Adam McKay


Birthday April 17, 1968

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Denver, CO

Age 56 years old

#45214 Most Popular


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. In 2021, he directed the popular Netflix movie Don't Look Up.

Family Life

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

Associated With

He directed Steve Carell in Anchorman and Anchorman 2.