Athletes & Celebrities

Timeline: Mark Wahlberg

From ex-con to Oscar-nominated mega-star, we take a look at Mark Wahlberg's colorful life and career.

Timeline: Mark Wahlberg

BORN - June 5, 1971, Boston, MA



1988 - Spends 45 days in jail for attacking a man on the street. Upon his release, he decides to turn his life around and begins bodybuilding.



1991 - Releases Music For the People with his group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. the album sells more than one million copies.



1994 - Lands his first big screen role alongside Danny DeVito in Renaissance Man



1997 - Earns critical acclaim for his role as porn star Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights.



2003 - Then girlfriend (now wife) Rhea Durham gives birth to the first of Wahlberg’s four children.



1999-2004 - Wahlberg stars in a string of box office successes, including Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, Planet of the Apes, and I Heart Huckabees.



2004 - Produces HBO’s Entourage, loosely based on Wahlberg’s experiences in Hollywood.




2007 - Nominated for an Oscar for best actor in a supporting role for The Departed (2006).



2011 - Nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama for his role in The Fighter (2010).



2013 - Wahlberg teams up with The Rock in Pain & Gain, and lands his first Muscle & Fitness cover.