Mark Wahlberg (2012's Ted) sold records, but didn't always earn respect as white rapper and underwear model "Marky Mark" in the 1990s. Since then, he has transformed himself into a well-established and respected actor and producer through films such as Boogie Nights, Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, The Italian Job, and The Departed, for which he received an Academy Award nomination for "Best Supporting Actor." He also executive produced HBO's Entourage and several episodes of Boardwalk Empire.
Mark is the younger brother of TV's Blue Bloods star and former New Kids on the Block member Donnie Wahlberg, (2005's Saw II, TV's Boomtown, 2011's Zookeeper) and Robert Wahlberg, who had some smaller roles in movies such as Mystic River (2003), Gone Baby Gone (2007), The Departed (with Mark) and 2012's Contraband, which also starred and was produced by Mark.
Another brother, Arthur Wahlberg, is an actor whose credits include 2011's The Rude, the Mad, and the Funny and 2012's 10 and Jonah Lives.