50 years old (Born on July 16, 1967)
An American actor, writer, and comedian; He is famous from Saturday Night Live.Studied at USC in the hopes of becoming a sports broadcaster. He graduated and interned at NBC Sports, but then drew laughs after ad-libbing a joke on-air during one of his broadcasting courses and switched to comedy. In Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) he played Marshal Willenholly, a reference to Marshall, Will, and Holly from the TV show "Land of the Lost" (1974). It has now been announced that Ferrell will play Marshall in the movie adaptation of _Land of the Lost (2007)_. Ranked #34 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #38 in 2005. Graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in Sports Information. Former member of The Groundlings. A kicker for the Varsity football team, and still holds the school record for the most field goals made.
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Mother is Kay Overman.
Brother of Patrick Ferrell.
Lives in both Los Angeles and New York City.
Became "Saturday Night Live" (1975)`s highest paid cast member ever in 2001. Producers were desperate to keep him, resulting in a salary of over $350,000.
Played NWA-TNA announcer Don West on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ .
Every summer Will and his wife celebrate mid-summer in Sweden, a typical Swedish tradition.
Celebrity impersonations include Alex Trebek, Jesse Ventura, Charlton Heston, Mark McGwire, George W. Bush, Janet Reno, Harry Caray and (perhaps most famously) James Lipton.
He can be heard (uncredited) in the movie Kingpin (1996) in the background during the final bowling scene between Bill Murray and Woody Harrelson`s characters yelling, "Ernie, you`re the man!"
December 2007 - According to Forbes, his movies averaged $8 of gross income for every dollar the actor got paid.
Competed at the Boston Marathon. His official time was 4 hours, 2 minutes and 29 seconds. [21 April 2003]
Is only seven years younger than Jane Lynch who plays his mother in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006).
His style is unique among modern movie funnymen, a majority of whom have some sort of background in stand-up comedy. Ferrell's humor is character-driven and his genius lies in his improvised riffs from the minds of his typically cracked characters. His appearances on talk shows are often awkward, as he is uncomfortable appearing in public as himself.
2007 - Ranked #17 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
Has been attacked by animals in several of his films. He is attacked by Grizzly Bears (while filming Giant Pandas) in Anchorman, a Cougar in Talladega Nights, a Grizzly Bear in Semi-Pro etc...
Is a member of what the media refers to as "The Frat Pack", along with Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Steve Carell, Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson. The "Frat Pack" name is a reference to the film Old School (2003) featuring Vince Vaughn, Ferrell and Luke Wilson, due to the wide number of films featuring the seven actors. Ferrell's "Frat Pack" films include Zoolander (2001), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Starsky & Hutch (2004) and Wedding Crashers (2005).
Is a member of the Delta Tau Delta international fraternity
Was voted the 3rd funniest person in America by Entertainment Weekly.
Aside from University High School where he graduated, he also attended Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine.
Wife is Swedish.
He and his wife Viveca Paulin ran in the New York City Marathon in 2001, finishing together in 5 hours, 1 minute and 56 seconds.
Is of Irish descent.
Spouse, Viveca Paulin (12 August 2000 - present) 2 children
Has two sons -- Magnus and Mattias. Mattias was born on December 30, 2006.
In January 2008 he spent two weeks traveling throughout Ireland with his dad, Lee, and brother Patrick.
He has three dogs.
Worked as a teller at Wells Fargo when he was in high school.
He is of Irish descent.
Was chosen over future co-star Steve Carell in 1995 to join SNL.
His father, Lee, was a longtime keyboardist and saxophonist for The Righteous Brothers.
He is a member of an adult soccer league that plays at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences - an exclusive private school in Santa Monica, California.
Has played the son of two The Godfather (1972) cast members: James Caan in Elf (2003), and Robert Duvall in Kicking & Screaming (2005).
Son, Magnus Paulin Ferrell, born on March 7, 2004. He weighed 8 lbs. 12 oz.
Ranked #38 on Premiere's 2005 Power 50 List. Had ranked #51 in 2004.
He and his wife Viveca Paulin ran the Boston Marathon on April 21, 2003.
Ranked #51 in Premiere's 2004 Power 100 List. It is his first appearance on the list.
Is a member of the Delta Tau Delta international fraternity.
Graduated from University High School in Irvine, California. 
Will has said on the Old School (2003) DVD commentary that his nationalities are Irish and Filipin.
His first son was born during the filming 'Kicking and Screaming,' which is why it is his favorite of the films he appeared in. He said that he is eager for his son to see it, because he will always associate it with his birth.
Has two sons -- Magnus and Mattias.
Was named #74 out of 137 on Entertainment Weekly's Must List (2004).
Has three dogs.
While he was in high school, Will made the daily morning announcements over the public access system in disguised voices. This is how he first became interested in performing.
Son, Mattias Ferrell, was born on December 30, 2006.
Was not a class clown in high school but a scholar and an athlete.
Final appearance on "Saturday Night Live" (1975) on May 18, 2002, followed by career move into full-time movie-acting.
Has a surgical scar on his upper right abdomen from a surgery he had as a baby to treat pyloric stenosis, a condition that causes frequent vomiting.
Once said that one of his favourite films is Patton (1970)