10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mark Wahlberg



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.

1. Original New Kids on the Block member

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.

2. Family tree

Mark is distantly related to author Nathaniel Hawthorne, Madonna, Celine Dion, and Halle Berry.

3. Had a seat booked on United 93

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.

4. Cast in Ocean’s Eleven

Wahlberg was originally cast for the heist remake but was later replaced by Matt Damon. The two would later work together in The Departed.

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