Mark Wahlberg with James Lipton on Pix

MUMBAI: On Pix’s Inside the Actors Studio, James Lipton will interview “Marky Mark” (Mark Wahlberg) this Sunday at 7 pm.


Mark has gone from platinum recording success as Marky Mark, to billboards over Broadway as a model, to a growing acclaim as an actor in films such as Fear, Boogie Nights, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild nomination, Three Kings, Planet Of The Apes, Rock Star, The Truth About Charlie, The Italian Job amongst others. People Magazine has named him one of The Fifty Most Beautiful People in the World.


Before he started acting, Wahlberg was best known as Marky Mark, the pants-dropping rapper who attained fame and notoriety with his music group The Funky Bunch, which debuted on “The Arsenio Hall Show” in the early 90’s.


He was originally cast as Linus Caldwell in Ocean’s Eleven but dropped out and the part was played by Matt Damon.


When asked about his education, he says, “I dropped out of school when I was 13, I couldn’t legally quit without my parents’ permission until I was 16. But 13 was pretty much it.”


He was scheduled to be on one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center on 11 September, 2001; however, he changed his plans at the last minute, and drove from Boston to New York with some friends.