MARK WAHLBERG (Dusty) 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 starred in Ted 2 with Seth MacFarlane and
Rupert Wyatt's "The Gambler." Wahlberg's additional credits include "2 Guns,"
with Denzel Washington, "Lone Survivor," "The Lovely Bones," "The Other Guys,"
"Pain & Gain," "Contraband," "Ted" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction."
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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