>> Mark Wahlberg is of Irish, Swedish, French Canadian and English ancestry. He is a distant relative of author Nathaniel Hawthorne.
>> Mark had his first shot with fame as the brother of Donnie Wahlberg, of the successful 1980s-90s boy band, New Kid On The Block. His musical career earned him the nickname Marky Mark.
>> He refused the film Brokeback Mountain, as he was uncomfortable with the sex scenes in them.
>> He is known for his charity work and tattoos.