Paul Wahlberg Biography

Paul Wahlberg is an American chef, actor, and reality TV star. He is the younger brother of popular actor Mark Wahlberg and, along with their brother Donnie, they run the successful restaurant franchise ‘Wahlburgers’. The Wahlberg family is closely knit and all three brothers, along with their other siblings, appear in the popular reality show ‘Wahlburgers’. Paul serves as the head chef of Wahlburgers, a bar and casual restaurant known for its fast food and exquisite cuisine from around the world. With its original location in Boston, Wahlburgers has gained significant popularity. In addition to his culinary skills, Paul has also dabbled in acting, appearing in films such as ‘Max Payne’ and ‘The Happening’. Prior to Wahlburgers, Paul and his brothers owned a restaurant called Alma Nove, named after their mother.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 59 Years
  • Family: father – Donald Wahlberg, mother – Alma Wahlberg, siblings – Arthur Wahlberg, Buddy Wahlberg, Debbie Wahlberg, Donna Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg, Jim Wahlberg, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg, Scott Wahlberg, Tracey Wahlberg, children – Ethan Wahlberg, Madison Wahlberg
  • Occupation: Chefs, Actors
  • Height: 5’2″ (157 cm)
  • Ancestry: Swedish American
  • City: Boston
  • U.S. State: Massachusetts

Childhood & Early Life

Paul Wahlberg was born on 20th March, 1964 in Boston. He is one of the nine Wahlberg siblings, with his famous brothers being Mark and Donnie Wahlberg. His parents are Alma McPeck and Donald Wahlberg. His father served as a delivery driver and was a war veteran, while his mother was a clerk. Although his parents got divorced in 1982, the Wahlberg family remains closely knit. As a child, Paul would help his mother in the kitchen, which sparked his interest in cooking. Impressed by his skills, his mother advised him to become a chef. Growing up in a large family taught Paul the importance of family values, especially after their father passed away in 2008.


Paul Wahlberg started his catering career in high school and later received professional culinary training. He worked as a chef, creating menus for various restaurants in Boston. He also worked as a caterer on two of Mark Wahlberg’s movies and provided food on the sets of other popular films. With the help of his brothers, Mark and Donnie, Paul opened his own restaurant called ‘Wahlburgers’ in Hingham, MA. They later expanded internationally and opened a restaurant in Toronto, Canada. The Wahlberg brothers have plans to open more restaurants, with several proposed locations in New York City. In 2014, a reality TV show called ‘Wahlburgers’ premiered, showcasing the behind-the-scenes workings of the Wahlburgers restaurants. The show features Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, along with Paul as the head chef. The show has been successful, running for seven seasons and with a new season premiering soon. The Wahlberg family also owns another restaurant called ‘Alma Nove’, named after their mother.

Personal Life

Despite being a reality TV star, Paul Wahlberg prefers to keep his personal life private. He is married and has two children named Madison and Ethan Wahlberg. Paul has never been seen in public with any woman and has not openly admitted to dating anyone. He loves his children and leaves it up to them to decide whether they want to follow in their uncle’s footsteps and become actors or pursue their father’s career. Paul experienced a difficult time when his sister, Debbie Wahlberg, passed away in 2003. He was close to her and her death deeply affected him. However, with the support of his family, he was able to overcome this difficult phase.

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