Wahlberg Siblings Ranked Oldest to Youngest

9 (Mark) Wahlberg Siblings: Ranked Oldest to Youngest

The Wahlberg last name has become instantly recognizable thanks to the adventures of their brightest star, Mark Wahlberg.

For anyone old enough to remember, you might better recognize him as the muscle-bound Marky Mark from the hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Though his career as a rap sensation was more of a flash in the pan that lasted from 1991 to 1993, he managed to put out a few radio hits that we can’t help but tap our feet to, whether we like to admit it or not.

Since his scintillating rise to fame, he and his family have joined the ranks of Hollywood royalty. Whether it’s from their roles in blockbuster movies, social media presence, or their highly successful entrepreneurial endeavors, the Wahlberg siblings cemented themselves as fixtures in pop culture.

Let’s take a look at the tight-knit Wahlberg crew from Boston by ranking them from oldest to youngest!

9. Debbie Wahlberg (July 8, 1960 – September 2, 2003)

Age (as of passing): 43
Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: N/A
Notable Film: N/A

Debbie Wahlberg was a beloved member of the Wahlberg family. She wasn’t involved in many of the temptations that come with celebrity, but even removed from her sibling’s industry, she was as close as any sister could with all her brothers and sisters.

Debbie was just 43 years old when she passed away due to complications from a heart attack during surgery, which occurred on the same day Mark welcomed his daughter Ella Rae into the world. 

Did You Know?

Debbie was a part of the family reality television show, Wahlburgers, based on a burger restaurant founded and owned by Chef Paul, Donnie, and Mark Wahlberg.

8. Michelle Wahlberg (October 12, 1962 – Present)

Age (as of May 4, 2022): 59
Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: N/A
Notable Film: N/A

Michelle Wahlberg is an essential piece to the Wahlberg family. Loved by everyone, she is described as shy and a woman who prefers to stay away from the spotlight her brothers attract.

Michelle currently lives in sunny Florida, far from the brutal winters in Boston.  

7. Arthur Wahlberg (June 17, 1963 – Present)

Age (as of May 4, 2022): 58
Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Actor, Businessman
Notable Film: Patriots Day

Arthur Wahlberg is known as the older and wiser brother among the rowdy, testosterone-filled bunch of Wahlberg brothers. He’s best known for his roles in films like Spenser Confidential, Patriots Day, and Beyond Control.

Arthur is currently helping produce a love letter to the Boston police department titled, Only in Boston – Stories from the Boston PD.

Did You Know?

Arthur has been in a relationship with his long-time girlfriend, Jennifer Gjulameti.

6. Paul Wahlberg (March 20, 1964 – Present)

Age (as of May 4, 2022): 58
Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Chef, Actor
Notable Film: Wahlburgers

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Paul Wahlberg is a multi-talented member of the family. More chef than he is an actor, Paul founded Wahlburgers and currently runs the family business. His love for the culinary industry began when he started working for Joseph’s catering service, run by the Calapa family in Massachusetts.

Since that seed was planted, Paul has hit the ground running. He’s an excellent case study on how to start and grow as a successful restauranteur. Granted, the reputation and financial support of the family name can’t’ hurt either.

Did You Know?

Paul decided to become a chef at 17. He was inspired as a child when he discovered the cooking show The Galloping Gourmet.

5. James Wahlberg (August 19, 1965 – Present)

Age (as of May 4, 2022): 56
Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Activist, Director, Producer, Writer
Notable Film: The Lookalike

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James Wahlberg is known for his charity work more than his work in film. He’s the executive director of The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. Its mission is to improve the lives of inner-city youth in under-developed cities.

As executive director of the foundation, James has built bridges with the DEA and Walmart to provide youth summits to spread awareness on the dangers of drug addiction.

James lives in South Florida with his long-time girlfriend, Bernarda. He has three children, two of which are fraternal twins.

Did You Know?

James is a survivor of drug addiction. In hopes his story could inspire others to turn their lives around, he wrote his memoir The Big Hustle: A Boston Street Kid’s Story of Addiction and Redemption.

4. Tracey Wahlberg (January 16, 1967 – Present)

Age (as of May 4, 2022): 55
Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Businesswoman, Actor, Model
Notable Film: Wahlburgers

Tracey Wahlberg is the 55-year-old sibling to the rest of the Wahlberg clan. Information regarding personal details of her life and profession is unknown, but considering her brother Mark has a net worth upwards of over $350 million, we doubt she has to want for anything!

Tracey has made a few guest appearances checking out her brothers’ new Wahlburgers franchise on their reality television show dedicated to the business.

Did You Know?

Tracey is married to Michael Marcarelli.

3. Robert Wahlberg (December 18, 1967 – Present)

Age (as of May 4, 2022): 54
Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Actor
Notable Film: The Departed

Robert Wahlberg is part-owner in his family’s Wahlburgers joint-venture. He’s also appeared in some critically renowned films like Mystic River, Southie, The Equalizer, and the Scorsese mob epic, The Departed.

He has two children from his marriage to Gina Santangelo.

Did You Know?

Robert prefers a quiet, modest life. This is one member of the family you won’t be able to find on Instagram or Twitter!

2. Donnie Wahlberg (August 17, 1969 – Present)

Age (as of May 4, 2022): 52
Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Rapper, Actor, Producer
Notable Film: The Sixth Sense

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Donnie Wahlberg is a rapping, acting, record producing extraordinaire. He’s also a founding member of the legendary boy band New Kids on the Block. Now we see who Marky Mark takes after!

The Boston native has appeared in cult classic films like The Sixth Sense, the Saw films, and what’s regarded as one of the greatest shows ever to air – Band of Brothers, where he played Carwood Lipton. The 2001 miniseries took place during World War 2.

Donnie is a producer and star in the family reality show Wahlburgers.

Did You Know?

Donnie came from a very troubled upbringing as a young boy. Amongst his band mates, he was known as the “bad boy.”

1. Mark Wahlberg (June 5, 1971 – Present)

Age (as of May 4, 2022): 50
Born: Boston, Massachusetts
Occupation: Actor, Singer, Producer
Notable Film: Boogie Nights

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Mark Wahlberg is the youngest sibling in the Wahlberg family!

It’s only fitting that the most famous of the siblings should be saved for last on our list! Mark is a Swiss Army knife of entertainment. From acting, singing, record producing, film producing, lifting heavy things, and putting them back down again, there isn’t much he can’t do.

Throughout his career, Mark has received several accolades and nominations in the Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild.

The transition from his rap career into dramatic acting was met with resistance, and he found himself on the receiving end of plenty of jokes. His work ethic persevered, and he turned himself into one of the most respected actors working today.

Wahlberg’s life hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows, however. Like Donnie, there are incidents of racial and non-racial violence from his past that he’s expressed regret for and has struggled with for a long time.

Did You Know?

Thanks to his role in the mega-blockbuster Michael Bay film, Transformers: The Last Knight (2016), Mark topped the World’s Highest-paid actor chart in 2017.


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