Mark Wahlberg revealed this surprising secret to his success in Hollywood

Jun 14, 2024

Mark Wahlberg has risen to the top of Hollywood as one of the biggest actors in the industry.

He’s one of a handful of actors who are outspoken about their faith. 

And Mark Wahlberg revealed this surprising secret to his success in Hollywood.

Mark Wahlberg credits his faith for his success in Hollywood  

Actor Mark Wahlberg got his start in the entertainment industry as a rapper with the hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch in the early 1990s.

He transitioned into acting, getting his first starring role in the 1996 thriller, Fear

The 2000s saw him cement his reputation as a major Hollywood star with Academy Award-nominated performances in The Departed and The Fighter.

Now he’s built a successful business career with restaurants, car dealerships, and fitness franchises. 

Walberg talked to Fox News Digital at the grand opening of his new restaurant Flecha in Huntington Beach, California.

He attributed his success to hard work and his faith. 

“My faith, my faith, and my family and just finding good balance,” Wahlberg explained. “But I have to attribute all my success to my faith.”

Wahlberg – a devout Catholic – is outspoken about his faith in secular Hollywood.

At Flecha’s opening, he invited Bishop Kevin W. Vann to offer a prayer and a blessing.

He said last year that his faith is the most important thing in his life.

“It’s the most important thing,” Walberg stated. “It’s afforded me all the things that I’ve been able to accomplish in my life – my faith, my discipline.”

Faith is guiding Mark Wahlberg’s life 

His faith played a role in his career choices later in his career. 

Wahlberg starred as a Catholic priest in Father Stu and took family-oriented parts like Scoob! and Instant Family.

“I’ve always said that I hope God is a movie fan,” Wahlberg said. “I mean, I’ve made some movies, whether it be Boogie Nights or even Ted where, you know, they could be a bit questionable.”

Now the father of four thinks more carefully about the roles he takes.

“But I also don’t want to compromise my artistic integrity,” Wahlberg stated. “But as a parent and as a husband, those things definitely weigh into my decision-making. But I do like taking chances and risks.”

He moved his family from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2022 to give his kids a better life.

“It’s a place where my kids can thrive and do their thing and pursue their interests,” Wahlberg explained.

Wahlberg said that he tried to set an example for them with his life.

“I just want them to figure out what it is they want to do and then pursue it with all, with everything that they have, to be passionate about it and put in the work, and the best thing I can do is be an example and show them how hard I’m willing to work to be successful and to make my dreams come true,” Wahlberg said.

Mark Wahlberg is thriving as a Christian and a family man working in the entertainment business. 

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