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Producer of HBO's "Entourage," Actor, Model and Former Rapper Known as "Marky Mark"

Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, model and former rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years and became famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He later transitioned to acting and is now known for his roles in films including "Boogie Nights," "Three Kings," "Planet of the Apes," "The Italian Job," "I Heart Huckabees," "The Departed," "Shooter," "Max Payne," "The Other Guys," "The Fighter," "Ted" and "Pain & Gain." He has also served as the executive producer of the TV series "Entourage," "Boardwalk Empire" and "How to Make It in America."

Mark Wahlberg had a rocky upbringing of hustling and drug dealing, but when his older brother Donnie rocketed to stardom as a member of New Kids on the Block, Wahlberg decided find his own niche in the music business. Driven by the success of the hit dance singles "Good Vibrations" and "Wildside," his album went platinum, selling over a million copies. He signed a two-year contract with the designer Calvin Klein to model underwear.

Wahlberg's successful transition into acting started with his performance in "Renaissance Man." However, his breakthrough role was in "The Basketball Diaries." From that point on, he shed the name and reputation of "Marky Mark."

Wahlberg was cast as the new human lead in the in fourth installment of the "Transformers" movies.

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Mark Wahlberg gets his high school diploma; Charlie Sheen too ...

Mark Wahlberg, twice nominated for an Oscar, has picked up an award he's wanted for a long time: his high school diploma.

Mark Wahlberg To Be Honored At Courage Awards

The 10th annual Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner presented by First Data Corporation and the Joe Plumeri Foundation, with the generous support of USAA, is being held on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

First Look: Mark Wahlberg as BP Oil Spill Hero in 'Deepwater Horizon'

Lionsgate has revealed a first look at Mark Wahlberg as an oil-drenched hero in Peter Berg's Deepwater Horizon, which has started shooting in New Orleans.

Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation Promotes Awareness Of Youth Prescription Drug Abuse

Millennium Health, a leading health solutions company, and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation announced the availability of a short film, If Only, about the dangers of youth misuse and abuse of prescription drugs.

Mark Wahlberg Adds Support to Veterans Charity Ride

The Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis hand-selects veterans from all branches of the military to experience motorcycle therapy on Indian motorcycles, trikes and Champion sidecars while riding from Los Angeles to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota. For 2016, 20 deserving veterans and veteran mentors will join the ride...

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