Who is Tracey Wahlberg?

Tracey Wahlberg is a name that many fans of actor Mark Wahlberg may recognize. Sister of the Transformers: Age of Extinction actor Tracey Wahlberg is a married woman. Moreover, Tracey Wahlberg is a mother to two beautiful kids. Despite being related to one of the most famous Hollywood actors of all time, Tracey Wahlberg has been able to lead a reasonably low-profile life. However, she rose to prominence following her appearance on “Wahlburgers”.

Tracey Wahlberg Biography
Tracey Wahlberg Biography

quick facts

Full NameTracey Wahlberg
Also Known AsTracey Marcarelli
BirthdayJuly 16, 1967
Age 55 years old
Sun signCapricorn
TraitsPositive traits– Loyal, disciplined, and charming
Negative traits–  Moody, pessimistic, and detached
BirthplaceHolbrook, Arizona, USA
Sexual OrientationStraight
Eyes ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlonde
Parents’ NameDonald Wahlberg (Father)
Alma Wahlberg (Mother)
SiblingsArthur Wahlberg (brother)
Paul Wahlberg (brother)
Jim Wahlberg (brother)
Donnie Wahlberg (brother)
Robert Wahlberg (brother)
Mark Wahlberg (brother)
Michelle Wahlberg (Sister)
Debbie Wahlberg (Sister)
Marital statusMarried 
Name of husbandMichael Marcarelli
Profession Not Available
Net WorthUnder review
Social MediaInstagram

Fun Facts

  • Tracey Wahlberg is the sister of The Italian Job actor Mark Wahlberg. Mark Wahlberg is an Academy Award-nominated actor known for his work in movies such as Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, and Four Brothers. 
  • Her brother Mark faced a civil action lawsuit at the age of 15 for allegedly harassing three Black childen. He also faced attempted murder charges assaulting a Vietnamese man and spent 45 days in prison. 
  • Tracey Wahlgberg has eight siblings and three half-siblings. Her sister, Debbie died in 2003 after suffering a massive heart attack and septic shock. Likewise, her other sister Michelle passed away in 2019 due to undisclosed reasons. 
  • Tracey is a distant relative of author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Similarly, she is also distantly related to Madonna and Celine Dion.
  • Tracey is married to Michael Marcarelli. They have two sons together. 

Tracey Wahlberg Birthday

Tracey Wahlberg was born on January 16, 1967. She was born in Holbrook, Arizona, USA. 


Since Tracey Wahlberg was born on January 16, her horoscope is Capricorn. People having this horoscope are known for their loyal, disciplined, and charming personalities. However, they also tend to be moody, pessimistic, and detached at times. 

Tracey Wahlberg Height, Measurements, and Appearance

Unfortunately, exact details about Tracey Wahlberg’s height and measurements are not available. However, judging by her pictures, Tracey seems to be of average height. 

She is slim and has brown eyes. Her hair is blonde. 

Nationality, Ethnicity, and Religion

Since Tracey was born in Holbrook, Arizona, USA, she is an American. Talking about her ethnicity, Tracey belongs to mixed ethnic background. She is of Irish, Swedish, English, French-Candian, and Scottish descent. 

When it comes to her religion, Tracey and her siblings were raised in a Catholic household. In fact, all of them are still pretty religious to this day. 

Mark Wahlberg, in particular, still attempts to attend church twice every Sunday. Sharing his Catholic beliefs, the actor said in an interview,

“Being a Catholic is the most important aspect of my life. The first thing I do when I start my day is, get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church.”

“I pray to be a good servant to God, a father, a husband, a son, a friend, a brother and uncle, a good neighbor, a good leader to those who look up to me and a good follower to those that are serving God and doing the right thing.”,

added the Daddy’s Home actor. 

Early Life, Upbringing & Parents

Tracey Wahlberg grew up in Dorchester, a neighborhood located in Boston, Massachusetts. She comes from quite a big family. 

Her parents Donald Wahlberg and Alma Wahlberg, had nine children together. After 17 years of marriage, Donald and Alma separated in 1982.

After their divorce, Donald Wahlberg, who already had three older children from a prior relationship, did not remarry. On the other hand, two years after their separation, Alma Wahlberg got married to Mark Conroy. The couple exchanged wedding vows in 1984 enjoyed marital bliss for over 37 years.

Donald Wahlberg (father)

Donald Wahlberg was a Korean War Veteran. Furthermore, Donald also appeared in his son Donnie Wahlberg’s 1998 film Southie starring Rose McGowan and Will Arnett. He also occasionally worked as a delivery driver. 

Donald passed away at the age of 78 in the year 2008 on Valentine’s Day. Not much is known about the reasons behind Donald’s sudden demise. Donald’s body was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA.

Alma Wahlberg (mother)

Alma Wahlberg worked as a bank clerk and a nurse’s aide. Likewise, she also starred in the reality television series “Wahlburgers” and her famous sons Donnie, Mark, and Paul. The show, which aired for ten seasons, featured the family matriarch as a hostess and greeter at her son’s Wahlburgers restaurant chain.

Mark Wahlberg with mother, Alma Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg with mother, Alma Wahlberg

In July 2020, Donnie Wahlberg responded to rumors about his mother’s deteriorating health. He said,

“I know that so many of you have asked how my mom Alma is doing.” He further confirmed that Alma was battling dementia and said, “During my visit, she didn’t remember much and was often confused, but somehow she was still Alma.”

Unfortunately, Alma Wahlberg breathed her last on April 18, 2021, at the age of 78. Her son, Mark, made the heartbreaking announcement on Instagram and shared a photo of Alma with the caption: “My angel. Rest in peace.”

Moreover, Donnie Wahlberg paid a sweet tribute to his mother. He shared a heartfelt video containing several clips of Alma, including footage of her rollerblading and being honored in a speech at a black-tie event.

The caption read:

“I’m so blessed to have been brought into this world by, raised by, taught by, and set on my life’s path by, such an amazing woman. My mom Alma’s joy for life, love, and people — combined with pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from — undoubtedly shaped me into the man that I am. I’ve often said if you like anything about me, I got it from Alma. I say that because it’s true.”

Tracey Wahlberg Siblings

Tracey Wahlberg has eight siblings. She has six brothers named Arthur, Paul, Jim, Donnie Robert, and Mark. Likewise, she has two sisters named Michelle and Debbie. 

Tracey Wahlberg with her siblings- childhood photo
Tracey Wahlberg with her siblings- childhood photo

In addition, Tracey also has three half-siblings born as a result of Donald Wahlberg’s previous relationship. Their names are Donna, Scott, and Bundy, who died owing to unrevealed reasons. 

Similarly, another Wahlberg also, unfortunately, passed away in 2003. Tracey Wahlberg’s sister Debbie Wahlberg died on September 2, 2003. 

Tragically, Debbie died just a while after the birth of Mark Wahlberg’s daughter Ella Rae Wahlberg. Mark was informed about his sister’s death just as he was joyously celebrating the birth of his little one. 

At the time of her death, Debbie Wahlberg was 43 years old. She was receiving treatment for a suspected kidney stone. 

However, just as she was being treated, Debbie suffered a massive heart attack and septic shock which eventually took her life. Talking about this, a friend of Mark’s told E! News,

“It was the best day of his life — and the worst. Every year on the kid’s birthday, he’ll be reminded of it.” 

Furthermore, tragedy struck the Wahlberg family again when they lost another one of their family members in 2019. Tracey Wahlberg’s oldest sister Michelle also suddenly passed away in 2019 due to unknown reasons. 

When it comes to her living siblings. Tracey’s brother Arthur Wahlberg is a former actor. Presently, he is enjoying a quiet life as a carpenter. 

Paul Wahlberg is a famous chef. He works as the head chef at the Wahlburgers restaurant and also owns an Italian restaurant named Alma Nove which he opened in honor of his mother. 

On the other hand, James “Jim” Wahlberg works as the Executive Director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. The foundation established in 2001 by Mark Wahlberg works with several youth organizations to help advance the lives of American youngsters and raise funds for youth-related services and programs. 

Like his famous brother, Robert Wahlberg too is involved in the acting business. He is known for his work in films such as “The Equalizer,” “Gone Baby Gone,” and “The Departed.”

Similarly, Donnie Wahlberg is also another famous Wahlberg sibling. Donnie is an actor and singer, a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block. He has had roles in many movies, including Zookeeper, Dreamcatcher, The Sixth Sense, Righteous Kill, and Ransom.

Since 2010, Donnie Wahlberg has had a starring role in Blue Bloods as Danny Reagan. Likewise, he is the executive producer of the reality show “Boston’s Finest”.

The youngest Wahlberg sibling needs no introduction. An Academy Award-nominated actor, Mark Wahlberg has been a part of many successful movies such as The Perfect Storm, Planet of the Apes, The Italian Job, The Departed, The Fighter, The Other Guys, Ted, Daddy’s Home, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Transformers: The Last Knight. 

About Tracey Wahlberg’s Brother, Mark Wahlberg 

Mark Wahlberg is a renowned Hollywood actor and producer. A former rapper, Mark Wahlberg was a part of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. The musical group was active in the early 90s, and they released albums such as Music for the People and You Gotta Believe. 

In 1994, Mark Wahlberg made his acting debut in Renaissance Man. His work in Boogie Nights received many positive reviews from the critics, which Wahlberg catapulted into fame. 

Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg

Likewise, Walhberg also had a supporting role in the Leonardo DiCaprio starrer The Basketball Diaries. In addition, his work in Three Kings, The Perfect Storm, and Four Brothers earned him a lot of fanfare and critical acclaim.

Known for his roles in films such as Planet of the Apes, The Truth About Charlie, and The Italian Job, Mark Wahlberg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010. He worked alongside Matt Damon in The Departed, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, and a National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor award.

Based on the true story of bartender Vince Papale, Mark Wahlberg starred in Invincible. Likewise, he also served as the executive producer of the HBO series Entourage. 

Although initially, Wahlberg had expressed the desire to retire from acting at the age of 40 to focus on parenthood, he eventually changed his plans stating that “his golf game is horrible”. Wahlberg played the role of Jack Salmon in the 2009 supernatural thriller drama, The Lovely Bones. 

Additionally, Wahlberg also starred in movies such as The Happening, Max Payne, Lone Survivor, and The Gambler. Additionally, Wahlberg ventured into light-hearted roles with the hit 2012 comedy film Ted. 

Moreover, the actor also played roles in many other comedy films, including The Other Guys, Ted 2, Daddy’s Home, and Daddy’s Home 2. In 2014, Wahlberg also produced the reality show “Breaking Boston.”  

In 2009, Wahlberg tied the knot with model Rhea Durham. They have three children together. 

Shortly after his parents’ divorce, Mark Wahlberg went on a downward spiral that involved many legal troubles and drug use. Two years after his parents split, Wahlberg, at the tender age of 13, started using cocaine. As a result, he dropped out of high school and only went on to earn his high school diploma at the age of 42. 

At the age of 15, Wahlberg and his friends were involved in a racially motivated crime where they allegedly chased after three black children while yelling racial slurs and throwing rocks at the victims. Fortunately, the children were able to hide at a local Burger King before being seriously injured.

Two years later, Wahlberg attacked a Vietnamese man with “a large wooden stick, approximately five feet long and two to three inches in diameter,” which caused the man to fall unconscious on the ground. Following the incident, Wahlberg was arrested and charged with attempted murder. 

Luckily, he was only convicted of assault, after which he spent 45 days in prison. However, Wahlberg became involved in another racially motivated crime in 1988 when he punched another Vietnamese male named Hoa Trinh in the eye. 

Although many reports claimed that the victim had been left blind in one eye owing to the incident, it was later revealed that the rumors were entirely false. Even after rising to fame, Walhberg was arrested in 1992 for assault and battery.

The former rapper and his bodyguard allegedly attacked a man at a local tennis court which left the victim with “severe personal injuries, including but not limited to a fractured jaw which had to be wired shut.”

Tracey Wahlberg Career

Not much is known about Mark Wahlberg’s beloved sister, Tracey. Known for leading a notoriously private life, Tracey Wahlberg has managed to keep the details about her career under wraps. 

Unlike many of her famous siblings, Tracey has chosen not to become an actress. However, the Arizona-born beauty did make a brief appearance on “Wahlburgers.” 

“Wahlburgers” was an American reality television series that revolved around the operations of the Wahlburgers chain of restaurants owned by Tracey’s chef brother Paul Wahlberg. The show aired for ten seasons on A&E. 

Marriage and Children of Tracey Wahlberg

Tracey Wahlberg is a married woman. She is happily married to a man named Michael Marcarelli. 

Tracey Wahlberg with her husband and kids
Tracey Wahlberg with her husband and kids

Additionally, the happy couple also shares two beautiful boys. UnlikeTracey and Mark, who prefer leading a low-profile life, their son Brandon has already managed to earn celebrity status despite his young age. 

Brandon Marcarelli is a cast member of “Wahlburgers.” Currently working in a Boston-based warehouse, Brandon aspires to one day be an actor just like his famous uncles. 

Moreover, Brandon is an enormous sports enthusiast. An ardent Boston Celtics fan, Brandon became a huge fan of the professional basketball team when his uncle Donnie took him to a Celtics game when he was a little boy. 

Additionally, Brandon also wishes to become the General Manager of the Celtics someday. The Dorchester resident enjoys spending time with his uncle Bob and his cousin Oscar. 

Net Worth and Lifestyle

Information about Tracey Wahlberg’s net worth and salary is unavailable at the moment. However, the celebrity sibling is living quite a comfortable lifestyle with no financial problems. 

On the other hand, Tracey’s brother Mark Wahlberg has quite an astounding net worth. The Ted actor has a jaw-dropping net worth of approximately USD 225 million, and he makes roughly USD 29 million annually.  

Likewise, in 2017, Wahlberg was named the world’s highest-paid actor. However, the same year, Wahlberg’s massive salary of USD 1.5 million, which he received for the reshoots for All the Money in the World, stirred a debate regarding the gender pay gap. 

Social Media


Tracey Wahlberg is active on Instagram under the username “marcarelli4“. The celebrity has shared a total of 119 posts to date, and 209 people follow her. However, Tracey’s Instagram account is set to private.


On Facebook, Tracey Wahlberg goes by the name Tracey Marcarelli. With a total of 201 friends, Tracey’s Facebook profile picture features her two adorable children. Likewise, her cover photo contains a beautiful picture of Tracey and her husband, along with their two adorable boys and their family pet.

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