Mark Wahlberg turned a rough upbringing into success in music, modeling and especially acting. He is currently one of the biggest leading men in Hollywood.
Here are a few things you probably didn’t know about the star.
He was initially part of the boy band along with his brother, Donnie. Mark quit because he didn’t like the group’s image and was replaced.
He went on to have his own #1 single but NKOTB sold over 80 million records.
Mark is distantly related to author Nathaniel Hawthorne, Madonna, Celine Dion, and Halle Berry.
Wahlberg was supposed to fly from Boston to Los Angeles on the infamous plane that terrorists hijacked in 2001. By a stroke of luck, he changed his travel plans at the last minute.
Wahlberg was originally cast for the heist remake but was later replaced by Matt Damon. The two would later work together in The Departed.