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John William Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Ferrell is known for his leading man roles in comedy films and for his work as a television producer. He has earned four Emmy Awards and in 2011 was honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. In 2015, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named the best comedian in British GQ.Ferrell first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, where he performed from 1995 to 2002, and has subsequently starred in a string of comedy films. After starrring in the 2003 comedy film Old School, Ferrell became considered a member of the "Frat Pack", a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson. He founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007 with his former writing partner Adam McKay. He starred in comedy films such as Elf (2003), Anchorman (2004), Kicking & Screaming (2005), Talladega Nights (2006), Blades of Glory (2007), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010), Get Hard (2015), and Barbie (2023). Ferrell has also taken dramatic roles in Stranger than Fiction (2006), Everything Must Go (2010), and Downhill (2020). He has voiced roles in Curious George (2006), Megamind (2010) and The Lego Movie film franchise (2014–2019). He has received four Primetime Emmy Awards for his work as a producer on the drama series Succession (2019–2023) and for the specials Live in Front of a Studio Audience (2019–2022). He also produced the series I'm Sorry (2017–2019), the series Dead to Me (2019–2022), and the series Drunk History (2013–2019). For his work on Broadway he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event for his satirical portrayal as George W. Bush in You're Welcome America (2009). Early life and education Ferrell was born on July 16, 1967, in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (née Overman; born 1940), a teacher who taught at Old Mill School elementary school and Santa Ana College, and Roy Lee Ferrell Jr. (born 1941), who played saxophone and keyboards for the Righteous Brothers. His parents were both natives of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. They moved to California in 1964. Ferrell's ancestry includes English, German, and Irish. As an infant Ferrell suffered from pyloric stenosis and had a pyloromyotomy to correct the condition. He has a younger brother, Patrick.When he was eight years old, his parents divorced. Ferrell said of the divorce: "I was the type of kid who would say, 'Hey, look at the bright side! We'll have two Christmases'." The divorce was amicable, and both parents were committed to their children. The biggest problem was his father's line of work. As a person in show business, his paychecks were never steady, and he traveled from home for months at a time. Growing up in this environment made Ferrell not want to go into show business and instead have a steady job.Ferrell first attended school at Culverdale Elementary and later attended Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, both in Irvine. He attended University High School in Irvine, and was a kicker for the school's varsity football team. He was also on the soccer team and captain of the basketball team, as well as serving on the student council. Ferrell called third grade "a pivotal year." He realized he could make his classmates laugh if he pretended to smash his head against the wall, or if he tripped and fell on purpose, and said it was a great way to make friends. He said the dullness of Irvine contributed to the growth of his humor: Growing up in suburbia, in safe, master-planned Irvine, there was no drama so we had to create it in our heads. My main form of entertainment was cracking my friends up and exploring new ways of being funny. I didn't have to have the survival mode instinct like other comics, who grew up in tough neighborhoods. I had the opposite. For me, I grew up in Mayberry, and the humor broke the boredom. And there was a lot to make fun of. In his senior year of high school, Ferrell and a friend would perform comedy skits over the school's intercom system, with cooperation from the principal; the two had to write their own material. Ferrell also performed comedic skits in the school's talent shows. He was voted "Best Personality" by his classmates. He enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he studied sports broadcasting and joined the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. In college, he was known for a few pranks. On occasion, he would dress in a janitor's outfit and stroll into his friends' classes. He was also known for streaking around campus with a few other people from the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Ferrell earned an internship at a local television station in the sports department, but he did not enjoy the work.After graduating with a B.A. degree in sports information in 1990, he knew he did not want to do broadcasting. He took up a job as a hotel valet where, on his second day, he tore a baggage rack off the top of a van by trying to drive it under a low beam. He also worked as a teller at Wells Fargo, but came up short $300 the first day and $280 the second; he was not stealing the money, but was just careless and error-prone. In 1991, encouraged by his mother to pursue something he liked, Ferrell moved to Los Angeles. He successfully auditioned for the comedy group The Groundlings where he spent time developing his improvisation skills. Career 1994–2001: Saturday Night Live Before joining The Groundlings, Ferrell's attempts at standup comedy had little success. He started in the advanced classes and grew to love improvisation. He realized he also liked to impersonate people, and one of his favorites was Harry Caray, the Hall of Fame baseball announcer. Soon he began to create original characters, and by 1994 he had joined The Groundlings. With fellow Groundlings member Chris Kattan, he created the Butabi Brothers, who go out to dance clubs to try to pick up women but are constantly rejected. While taking classes, Ferrell got a job at an auction house via his friend Viveca Paulin. The job was ideal as it was flexible enough for him to audition and go to rehearsals while also being employed. By 1995 he was receiving small roles, including appearances in TV series Grace Under Fire and Living Single, low-budget films such as A Bucket of Blood, as well as commercials. One winter, he served as a mall Santa Claus. After SNL's decline in popularity in 1994–1995, and in need of new cast members for the next season, a producer saw The Groundlings and asked Ferrell, Kattan, and Cheri Oteri to audition for SNL's main producer, Lorne Michaels. Ferrell joined Saturday Night Live in 1995 and left in 2002 after a seven-year tenure. He has hosted the show five times, thereby becoming a member of the show's Five Timers Club.During.... Discover the Charity Ferrell popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Charity Ferrell books.

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  • Just Exes synopsis, comments

    Just Exes

    Charity Ferrell

    We were the epitome of young love. Small town sweethearts. Until we broke. He promised to hate me until he takes his last breath. I don’t blame him. He pleaded for me to not walk a...

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    Risky Duet Series

    Charity Ferrell

    From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Charity Ferrell, comes an enemies to lovers duet packed with drama, deception, and love. Love was never in Dalton's vocab...

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    Just Neighbors

    Charity Ferrell

    Every day, my neighbor tells me to have a good morning. Every day, I tell him to fck off.  Kyle Lane is the town’s hottest cop.  He’s also the man I’ve despised since hig...

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    Twisted Fox Series 3-5

    Charity Ferrell

    Books 35 of the Twisted Fox Series Straight Up Lincoln went from a penthouse to sleeping in a prison cellfrom the VP of a milliondollar empire to a felon. All for a crime he didn’t...

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    Charity Ferrell

    I don’t want him. I can’t do this. That’s what my ex said after our son was born, leaving me a single dad.   These days, my world consists of two things: Noah and my bar. ...

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    Only Coworkers

    Charity Ferrell

    Only Coworkers: an enemies to lovers, coworker romance in the Only You Series Official blurb coming soon!

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    Only Rivals

    Charity Ferrell

    The first boy I ever hated was Jax Bridges. The first man I loved was his best friend. My plan was to meet a boy, fall in love, and live happily ever after. That ended when my boyf...

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    Just A Fling

    Charity Ferrell

    A Hollywood princess mixing business and pleasure with my hot bodyguard is a headline I’ll gladly live up to. After a messy breakup, I promised myselfno more dating. Then my new bo...

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    Just Friends

    Charity Ferrell

    The first time we spoke he tried to bribe me, and I called his bluff. That became friendship … then first loves. I steal his heart. He steals mine. But we keep that our secret, hid...

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    Pretty and Reckless

    Charity Ferrell

    A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!  He was forbidden, and forbidden was my favorite meal. I was seventeen the first time we met. We were in two different worlds. He was building directi...

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    Straight Up

    Charity Ferrell

    I went from a penthouse to sleeping in a prison cell. From the VP of a milliondollar empire to a felon. All for a crime I didn’t commit. Now that I’m free, I vow to stay out of tro...

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    Worth The Risk

    Charity Ferrell

    This is my redemption. This is me getting my girl back. Love was never in Dalton's vocabulary until Gabby stumbled into his bedroom one drunken night. They fought for their love, b...

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    Blue Beech Series Books 1-3

    Charity Ferrell

    Books 13 of the Blue Beech series Just A Fling The only thing worse than a messy breakup is a very public messy breakup. Stella’s lived in the public eye for years, and after ...

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    Beneath Our Faults

    Charity Ferrell

    She lost her first love in a tragic school shooting. Can she find love again with the bad boy next door? Daisy had the perfect boyfriend and the perfect life until a gunshot rang t...

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    Second Chance Sweetheart

    Charity Ferrell

    They say only two percent of high school sweethearts stay together. We thought we were that two percent. Too bad we were wrong. Two high school sweethearts. One heartshattering bre...

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    Just Roommates

    Charity Ferrell

    The first time we meet, I’m eighteen, and he kicks me out of his bar.  Two years later, he does it again. Maliki Bridges is the town’s hottest bartender.  He thinks I’m a...

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    Last Round

    Charity Ferrell

    What’s the best way to get back at your cheating ex? Give every guy who hits on you his number.  That’s what I did when I met Silas.  Little did I know, we’d see eac...

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    Twisted Fox Series Books 1-2

    Charity Ferrell

    Books 12 of the Twisted Fox Series Stirred I don’t want him. I can’t do this. That’s what Cohen’s ex said after their son was born, leaving him a single father. Now, his world...

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    Beneath Our Loss

    Charity Ferrell

    This isn't your typical I'm in love with my brother's best friend romance. This is raw. This is real. This is heartbreaking.  Tessa Benson had a perfect life until one tragic ...

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    Charity Ferrell

    A see yourself out note isn’t how you want to celebrate the morning after your first onenight stand. The first time I meet Archer Callahan is when I block him in a parking spot. Th...

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    Charity Ferrell

    It's hard to keep ignoring the guy you had a onenight stand with when he's the son of the boss at your new internship. Gabby thought she was hitting the onenight stand lottery with...

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    Just One Night

    Charity Ferrell

    A onenight stand with a single, widowed dad can change everything. “What the fck have I done?” aren’t the first words you want to hear after a onenight stand.  Yet that’s what...

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    Charity Ferrell

    Things I never thought would happen: Meeting my boyfriend’s secret wife. Finding out I’m pregnant with his baby. Pretending my best friend is the father. In public, we fake a relat...

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    Bad For You

    Charity Ferrell

    Take my advice. Never fall for your brother’s best friend. Bracken Casey.  Our hometown’s playboy. My brother’s best friend. The man I love.  He doesn’t do girlfriends. H...

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    Thorns and Roses

    Charity Ferrell

    You’ve seen the headlines about him. Knox Rivers is music’s out of control, all over TMZ, and under the impression that he’s God’s gift to the female population bad boy. He steals ...