Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, model, and former rapper.
He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, becoming 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.
Two important roles in the 1990s were the drama Boogie Nights and the satirical war-comedy Three Kings.
In the 2000s, he starred in the biographical disaster drama The Perfect Storm, the science fiction film Planet of the Apes, the musical comedy-drama Rock Star, the heist film The Italian Job, and the Martin Scorsese-directed crime drama The Departed for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In the 2010s, he starred in the action comedy The Other Guys, the biographical sports drama The Fighter, the comedy Ted, the war film Lone Survivor, the crime-comedy-drama Pain & Gain, and the sci-fi action film Transformers: Age of Extinction.
He has also served as executive producer of three HBO series: the comedy-drama Entourage, the period crime drama Boardwalk Empire, and the comedy-drama How to Make It in America.