Mark Wahlberg is an A-list actor. He can play a variety of roles. He has starred in comedy movies and action movies and has impressed his fans in just about every role that he has taken on. Over the years, he has managed to transform himself both professionally and physically. Recently, Mark Wahlberg showed off his jaw-dropping body transformation in an Instagram post, and it is incredible.
His Early Years
Mark grew up in the Boston, Massachusetts area and didn’t have it very easy when he was younger. When he was just a teenager, he had substance abuse issues. He was even using cocaine as a teen. He was also known to get violent, and often got into fights. In 1988, this bad behavior landed him in jail for committing a horrific crime. He assaulted two Vietnamese men and knocked one of them out with a piece of wood. He hit the other man in the left eye, causing him to lose his vision permanently. The judge sentenced him to two years in prison, but he only ended up being there for 45 days.
New Kids On the Block
After being released from prison, Mark focused more on his talent. He could sing, and he joined New Kids On the Block, which was the same group that his brother, Donny, was part of. Mark left the band before they made it big, and joined a group of dancers and rappers called the Funky Bunch. He started going by the name, Marky Mark, and he and the Funky Bunch recorded the song, Good Vibrations, and the debut single reached number one. Before the group disbanded in 1992, they recorded their second number one hit.
Mark had already attracted a lot of attention for singing and dancing, and he caught the attention of Calvin Klein. It wasn’t long before he became the poster boy for the underwear thanks to his incredible physique. He also appeared in Vanity Fair in December 1993.
Mark had found success in music and modeling, but he wanted more. He wanted to become an actor, and his first role was playing Ryan Westerberg in 1993 made for TV movie The Substitute. Next, he worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Basketball Diaries, before getting his big break. His first significant role was in the 1996 thriller, Fear.
Even though he was making a name for himself in film, he still had musical ambitions. In 1994, he joined forces with Prince Ital Joe, a reggae artist. They made an album called Life In the Streets. Two years later, he started a group called One Love. He also released a few solo singles during the mid-90s, including Hey DJ and No Mercy.
An Acting Powerhouse
Mark found incredible success in acting after his role in Boogie Nights; he left his music career behind. Boogie Nights helped him land role after role in some pretty high-profile movies. He starred alongside George Clooney and Ice Cube in the Iraq War movie, Three Kings. He also starred in The Perfect Storm. These roles led to him working on Charade, The Italian Job, and Planet of the Apes. Mark was an executive producer for the HBO hit series, Entourage, and two years later, he was nominated for an Oscar for his role in The Departed. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for the same role.
Most of Mark’s roles had been serious ones, but he had a chance to show his funny side when he landed roles in Ted and Ted 2. He also starred alongside Will Ferrell in Daddy’s Home and the Other Guys.
Mark hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down in his career and has recently starred in two films that were based on true stories, Deep Water Horizon and Patriots Day. He also starred in Mile 22, All the Money In the World, Transformers: The Last Knight, and Instant Family. He also got into reality TV with his family’s show, Whalburgers.
50 and Fabulous
Despite his age and his busy schedule, Mark spends a lot of time working out. He is very focused on diet and exercise. Mark gets up at 2:30 am and spends 30 minutes working out before breakfast. He plays golf and then starts cryotherapy recovery. He eats again and showers, and does all this before 10:30 am. He sticks to a strict diet, and it has really paid off. He may be almost 50, but he looks like he did back when he was dancing with the Funky Bunch. His hard work and dedication have taken him very far in life, and he has made it really far since his days as a troubled teen and his short stint in jail.