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Creator / Adam McKay

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Adam McKay (born April 17, 1968) is an American writer, director, producer, and actor best known for directing several successful comedy films starring Will Ferrell, along with whom he also wrote them: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and its sequel, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers and The Other Guys. McKay and Ferrell also co-founded Funny or Die.

He's since ventured into more dramatic and politically-charged territory with The Big Short (for which he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay with Charles Randolph, and was nominated for Best Director), Vice (for which he was again nominated for Best Director, along with Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay), and Don't Look Up (for which he was nominated for Best Original Screenplay along with David Sirota, as well as Best Picture).

He is married to director/writer Shira Piven and they have two children. He is the brother-in-law of Jeremy Piven.

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