American actor, producer, businessman, former model, rapper, vietnamese singles songwriter. He frequently portrays police officers, military personnel, or criminals in his films.
His parents divorced in 1982, and afterward, he divided his time between them. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother is of Irish, English, and French-Canadian ancestry. He never graduated, and so did not receive his high school diploma until June 2013. At 16, Wahlberg approached a middle-aged Vietnamese man named Thanh Lam on the street, and using a large wooden stick, bashed him over the head until he was knocked unconscious while calling him a “Vietnam fucking shit”. According to court documents regarding these crimes, when Wahlberg was arrested later that night and returned to the scene of the first assault, he stated to police officers: “You don’t have to let him identify me, I’ll tell you now that’s the mother-fucker whose head I split open. Wahlberg believed he had left Trinh permanently blind in one eye.
In another incident, then 21-year-old Wahlberg fractured the jaw of a neighbor in an unprovoked attack. Court documents state that in 1992, Wahlberg “without provocation or cause, viciously and repeatedly kicked” a man named Robert D. Commenting in 2006 on his past crimes, Wahlberg stated: “I did a lot of things that I regret, and I have certainly paid for my mistakes. He said the right thing to do would be to try to find the blinded man and make amends, and admitted he has not done so, but added that he was no longer burdened by guilt: “You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn’t until I really started doing good and doing right by other people, as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don’t have a problem going to sleep at night.
I feel good when I wake up in the morning. In 2016, Wahlberg said he’d met Trinh and apologized for his “horrific acts”. After prison, Wahlberg decided to improve his behavior. As soon as I began that life of crime, there was always a voice in my head telling me I was going to end up in jail.
Three of my brothers had done time. My sister went to prison so many times I lost count. Finally I was there, locked up with the kind of guys I’d always wanted to be like. Now I’d earned my stripes and I was just like them, and I realized it wasn’t what I wanted at all.
I’d ended up in the worst place I could possibly imagine and I never wanted to go back. First of all, I had to learn to stay on the straight and narrow. Wahlberg first relied on the guidance of his parish priest to turn his back on crime. He told his street gang that he was leaving them and had “some serious fights” with them over it. His pardon application engendered some controversy. One of Wahlberg’s victims, Trinh, pledged in December 2014 to make a written statement supporting a pardon.
Kristyn Atwood, one of the African-American children attacked by Wahlberg, spoke out against the pardon in 2015, saying “a racist will always be a racist”. In September 2016, Wahlberg’s pardon petition was closed after he failed to answer a request from the pardon board as to whether he wanted it to remain open. Mark, at the age of 13, was one of the group’s original members, along with Donnie, but quit after only a few months. It was certified as a gold single. Marky Mark opened for the New Kids on the Block during their last tour. European dancefloor” music, delivering the singles “Happy People”, German number one hit “United”, “Life in the Streets”, and “Babylon”, with Frank Peterson and Alex Christensen as producers.