Donnie Wahlberg has become a prominent personality in the American entertainment industry, not because he is an actor and film producer, but also as a versatile American record producer, songwriter, and singer. Donnie is best known for being a member of the boy rock band called the New Kids on the Block and he’s been equally featured in films like Righteous Killing, Dream Catcher, and The Sixth Sense , among others.
Remarkably, the entertainer came from a star-studded area family; His siblings Mark Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg and Robert Wahlberg have also established themselves in the entertainment business. Find out more about his biography, net worth, wife and children below.
Donnie Wahlberg Bio
Born Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr. on August 17, 1969; Donnie was born in the city of Boston in Massachusetts, USA. He is the eight of nine children born to his parents Donald Wahlberg and his wife Alma Wahlberg. His father Donald worked as a delivery driver and he died in February 2008 while his mother Alma worked as both a clerk and a nurse. Donnie is of Irish, Swedish, English and French Canadian descent and holds American citizenship.
As he grew up, Donnie developed a passion for music that led him to start a music group called New Kids on the Block. He produced and recorded several music albums with the group, including Face of Music in 2008, 10 in 2013, Grateful in 2017 and many others. The group also performed at various shows and concerts while he also pursued an acting career.
Donnie made his film debut in 1996 when he starred in the film titled Bullet alongside Tupac Shakur and Mickey Rourke. That same year, he co-starred in the crime drama Ransom with Mel Gibson. He later appeared in the 1999 series titled The Sixth Sense for which he drew a lot of attention. He portrayed the role of Vincent Gray opposite Bruce Willis in the film. After that, Donnie played the role of Lieutenant Lipton in the 2001 television series titled Band of Brothers . His next projects were Boomtown in 2002, Dream Catcher in 2003 and Film s seen from 2005 to 2008 among others.
Donnie’s other films include Annapolis (2006), Launch Point (2007), Just Killing (2008), Blue Blood (2010-Present), What Won’t Kill You (2008), Run Away (2006-2008) and many others. In addition to the films, Donnie hosted the show entitled DDUB’s R&B Back Rub on Cherry Tree Internet Radion in 2011. He also starred in the 2011 comedy film entitled Zookeeper.
Wealth (income and earnings)
The multi-talented American celebrity was successful in his career as an actor, producer and musician. He has produced several films, TV series and music albums and amassed a wealth of wealth. Donnie Wahlberg is currently living a decent lifestyle and his net worth currently stands at $20 million. The star earns his income from his career as a producer and actor, as well as from his music career and other ventures.
Family: Donnie’s siblings, wife – Jenny McCarthy and children
As previously mentioned, Donnie Wahlberg is one of Donald and Alma Wahlberg’s nine children. His parents separated in 1982 and he has three other siblings from his father’s first marriage. Donnie’s siblings are Jim, Arthur, Paul, Tracey, Debbie, Robert, Michelle and Mark Wahlberg. His three step-siblings include Scott, Buddy and Donna. His sister Debbie Wahlberg passed away in 2003 and three of his remaining seven siblings: Mark, Paul and Robert are all in the entertainment business.
Donnie’s younger brother, Mark Wahlberg, is known for his notable roles in films such as Entourage, Ballers, Boardwalk Empire, The Departed, and The Fighter , among others. He is also a film producer and musician. His other older brother Paul established himself as a chef and is also one of the stars of his family reality TV series entitled Wahlburgers Robert is also an actor, best known for appearing in films such as Mystic River, The Equalizer, The Deceased, and contraband.
Before her marriage, Donnie was previously married to a lady named Kimberly Fey. Their marriage lasted almost a decade before they went their separate ways due to irreconcilable differences. They had two sons named Xavier Wahlberg and Elijah Wahlberg. His first son Xavier was born on March 4, 1993 and Elijah was born on August 20, 2001. He and Kimberly went their separate ways in August 2008 and the couple got equal custody of their children.