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Born into humble beginnings in Dorchester, Massachusetts, Mark Wahlberg is the youngest of eight children, including his famous brother, Donnie Wahlberg, of the New Kids on the Block.

Wahlberg had a troubled childhood, which included spending time in jail after assaulting a man in Dorchester, but he got his first big break as a rapper in the early 1990s. Known then as Marky Mark, the rapper had several hits off of his debut album, Music for the People. However, his music career wasn’t meant to be, and Wahlberg switched gears to acting, which has earned him critical acclaim as well as numerous awards for films such as The Departed and The Fighter.