By Helen Zhao

He’s the leading man and action hero in Transformers: Age Of Extinction.

But Mark Wahlberg showed a softer side as he brought his family along to the premiere of the action film in New York City on Wednesday.

The 43-year-old actor was joined by his wife Rhea Durham, 35, and three of their children – Ella, 10, Michael, eight, and Brendan, five – leaving four-year-old Grace at home.

The quintet posed together on the red carpet, looking like one big happy family.

Mark wore a dark suit with a light blue striped tie as Rhea donned an elegant black cut-out dress with hot pink pumps.

Ella was clad in a denim button-up blouse with a black skirt and white sandals.

Michel sported a grey blazer over a dark blue button-up and black trousers, while Brendan wore a green and white plaid button-up with white trousers.

According to IMDB, the fourth Transformers film tells the story of an automobile mechanic (played by Mark) and his daughter, who make a discovery that brings down the Autobots and Decepticons.

Set four years after Transformers: Dark of the Moon, it's the first flick not to feature original star, Shia LaBeouf, but does feature Kelsey Grammar and John Goodman.

Newcomers Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz also star in the movie.

Like its predecessors, the film – which hits theatres June 27 – is directed by Michael Bay and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.

Meanwhile, Mark recently opened up to Esquire about his parenting style. 'I think the most important thing is to always be involved in every aspect of their life,’' the Boardwalk Empire executive producer said. 'To give them enough trust that they can share things with you.

'I don’t want them to be terrified of me, you know? But I don’t want them to think they can do whatever they want and get away with it, either, because they can’t.'

The father-of-four grew up as the youngest of nine siblings in a working-class neighbourhood in Boston, Massachusetts and is now able to provide everything for his children.

However, he worries how this will affect his kids’ attitudes growing up.

‘I worry that maybe they’ll have a sense of entitlement,’ Mark said. ‘You don’t wanna give your kids everything without giving them the tools to be great people.’

Earlier in the day, the Ted star was pictured arriving for an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman in New York City. -- Daily Mail