Happy birthday, Mark Wahlberg! See what's in his stars and yours today...
05 JUNE 2014
Happy birthday, Mark Wahlberg! As the former rapper-turned-actor celebrates his 43rd year, we take a look at what the stars have in store for Mark, and you...
What needs to change? How much does it need to change? And in what way? What if it can't change? And now we reach the most important question: what if it doesn't need to change? What if the only thing that really needs to change is the idea that something needs to change? Mercury, in its current seemingly stationary position in the zodiac, is inviting you to review an old objective. You may well be about to discover that the reason you can't see a solution to a problem, is because there is no problem.
Born in Massachusetts in 1971, Mark Wahlberg had a troubled youth - he had an addiction to cocaine by the age of 13 and was charged with attempted murder before the age of 21.
Of his time in prison, Mark has said: "Finally I was there, locked up with the kind of guys I'd always wanted to be like. Now I'd earned my stripes and I was just like them, and I realised it wasn't what I wanted at all."
At this time, he was one of the original members of New Kids on the Block with his brother Donnie Wahlberg, but left to pursue his own career, and in the early 1990s he rose to fame as Marky Mark, the frontman of the rap band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
He later dropped the nickname and entered the acting world, breaking out in the American drama Boogie Nights before later going on to star in The Perfect Storm with George Clooney, The Lovely Bones, and the Academy Award-winning film The Fighter.
He garnered his first, and so far only, Academy Award nomination in 2006 for the crime drama The Departedopposite Leonardo DiCaprio.
Mark executively produced the hit television show Entourage which ran for eight years and was loosely based on Mark's life as an up-and-coming actor in Hollywood.
In 2009 the star married his long-term girlfriend Rhea Durbin. The couple have four children; two girls and two boys.