Will Ferrell

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Will Ferrell

American actor, comedian and producer Will Ferrell was born on July 16, 1967, in Irvine, California, to teacher Betty Kay and musician Roy Lee Ferrel. He has younger brother Patrick.

He attended Rancho San Joaquin Middle School and University High School in Irvine, where he was a member of football, soccer and basketball teams. Being a senior student, Will started to perform comedy skits. Having got a bachelor’s degree in Sports Broadcasting at University of Southern California, Will moved to Los Angeles, where he joined the comedy group “The Groundlings” and received his first recurring roles in TV series “Grace Under Fire” and “Living Single”.

In 1995, Ferrel joined show “Saturday Night Live” and was a part of its cast for 7 years. Just the same time, the actor started to get offers to act in feature films. His most famous works include “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” (1999), “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004), “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” (2006), “Blades of Glory” (2007), “The Other Guys” (2010) and “Get Hard” (2015).

Besides his acting career, Will Ferrell also produces films. He produced many movies, where he acted, and also was a producer only in such movies as “Bachelorette” (2012), “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” (2013) and “Tammy” (2014).

In 2000, he got married to Swedish actress Viveca Paulin, who gave birth to their three sons: Magnus, Mattias and Axel.

In 2015, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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