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Will Ferrell

John William "Will" Ferrell (/ˈfɛrəl/; born July 16, 1967) is an American comedian, impressionist, actor, and writer. Ferrell first established himself in the mid 1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in the comedy films Old School, Elf, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Stranger than Fiction, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, and The Other Guys. He is considered a member of the "Frat Pack", a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson. Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, the son of Betty Kay (née Overman), a teacher who taught at Old Mill School elementary school and Santa Ana College, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician with The Righteous Brothers. His parents were both natives of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, and moved to California in 1964. Ferrell has Irish ancestry. He has a younger brother, Patrick. When he was 8, his parents divorced. Ferrell said of the divorce, "I was the type of kid who would say, 'Hey Look at the bright side! We'll have two Christmases.'" The divorce

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Will Ferrell -- What's Up with the Mustache?

Will Ferrell
What's Up with the Mustache?

Will Ferrell threw on his finest Ireland soccer jersey and hit up an art show in Miami Beach today -- sportin' some facial hair that begs the question ... IS THAT MUSTACHE FOR "ANCHORMAN… READ MORE >

Will Ferrell -- It's So Damn Hot ... CAUSE THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE!

Will Ferrell
It's So Damn Hot ... 'CAUSE THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE!!

Will Ferrell's Thanksgiving turkey was thiiiiiis close to being overcooked this year ... 'cause the house he was celebrating at CAUGHT ON FIRE ... TMZ has learned.  Will was in the middle of… READ MORE >

- 607 days ago
Funny or Die -- We're Suing The Landlord

Funny or Die
We're Suing The Landlord

Two years after Will Ferrell picked a fight with his tiny landlord in the video that launched "Funny or Die" ... the comedy website is now picking a fight with its real life property owners ... in… READ MORE >

- 1013 days ago
Will Ferrell -- Lakers KISS CAM with John C. Reilly

Will Ferrell
Lakers KISS CAM with John C. Reilly

Los Angeles Lakers fan Will Ferrell took a break from stuffing his face with a hamburger at last night's playoff game ... to stuff his face with a little John C. Reilly during a kiss cam moment.… READ MORE >

- 1182 days ago
Will vs. Mark: Who'd You Rather?

Will vs. Mark
Who'd You Rather?

Co-stars Will Ferrell (43) and Mark Wahlberg (39) posed for a picture while attending the premiere of  "The Other Guys" in Australia earlier today. The question is... READ MORE >

- 1440 days ago
Will Ferrell Blue His Own Mind at Comic-Con

Will Ferrell
Blue His Own Mind at Comic-Con

Looking like the biological child of Michael Chiklis and Smurfette -- Will Ferrell ushered in the beginning of Comic-Con in San Diego today by dressing up as the star of his upcoming flick,… READ MORE >

- 1467 days ago
Village People -- Making the Band

Village People -- Making the Band

These "Macho Men" (and women) could be next in line if the Village People pulled a Van Halen and revamped the band! READ MORE >

- 1548 days ago
Will Ferrell -- Sorry Jay Leno, I'm Calling in Sick

Will Ferrell
Sorry Jay Leno, I'm Calling in Sick

Conan O'Brien's pal Will Ferrell is in no hurry to make an appearance on "The Tonight Show" once Jay Leno takes back over. In fact, if Leno comes a callin' ... Ferrell said he might conveniently… READ MORE >

- 1619 days ago
Will Ferrell Reporting for Duty

Will Ferrell
Reporting for Duty

Can you imagine putting your fate in the hands of Ron Burgundy -- because yesterday Will Ferrell performed his civic duty by showing up in the jury pool.He wasn't talking about how the selection… READ MORE >

- 1833 days ago
Conan O'Brien Gets the Big O

Conan O'Brien Gets the Big O

Conan O'Brien finally started his "Tonight Show" run last night -- and we're guessing Will Ferrell's interview had to be cut a bit short, because the standing ovation Conan received when he first… READ MORE >

- 1882 days ago

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