Adam McKay is known as an American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor. He is most famous for The Big Short, Stepbrothers, and Anchorman.

Background and Age

Adam McKay was born on April 17, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He went to Great Valley High School in Chester County, Pennsylvania. For his college education, he went to Pennsylvania State University and later moved to Temple University. He quit school a semester-and-a-half before he could finish his degree.

Career and Net Worth

As a maturing comedian, he performed and prepared with Chicago's Improv Olympic and proceeded to shape the Upright Citizens Brigade improv comedy bunch with 7 different comedians. Adam McKay got employed as a writer on Saturday Night Live in 1995. He made various on-screen appearances during his time on the show and he also filled in as a head writer for 2 seasons. Upon his departure from SNL, McKay manufactured a considerable imaginative partnership with actor, comedian, producer, and writer, Will Ferrell. Together, they established the production organization Gary Sanchez Productions in 2006. They additionally established a comedy site "Interesting or Die" in April 2007.

McKay's cooperation with Will Ferrell yielded a few effective comedy motion pictures including Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). The capable team additionally co-produced the hit comedy films like Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), Tammy (2014), Get Hard (2015), and Daddy's Home (2015).

Without teaming up with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay worked on the 2015 comedy, The Big Short, serving as the screenwriter and director. The film got 5 Oscar nominations, 5 BAFTA nominations, 3 Golden Globe nominations, among a few others. McKay's work in the film earned him both the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He rewrote the script for the blockbuster Marvel superhero film, Ant-Man (2015).

In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, Adam was nominated for the Directing for a Drama Series award because of his work on Succession.

Marriage, Wife and Kids

Adam McKay has been married to Shira Piven for many decades. Shira is a film director, producer, and actress. This couple got married in 1996 and they have 2 children together. Their first youngster was born in 2001, a little girl named Lili Rose McKay. The couple gave birth to their second kid in 2006, a little girl named Pearl. Both McKay's little girls have featured in a portion of his movies in the past. His oldest girl, Lili Rose McKay is also a maturing musician.

Last Modified: Jan 30, 2021

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