Will bares a scar on his abdomen from an operation to treat pyloric stenosis (frequent vomiting) when he was just a baby.
Will has played a soccer coach twice: in the movie Kicking and Screaming and in an episode of King of the Hill.
While he was still a struggling comedian, Will was living with his mother and took on odd jobs such as a valet parking attendant, a bank teller, and a phone attendant to make ends meet.
In 2008, Will became Hollywood's highest paid actor. He is guaranteed at least $11 million dollars for every film he signs on to. That same year, he was also named as Forbes' 9th most overpaid celebrity.
Will's short video called "The Landlord" has almost hit 60 millions views in 2008 during the one year it has aired on his website FunnyOrDie.com.
Will was captain of the basketball team in his junior year in college. He played power forward and averaged 1.4 points a game.
Will was nominated for "Off Air: Best Hair – Male" in TV.com's Fashion Awards 2008. He lost out to Jared Padalecki.
Will married Swedish actress Viveca Paulin on August 12, 2000. They met at an acting class in 1995 and started dating 1996. They have two sons, Magnus Paulin, born on March 7, 2004, and Mattias, born December 30, 2006.
On January 24, 2008, Will was recognized for his remarkable contribution to comedy by the University College Dublin when they gave him the James Joyce Award.
Will appeared on the cover of GQ Magazine on July and December 2006. He also was on the front cover of Entertainment Weekly on February 29, 2008 and previously on January 21, 2005 with actress Nicole Kidman.
Author Dwayne Epstein wrote Will's first ever biography entitled Will Ferrell (People in the News), published July 1, 2005.
Will and comedy writer Adam McKay, under the banner of their production company Gary Sanchez Productions, collaborated with Sequoia Capital, a financing firm in Palo Alto, to start up FunnyOrDie.com which features online videos of comedy skits and sketches.
Will was named worst autograph signer in a 2007 poll conducted by Autograph magazine.
Will turned down a $29 million offer to make a sequel to his 2003 holiday movie, Elf.
Will has had near-nude scenes in each of the following movies: Elf, Old School, Talladega Nights, Wedding Crashers, Anchorman, and Kicking and Screaming.
Will and his wife Viveca Paulin ran the New York City Marathon in 2001 and the Boston Marathon in 2003. In 2001 their time was 5 hours, 1 minute and 56 seconds. In 2003, they finished in 4 hours, 2 minutes and 29 seconds.
Will was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy in 2006 for Stranger Than Fiction and in 2005 for The Producers.
Will, along with Sacha Baron Cohen, won the 2007 MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss for their liplock in Talladega Nights. They celebrated by repeating their kiss onstage.
Will, along with co-star Nicole Kidman, won a 2005 Golden Raspberry Award for "Worst Screen Couple" in Bewitched.
Will threw the 2nd pitch of the night at Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox against the Kansas City Royals while impersonating former Sox pitcher Luis Tiant.
Will was the victim of a hoax, when I-Newswire.com reported that he had been killed in a paragliding accident. This news site accepts press releases from the public users, and was also passed onto Google News as well.
Will was a kicker for the Varsity football team, and still holds the school record for the most field goals made.
Will attended Rancho San Juan Middle School, and the University High School.
Will is the highest paid actor to have never won an Oscar.
Will's father, Lee, was a longtime keyboardist for The Righteous Brothers while his mom, Kay, was a teacher. He also has a brother named Patrick.
Will has said on the Old School DVD commentary that his nationalities are Irish and Filipino.
In 2004, Will was named No.74 out of 137 on Entertainment Weekly's Must List.
Will is a member of the Delta Tau Delta international fraternity.
Will became Saturday Night Live's highest paid cast member ever in 2001. Producers were desperate to keep him, resulting in a salary of over $350,000. His final appearance on the show was on May 18,2002.
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.
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