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Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
Personal details
Birth place Boston, Massachusetts
IMDb 0000242
Boardwalk Empire
Role Executive producer
Seasons 1, 2, 3 & 4
First episode "Boardwalk Empire"
Last episode "New York Sour"
Credits 37 episodes (see below)

Mark Wahlberg is an American musician, actor and producer. He is an executive producer for Boardwalk Empire. He has worked on the first, second, third and fourth seasons. Wahlberg had a long working relationship with HBO prior to Boardwalk Empire as an executive producer for Entourage and How To Make It In America.


Early lifeEdit

Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the youngest of nine children, with siblings Arthur, Jim, Paul, Robert, Tracey, Michelle, Debbie, and Donnie. His mother, Alma Elaine (née Donnelly), was a bank clerk and nurse's aide, and his father, Donald Edward Wahlberg, was a Teamster who worked as a delivery driver. His parents divorced in 1982. Wahlberg had a Roman Catholic upbringing and attended Copley Square High School (but never graduated) on Newbury Street in Boston.

He spent his teenage years as the member of a criminal gang. He was addicted to cocaine and was involved in multiple assaults. For these crimes, Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to assault, and was sentenced to two years in jail at Boston's Deer Island House of Correction, of which he served 45 days in 1987.

He was involved in the music industry at an early age. He was recruited as a member of pop group New Kids on the Block aged 13 by his brother Donnie. Mark left the group before their success.

Earlier careerEdit

He was a successful musician performing with a backing group as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He had a number one single and produced two albums. He toured nationwide with New Kids on the Block. He went on to work as a model. He became a film actor in mid-1990s and went on to star in film projects including The Departed for Martin Scorsese.

He began his television production career with the series Entourage for HBO which was partly based on his own life. He worked with business partner Stephen Levinson on the project. In 2008 Wahlberg and Levinson became executive producers for HBO drama In Treatment, based on the Israeli series Be Tipul.

Boardwalk EmpireEdit

Wahlburg and Stephen Levinson were executive producers of Boardwalk Empire from its inception. They brought Terence Winter aboard to adapt the book, Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City. Winter serves as the show runner and head writer for the series. Martin Scorsese joined the project as a director for the pilot episode and an executive producer. 

During Boardwalk EmpireEdit

Wahlberg continued to work on the final series of In Treatment as an executive producer. The series concluded in December 2010 shortly after the close of Boardwalk Empire season 1.

He worked on Entourage as an executive producer for that show's final season also. It aired between season 1 and season 2 of Boardwalk Empire

In 2010 Wahlberg starred in The Fighter a boxing drama where he played "Irish" Micky Ward and Christian Bale played his brother and trainer.

CreditsEdit

Executive ProducerEdit

Season 1 credits
Boardwalk Empire The Ivory Tower Broadway Limited Anastasia
Nights in Ballygran Family Limitation Home Hold Me in Paradise
Belle Femme The Emerald City Paris Green A Return to Normalcy
Season 2 credits
21 Ourselves Alone A Dangerous Maid What Does the Bee Do?
Gimcrack & Bunkum The Age of Reason Peg of Old Two Boats and a Lifeguard
Battle of the Century Georgia Peaches Under God's Power She Flourishes To the Lost
Season 3 credits
"Resolution" "Spaghetti and Coffee" "Bone for Tuna" "Blue Bell Boy"
"You'd Be Surprised" "Ging Gang Goolie" "Sunday Best" "The Pony"
"The Milkmaid's Lot" "A Man, A Plan..." "Two Imposters" "Margate Sands"
Season four credits
"New York Sour" "Resignation" "Acres of Diamonds" "All In"
"Erlkonig" "The North Star" "William Wilson" "The Old Ship of Zion"
"Marriage and Hunting" "White Horse Pike" "Havre De Grace" "Farewell Daddy Blues"

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