Will FERRELL has created some of film’s most iconic characters in films such as ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY, ELF, STEP BROTHER’S, and STRANGER THAN FICTION to name a few. (Continue Reading)
Recently, Ferrell was seen starring alongside Rachel McAdams in Gloria Sanchez’s most recent film, EUROVISION which premiered on Netflix summer 2020. The film follows two Icelandic singers who are given the chance to represent their country at the world-renowned Eurovision Song Contest. The film was directed by David Dobkin and written by Will Ferrell and Andrew Steele. Additionally, Ferrell was also seen starring opposite of Julia Louis Dreyfus in Searchlight Pictures DOWNHILL. We follow a married couple throughout the film who have been thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Currently, Ferrell is completing lensing on Apple TV+ and Gloria Sanchez’s TV series “The Shrink Next Door” directed by Michael Showalter and written by Georgia Pritchett. The show will be an eight-episode limited series starring Ferrell, Paul Rudd and Kathryn Hahn. The series, which is based on the No. 1 new podcast of 2019 by Wondery and Bloomberg Media will follow the bizarre relationship between a psychiatrist and his longtime patient. Ferrell will also serve as an executive producer on the series.
Ferrell is a graduate of the University of Southern California who became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine, where he made his school’s daily morning announcements over the public address system in disguised voices.. He started as a member of the Los Angeles comedy/improvisation group The Groundlings, where fellow cast members Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and former “Saturday Night Live” repertory players Laraine Newman, Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman began their careers. Prior to his time on “Saturday Night Live,” he appeared on several television programs, including “Strangers with Candy,” “Grace Under Fire,” and “Living Single” while still a member of The Groundlings. It was with there he met Chris Kattan and the two became good friends before joining “Saturday Night Live” in1995.
During his first season, Ferrell was declared quite possibly the worst cast member ever. However, his talented impersonations and wide range of characters soon made him arguably the greatest “Saturday Night Live” cast member ever. Over his seven year run, Ferrell played George W. Bush and became one of the few cast members to ever be nominated for an Emmy® for a “Saturday Night Live” performance. In 2002 he left “Saturday Night Live” and was the only cast member to ever receive a farewell from all the current cast members at the end of a season finale show.
Ferrell is widely considered a comedic genius with enormous box office power, starring in hits including: OLD SCHOOL, WEDDING CRASHERS, ZOOLANDER, TALLADEGA NIGHTS, DADDY’S HOME and many more.