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. Mark Wahlberg, he first became known as the rapper Marky Mark.  Now he is a well respected actor. 

The Early Years -  Youngest of nine children, Mark Walhberg quit school at fourteen to be a street hustler.  At sixteen he was convicted of assault and served forty-five days.  This was a turning point in  his life. 

Marky Mark - Wahlberg's older brother, Donnie, was an original member of the New Kids on the Block.  He used his influence to open the door for Mark in the music business. Wahlberg, with the writing and producing of his brother became an overnight success in the music world.  His shtick was rapping, his new name was Marky Mark, and he grabbed the audience by doing a semi-strip.  Audiences loved it. 

Rapper Model - Wahlberg was introduced to Calvin Klein who signed him to appear in CK underwear ads.  Now he was a rapper-model. 

First Screen Role - Penny Marshall directed Mark in his first screen role.  He played an uneducated country-bumpkin with an Andy Griffith-like charm and charisma.  His debut film was "Renaissance Man". 


Thur Mar 4 - Mark Wahlberg on Late Night with Conan O'Brien NBC


1998 - The Big Hit .... Melvin Smiley  
1997 - Traveller .... Pat O'Hara  
1997 - Boogie Nights .... Eddie Adams/Dirk Diggler  
1996 - Fear .... David McCall  
1995 - The Basketball Diaries .... Mickey  
1994 - Renaissance Man .... Private Tommy Lee Haywood 
TV Projects 
1993 - The Substitute (TV movie) .... Ryan Westerberg 
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg 
Nickname:  Marky Mark 
June 5, 1971 
Dorchester, MA 
  • Golden Satellite - 1998 - Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - "Boogie Nights"
  • MTV Movie Award - 1998 - Best Dance Sequence - "Boogie Nights"
  • MTV Movie Award - 1997 - Best Villain - "Fear"
  • Albums 
    Music for the People 
    You Gotta Believe
    . "Out on My Feet" - 1999 release starring Robert DeNiro and Mark Wahlberg. 

    "The Yards" - 1999 release from Miramax Films.  Cast includes James Caan, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Thoron, Mark Wahlberg, Ellen Burstyn, Faye Dunaway, Garry Pastore. 

    "The Corruptor" - 1999 release from New Line Cinema.  Cast includes Yun-Fat Chow, Mark Wahlberg, Elizabeth Lindsey. 

    "Three Kings" - 1999 release.  Cast:  Jamie Kennedy, George Clooney, Ice Cube, Cliff Curtis, Liz Stauber, Mark Wahlberg. 

    Links . Movies Future - Upcoming movies, release dates, and official links to their web sites. 

    Movies Past - Links to the official movie web sites for past movies. 

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