Adam McKay

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Date of Birth April 17, 1968
Place of Birth Denver, Colorado
Age 52 years old
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Adam McKay

Adam McKay is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, comedian, and actor. McKay served as head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live for two seasons. He directed Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, all of which he co-wrote with his creative partner Will Ferrell. Together McKay and Ferrell have co-written and produced numerous TV series and films, and produced their comedy website Funny or Die and HBO's Eastbound & Down through their company Gary Sanchez Productions. McKay's The Big Short was the first film he directed without Ferrell in the cast.

Born: April 17, 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation: Film director, producer, screenwriter, comedian
Education: Great Valley High School
Years active: 1986–present
Children: 2
Relatives: Jeremy Piven (brother in law)
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About Adam McKay

Best known for directing and co-writing the Will Ferrell comedy films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and Step Brothers. He earned Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for his 2015 film The Big Short. He also co-founded the comedy website Funny or Die with Ferrell.

Before Fame

He attended Penn State and Temple University and was involved in several comedy and improv groups.


He was a writer on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001.

Family Life

He married Shira Piven in 1996. He has two daughters named Pearl and Lili McKay.


He directed Steve Carell in Anchorman and Anchorman 2.

Information related to Adam McKay

  • Funny or Die
  • Television producers from Pennsylvania
  • Film directors from Pennsylvania
  • Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award winners
  • American sketch comedians
  • Male actors from Philadelphia
  • Writers Guild of America Award winners
  • Temple University alumni
  • Primetime Emmy Award winners
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Latest information about Adam McKay updated on January 21, 2021.

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