12 Interesting Mark Wahlberg Facts, You Should Never Miss.

1. Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, businessman, former model, and rapper.

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2. He is also known by his former stage name Marky Mark, from his career with the group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

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3. Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.

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4. He has eight siblings, including actor Robert Wahlberg.

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5. Wahlberg dropped out of high school at age 14 to pursue a career in music.

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6. In his early years as an actor, Wahlberg was known for his roles in the films The Basketball Diaries (1995) and Boogie Nights (1997).

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7. He has since starred in a number of successful films, including The Perfect Storm (2000), Planet of the Apes (2001), The Italian Job (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004), The Departed (2006), Shooter (2007), We Own the Night (2007), Max Payne (2008), The Fighter (2010), Ted (2012), Lone Survivor (2013), and Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014).

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8. Wahlberg has also served as executive producer of four HBO series: Entourage (2004–2011), Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014), How to Make It in America (2010–2011), and Ballers (2015–present).

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9. He is co-owner of the Wahlburgers chain of restaurants.

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10. Wahlberg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 29, 2010.

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11. He was ranked No. 1 on AskMen.com’s list of Top 49 Men of 2013.

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12. In 2014, he was named People’s Sexiest Man Alive.

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