WILL FERRELL (Lord Business/President Business/The Man
Upstairs) most recently starred in the hit comedy "Anchorman 2: The Legend
Continues," which he co-wrote and produced through his Gary Sanchez Productions.
Released in December, 2013, the film has already eclipsed $140 million
His recent projects also include the Jay Roach comedy "The Campaign," in
which he starred opposite Zach Galifianakis, and the ambitious "Casa de mi
Padre," a comedy spoof in the Latin American telenovela style, filmed entirely
in Spanish, for which Ferrell served as producer and also starred as the lead.
Other credits include the independent film "Everything Must Go," which
premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2010, he lent his
voice to the title character super villain in the 3D animated film "Megamind,"
which also starred Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill. In 2010, Ferrell
collaborated with long-time producing and writing partner Adam McKay on the
buddy-cop film "The Other Guys," co-starring Mark Wahlberg, which grossed over
$100 million domestically.
Ferrell earned a 2009 Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut,
headlining the sold-out, Tony Award-nominated one-man comedy show "Will Ferrell:
You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush." At the end of its
Broadway run, Ferrell performed the show, live, in its entirety on HBO, earning
a pair of Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Comedy Special and Outstanding
In 2007, Ferrell and McKay founded the overwhelmingly popular and
award-winning video website Funnyordie.com. With hundreds of exclusive celebrity
videos and a steady stream of viral hits, Funny or Die has become the place to
be seen for comedic celebrities, and the obvious destination for a daily comedy
fix. The site's first video, "The Landlord," featuring Ferrell confronted by a
swearing two-year-old, received over 73 million views. It now averages over 7
million unique viewers and over 24 million video views per month.
Ferrell earned his second Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy
or Musical for his portrayal of IRS agent Harold Crick in the 2006 film
"Stranger Than Fiction."
The Irvine, California native starred for seven seasons on NBC's seminal
late-night hit "Saturday Night Live." His work on "SNL" brought him dual Emmy
nominations in 2001 for Outstanding Individual Performance and Outstanding
Writing on a Variety, Music or Comedy Program.