Mark Wahlberg, one of the most popular actors in the Hollywood industry, he made his most notable appearances in films like Boogie Nights and the Transformers. If you are wondering to know about the dark side of this artist, along with his net worth and career, then have a look at the following article.
How did he gain fame?
Mark started his entertainment career as a rapper. At the age of 13, he was among the members of the group of “New Kids” along with his brother. However, soon he left the group and started his group – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. His group released several albums like Music for the People and You Gotta Believe. Mark’s debut albums song “Good Vibrations” was a great hit.
Later, in the year 1993, he made his acting debut in the television series – Out All Night. And in the same year, he appeared in a TV movie – The Substitute. Mark made his debut in the film industry in 1995 with the movie – Renaissance Man. After the debut, he played as the best friend of Leonardo DiCaprio in – The Basketball Diaries, which marked as a turning point in his life.
He earned great fame and made many more great films like “Fear” with Reese Witherspoon (1996) and “Boogie Nights” in the year 1997. All his great performances further established him as a great actor.
Mark’s best movies and TV shows
By far, Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) is Mark’s highest-earning film with a lifetime collection of $245,439,076. Some of his other great earning films include Planet of the Apes (2001) with a net income of $180,011,740; Ted (2012) with a net income of $218,815,487; Daddy’s Home (2015) with a net income of $150,357,137 and finally The Departed (2006) with a net income of $132,384,315.
However, the list of Wahlberg’s television shows is not as long as his film credits. Along with his TV debut in Out All Night, he came in only four episodes of another TV series Entourage.
Something important to learn about his dark past
Before making his fortune and fame in the film industry, Wahlberg had a disconcerting history. From the age of 15 years to roughly about 21 years of age, he got involved in violent and racial motivated acts. One of his violent act was against a Vietnamese man, Johnny Trinh, Mark attacked him and punched him in the eye. And then an attempted to murder charge sheet got lodged on his name. He proved to be guilty and got imprisoned for two years in jail. However, he just served 45 days of imprisonment, but he still had his name in the police records. In the year, Mark applied for a pardon for his criminal action against Trinh. Trinh told in an interview that he was young and reckless, made a mistake in the past, but now he must deserve a chance to improve himself.
Net worth of Mark Wahlberg even after having a dark past?
As of now, Mark Wahlberg has around $300 million net worth and is also known to be one of the richest actors in the world.