie on the A&E show "Wahlburgers," which focuses on the Wahlburger family and their restaurant.