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Ferrell at the Australian premiere of The Campaign on August 5, 2012
Jonathan William Ferrell

July 16, 1967 (1967-07-16) (age 53)
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, Comedian, Impressionist, Producer, Screenwriter
Years active 1988–present
Notable work
Saturday Night Live
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Step Brothers
The Other Guys
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Spouse(s) Viveca Paulin (m. 2000-present)

Jonathan William "Will" Ferrell ( born July 16, 1967) is an American Comedian, Impressionist, Actor, Producer, and Writer. He began his successful career as a cast member of Saturday Night Live. He has since appeared in many different movies, such as Blades of Glory, Elf, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and Old School.

Early life

Ferrell was born in Irvine, California on July 16, 1967. He is the son of Betty Kay (nee 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. He has a younger brother named 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'."

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