- Faith: Christian - Catholic
- Career: Actor
- birthday: June 5, 1971
- accomplishments: The Fighter, The Departed
- fun faith fact!
Before acting, Mark Wahlberg was part of the Funky Bunch and known as Marky Mark. As a teenager he spent time in jail for assaulting two individuals. The Golden Globe nominated actor credits that experience as a wake-up call to improve his life and make positive choices. In an interview with Pierce Morgan Wahlberg said, “My faith has really allowed me to overcome a lot of things and hard work. You know, nothing comes easy, especially when you‘ve got your back against the wall and you’ve got a lot going against you.”
Wahlberg goes to church for at least 15 to 20 minutes daily and prays. Going to church allows Wahlberg to begin each day with a clear outlook and helps him avoid negativity. He went on to say, in an interview with Pierce Morgan, “I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother and uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me and a good follower to those that are serving God and doing the right thing.” Photo courtesy of Joe Seer.