HOMETOWN- Irvine, California
RESIDES IN- Los Angeles and New York

While Ferrell has portrayed many characters, his most popular include: Craig, the "Spartan Spirit" cheerleader, with Cheri Oteri; one half of the club-hopping "Roxbury Guys," with Chris Kattan; the musical middle school teacher Marty Culp; "Dog Show" co-host David Larry; drifter and life model Terrence Maddox; and Tom Wilkins, the hyperactive co-host of "Morning Latte." Among his many impressions are Janet Reno, Alex Trebek, Neil Diamond and the late, great Chicago Cubs sportscaster, Harry Caray.

Ferrell brought his swinging "SNL" character to the big screen in "A Night at the Roxbury" which he co-wrote with fellow cast member Kattan and Steve Koren. In 1997 Ferrell made his feature film debut as "Mustaffa" in the hit comedy "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery." He returned in the blockbuster sequel "The Spy Who Shagged Me." He'll also be seen as Watergate reporter Bob Woodward in the Nixon-era comedy "Dick" and opposite castmate Molly Shannon in "Superstar," the SNL Studios feature based on Shannon's "Mary Katherine Gallagher" character.

Prior to joining "SNL," Ferrell was a member of the Los Angeles-based comedy/improv group The Groundlings, where fellow cast members Kattan, Ana Gasteyer and Cheri Oteri and former SNL repertory players such as Laraine Newman, Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman began their careers. Ferrell has also appeared on several television programs, including NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," "Grace Under Fire" and "Living Single."

A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine, California, where he made his school's daily morning announcements over the public address system in disguised voices.

*Biography courtesy of saturdaynightlive.com