Looks like Dorchester native and movie star Mark Wahlberg was back in Southie – this time to film an interview for Sunday Today with Willie Geist. In the opening of the interview, Geist describes Wahlberg as growing up in the Dorchester section of South Boston.
What neighborhood is Mark Wahlberg from?
Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born on June 5, 1971, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Wahlberg grew up the youngest of nine children in a working-class family.
What is the movie Southie about?
A young man returns to his South Boston neighbourhood to find that crime and alcoholism have taken hold of his family. Southie/Film synopsis
Where was Southie filmed?
It was the first feature film ever shot entirely in the old South Boston neighborhood, a place once described as the last white ghetto in America and the home of the Irish mafia headed by the controversial James Whitey Bulger, called in the film Colie Powers and portrayed by Lawrence Tierney in his final screen ...
Is Mark Wahlberg actually from Boston?
Actor and former rapper Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg was born on June 5, 1971, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. Wahlberg grew up the youngest of nine children in a working-class family.
Is Southie Boston Safe?
Is South Boston safe? South Boston is safe during the day so strolling and bike riding are encouraged. Safety is not guaranteed during late hours at night, especially females traveling solo. The area around Andrew Square is still known as rougher than others.
Is South Boston Irish?
South Boston remained largely Irish American long after other Boston neighborhoods in part because of its enviable location on the waterfront and its sizeable landmass.
What percentage of Boston is black?
25.2% TablePopulationFemale persons, percent 52.0% 50.8%Race and Hispanic OriginWhite alone, percent 52.8% 76.3%Black or African American alone, percent(a) 25.2% 13.4%54 more rows