He’s a great actor with a dark past. Back in the day, his parents were always working and left him unsupervised, so Mark Wahlberg took to the streets and found drugs, racism, crime — and jail. For mercilessly beating two Vietnamese men at age 16, he was tried as an adult for attempted murder. Wahlberg pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to two years in prison. He ultimately served only 45 days of his sentence, but carries a permanent felony record. “When I heard the jail doors close behind me … I knew that was just the beginning for me,” he says. It was the beginning of a life in crime or the beginning of a fresh start, if he turned his life around.
Here’s the latest on Mark, from the Christian Post…
NEW YORK — Actor Mark Wahlberg says he’d rather go to church on a Saturday night than see a Broadway show, and likes to start and end each day by reflecting on his faith.
“That’s what it’s all about. You know, for me, it’s just the way I love to start my day, finish my day,” Wahlberg told The Christian Post, explaining why he decided to go to church instead of a musical during his most recent trip to the Big Apple.
“I’ve been very blessed and very fortunate. And it’s because of the focus that I put on my faith and on my family that have allowed me to accomplish so many things. Also, with the failure and disappointment and loss, life is not easy,” he stressed.
Wahlberg is promoting his upcoming film “Instant Family” which is about a couple who take in three foster children and overnight become parents to a troubled teen and her two siblings.
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