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Mark Wahlberg counts faith, family as keys to his success in Hollywood, beyond

Mark Wahlberg has risen from poverty to incredible success in Hollywood, and he credits his faith and dedication to hard work for getting to this point.

“My faith, my faith and my family, and finding a good balance. But I owe all of my success to my faith,” Wahlberg told Fox News Digital at the opening of his new restaurant, Flecha.

During the opening night celebration, Wahlberg had Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Christ Cathedral, Orange, bless the venue with holy water and prayer.

Wahlberg is someone who has never shied away from sharing his beliefs.

Mark Wahlberg celebrates the opening of his new restaurant with the bishop’s blessing. (Frecha)

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Last year, the Oscar nominee told Fox News Digital that faith is “the most important part of my life.”

Mark Wahlberg prays with bishop at new restaurant opening

“That’s the most important thing. It’s given me everything I’ve been able to achieve in life: my faith, my discipline,” he continued.

WATCH: Mark Wahlberg says he owes all of his success to his faith

Wahlberg’s faith has influenced his recent career choices in the entertainment industry.

He has appeared in “Father Stu,” based on the true story of a rough boxer turned Catholic priest who battled a rare muscle disease, as well as family films such as “The Family Planning” and “Arthur the King.”

Mark Wahlberg

“I owe all of my success to my faith,” Wahlberg told Fox News Digital. (Getty Images)

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“I always say I hope God is a movie fan,” Wahlberg said last year, “because some of the movies I’ve made, like ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘Ted,’ I kind of question them.”

He continued, “But I don’t want to compromise my artistic integrity. But as a parent, as a husband, those things definitely influence my decision-making. But I like to take chances and risks.”

The “Patriot’s Day” star, who celebrated his 53rd birthday on June 5, wants his kids to instill the same discipline and risk-taking mentality.

Wahlberg and his wife Leah Durham have four children: Ella, 20, Michael, 18, Brendan, 15, and Grace, 14.

Wahlberg with his wife Leah Durham and their children Ella, Grace, Michael and Brendan in 2010. Michael has now graduated from high school and Ella is in college.

Wahlberg with his wife Leah Durham and their children Ella, Grace, Michael and Brendan in 2010. Michael has now graduated from high school and Ella is in college. (Robin Beck/AFP via Getty Images)

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Michael recently graduated from high school, and Wahlberg supports Michael and his siblings in whatever they want to pursue, as long as they put in the effort.

WATCH: Mark Wahlberg wants his four kids to be ‘passionate about their choices’ and ‘work hard’

“I just want my kids to find out what they want to do and pursue it with all their heart and put everything they’ve got into it and work for it with passion. And the best thing I can do is be an example and show them how hard I’m willing to work to be successful and achieve my dreams,” Wahlberg said.

A close-up of Mark Wahlberg smiling on the red carpet

Wahlberg said he wants his children to be “passionate” and work hard at their pursuits. (Michael Tran/AFP via Getty Images)

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He continued, “And I just want them to go out there and work hard. There’s nothing you can’t achieve if you work hard. I try to encourage people. No matter where they come from or what obstacles they have to overcome, there’s nothing they can’t achieve if they’re willing to put in the effort.”

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