Donnie Wahlberg is a popular American actor, singer, and producer. He has gained a lot of fame and name through his profession. Most of his fans started recognizing him as a member of the boy band New Kids on the Block. Apart from his singing career, he is also a popular actor and entrepreneur. While he was with the new kids on the block they released successful albums and songs. He also got the chance to star in some good movies and TV shows. If you want to know more about Donnie and his personal and professional life here are some details:
Early Life and Bio
Donnie Wahlberg was born on August 17, 1969, and he is 51 years currently. He grew up in Boston Massachusetts and lived in an Irish-American neighborhood of Dorchester. He has eight siblings and is the second of nine children. His father’s name is Donald who was a teamster and delivery truck driver. Talent runs in his family as his brother is also an actor, singer, and producer. From his mother’s side, he is associated with Nathaniel Hawthorne. While growing up his family had a tight-knit relationship.
They used to go together to church on Sundays. As the family was very big all the siblings used to have frequent fights. They were also financially not well off come and worked hard to earn money. His parents got divorced in 1982 at that time he was only 12 years old. Along with his brother Mark, he decided to live with his mother. The rest of the siblings were adults by then and they decided to move with their father. He completed his schooling at African American William Monroe Trotter School.
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Donnie started his career by joining New Kids on the Block. They all signed up with Columbia Records and they released their album. Their first single Be My Girl couldn’t receive any recognition and sales were relatively low. After a long break of two years, they released Hangin Tough as their second album. They started getting a lot of success and fame and the single Please Don’t Go Girl also got good national airplay. The single reached directly at No. 10 on the Billboard charts. Some other important singles from the band include you Got It (The Right Stuff) and I’ll love you (Forever).
Acting Career and Awards
Donnie debuted into the film industry with the popular film Bullet. He played a marvelous character in the movie Ransom alongside Mel Gibson. Donnie started getting a lot of critical praise for the movie The Sixth Sense and Band of Brothers. Some other important films include Dream catcher, Saw series, A&E’s Kings of South Beach, and The Kill Point. He has also appeared in Righteous Kill and What Doesn’t Kill You. Donnie has got a lot of nominations in his career for Primetime Emmy Awards and Teen Choice Award for Saw II. He got the chance to win a People’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor.
Personal Life and Net Worth
Donnie got married to Kim Fey but they broke up after few years. He also got married to model/comedian Jenny McCarthy.The couple is blessed with two children. Apart from his active career, he is the co-owner of Wahlburgers. The total net worth of Donnie happens to be around $25 million and he is one of the richest celebrities.