MARK WAHLBERG (Jim Bennett/Producer) earned both Academy Award and Golden Globe
nominations for his standout work in the family boxing film The Fighter and
Martin Scorsese's acclaimed drama The Departed. Wahlberg has played diverse
characters for visionary filmmakers such as David O. Russell, Tim Burton and
Paul Thomas Anderson. His breakout role in Boogie Nights established Wahlberg as
one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents.
Wahlberg's remarkable film career began with Renaissance Man, directed by Penny
Marshall, and The Basketball Diaries, with Leonardo DiCaprio, followed by a star
turn opposite Reese Witherspoon in the thriller Fear. He later headlined Three
Kings and The Perfect Storm, with George Clooney, and The Italian Job, with
Charlize Theron. Wahlberg then starred in the football biopic Invincible, with
Greg Kinnear, and Shooter, based on Stephen Hunter's best-selling novel, "Point
of Impact." Wahlberg reunited with The Yards director James Gray and co-star
Joaquin Phoenix for We Own the Night, which he also produced. Most recently,
Wahlberg collaborated with Pain & Gain director Michael Bay for Transformers:
Age Of Extinction. Wahlberg's additional credits include 2 Guns, with Denzel
Washington, Peter Berg's Lone Survivor, The Lovely Bones, The Other Guys,
Contraband and Ted.
An accomplished film and television producer, Wahlberg produced The Gambler,
Lone Survivor, Broken City, Contraband, The Fighter (for which Wahlberg was
nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture) and We Own the Night. For television,
Wahlberg executive produced HBO's "Entourage" through its impressive
eight-season run. In addition to "Entourage," Wahlberg executive produced HBO's
"Boardwalk Empire," "How To Make It In America" and "In Treatment," as well as
A&E's "Wahlburgers." For his work in television, Wahlberg has received a BAFTA,
a Peabody, five Emmy nominations, six Golden Globe nominations and a Golden
Globe Award for "Boardwalk Empire" in 2011.
A committed philanthropist, Wahlberg founded The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation
in 2001 to benefit inner-city children and teens.
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