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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell

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Famous as :

Comedian

Birth Name :

John William Ferrell

Birth Date :

July 16, 1967

Birth Place :

Irvine, California, USA

Spouse :

Viveca Paulin (Swedish actress, since 12-Aug-00)

Claim to fame :

As Frank Ricard in "Old School" (2003)

Biography


Famous for his manic star turns and show-stealing cameos which clearly display his extraordinary talent in creating memorable witty performance, Will Ferrell has really stood out as one of the most celebrated comedic actors Hollywood ever has. A native of Irvine, California born John William Ferrell on July 16, 1967 to Lee and Kay Ferrell, Will grew up as a big comedy fan who first discovered the excitement of performing when he successfully entertained his schoolmates of Irvine's University High School with various disguised voices in daily morning announcements over the public access system. Even so, the desire to be a comedian had not really occurred to his mind for he at that time was more interested in becoming a sports broadcaster which led him to take sports information major at the University of Southern California after his high school graduation in 1986.

Obtained his degree several years later, Will delightfully made his way to earn a job as a sportscaster for a weekly cable show, but soon realized that the profession was not what he really wanted and subsequently turned his attention to comedic acting. Failed to flourish his new career through some performances in comedy clubs and college coffee houses, he then enrolled in improvisational comedy classes held by The Groundlings in the year 1991, eventually was included in the group alongside Chris Kattan, Ana Gasteyer, plus Cheri Oteri. It was during his time with this troupe that he learned about an open audition for a new fresh face in the 1995-1996 season of "Saturday Night Live" (1975) and decided to go for a try when it came to Los Angeles.

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Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell Reunite for 'Daddy's Home'

November 06, 2014 06:01:56 GMT

and will make an on-screen reunion in rivalry comedy "". The two actors previously shared screen in 2010's action comedy "" directed by Adam McKay.
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James Franco Hires Megan Fox, Seth Rogen and More in 'Zeroville'

October 25, 2014 00:42:03 GMT

Earlier this week, posted a cryptic photo of on Instagram and called her "the best." Apparently, it was his way of announcing that the actress is part of his latest movie project.
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Will Ferrell Confirms Return to 'Zoolander 2' as Mugatu

September 13, 2014 05:47:05 GMT

offers update on the long-delayed "". The funnyman who plays the villainous Mugatu in the first film confirms his return to the sequel. "We are actually supposed to do a read-through of a sequel script soon, and Mugatu is a part of it," he says to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Will Ferrell Eying Russ Meyer Role in 'Russ and Roger Go Beyond'

August 02, 2014 15:40:33 GMT

"Russ & Roger Go Beyond" reportedly piques 's interest. According to Deadline, the comedian is circling the role of Russ Meyer, while a number of actors are courting to play Roger Ebert in the film. On top of that, Edgar Wright who just dropped out of Marvel's "" is reportedly "intrigued" by the project.
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Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to Turn TV Series 'Manimal' Into Movie

July 23, 2014 06:56:23 GMT

The big-screen take on vintage TV series "" was first announced in 2012, and now moves forward with and Adam McKay as producers. "Key & Peele" executive producers Jay Martel and Ian Roberts are tapped to write the script for the live-action/animation hybrid adaptation.
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Daniel Radcliffe, Pharell and Will Ferrell Among Hollywood Walk of Fame Honorees for 2015

June 20, 2014 04:58:25 GMT

The Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced a handful of new honorees on June 19. There will be thirty public figures in entertainment industries who will be given stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.
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Video: Will Ferrell and RHCP's Chad Smith Engage in Drum-Off on 'Jimmy Fallon'

May 23, 2014 17:22:49 GMT

and Chad Smith were engaged in a mock feud and settled it in a drum-off on NBC's "". The "" funnyman and the drummer donned similar outfits, black leather jackets, T-shirts, sneakers, and baseball caps worn backwards.
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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Reunite for Adam McKay's 'Border Guards'

April 16, 2014 07:37:31 GMT

Sony is bringing together the forces behind 2006's "" and 2008's "" for a new comedy "". and will play the key roles, while Adam McKay is expected to serve behind the lens.
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Will Ferrell to Star in Bobby Riggs Vs. Billie Jean King Movie

April 04, 2014 07:09:02 GMT

is cast in a sports drama comedy, "". The "" actor will play former No. 1 tennis player Bobby Riggs in a movie scripted by Steve Conrad ("").
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Video: Will Ferrell and Michelle Obama Join Jimmy Fallon in 'Ew!' Sketch

February 21, 2014 08:17:36 GMT

enlisted First Lady Michelle Obama as one of his guests on the first week of "". Not only she sat down for an interview, but also Mrs. Obama was willing to goof around with the host and during her appearance on Thursday night, February 20.
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NBC Orders Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman'-Esque Comedy

January 16, 2014 09:01:30 GMT

NBC has ordered three comedy pilots, including one from . Executive produced by the "" star and Adam McKay, "Mission Control" is set in 1962 and in the tone of "".
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Paul Rudd's 'Anchorman 2' Co-Stars and Kristen Wiig Make Surprise Appearance on 'SNL'

December 09, 2013 01:55:23 GMT

's Ron Burgundy has been everywhere on television in the past few weeks. After appearing on several TV news programs as his "" character, the actor made a surprise guest appearance as himself in the latest episode of "" hosted by , who also stars in "".
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Ron Burgundy's 'SportsCenter' Hosting Stint Canceled by ESPN

December 05, 2013 02:59:38 GMT

's Ron Burgundy won't appear on ESPN as it had been promoted before. The fictional newsman was supposed to guest host "SportsCenter" on Thursday, December 5 at 6 P.M. ET, but the sports channel has decided to cancel it to focus on any updates on the sexual assault allegation against .
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Video: Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy Anchors an Actual Newscast in North Dakota

December 02, 2013 01:58:40 GMT

got into character Ron Burgundy for an actual newscast on Saturday night, November 30. He dressed as his "" character, sporting fake mustache, a striped tie and a red suit, to serve as guest anchor on KXMB-TV in Bismarck, North Dakota.
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Will Ferrell's Team Booted From Australian Radio

November 28, 2013 03:10:19 GMT

and his team apparently have been asked to leave an Australian radio station during a visit. According to Wenn, Ferrell and his co-stars in "", and , stopped by Sydney's 2Day FM on Wednesday, November 27 as a part of the movie promotion.
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Pics: Will Ferrell Takes 'Anchorman 2' Crew Down Under for Movie Premiere

November 25, 2013 04:11:45 GMT

Ron Burgundy went Down Under as "" premiered at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney on Sunday, November 24. , appearing as himself instead of his alter ego, was joined by his on-screen news team , and on the red carpet.
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Will Ferrell to Appear as 'Anchorman' Character Ron Burgundy on 'CONAN'

October 31, 2013 01:54:58 GMT

's Ron Burgundy will return to "" on Thursday, November 21. The actor will once again appear as his "" character following his surprise apperance in March 2012 on the TBS show to break the news that the long-awaited sequel to the 2004 comedy film was finally greenlit.
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Katy Perry and Will Ferrell Lead Performers for 2013 MTV EMAs

October 11, 2013 02:42:14 GMT

Pop star and comedian lead this year's performers for the annual MTV Europe Music Awards to be held on November 10 at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. Perry is set to perform her new song "Unconditionally" off her forthcoming album "", while Ferrell will appear throughout the awards show as his fictional news anchor character Ron Burgundy.
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'Anchorman' Star Will Ferrell Selling Car in Cross-Promo Ad

October 07, 2013 03:20:47 GMT

suits up in a familiar burgundy tuxedo for a cross promotion of his upcoming movie "" and Chrysler's newest car. The actor reprises his famous role as the mustached presenter while selling the 2014 Dodge Durango.
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Grumpy Cat Gets Her Own Movie With Will Ferrell and Jack Black to Co-Star

May 31, 2013 02:54:58 GMT

Garfield days are over as Grumpy Cat comes and steals the spotlight from him now. The web sensation kitty from Arizona is confirmed to have inked a deal with Broken Road Productions for an . Tardar Sauce, the cat's real name, not only lands an exclusive contract, but also gets partners to act opposite. Deadline learns that and are on board to co-star.
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Will Ferrell's and Ben Stiller's Comedies Come to IFC

March 08, 2013 09:30:18 GMT

The Independent Film Channel (IFC) takes comedy as its precious asset this year as the network has recently agreed to feature two new comedy shows to bring more laughs to viewers' houses. On Thursday, March 8, IFC announced that "The Spoils of Babylon" and "The Birthday Boys" had already been ordered to series to strengthen fan base of IFC comedy shows and even expected to follow the success of two IFC favorite shows, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's "" and Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!"
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Harrison Ford Tapped for 'Anchorman 2', Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate Spotted on Set

March 05, 2013 05:03:11 GMT

A new face is added to "". , who is expected to reprise his role as Han Solo in the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel, is signed on for the sequel of 2004's "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy". He will be playing a legendary newscaster "a la Tom Brokaw," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Mumford and Sons' 'Babel' Keeps No. 1 Spot in Billboard 200

February 28, 2013 03:43:22 GMT

' "" leads an overall slow album sales week to maintain its no. 1 spot in the Billboard 200 for a fifth non-consecutive time. Plunging down 66% with only 63,000 copies sold from its staggering 186,000 unit sales last week, it posts the lowest sales week for a no. 1 album since 's "" album sold a mere 48,000 back in 2012.
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Will Ferrell to Be the First Honoree of Comedic Genius Prize at MTV Movie Awards

February 28, 2013 03:22:41 GMT

will add another award acknowledging his works in comedy. The "" actor is set to be honored with the first-ever Comedic Genius Award at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, which will take place on Sunday, April 14.
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Will Ferrell Plays Security Guard, Escorts Shaquille O'Neal Out of Lakers Game

February 14, 2013 07:14:08 GMT

gave surprise and brought laugh to audience at the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Phoenix Suns game on Tuesday, February 12. The 45-year-old comedian was spotted at the game wearing a red uniform and acting as Staples Center security guard. In addition, a name tag which read Ted Vagina could be seen on the left side of his chest.
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Video: Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling Interrupt 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' to Sell Knives

January 11, 2013 05:49:13 GMT

"" new timeslot caused a scheduling snafu in a skit for the show. was delivering his monolog on Wednesday night, January 9 when showed up in the studio at the Hollywood Boulevard's El Capitan Theatre to shoot his QVC show "Knife Guys" with .
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'Last Man Standing' Recasts Tim Allen's Eldest Daughter and More Characters

August 10, 2012 07:50:10 GMT

"" will feature several new faces when it returns for its sophomore season. According to Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Tim Doyle has decided to recast some characters, including Kristin Beth Baxter.
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Justin Theroux Takes Helming Duty in Will Ferrell and Steve Carell's 'Swear to God'

August 10, 2012 07:32:56 GMT

Fresh off his screenwriting gig in "", has landed a new movie project. This time around, the boyfriend of is set to not just write the script but also serve as the director for an upcoming comedy called "".
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Video: Kristen Stewart Ridiculed by Will Ferrell Over Her Scandal

August 03, 2012 06:16:33 GMT

has sort of expressed his feeling about and 's doomed relationship. During a recent appearance on "" to promote his new movie "", the comedian cried over the breakup of the two young stars.
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Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell Serve Coffee to Promote 'Campaign' as New Trailer Is Out

July 20, 2012 04:13:06 GMT

and caused a frenzy in Seattle as they showed up at Local Color Cafe in Seattle's Pike Place Market on Thursday, July 19. Standing behind the coffee bar, the two actors took orders from customers, who lined up to get glimpses at them, while promoting their movie "".
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