John William “Will” Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, and producer from Irvine. Ferrell is mostly known for starring in many popular films that were both critically acclaimed and hit at the box office such as ‘Zoolander’, ‘Elf’, ‘Anchorman’, ‘Blades of Glory’, ‘Step Brothers’ and ‘Get Hard’. Ferrell is also known for being one of the funniest actors in the industry and he has donated considerably to different charities involved with cancer survivors.
Will Ferrell Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$160 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 16, 1967 (54 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Comedian, Television producer, Impressionist, Voice Actor, Singer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
John William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California on the 16th of July, 1967. Ferrell’s father Roy Lee Ferrell was a keyboard player with The Righteous Brothers and his mother, Betty Kay nee Overman was a teacher. His parents divorced when he was 8 years old. Will began his education at Turtle Rock Elementary School in Irvine. He later attended Rancho San Joaquin Middle School and finally University High School. Ferrell was a member of the High School’s soccer team and mostly played the kicker.
Ferrell married Viveca Paulin in August 2000. They had met in 1995 at an acting class. They have three sons, Magnus Paulin Ferrell (b. 2004), Mattias Paulin Ferrell (b. 2006) and Axel Paul Ferrell (b. 2010). The family splits their time between New York City and Orange County. Ferrell has participated in the Boston and New York Marathons. He raises money for the charity Scholarships for Cancer Survivors.
Here are some of the best highlights of Will Ferrell’s career:
- Zoolander (Movie, 2001)
- Elf (Movie, 2003)
- Anchorman (Movie, 2004)
- Blades of Glory (Movie, 2007)
- Step Brothers (Movie, 2008)
- American Comedy Awards (Best Comedy Actor, 2014) – Won
- Get Hard (Movie, 2015)
- Zoolander 2 (Movie, 2016)
- Daddy’s Home 2 (Movie, 2017)
- Holmes & Watson (Movie, 2018)
Ferrell appeared in several movies during his Saturday Night Live career, including Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Superstar and The Ladies Man (which were based on SNL characters), Dick, Drowning Mona, and Zoolander, among others. After he left SNL, his first starring role was in 2003’s Old School as Frank “The Tank” Richard. The role was met with critical acclaim, and the film was a huge commercial success. Ferrell was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance for his role as Frank. Later that year, he was cast as the title role in Elf, and continued to land major roles in films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and Starsky and Hutch. In 2005 alone, Ferrell earned a cool $40 million.
He continued on his path of critical and box office successes in 2016 when he starred in Stranger Than Fiction (where he successfully showed off his aptitude for dramatic acting) and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, which was his highest-grossing opening yet at $47 million. In 2008, another box office smash came in the form of Step Brothers, in which he co-starred with John C. Reilly. It earned $128 million worldwide.
The era of Ferrell began to cool slightly in 2009 when Land of the Lost was released to a commercial and critical flop, earning only about $19 million on opening weekend. He continued to make movies into the 2010s, mostly in the form of sequels to past blockbusters. Ferrell continues to be one of the most recognizable faces in comedy with his whacky and unique style of humor.
Will Ferrell began his career by working with some minor jobs. Ferrell tried to establish himself as a standup comedy artist but failed at first. Next, he auditioned for the Groundings and got trough. Ferrell began to take small roles in different TV sitcoms like ‘Grace Under Fire’ and ‘Living Single’. Ferrell received a work on ‘Saturday Night Live’ where he appeared in many films. Some of those are ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ (1997), ‘A Night at the Roxbury’ (1998), ‘Superstar’ (1999), ‘Dick’ (1999) and ‘Zoolander’ (2001).
In 2004, he starred in ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’, ‘Wake Up’ and ‘Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie’. The next year, Ferrell starred in three films: ‘Bewitched’, ‘The Producers’ and ‘Kicking and Screaming’. Ferrell has since then also produced films such as ‘Eastbound & Down’, an American sports comedy television series. He appeared in ‘The Other Guys’ and ‘Everything Must Go’.From 2011 onwards he acted in multiple of films such as ‘Casa de Mi Padre’ (2011), ‘Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie’ (2012), ‘The Campaign’ (2012), ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’ (2013), ‘Get Hard’ (2015) and ‘Daddy’s Home’ (2015) etc.