Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, businessman, rapper and songwriter. He is known by his former stage name Marky Mark, from his career as frontman for the group, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, with whom he released the albums Music for the People and You Gotta Believe. From his early music career Wahlberg transitioned to acting, with his screen debut in Renaissance Man and his first starring role in Fear, he received critical praise for his performance as porn actor Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights. In the early 2000s, he ventured into big budget action oriented movies, such as The Perfect Storm, Planet of the Apes and The Italian Job. For playing a police officer in the neo-crime drama The Departed, he earned a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. For the biographical sports drama The Fighter, in which he starred as Micky Ward, Wahlberg received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In the 2010s, he landed successful comedy roles with The Other Guys, Daddy's Home and its 2017 sequel and its 2015 sequel, became the protagonist in the Transformers live-action film franchise.
He was the world's best-paid actor in 2017. Wahlberg served as executive producer of five HBO series: the comedy-drama Entourage, the period crime drama Boardwalk Empire, the comedy-dramas How to Make It in America and Ballers and documentary McMillions He is co-owner of the Wahlburgers chain and co-starred in the reality TV series about it. Wahlberg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010. Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, the youngest of nine children, including actor Robert and singer and actor Donnie, his mother, Alma Elaine, was a bank clerk and a nurse's aide, his father, Donald Edmond Wahlberg, was a delivery driver. His parents divorced in 1982, afterward, he divided his time between them, his father was of Swedish and Irish descent, his mother is of English ancestry. Maternally, Wahlberg is distantly related to author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Wahlberg had a Roman Catholic upbringing and attended Copley Square High School on Newbury Street in Boston.
By age 13, Wahlberg had developed an addiction to cocaine and other substances. He did not receive his high school diploma until June 2013. In June 1986, Wahlberg and three friends chased after three black children while yelling "Kill the nigger, kill the nigger" and throwing rocks at them; the next day and others followed a group of schoolchildren taking a field trip on a beach, yelled racial epithets at them, threw rocks at them, "summoned other white males who joined" in the harassment. In August 1986, civil action was filed against Wahlberg for violating the civil rights of his victims, the case was settled the next month. In April 1988, Wahlberg assaulted a middle-aged Vietnamese man on the street, calling him a "Vietnam fucking shit" and knocking him unconscious with a large wooden stick. Wahlberg attacked a second Vietnamese man the same day, punching him in the eye; when Wahlberg was arrested and returned to the scene of the first assault, he told police officers: "I'll tell you now that's the mother-fucker whose head I split open."
Investigators noted that Wahlberg "made numerous unsolicited racial statements about'gooks' and'slant-eyed gooks'". Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to felony assault, was sentenced to two years in jail, but served only 45 days of his sentence. Wahlberg believed he had left the second victim permanently blind in one eye, though Trinh stated that he had lost his eye years prior in the Vietnam War. In August 1992, Wahlberg fractured the jaw of a neighbor in an unprovoked attack. Court documents state that in 1992, Wahlberg "without provocation or cause and kicked" a man in the face while another man held the victim on the ground. In 2006 Wahlberg said the right thing for him to do would be to meet with Trinh and make amends, though he had not done so. In 2016, while requesting a pardon for his conviction for the assault on Trinh, Wahlberg said he had met with Trinh and apologized "for those horrific acts." Trinh released a public statement forgiving Wahlberg. In 2014 Wahlberg applied for a pardon for his convictions.
His pardon application engendered controversy. According to the BBC, the debate about his suitability for a pardon raised "difficult issues, with the arguments on both sides being far-reaching and complex". One of the black children attacked by Wahlberg opposed the pardon, saying: "a racist will always be a racist." Judith Beals, the prosecutor in some of the cases, argued that "Wahlberg has never acknowledged the racial nature of his crimes" and that a pardon would undermine Wahlberg's charity work, saying: "a formal public pardon would highlight all too that if you are white and a movie star, a different standard applies. Is that what Wahlberg wants?"In September 2016, Wahlberg said that he regretted his attempt to obtain a pardon, his petition was closed after he failed to answer a request from the pardon board as to whether he wanted it to remain open. Wahlberg first came to fame as the younger brother of Donnie Wahlberg of the successful boy band, New Kids on the Block. Mark, at the age of 13, was one of the group's original members, along with Donnie, but quit after a few months.
Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Joey McIntyre all joined the group after Mark had left. In 1990, Wahlberg began recording with dancers/rappers Scott Ross, Hector Barros, Anthony Thomas, Ter
Hayley Barker is an American painter. She makes figurative drawings that represent psychological spaces. Hayley Barker was born in Oregon in 1973, she received her BA from the University of Oregon, her MA & MFA in Intermedia from the University of Iowa. She has had her work featured at La Loma Projects, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Big Pictures LA, GAS, " The Glendale Biennial" curated by the Pit at the Brand Library & "The Divine Joke", curated by Barry Schwabsky at Anita Rogers Gallery, she has shown with Bozo Mag for the past several years. She lives & California. In 2011, Art critic Sue Taylor reviewed Barker's show "Cathedrals" in "Art in America". Taylor writes: In depictions of sylvan streams and animated skies, Barker conveys a hypersensitive communion with the environment. Taylor compared Barker's paintings to the work of Vincent van Gogh. Barker's "Cathedrals" is inspired by the childhood diary of Opal Whiteley, who had visionary, spiritual experiences but was diagnosed as schizophrenic. Taylor writes: In art, as in religion and madness, consciousness can be other than ordinary.
Drysdale is an electoral division of the Legislative Assembly in Australia's Northern Territory. It was first created in 1997, is named after Fred Drysdale, a former member of the Legislative Council, it is an urban electorate covering 12 km² in north-western Palmerston including the CBD and the suburbs of Driver, Gray and most of Moulden. There were 5,460 people enrolled within the electorate as of August 2016. Palmerston has long been considered a conservative stronghold, for the first eight years of its life, Drysdale was considered to be a safe seat for the Country Liberal Party. CLP candidate Stephen Dunham won the seat at the 1997 election and holding it at the 2001 election. Most commentators predicted that the CLP's dominance in Drysdale would continue at the 2005 election, although the Labor Party were running a high-profile candidate, former AFL Northern Territory general manager Chris Natt. However, there was a significant swing to the ALP across the territory on election day, Dunham was defeated, along with several other CLP sitting members.
The final result took several days to be decided, but Natt won the seat on a swing of 17.5 percent. More he won enough primary votes to take the seat without the need for preferences. However, before the 2008 election, a redistribution erased Natt's majority and made Drysdale a notional CLP seat. Ross Bohlin regained the seat for the CLP on a large swing, but lost his preselection in 2012 and contested the election as an independent candidate, he was defeated by Lia Finocchiaro. After a redistribution transferred much of Finocchiaro's base to the new seat of Spillett, Finocchiaro opted to transfer to Spillett though Drysdale was still a safe CLP seat on paper. However, at the 2016 election, the CLP's primary vote plunged by over 20 percent amid the party's near-total meltdown in Palmerston. Eva Lawler took the seat for Labor on a large swing, becoming only the second Labor member to win it. Division profile from the Northern Territory Electoral Commission