Mark Wahlberg is rapper turned actor and now film and television producer. Those of my generation will remember him as being “Marky Mark” – something he seems to dislike being reminded of (cant really blame him on that score – most especially when the full name was “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch”).
Really rose to fame following his roles in Boogie Nights, Three Kings and The Perfect Storm – the latter probably being the one where he really started to display what he was capable of.
He is a staunch Roman Catholic and it appears we have his faith to thank for him turning his life around and abandoning “Marky Mark”. Thank God for small mercies, all puns intended.