Mark Wahlberg's wiki by Tom Kershaw

Mark Wahlberg was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Wahlberg’s childhood was rough. He was doing time by 16 years of age for assault and battery.[1]

However, Wahlberg escaped the streets and turned his life around to become an incredibly famous and successful entertainer–as we know–and much of that he credits to his faith. Wahlberg is a devout Catholic, who literally goes to church every day.[2] He has said:

Being a Catholic is the most important aspect of my life. The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church.[3]

What could a millionaire actor have to pray about? Wahlberg says:

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.[4]

It seems that religion has humbled Wahlberg where many in his position would not feel the need for restraint or humility. Kudos.


Wahlberg knows what it’s like to be the underdog–as a young hoodlum on the streets of Boston and as a human in a world governed by apes, where humans were second-class citizens at best. This experience has colored Wahlberg’s political views. Look how he gets you with this quote:

My politics are about kids who grew up in places like me. I am concerned with the environment, but I’m a lot more concerned about the environment in the inner city that doesn’t have any trees or marshes to save.[5]

Wahlberg backs it up with his charity work, which includes charities for the homeless[6] as well as a foundation for helping underprivileged youth.[7]

But at the end of the day, Wahlberg is a Democrat, having donated all of his campaign contribution money so far to Democratic presidential candidates, including Obama in 2008.[8] He seems to be a supporter for Obama’s 2012 campaign as well.[9]

  1. Mark Wahlberg Biographay – Facts, Birthday, Life Story ↩︎

  2. Mark Wahlberg: Catholic, Servant of God ↩︎

  3. Mark Wahlberg: ‘The first thing I do each day is pray.’ ↩︎

  4. Mark Wahlberg Discusses Faith, Church, Prayer & More With Piers Morgan ↩︎

  5. Political Theater. ↩︎

  6. Mark Wahlberg on How He Helps the Homeless and His New Movie Directed by Seth McFarlane ↩︎

  7. The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation: Celebrity Supporters ↩︎

  8. Mark Wahlberg’s Federal Campaign Contribution Report ↩︎

  9. Mark Wahlberg Hopes For Obama’s Change ↩︎