Will Ferrell Biography

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Will Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine, California, 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 such as Laraine Newman, Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman began their careers. It was there he met Chris Kattan and the two became good friends and both went on to Saturday Night Live later. He has also appeared on several television programs, including Strangers with Candy, Grace Under Fire and Living Single during his time at The Groundlings. Will also lent his voice to the armless and legless dad of cartoon family The Oblongs. In 1995 he became a feature cast member at Saturday Night Live during the show's rapid re-casting. He was declared quite possibly the worst cast member ever during his first season. However, his talents of impersonations and range of characters shot him forward to making him arguably the greatest Saturday Night Live cast member ever. During his seven year run he is one of the few cast members to ever be nominated for an Emmy for a performance and played George W. Bush during the 2000 elections. He's appeared in every Saturday Night Live movie since his premiere on the show in 1995. 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 the season finale show. Since leaving the show Will has pursued a career in films. In 2000 he married and now lives in L.A.

Will Ferrell Filmography

The House

The House

Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber

Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber

A Deadly Adoption

A Deadly Adoption

Get Hard

Get Hard

The Lego Movie

The Lego Movie

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

The Internship

The Internship

Casa de mi Padre

Casa de mi Padre

The Campaign

The Campaign

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

The Other Guys

The Other Guys

Megamind

Megamind

Everything Must Go

Everything Must Go

Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush

Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush

Land of the Lost

Land of the Lost

Step Brothers

Step Brothers

Semi-Pro

Semi-Pro

Blades of Glory

Blades of Glory

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Curious George

Curious George

Stranger than Fiction

Stranger than Fiction

Kicking & Screaming

Kicking & Screaming

Bewitched

Bewitched

The Producers

The Producers

Winter Passing

Winter Passing

Wake Up, Ron Burgundy

Wake Up, Ron Burgundy

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Melinda and Melinda

Melinda and Melinda

Old School

Old School

Elf

Elf

Zoolander

Zoolander

The Ladies Man

The Ladies Man

Superstar

Superstar

Dick

Dick

The Suburbans

The Suburbans

Night at the Roxbury, A

Night at the Roxbury, A