Will Ferrell is an American actor, comedian and writer. He first got notoriety by becoming part of the cast for Saturday Night Live in 1995 and later started getting more and more feature film roles. His best known work is comprised of movies he’s written in partnership with Adam McKay, who’s also directed a number of them. Those include the Anchorman movies, and Step Brothers (2008) and The Other Guys (2010). Will wrote part of all those except The Other Guys and all four movies were directed by McKay.
Ferrell is a self proclaimed Atheist and frequently makes fun of religion in his work. We couldn’t find much about what he grew up as a child but it appears that whatever it was he has since become non-religious.
Will is a huge fan of baseball. He had the chance to play 5 games for the Major League Baseball in 2015 for 10 Cactus League teams for a charity special.
A Democrat, Will enjoys making fun of Republicans like Bush or the Tea Party. “I had a couple of opportunities to go and meet [President Bush], and I declined, partly out of comedic purposes, because when I was on the show at the time, it didn’t make sense to really meet the people that you play, for fear of them influencing you. And then the other side of it is, from a political standpoint, I don’t want to meet that guy.”
Ferrell married Swedish actress Viveca Paulin in 2010, whom she met in 1995 at an acting class, and have been with her since. The couple’s had three kids together.
Will Ferrell is sometimes mistaken for Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, over which both have had a running joke feud over the years. In light of that, both had a drum-off at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Although Smith gave the obvious better performance, Ferrell was declared the winner and joined the RHCP to play Don’t Fear the Reaper.