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Will Ferrell

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Biography

Ferrell in 2013

John William "Will" Ferrell (/ˈfɛrəl/; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in 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), all but one of which he co-wrote with his comedy partner Adam McKay. The two also founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007. Other films roles include Elf, Old School (both 2003), Blades of Glory (2007), and the animated films Megamind (2010) and The Lego Movie (2014).

Fact file

  • Born: John William Ferrell July 16, 1967 (age 48) Irvine, California, United States
  • Alma mater: University of Southern California
  • Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Producer, Writer
  • Years active: 1995–present
  • Television: Saturday Night Live
  • Spouse(s): Viveca Paulin (m. 2000)
  • Children: 3
  • Medium: Film, television, books
  • Genres: Improvisational comedy, news satire, political satire, satire, sketch comedy

Read more about Will Ferrell at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Netflix’s ‘Eurovision Song Contest’: Here’s What You May Have Missed
NY Times Movies, 2020-07-02 09:28:32
The new film starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams lovingly references many of the competition’s most memorable moments, and features many Eurovision stars.

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Variety, 2020-07-01 17:15:20
David Dobkin had no idea the Eurovision Song Contest even existed until the script by Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele landed on his desk. But the director of “The Judge” and “Wedding Crashers” fell in love with both the comedy about the international music competition — “Eurovision Song Contest: The ...

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Variety, 2020-07-01 13:18:55
In “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga,” Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams star as an Icelandic musical duo who aspire to represent their country in the movie’s titular event, a hugely popular international singing competition that is considered appointment viewing in basically every country outside of the United ...

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