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Will Ferrell

1967 - Today

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John William Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Ferrell first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, where he performed from 1995 to 2002, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Elf (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Kicking & Screaming (2005), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Semi-Pro (2008), Step Brothers (2008), and Land of the Lost (2009). He founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007 with his writing partner Adam McKay. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Will Ferrell has received more than 19,879,042 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Will Ferrell is the 1,445th most popular actor (down from 1,377th in 2019), the 2,506th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,466th in 2019) and the 703rd most popular American Actor.

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  • 20M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.48

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.72

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.47

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Will Ferrell ranks 1,445 out of 9,996Before him are Joan Hickson, Oleg Popov, William Baldwin, Rossana Podestà, Sean Young, and Susan Flannery. After him are Jacques Charrier, David Hemmings, Margot Kidder, Jane Darwell, Robert Culp, and Dean Cain.

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Among people born in 1967, Will Ferrell ranks 47Before him are Rhys Ifans, Serj Tankian, Emily Watson, Richard Z. Kruspe, Maria Bello, and Andrés Escobar. After him are Yingluck Shinawatra, Bjørn Dæhlie, Naim Süleymanoğlu, Mathieu Kassovitz, Liev Schreiber, and Eddie Guerrero.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Will Ferrell ranks 2,506 out of 18,182Before him are Piper Laurie (1932), Sam Wood (1883), Julian Schnabel (1951), William Baldwin (1963), Sean Young (1959), and Susan Flannery (1939). After him are Anne Sexton (1928), Frances Arnold (1956), Jane Darwell (1879), Robert Culp (1930), Dean Cain (1966), and Thelma Ritter (1902).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Will Ferrell ranks 703Before him are Gloria Foster (1933), Paul Sorvino (1939), Piper Laurie (1932), William Baldwin (1963), Sean Young (1959), and Susan Flannery (1939). After him are Jane Darwell (1879), Robert Culp (1930), Dean Cain (1966), Thelma Ritter (1902), Rob Schneider (1963), and Marcia Gay Harden (1959).

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