The film "Contraband" opens on January 13. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg as an ex-drug smuggler who rejoins the dangerous business to bail out a family member in trouble. But how much do you know about this singer-turned-actor? Test your knowledge of Mark Wahlberg by taking this quiz below.
1. Where and when was Mark Wahlberg born?
2. Name the boy band that Wahlberg originally formed with his brother Donnie in the 1980s.
3. What was the name of Wahlberg's musical group that debuted with a hit album called "Music for the People" in 1991?
4. What fashion designer helped solidify Wahlberg's fame when he used him as a model for his underwear ads and billboards?
5. In 1994 Wahlberg changed career directions and started acting. Name his first film.
6. What was the 1997 movie that put Wahlberg on the map as a serious actor, playing adult film star Dirk Diggler?
7. Which singer is permanently tattooed onto Wahlberg's left shoulder?
8. How many Academy Awards has Wahlberg won?
9. Name the HBO series that Wahlberg Executive Produced, which was loosely based on his early acting career.
10. What is the name of the restaurant that Wahlberg opened in Massachusetts in 2011 with his brothers, Paul and Donnie?
1. Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born on June 5, 1971 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and was the youngest of nine kids.
2. Mark Wahlberg was an original member of New Kids on the Block with his brother Donnie, but dropped out before the band found success.
3. Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch released their debut album "Music for the People" in 1991.
4. Calvin Klein hired Wahlberg as an underwear model in 1992.
5. Wahlberg changed career directions in 1994 and acted in his first film, "Renaissance Man," starring Danny DeVito.
6. Wahlberg played Dirk Diggler in the 1997 film "Boogie Nights."
7. Wahlberg has a tattoo of reggae singer Bob Marley on his left shoulder with the words "One Love" below the image.
8. Wahlberg has been nominated for two Academy Awards - one for "The Departed" in 2007 and a second for "The Fighter" in 2011. However he has never taken home an Oscar.
9. The HBO series "Entourage" was Executive Produced by Wahlberg and was loosely based on his early acting career.
10. The three Wahlberg brothers opened a restaurant called Wahlburgers in Hingham, Massachusetts, during the fall of 2011.
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