Older brother Donnie was a member of the boy group New Kids on the Block, but left the band before they were famous.
Turned down the lead role of "Jake Roenick" in Assault on Precinct 13 (2005).
Dated actress Jordana Brewster for several years (1998-2001).
Considers The Truth About Charlie (2002) his worst film.
Ranked #65 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
Brother of Donnie Wahlberg and Robert Wahlberg.
Turned down the role of "Hero" in Feast (2005).
Friends with Leonardo DiCaprio.
His father Donald E. Wahlberg, a veteran of the Korean War, died on 14 February 2008.
He and some friends were actually booked to fly on one of the planes that crashed in to the twin towers on September 11, 2001. Originally planning on flying from Boston to Los Angeles but at the last minute they decided to charter a plane to Toronto, Canada for a film festival and then from there to Los Angeles. A near brush with death that he still dreams about today. "We certainly would have tried to do something to fight. I've had probably over 50 dreams about it."
Distant relative of Madonna and Halle Berry and nephew of John Hathorn (1641-1717), Judge in the Salem Witch trials.
Martin Scorsese directed Wahlberg to his very first Academy Award nomination as "Sgt. Sean Dignam" in The Departed (2006). Wahlberg has said that it's one of the roles he is most proud of.
Has a summer home in Wrentham, Massachusetts.
Mark and his girlfriend, Rhea Durham, welcomed their second baby and first son, Michael, on March 21, 2006.
Older brother Donnie was a member of the boy group New Kids on the Block.
Is very close to his mother.
Has a tattoo of Bob Marley on his left shoulder.
His older sister Debbie passed away just a day before his daughter Ella was born, on September 1st, 2003, leaving behind a teenaged son.
Narrated the documentary Juvies (2004) along with The Italian Job (2003) co-star Mos Def (Mos Def supplied poetry).
Is of Swedish, Irish, German and French Canadian descent.
He said in one of the featurettes in The Italian Job (2003) DVD that he thought about doing the movie because it was going to be his third remake in a row (if you don't count Rock Star (2001)) after The Truth About Charlie (2002) and Planet of the Apes (2001).
(September 2, 2003) His first child with girlfriend Rhea Durham, a girl named Ella Rae was born at 4.am at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds, 4 ounces.
His music group, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, debuted on "The Arsenio Hall Show" (1989) in the early 1990's.
December 2001 - Bought a 5 million dollar mansion in Beverly Hills, and moved his mother in.