Will Ferrell Biography and Family
People who take graduation seriously usually do not want to pursue a career in acting. Those who pursue acting do not take graduation seriously. Will Ferrell alias John William Ferrell, wanted a stable job instead of show business unlike his father Roy Lee Ferrell Jr. (a musician with The Righteous Brothers). So he pursued a bachelor’s degree in Sports Information in 1990.
He was born on July 16, 1967, to Betty Kay (a teacher) and Roy Lee Ferrell Jr. (a musician). A native of North Carolina, his parents moved to California in 1964. So, Will grew up in Irvine, California.
Will was part of the football team as a kicker in school. Will had understood that small pranks can make people laugh and he had it in him. He was a comedian at school and used to make pranks every day at school. He also performed comedy skits on the school intercom system.
He was a graduate, but he could not stick to one job mainly due to his careless attitude and was error-prone. On his mother’s advice, Will decided to pursue a career in his area of interest. Hence, he joined the comedy group The Groundlings and worked to improve his skills. Hence, he started his career in acting as a comedian. Ferrell’s idea of a stable job was fulfilled when he took a job at the auction house via a friend Viveca Paulin. It was flexible enough for Will to audition and go to rehearsals while still being employed.
In 1994-1995 after SNL was out of popularity, SNL’s producer asked The Groundlings to audition for SNL’s main producer, Lorne Michaels. In 1995, Ferrell joined Saturday Night Live. Ferrell with his impersonations made a name for himself in this show. He quit the show in 2002 after 7 years of the successful show. He later hosted the show as a guest host in 2005 and 2009. During his Saturday Night Live show, he also appeared in many movies – A Night at the Roxbury, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Superstar, and others. His first starring role was in 2003 in the movie Old School. He became more popular for his comedy role in this movie.
Will Ferrell Net Worth: – $85 million
As per credible sources such as Forbes, William Ferrell’s net worth is $85 million US dollars (previous statistics).
His highest earnings since 2001 through 2009 is consolidated below.
2001 – Season’s earnings with Saturday Night Live – $3,50,000
2004 – Earnings from Anchorman: The legend of Ron Burgundy – $7,000,000
2005 – Earnings from Bewitched – $ 20,000,000
Earnings from kicking and screaming – $20,000,000
2006 – Earnings from Tallageda Nights: The Ballad of Ricky bobby – $ 20,000,000
2008 – Earnings from Semi-Pro – $20,000,000
2009 – Earnings from Land of the Lost – $ 20,000,000
Will Ferrell is one of the highest paid actors especially in comedy films where his main talent is harnessed.
Some best movies of Will Ferrell to Watch
The Saturday Night Live Star cast made into the big screens in 1998 and has made his career since then. Best of his Will Ferrell movies are –
The Lego movie – 2014
Elf – 2003
The other guys – 2010
Anchorman 2: the legend continues – 2013
Everything must go – 2011
Talladega nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby – 2006
Stranger than fiction – 2006
Dick – 1999
Blades of glory – 2007
Curious George – 2006
Will Ferrell’s Business Model
Will Ferrell is also a producer and writer. He initially established himself in the Saturday Night Live show and later entered big screens. He is the founder of the comedy website “Funny or Die”. He is also a member of the “Frat Pack” which is a generation of the leading comedy actors. He has also made a career in voice acting and stage. He is also a baseball player. He has co-produced an HBO show called Eastbound & Down. He is going to be one of the executive producers on the Fusion show – The Chris Gethard show.
Will Ferrell’s Assets [Cars collection, House & others]
Will Ferrell is a father of three sons and owns an apartment in Manhattan which is a family haven for relaxation with modern furniture and contemporary art. He also owns a lovely stylish mansion at Los Angeles.
He owns two cars – The BMW Hydrogen 7 and Mercedes E 320. He also works for cause – UNICEF and Cancer for college. He owns 3 brands – Timex Ironman Dual Tech, Rolex watch, Tom Ford classic amber hued aviators.
Latest news about Will Ferrell
The political drama “Succession” will have a 10-episode series as per HBO orders to the executive producers of “Succession”. This series is going to be a saga of the Roys. Jesse Armstrong will be the executive producer, writer and showrunner and McKay will be directing this pilot.
Will Ferrell has made a great career in acting and mainly as a comedian. He has maintained his legacy and seems to continue the same. Let’s hope for the best in his upcoming 10-episode series of HBO “Succession”.