Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell


7/16/1967, Irvine, California, USA

Birth Name

John William Ferrell



Also Known As

Phil Reston
  • Will Ferrell in You're Welcome America. ...
  • Will Ferrell in You're Welcome America. ...
  • Will Ferrell in You're Welcome America. ...
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In 1986, Will graduated from University High School in Irvine, California. 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. He graduated from University of Southern California with…more


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    • Will: You're about to enter into a world filled with hypocrisy and doublespeak, a world in which your limo to the airport is often a half-hour late. In addition to not even being a limo at all, often times it's a Lincoln Town Car. You're about to enter a world where you ask your new assistant, Jamie, to bring you a tall, non-fat latte, and he comes back with a short soy cappuccino. Guess what, Jamie? You're fired. Not too hard to get right, my friend.

      Now I know I blew some of your minds with my depiction of what it's really like out there. If anyone can handle the ups and downs of this crazy blue marble we call Planet Earth, it's you guys. As I stare out into this vast sea of shining faces, I see the best and brightest. Some of you will be captains of industry and business. Others of you will go on to great careers in medicine, law, and public service.

      Four of you -- and I'm not at liberty to say which four -- will go on to magnificent careers in the porno industry. I'm not trying to be funny. That's just a statistical fact.

    • Will: Even though I've been married for eight years, I do separate my food in the refrigerator from my wife's. I put labels on it that say 'This is Will's leftover chicken' or whatever. And if you touch it, yeah, I get livid.

    • Will: (revealing he kept the fake genitals used in the movie "Step Brothers") They've been brought out on a few occasions - we had a dinner party and the subject of the stunt balls came up and I went, 'I have them, do you want to see them?' They got passed around by 20 people!

    • Will: (on being naked onscreen) You might not believe this, but I really don't believe in doing something if it's just for the sake of doing it.

    • Will: (on missing "Saturday Night Live") Yeah, I really miss the free cocaine. Uh no, working and living in New York is fantastic and it's just such unique atmosphere. It's unlike any other show and there won't be any other like it if it ever goes off the air.

    • Will: (talking about his swimsuit shoot with Heidi Klum) She told me, 'You need to just bite my ass.' I was kind of mimicking, half-doing it, so she stopped and said, 'No! Really bite it!' It was one of the most surreal moments in my entertainment life.

    • Will: (on the kind of kid that he was) I characterize myself as a conscientious class clown. I enjoyed making my friends laugh but I wasn't obnoxious to the point where I got kicked out of class for doing it. I knew when enough was enough. And I was a petty thief. I have a long [history] of misdemeanor trouble.

    • Will: Why did Autograph Magazine list me as one of the worst autograph signers? Oh, I don't know. It's probably because I punched some 8-year-old kid in the airport one time, and he wanted an autograph.

    • Will: (on working as a bank teller) I'd do one transaction and get so nervous I'd shut my window down.

    • Will: I never put much pressure on myself when I'm the central thing, just because I don't think I could handle it mentally.

    • Will: (about Stranger Than Fiction) That was actually freeing, to do a movie like that, where you could just be like we are right now, conversational and real. There was no impulse that I was fighting, to run around naked.

    • Will: People love me in my underwear. It's my public service. If I'm not in my underwear by page fifty on the script, I'm very unhappy.

    • Will: There was a period of time at Saturday Night Live when I wasn't in a relationship, so I got a taste of what [the single life] would be like. I didn't fare too well. It seemed like I was always being introduced to the really nice school-teachers from New Jersey; never models.

    • Will: My New Year's resolution is to get at least 13 hours of sleep a night, regardless of what sort of job or family or life commitments I have, but to really be consistent about that.

    • Will: I'm pretty white. That's my thing - suburban, lame white person.

    • Will: Inappropriate behavior makes me laugh.