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 multi-talented American record producer, songwriter, and vocalist. Donnie is best known for being a member of the boy rock band called New Kids on the Block and he has equally appeared in movies such as Righteous Kill, Dreamcatcher, and The Sixth Sense, among others.
Notably, the entertainer came from a star-studded family; his siblings Mark Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg, and Robert Wahlberg have also established themselves in the entertainment biz. Learn more about his bio, net worth, wife, and kids below.
Donnie Wahlberg Bio
Born Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr. on the 17th day of August 1969; Donnie was born in the City of Boston in Massachusetts, United States. He is the eight out of nine children born to his parents Donald Wahlberg and his wife Alma Wahlberg. His father Donald worked as a delivery driver and he passed away in February 2008 while his mother Alma worked as a clerk as well as a nurse aide. Donnie is of Irish, Swedish, English, and French-Canadian ethnic origin and holds American nationality.
While he was growing up, Donnie developed a passion for music which led him to form a music group called New Kids on the Block. With the group, he produced and recorded several musical albums including Face of Music in 2008, 10 in 2013, Thankful in 2017 and many others. The group has also performed at different shows and concerts while he also pursued a career in acting.
Donnie made his first film appearance in 1996 when he appeared in the film titled “Bullet” alongside Tupac Shakur and Mickey Rourke. In the same year, he also starred along with Mel Gibson in the crime thriller Ransom. Later on, he appeared in the 1999 series titled The Sixth Sense for which he attracted a lot of attention. He portrayed the role of Vincent Grey alongside Bruce Willis in the film. After that, Donnie went on to play the role of Lieutenant Lipton in the 2001 television series titled Band of Brothers. His next projects were Boomtown in 2002, Dreamcatcher in 2003, and Saw films from 2005 to 2008, among others.
Donnie’s other movies include Annapolis (2006), The Kill Point (2007), Righteous Kill (2008), Blue Bloods (2010–present), What Doesn’t Kill You (2008), Runaway (2006–2008), and many others. Asides from the movies, Donnie hosted the show titled DDUB’s R&B Back Rub on Cherry Tree Internet radion in 2011. He equally starred in the 2011 comedy film titled Zookeeper.
The multi-talented American celebrity has been successful in his career both as an actor, producer, and musician. He has produced several movies, TV series as well as music albums and has made huge wealth for himself. Donnie Wahlberg is currently living a decent lifestyle and his net worth is currently pegged at $20 million. The star earns his income from his producing and acting career as well as his music career and other endeavors.
Family: Donnie’s Siblings, Wife – Jenny McCarthy and Kids
Like we aforementioned, Donnie Wahlberg is one of the nine children born to Donald and Alma Wahlberg. His parents separated in 1982 and he also 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 stepsiblings include Scott, Buddy, and Donna. His sister Debbie Wahlberg passed on in 2003 and three out of his remaining seven siblings: Mark, Paul, and Robert are all established in the entertainment biz.
Donnie’s younger brother Mark Wahlberg is popular for his remarkable roles in movies 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 equally one of the stars of his family reality TV series titled Wahlburgers while Robert is also an actor, best known for his appearance on films such as Mystic River, The Equalizer, The Departed, and Contraband.
In addition to his successful career, Donnie is married to an American actress and comic star named Jenny McCarthy. The pair met each other in 2013 at Watch What Happens Live show. After a few months, the couple announced their engagement in April 2014 and by August 2014; the duo walked down the aisle. Their wedding ceremony was held at the Hotel Baker situated in St. Charles, Illinois.
Prior to their marriage, Donnie was previously married to a lady named Kimberly Fey. Their marriage lasted for 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 4th March 1993 and Elijah was born on 20th August 2001. He and Kimberly went their separate ways in August 2008 and the couple got equal custody of their children.