Will Ferrell

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  • Name: Will Ferrell ( John William Ferrell )
  • Date of birth: 16 July 1967
  • Age: 49 years
  • Place of birth: Irvine, CA, USA
  • Height: 191
  • Activities: actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer, writer
  • Marital status: married

    Will Ferrell: biography

    John William Ferrell is an American actor, star of such films as «Zoolander», «Elf» and «Cops in a deep reserve». But first the glory he received as the comedian, one of the members of the Comedy show «Saturday night live».

    Will Ferrell was born in Irvine California the city. His mother Betty Kay Overman was a simple primary school teacher, but father Roy Lee Ferrell is a fairly well-known musician, keyboardist of the popular band «The Righteous Brothers». The family also brought younger brother of John, Patrick.

    When Ferrell was 8 years old, his parents divorced. Not strange, the boy reacted to this quite positively, saying that now he will be twice as many gifts at Christmas and birthday. Generally have a sense of humor will was original since childhood. And the artistry was evident early – in Junior high a boy quite like copied the voices of celebrities.

    But due to the fact that he had seen the unstable work of the father, Ferrell decided not to mess with show business. He enrolled at the University of South Carolina and received her degree as a sports commentator. For a time he even worked on this post, and was also a driver and a cashier. On the first day as a driver he crashed the car and was fired, and the cashier managed to counted for more than $ 500 for two nights and were left without work.

    And then mom said will that need to be engaged in what the soul desires. He decided to test himself as a comedian and was cast in the improvisational Comedy troupe «The Groundlings», which participants moved to the mega-popular American show «Saturday night live». With him were such stars as funny as Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. But will was the only member of this project who were nominated to receive the prestigious award «Emmy».

    More than seven years, Ferrell has been devoted to this comic show,, then in 1995 he decided to focus fully on cinema.

    Movies

    To be in a movie will Ferrell started as a comedian, but left the popular show for the role of Mustafa in a grotesque Comedy «Austin powers». Around the same time, he played one of the brothers in a glamorous youth movie-style farce «a Night at the Roxbury». First known as the actor brought will the next comic strip «Zoolander» and the Christmas film «Elf,» in which he portrayed man, a child accidentally fell into the «family» of Santa Claus.

    In the future, the actor played in such films as «Ricky Bobby: king of the road», «Preprofessional», «stepbrothers», «the Lost world» and «Cops in a deep reserve». It is hardly necessary to clarify that all these works belonged to the Comedy genre. Today, on account of Ferrell about 100 films in which he collaborated with such stars of Hollywood, including Ben Stiller, Nicole Kidman, woody Harrelson, mark Wahlberg, Zach Galifianakis, and many others.

    Will Ferrell is in the group of highest paid comedians. The average fee is $ 20 million for the role.

    Personal life

    In 1995 will Ferrell acting class met Swedish actress Vivek Pauline. About five years had a romantic relationship, and in 2000 young people were married. Now the family raised three sons: Magnus, Mattias and Alex.

    The actor is very ugly handwriting and one of the popular magazines even named Ferrell the owner of the autograph of the worst among the celebrities. A lot of movie lovers and music find similarities to John William Ferrell with the drummer in the band «Red Hot Chili Peppers» Chad Smith. As a joke, these men are called twins.

    Will Ferrell is a big sports fan. He is interested in American football, and baseball, and soccer in the USA is called soccer. The actor is the official fan club of the team of Roman Abramovich «Chelsea». And in the winter of 2016, it became known that Ferrell himself will become the owner of a football club: he bought most of the shares of the new team, «Los Angeles», which will begin their performances in the main American League in 2018.

    Filmography

    • 2001 — Zoolander
    • 2003 — Elf
    • 2004 — Presenter
    • 2006 — Ricky Bobby: king of the road
    • 2007 — Blades of glory: Starlets on the ice
    • 2008 — Preprofessional
    • 2009 — the Lost world
    • 2010 — Cops in a deep reserve
    • 2012 — Dirty campaign for fair elections
    • 2015 — hi, dad, New year!

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    Will Ferrell

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