MARK WAHLBERG (John) earned both Academy
Award and Golden Globe
Award nominations for his
standout work in the family
boxing biopic 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 Anderson's 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 the best-selling
novel "Point of Impact." He reunited with The Yards
director James Gray and co-star Joaquin Phoenix in
We Own the Night, which Wahlberg also produced.
Most recently, Wahlberg collaborated with Pain &
Gain director Michael Bay for Transformers: Age of
Extinction and starred in Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler.
Wahlberg's additional credits include 2 Guns, with
Denzel Washington, 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 and The Fighter, which
received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
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,
two Peabody Awards, six Primetime Emmy Award
nominations, six Golden Globe Award 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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