He is the eighth of nine children, with older siblings, Arthur, Jim, Paul, Robert, Tracey, Michelle, and Debbie (died in 2003), and younger brother, Mark, who began his entertainment career in the former rap group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
He also has three half-siblings from his father's first marriage: Donna, Scott, and Buddy.
"Yes, they recently started dating and are having a lot of fun," another pal tells Us.
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He has been starring in the drama series Blue Bloods as Danny Reagan with Tom Selleck (his TV father) and Bridget Moynahan (his TV sister) since 2010, and since 2014 is an executive producer of the TNT reality television show Boston's Finest.
He was nominated for Choice Scream at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards for his work in the Saw films.
He has also produced and starred in "Rock this Boat", "Donnie Loves Jenny" and "Return of the Mac" on Pop TV.
Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.