Will Ferrell Bio, Age, Wife, Sons, Comedy, Net Worth, TV Shows

Will Ferrell Biography

Will Ferrell is an American comedian known for his appearances in the Drunk History Comedy Central series. He is also an actor known for playing the character of Rick Marshall in Land of the Lost. Most recently, he portrayed the role of Mattel CEO in Barbie.

How old is Will Ferrell? – Age

The Land of the Lost actor is 56 years old as of 2023. He was born on July 16, 1967, in Irvine, California, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is Will Ferrell? – Height

Ferrell is 6 feet 3 inches (1.90 m) tall.

Will Ferrell Mother, Father, Brother – Family

Will was born to Roy Lee Ferrell and Betty Kay Overman in Irvine, California, United States. His mother was a teacher who taught at Old Mill School Elementary School and Santa Ana College. On the other hand, his father was a multi-instrumentalist for saxophone and keyboards for the Righteous Brothers. He was brought up along with his brother; Patrick Ferrell.


The comedian enrolled at Philadelphia’s Central High School where he studied. Afterward, he joined the University High School in Irvine. Likewise, he was a student at the University of Southern California where he graduated with a B.A. degree in sports information in 1990.

Is Will Ferrell Married? – Wife

Ferrell has been married to his lovely wife, Viveca Paulin, since 2000. She is an actress known for her portrayal in films such as Money Talks, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and A Night at the Roxbury. Presently, he resides in New York City as well as Orange County, California.

Comedian and Actor Will Ferrell Photo
Comedian and Actor Will Ferrell Photo

Will Ferrell Sons

The Daddy’s Home actor and his wife Viveca have been blessed with three children. They are Axel, Magnus Paulin Ferrell, and Mattias Paulin Ferrell.

Comedy Career

Will is a vastly recognized comedian known for his performances in The Project news/comedy show. He has been featured in comedy films such as Get Hard as well as Daddy’s Home. He was cast in the Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga musical comedy film.

Likewise, he is known for his appearances in comedy films such as Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie as well as Casa de Mi Padre. It is known that his comics are built on Improvisational, anti-humor, impression character comedy, and cringe comedy.

Acting Career

Ferrell is a professional actor known for his role as Mustafa in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Afterward, he reprised the role in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. He starred as Steve Butabi in A Night at the Roxbury.

Most noteworthy, he portrayed the role of Ron Burgundy in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Later, he reprised the role of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. He also played the role of Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

Furthermore, he was featured in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga starring the role of Lars Erickssong. In addition, he voice-starred in the role of President Business in The Lego Movie and its sequel The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.

Movies and TV Shows

  • Step Brothers
  • Elf
  • Barbie
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • The Other Guys
  • Daddy’s Home
  • Strays
  • Get Hard
  • Zoolander
  • Old School
  • Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
  • Megamind
  • A Night at the Roxbury
  • Blades of Glory
  • Land of the Lost
  • The Lego Movie
  • Kicking & Screaming
  • The Campaign
  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Spirited
  • Daddy’s Home 2
  • Semi-Pro
  • Quiz Lady


  • Three Primetime Emmy Awards
  • James Joyce Award
  • Mark Twain Prize

Will Ferrell Net Worth

Citing his career in art and entertainment, Ferrell sits at an estimated net worth of $160 Million.

Will Ferrell Instagram

You can find and follow Will on Instagram using the account name: @ferrellwill_

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