Quick Facts of
- First NameAdam McKay
Academy-ward nominee Adam McKay is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, comedian, and actor who is widely known for his works in films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The Other Guys, and The Big Shot.
Similarly, he also worked as head writer for the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001. Over the past 34-years, Adam has been involved in the arts sector of the entertainment industry.
How Much Is Adam McKay’s Net Worth?
As of 2020, he is estimated to own net worth at around $40 million as per Celebrity Net Worth. Adam’s primary source of his million-dollar fortune is his as a director-producer.
Moroever, he also garners a decent sum of money form his acting career.
As per various online sources, a screenwriter reportedly makes as low as $60,000 to as high as $100,000 per year. Similarly, a director makes around $95,263 on average and a producer makes $68,500 annually.
In 2006, Adam reportedly made $2 million for his work as a screenwirter in the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
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Owned a House in Los Feliz
The 52-year-old actor-director owned a 2,887 sq.ft house in Los Feliz. He purchased the 4-bedroom and 4-bathroom house for $1.485 million back in 2003.
He currently resides in Hancock Park, Los Angeles where the median house price starts at around $2.5 million.
How Did He Rise To Stardom?
McKay first auditioned for the Saturday Night Live to be an onscreen performer, however, he did not make the cut but earned him a job as a head writer. He served in SNL from 1995 to 2001 for to seasons.
Following his departure from SNL, he and Will Ferrell teamed up to write the comedy films Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and The Other Guys.
He also worte films such as The Campaign in 2012 and Daddy’s Home starring Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini in 2015.
As a producer, he has produced some of the hit films like Land of the Lost, The Goods: Live Hard, The Viginity Hill, Casa de Mi Padre, Tammy, Get Hard, Sleeping with Other People, and The Boss.
In 2015, he wrote and directed the film adaption of Michael Lewis’ non-fiction book The Big Short. He received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work in the film.
Moreove,r from 2015 to October 2016, he hosted the science-comed podcast titled Surprisingly Awesome along with Adam Davidson.
He is set to work with Jennifer Lawrence for a biopic film titled Bad Blood which is based on the book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup.
Short Biography and Personal Details
Adam McKay was boen on 17th April 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States of America to Sarah who was a waitress. He is an American and has white ethnic descent.
He went and graduated from Great Valley High School and Pennsylvania State University. He also enrolled at Temple University before dropping out.
McKay is married to his long-term girlfriend Shira Piven who is popular for directing Welcome to Me and Kristen Wiig. The couple exchanged their wedding vows in 1999 and share two children.
Did You Know? Adam is one of the foundign members of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe.