actor; musician; model
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts
Wahlberg was an original member of The New Kids on the Block (1985); he dropped out but later restarted his music career with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Their first album Music for the People (1991) contained the number one single “Good Vibrations.” He also modeled for Calvin Klein (1992) before heading for Hollywood. His films include The Basketball Diaries (1995), Traveller (1997), Boogie Nights (1997), The Big Hit (1998), Three Kings (1999), and The Perfect Storm (2000).