Mark Wahlberg Essay

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Essay Writing Chapter 3 Wilfredo Vasquez Ali Hashmi Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) Thursday October 10, 2013 Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born in June 5, 1971 and is an American actor, producer, model, and former rapper. Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, and is the youngest of nine children, with siblings Arthur, Jim, Paul, Robert, Tracey, Michelle, Debbie, and Donnie. Wahlberg's mother, Alma Elaine, was a bank clerk and nurse's aide, and Wahlberg's father, Donald Edward Wahlberg, was a Teamster who worked as a delivery driver. His parents divorced in 1982 due to many economic conflicts. His father was half Swedish and half Irish ancestry, and his mother is Irish, English, and French Canadian descent. Maternally, Wahlberg is distantly related to author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Wahlberg had a Roman Catholic upbringing and attended Copley Square High School but never graduated on Newbury Street in Boston because of the start of his actor career. Wahlberg actor and producer career began with the movie The Substitute, which demonstrated how he is as an actor. During this movie, Wahlberg was very young and his actor skills weren’t that good, but later that movie became the doors that opened many other opportunities for him. After making this movie, many movie directors and producers watch his effort and encourage and hired him for many popular movies that showed how good he is at what he does. According to Matt Singer (2012), “Wahlberg has, in recent years, become a bit of a pop culture punch line, but I’ve always liked him as an actor. I was a bit too young or at least a bit too out of touch with pop music in the early 1990s, to know him as Marky Mark. So my true introduction to Wahlberg came in “Boogie Nights” which bowed right when I was 17, the age when one’s passion for

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