Early Life & Career and Breakthrough as an Actor
Mark Wahlberg was born on June 5, 1971 in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at Copley Square High School but never graduated, he only got his high school diploma in 2013. Wahlberg had a rough adolescence, getting addicted to cocaine and other drugs by the time he was 13. He was also charged with attempted murder for attacking two Vietnamese men and pleaded guilty to assault. He was sentenced two years in prison. After this, he made the choice of improving his behavior with the help of his parish priest.
Wahlberg was already starting a career in the show business when his crimes in the past happened. He was 13 when he became a member of the boy band New Kids on the Block along with his older brother Donnie Wahlberg, though he left after only three months and as replaced by Joe McIntyre. In 1990, he became the frontman of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and they became known for their hit song “Good Vibrations” from their first album Music for the People.
Also in the early 1990s, Wahlberg modeled for Calvin Klein. In 1993, he made his first acting gig in the TV movie The Substitute. His appearance in the said TV film made him drop the moniker Marky Mark and used his real name instead. He then made his cinematic debut in Renaissance Man the following year. After a few more appearances on the big screen, he garnered significant attention for his role in 1997’s Boogie Nights, and then Three Kings two years later.
The 2000s was also a promising period for the actor, making starring performances in such feature films as The Perfect Storm, Planet of the Apes, The Italian Job, I Heart Huckabees, and Invincible. In 2006, he was critically acclaimed for his role in The Departed, for which he received his first Oscar nomination for the supporting actor category while he won the Golden Globe for the same category.
In the next few years, he continued his film success with lead roles in the action films Shooter and Max Payne, in the action comedy The Other Guys, sci-fi thriller The Happening, and the supernatural drama The Lovely Bones. In 2010, he once again achieved acclaim for his role in The Fighter, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He also received an Oscar for Best Picture as the producer of the film. He followed this with the comedy film Ted, the war feature Lone Survivor, and the sci-fi action film Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Has Mark Wahlberg had Plastic Surgery?
44-year-old Mark Wahlberg may be aging but it surely doesn’t show. The acclaimed actor is still fit and looks years younger than his actual age. Because of this, some wonder if he’s had plastic surgery done to ensure he stays young. There are some reports suggesting he’s had Botox like any other aging celebrities, but these rumors are baseless and not persistent. So, the speculations of Wahlberg undergoing a cosmetic procedure is not strong enough.
In this case, most believe that the actor hasn’t rendered the services of a plastic surgeon. Since he’s still highly active up to present, not only as an actor but also as a producer, everybody can see that he’s aging and that he’s not afraid to show the signs. His face has wrinkles and lines, and these don’t seem to bother him. What he cares about up to this point is his fitness and overall well-being. If he looks young for his age, it’s because he takes good care of himself.