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Who is John Ferrell?

by Ratan Srivastava
John Ferrell

John Ferrell is indeed an actor, comedian, producer, as well as writer from the United States. He rose to prominence in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, where he appeared from 1995 to 2002, and since then has appeared in movies including such Elf (2003), Kicking & Screaming (2005), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Semi-Pro (2008), as well as Land of the Lost (2009). (2009). In 2007, he and his writing partner Adam McKay established the humour website Funny or Die. Other prominent movie roles include Curious George (2006) as well as Megamind (2018), as well as the animated flicks The Other Guys (2010), The Campaign (2012), Get Hard (2015), Holmes & Watson (2018), and The Campaign (2012).

Ferrell is part of the “Frat Pack,” a group of major Hollywood comedic performers who rose to prominence within the late 1990s and early 2000s, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, as well as the Wilson brothers Owen and Luke. He was nominated for such an Emmy Award for his work on Saturday Night Live, as well as three Golden Globe Awards for his roles in The Producers (2005) and Stranger than Fiction (2006), as well as producing Vice (2018). Within British GQ Men of the Year awards, he too was awarded the finest comic of 2015. On March 24, 2015, Ferrell was honoured with a star upon the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, on July 16, 1967, to Betty Kay, a teacher that worked at Old Mill School primary school as well as Santa Ana College, and Roy Lee Ferrell Jr., a member of the Righteous Brothers that played saxophone and keyboards. Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina was home to each of his parents. In 1964, they relocated to California. Ferrell has English, German, as well as Irish ancestors. Ferrell experienced pyloric stenosis as just a child and also had a pyloromyotomy to repair the problem. Patrick, his younger brother, is his only sibling.

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