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Adam McKay

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Actor / Television Producer | * 04/17/1968 (53) | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
Adam McKay (born (1968-04-17)April 17, 1968) is an American film and television director, producer, screenwriter, and comedian. McKay began his career in the 1990s as a head writer for the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live for two seasons and is the co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade. He rose to prominence in the 2000s for his collaborations with comedian Will Ferrell and co-wrote his comedy films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. Ferrell and McKay later co-wrote and co-produced numerous television series and films, and produced their comedy website Funny or Die through their company Gary Sanchez Productions. Venturing into more dramatic territory in the 2010s, McKay's The Big Short was the first film he directed without Ferrell in the cast. For this, he was nominated for several awards including two Academy Awards, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay (with co-writer Charles Randolph), and two British Academy Film Awards, Best D... ()
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Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, comedian and actor. He began his career as a writer for NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001. He is well-known for his partnership with comedian and Will Ferrell, with whom he co-wrote the films Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and Anchorman 2. In 2015 McKay earned widespread critical acclaim for his film The Big Short, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Adam McKay

Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

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Movies with Adam McKay as Actor(12)

as himself2019 Hal
as himself2016 Journey to the Oscars
as himself2014 This Is Comedy
as Adam2013 Green Team
as Dirty Mike2010 The Other Guys
as Man without Glasses2008 Step Brothers
as Policeman2007 Good Cop, Baby Cop
as Friend2007 The Landlord

TV Shows/Series with Adam McKay as Actor(3)

as himself2017 The History of Comedy
as Reporter1975 Saturday Night Live
as himself1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Adam McKay as Crew(78)

Production/Producer2021 Fresh
Production/Producer2021 The Menu
Production/Executive Producer2021 The Oxy Kingpins
Production/Producer2021 Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Directing/Director2021 Don't Look Up
Production/Producer2021 Don't Look Up
Writing/Writer2021 Don't Look Up
Production/Producer2021 First Ladies
Directing/Director2020 Bad Blood
Writing/Writer2020 Bad Blood
Production/Producer2020 Bad Blood
Production/Producer2020 The Flintstones
Production/Executive Producer2020 Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Production/Executive Producer2020 Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip
Production/Producer2020 Toni Erdmann
Production/Executive Producer2020 537 Votes
Production/Producer2020 American Huckster
Production/Producer2019 Will
Production/Producer2019 Hustlers
Production/Executive Producer2019 Booksmart
Production/Producer2019 Plus One
Production/Producer2019 Untitled eSports Project
Production/Producer2018 Ibiza
Directing/Director2018 Vice
Production/Producer2018 Vice
Writing/Writer2018 Vice
Production/Producer2018 Holmes & Watson
Production/Producer2017 Daddy's Home 2
Production/Executive Producer2017 Oh Lucy!
Production/Producer2017 The House
Production/Producer2016 The Boss
Production/Executive Producer2016 Grimsby
Writing/Screenplay2015 Ant-Man
Production/Producer2015 Sleeping with Other People
Directing/Director2015 The Big Short
Writing/Screenplay2015 The Big Short
Production/Producer2015 Daddy's Home
Writing/Screenplay2015 Daddy's Home
Production/Producer2015 Get Hard
Writing/Story2015 Get Hard
Production/Producer2014 Welcome to Me
Production/Producer2014 Tammy
Production/Producer2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Directing/Director2013 Green Team
Directing/Director2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Production/Producer2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Writing/Screenplay2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Production/Executive Producer2013 Hateship Loveship
Production/Executive Producer2012 The Dictator
Production/Producer2012 Casa De Mi Padre
Production/Producer2012 Bachelorette
Production/Producer2012 The Campaign
Writing/Story2012 The Campaign
Directing/Director2010 The Other Guys
Production/Producer2010 The Other Guys
Writing/Screenplay2010 The Other Guys
Production/Producer2010 The Virginity Hit
Production/Executive Producer2009 Land of the Lost
Directing/Director2008 Step Brothers
Production/Executive Producer2008 Step Brothers
Writing/Screenplay2008 Step Brothers
Writing/Story2008 Step Brothers
Directing/Director2007 Good Cop, Baby Cop
Writing/Writer2007 Good Cop, Baby Cop
Directing/Director2007 The Landlord
Production/Producer2007 The Landlord
Writing/Writer2007 The Landlord
Directing/Director2007 The Procedure
Writing/Writer2007 The Procedure
Production/Executive Producer2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

TV Shows/Series with Adam McKay as Crew(13)

Production/Executive Producer2021 Untitled Lakers Project
Production/Executive Producer2021 Q: Into the Storm
Production/Executive Producer2020 Motherland: Fort Salem
Production/Executive Producer2019 Dead to Me
Directing/Director2018 Succession
Production/Executive Producer2018 Succession
Production/Producer2018 LA to Vegas
Production/Executive Producer2017 No Activity
Production/Executive Producer2014 Bad Judge
Production/Producer2010 Funny or Die Presents
Directing/Director2009 Eastbound & Down
Production/Producer2009 Eastbound & Down
Writing/Writer1975 Saturday Night Live

Additional Information

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Full Name: Adam McKay
Born: Wednesday, 04/17 1968 (April) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 53 years + 105 days)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Educated at: Pennsylvania State University, Temple University
Siblings: Jeremy Piven
Other names for Adam McKay (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"아담 맥케이"
Adam McKay frequently works together with these people:
Will Ferrell (85x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (29x, Actress)
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (23x, Actor)
Jessica Elbaum (21x, Crew)
Chris Henchy (20x, Crew)
Allison Jones (15x, Crew)
Kevin J. Messick (14x, Crew)
Will Forte (13x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (11x, Actress)
Clayton Hartley (11x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9884, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/24/2021