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Birth Place: Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA
The youngest of nine children, Mark Wahlberg was born on June 5, 1971, in the working class Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. His father was a Teamster truck driver and his mother was a nurse who corralled most of her kids into a three-bedroom apartment following her divorce from their father in 1982. At the time, Wahlberg and older brother Donnie had already begun efforts to become music stars; first by rapping on the streets and then as the earliest members of the one-time hot boy band, New Kids on the Block. Wahlberg joined the group when he was 12 years old, and although he liked the attention, he was not into the voice and choreography lessons the band's management demanded, nor the... Continue Bio >>
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