Mark Wahlberg may look like a tough guy, but in reality, he’s a very kind and grounded individual, a wonderful husband and a father, and a devoted Christian.

The Ted star had a rough childhood and started abusing drugs when he was very young. He was also involved in stealing and hit the rock bottom when he ended up in jail for beating someone. Wahlberg dropped out of college and joined the group New Kids on the Block along with his brother Donnie and tried himself as a rapper with the groups Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

Soon after, he switched to acting and we are glad he did, because he has given the film industry some pretty incredible performances which made him one of the best paid actors in Hollywood.

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In 1993, Wahlberg starred in the movie The Substitute, after which he made his big debut in Renaissance Man where he played an army recruit. What followed was his breakthrough role in the 1995 movie The Basketball Diaries, and the rest is history. From The Perfect Storm, The Yards, Rock Star, I Heart Huckabees, to The Fighter, Transformers: Age of Extinction, this incredible actor has done it all, and he’s yet to treat his fans from all over the world with remarkable roles in the years to come.

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Wahlberg is married to former Victoria Secret model Rhea Durham. The two started dating back in 2001 and tied the knot some eight years later. They have four children together, Ella, Brendan, Michael, and Grace.

Speaking of his wife, the A-list actor says: “I owe a lot to my wife. She has helped me become the man that I am and created a beautiful life for me and our children”, as per The Sun.

“I also knew that she loved me for who I am and that she was someone I could trust. Until I met her, I wasn’t ready to have a family.”

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Wahlberg is a loving father who is committed to his family and God. Recently, he said that he’s taking two days a week off from hitting the gym, but never takes a rest from praying to God.

“I take two days a week off from the gym now,” he told MSN News. “I don’t take a day off from getting on my hands and my knees, from reading my prayer book and my daily devotionals.”

“I pray for the patience,” Wahlberg added. “I want to be an example, with my work ethic, with my commitment to my faith, with my commitment to my family.

“I’ve been put in this position for a reason, it’s not to forget about where I came from. I have to utilize these talents and gifts that have been given to me to help others.”

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We are glad Wahlberg found the strength to turn his life around for the better and became the man he is today.

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