Will Ferrell is a famous American actor, producer, writer, comedian, and businessman. He has starred in numerous box office success movies and a number of TV shows.

Personal Details

Celebrity Name: Will Ferrell
Full Name: John William Ferrell
Gender: Male 
Birth Date:  July 16, 1967
Birth Place: Irvine, California, USA
Age: 53
Height: 1.91m.
Weight: 218lbs.
Nationality: American
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Status: Married
Wife: Viveca Paulin (m.2000)
Children: Magnus Paulin Ferrell, Mattias Paulin Ferrell, Axel Paulin Ferrell
Profession: Actor, Producer, Writer, Comedian, Businessman
Net Worth: $160 million

Who is Will Ferrell?

Will Ferrell is a famous American actor, producer, writer, comedian, and businessman, John William Ferrell or “Will Ferrell” was born on July 16, 1967, in Irvine, California, USA.

The 53-year-old actor is married to the famous Swedish actress and producer Viveca Paulin in 2000 and was blessed with three children.

Will Ferrell established his cornerstone in acting during the mid-1990s as part of Saturday Night Live, NBC’s sketch comedy show and as a cast of famous comedy films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013).

Will Ferrel is also known to star in other films such as Elf, Old School (2003), Blades of Glory (2007), Daddy’s Home (2015), and some animated films like Megamind (2010) and The Lego Movie (2014).

Will Ferrell climbed the ladder of success together with his comedy partner Adam McKay who helped him write most of his comedy films. Together, they founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007.

Will Ferrel is known as one of the famous members of the band of Hollywood comic actors who rose to stardom in the 1990s and the 2000s alongside Black Jack, Steve Carell, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, and Owen and Luke Wilson and was known to be the “Frat Pack.”

With his Saturday Night Live contribution, Will Ferrell received an Emmy Award nomination and three Golden Globe Award nominations as part of The Producers (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), and being the producer of Vince (2018).

And in 2015, Will Ferrell was also named in the British GQ Men of the Year awards as the best comedian. On March 24, 2015, Will Ferrell received his spot for the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Groundlings

As a start, Will Ferrell attempted to do standup comedy and started advanced classes and did improvisations. He also loved to impersonate people and one of whom is the famous Hall of Fame baseball announcer, Harry Caray. 

Sooner than later, Will Ferrell began to create his characters and became a member of The Groundlings, an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe and school in Los Angeles, California.

With his Groundlings fellow member Chris Kattan, they created the famous duo who would try to pick up girls in dance clubs but continuously get rejected known as the Butabi Brothers.

Having been in The Groundings, Will Ferrell had an opportunity to get a job at an auction house through his friend Viveca Paulin, an ideal way to simultaneously go to rehearsals and get a job at the same time.

Saturday Night Live

Following his performance in The Groundlings, Will Ferrell caught the eye of one of the producers of Saturday Night Live after its decline in popularity in 1994-1995.

Because of this, Ferrell, Kattan, and Cheri Oteri were asked to audition with the audience of Saturday Night Live’s main producer, Lorne Michaels. 

Since his first appearance in 1995, Will Ferrell has hosted the show five times and became a member of the Saturday Night Live Five-Timers Club. In 2002, Will Ferrell left the show after a seven-year tenure.

Throughout his act in Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell has made himself famous for his impersonations of US President George W. Bush, singers Robert Goulet and Neil Diamond, Chicago Cubs announcer Harry Caray, Inside the Actors Studio host James Lipton, United States Attorney General Janet Reno, Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy, professional wrestler Jesse Ventura, fictitious private detective John Shaft, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Cuban President Fidel Castro, and US Vice President Al Gore. 

Even after leaving Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell was offered to host the show five times. Because of this, he was voted as the best Saturday Night Live cast member of all time during a poll in 2014. 

Film industry

While being in Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell had his roles in many famous movies including Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Superstar, A Night at the Roxbury, The Ladies Man, Dick, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Drowning Mona, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and Zoolander. 

After leaving Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell displayed his superb acting performance in Old School (2003) and was quoted by the New York Times slaying the show after using his hilarious, anxious zealotry as Frank “The Tank” Richard.

Due to its success, Will Ferrell received a nomination for MTV Movie Awards’ Best Comedic Performance. 

His success in comedy films followed after getting roles in other comedy films such as Elf, Melinda and Melinda, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Starsky & Hutch, Stranger Than Fiction, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

All those films had Will Ferrell earn a spot for Movie Awards nominations, critical box office success, dramatic potential, and millions of dollars from its proceeds.

In 2008, the film Step Brothers starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly hit the market after earning $128 million worldwide. It was written by Ferrell together with his frequent collaborator, Adam McKay.

Highest-grossing films

Some of Will Ferrell’s notable highest-grossing films include:

  • Elf (2003) Grossed about $173.3 million at the box office
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Grossed about $148.2 million at the box office
  • Megamind (2010) Grossed about $148.4 million at the box office
  • The LEGO Movie (2014) Grossed about $257.7 million at the box office
  • Daddy’s Home (2015) Grossed about $150.3 million at the box office

Will Ferrell total net worth

Being a famous actor, producer, writer, comedian, businessman, Will Ferrell has amassed millions of dollars from the film industry alone.

His unique way of comedy performance supersedes others which made him a favorite of fans worldwide. Together with his various awards and movie hits, Will Ferrell was able to gather an estimated net worth of about $160 million.


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