Mark Wahlberg attends a photocall to promote the film "Broken City" on Feb. 4, 2013, in Berlin, Germany.
Mark Wahlberg arrives for the movie premiere of "Ted" on June 21, 2012, in Hollywood, Calif.
Mark Wahlberg, Leonardo DiCaprio and Aida Takla O'Reilly, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, attend the Presentation of Grants at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 2011 Installation Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel on Aug. 4, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg arrive at Paramount Pictures' "The Fighter" premiere on Dec. 6, 2010, in Hollywood, Calif.
Rapper Kid Cudi, actor Mark Wahlberg and singer Akon attend The Gentlemen's Ball on Oct. 28, 2009, in New York.
Mark Wahlberg attends a "Max Payne" photocall on Nov. 10, 2008, in Rome.
Back when he was known as "Marky Mark," Wahlberg celebrated his birthday on June 6, 1996, at the Tempest Club in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was born June 5, 1971, in Dorchester, Mass., the youngest of nine children. He was an early member of New Kids on the Block; older brother Donnie was a group member of long standing.
Donnie and Mark Wahlberg get together at the premiere of "Boogie Nights" on Oct. 16, 1997. Mark Wahlberg had a rough time as a youth. He dropped out of school when he was 14 (he later earned his GED) and, when he was 16, he served 50 days in prison on an assault charge. When he got out, his brother Donnie helped him launch his career as rapper Marky Mark.
Mark Wahlberg went to a party on May 21, 1999, to help launch an advertising collaboration. By then, he had compiled a few acting credentials on the big screen, including roles in "The Basketball Diaries" (1995), "Fear" (1996) and "Boogie Nights" (1997).
In "Three Kings" (1999), Mark Wahlberg, center, co-starred with George Clooney and Ice Cube. A couple of years later, he was cast as Linus Caldwell in Clooney's project, "Ocean's Eleven" (2001). But Wahlberg dropped out and the part went to Matt Damon instead.
Mark Wahlberg dropped in on the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2000, where his movie, "The Yards," was having its premiere. His co-stars included Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan, Ellen Burstyn and Faye Dunaway.
George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg did work together on "The Perfect Storm" after "Three Kings." Here they are pictured at the "Storm" premiere at the Village Theater in Westwood, Calif., on June 26, 2000.
Mark Wahlberg rides a bike on the set of "The Italian Job" (2003) on Hollywood Boulevard, Oct. 3, 2002. He again worked with Charlize Theron in that movie.
Mark Wahlberg appears during Spankin' New Summer Music Week at the MTV Beach House in East Quogue, N.Y., on May 29, 2003.
Co-stars Charlize Theron and Mark Wahlberg attend a party after the London premiere of "The Italian Job" on Sept. 15, 2003.
Mark Wahlberg watches the Minnesota Timberwolves take on the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals during the 2004 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on May 27, 2004.
Dustin Hoffman and Mark Wahlberg participate in a press conference for the film "I (Heart) Huckabees" at the Four Seasons Hotel during the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival, Sept. 10, 2004.
Here is another shot of Wahlberg at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival, Sept. 10, 2004. This time, he's siging autographs for fans at the premiere of "I (Heart) Huckabees."
Mark Wahlberg receives the "Partners with Youth Award" in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Oct. 28, 2004. He accepted the award at the 11th Annual Gala for the Children, a benefit for A Place Called Home.
Mark Wahlberg poses backstage at the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 16, 2005.
Mark Wahlberg and Jeremy Piven attend the New York premiere of the third season of the HBO series "Entourage" on June 7, 2006.
Mark Wahlberg makes an appearance on MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios in New York on Aug. 23, 2006.
Stars who attended the New York premiere of "The Departed" included, from left, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. The premiere was held at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Sept. 26, 2006.
Mark Wahlberg and his companion, model Rhea Durham, arrive at a party hosted by HBO after the Golden Globes Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 15, 2007. Wahlberg and Durham have two children: Ella Rae, born Sept. 2, 2003, and Michael, born March 21, 2006.