Positive Thinking of Mark Wahlberg

By: Brooke Cushman

Childhood

  • Mark was born on June 5th 1971 in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
  • Youngest of nine.
  • Middle to lower class family.
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Challenges

  • Parents divorced at 11.
  • Dropped out of high school at 14.
  • Began selling drugs.
  • Spent 45 days in jail at age 16 for attempted murder.

How did he chase his dreams?

  • Stopped selling drugs and cut ties with all his friends who were bad influences.
  • Turned to music.
  • Started a rap group and got payed from gigs.
  • Starting going to acting auditions.

What He Achieved

  • Created a rap group called Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
  • Modeled for Calvin Klein.
  • Became an actor for movies such as Ted, Lone Survivor, and The Fighter.
  • He has also won countless awards and has been nominated for even more.

How did his view change?

  • After going to jail, Mark realized he did not want to be a failure in life and used his rough childhood as motivation to succeed.