Mark Wahlberg: Rapper to Actor by Thomas Parker

Mark Wahlberg: Rapper to Actor

byThomas Parker

Kobo ebook | January 24, 2014

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Mark Wahlberg is an American actor, rapper, and model. He was born the youngest of nine children in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a troubled youth who actually served forty-five days in prison as a teenager after robbing a pharmacy.


Mark later began his musical career as rapper Marky Mark after bowing out of his brother Donnie's boy band, New Kids on the Block. Mark's 1991 single "Good Vibrations," off the album Music for the People, was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and later went platinum.


In 1992, Wahlberg was recruited as a model for Calvin Klein underwear, and his image was famously displayed on a Times Square billboard for much of the year.


Soon after, he began appearing in films beginning with a made-for-TV movie. Soon Mark was attracting critics' attention with roles in movies like The Basketball Diaries, Boogie Nights, The Perfect Storm, and The Italian Job. In 2006, he earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for his performance in Martin Scorsese's The Departed.

Title:Mark Wahlberg: Rapper to ActorFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 24, 2014Publisher:Thomas ParkerLanguage:English

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