As a troubled, drug-addled youth, Wahlberg attacked several Vietnamese men with a large wooden stick, permanently blinding one victim in one eye. Wahlberg plead guilty to assault and served 45 days of his 2-year sentence at Boston's Deer Island House of Correction.
His older sister Deborah Wahlberg died tragically from a heart attack on Sept. 2, 2003, the same day Wahlberg's daughter Ella Rae was born. It must surely have been a bittersweet day for the entire family.
In 1992, the video game Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch: Make My Video was released. The premise was to put the player in the role of music video editor. Sound like a lot of fun? Of course not. Critics and gamers both shunned the game.
The Boogie Nights star was born and bred in Boston and his mother, Alma Elaine, is a distant relative of Nathanial Hawthorne, who also penned the famous novel The House of Seven Gables.
The film's director Ang Lee first considered both Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix for the pair of gay cowboys, but Wahlberg was uncomfortable with the sex scenes. We can't help but wonder if that had anything to do with his stint in prison.
Yes, a sequel to Seth MacFarlane's raunchy stuffed bear comedy is in pre-production and set to release in 2015. Are there really enough shenanigans for a man and his talking plush toy to fill another 90 minutes? We think they should have stopped while they were ahead.
Wahlberg has four tattoos: Sylvester the Cat with Tweety Bird; a Bob Marley tattoo with the words 'One Love"; a rosary around his neck; a crucifix with the words "In God I Trust" over his heart. The father of four is now undergoing laser treatments to remove all of his body art.
To prepare for his character as a sniper in the film Shooter, the Oscar-nominated actor attended a long-range shooting institute and, on only his second day, was able to hit a target 1,100 yards away. Not bad for a guy known around the world as an underwear model.
Though Wahlberg has had much success as a producer, his reality show Breaking Boston didn't make much of a splash. Focused on four blue-collar women in their 20s, the unscripted show was watched by a mere 311,000 viewers.
Set to release later this year, Mojave is the story of a near-suicidal artist (Garret Hedlund) who makes some surprising discoveries in the desert outside Los Angeles. The film also stars Walton Goggins (Justified) and French actress Louise Bourgoin.
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