Who is Adam McKay?
Adam McKay is an American filmmaker and comedian. He rose to fame in the 2000s when he became a c0-writer on Will Ferrell’s comedic flicks Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys. He was nominated for several awards for this film, including two Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Adam McKay Age, Birthday
McKay is 53 years old as of 2021. He was born on April 17, 1968, in Denver, Colorado, in the United States. He celebrates his birthday on April 17th every year.
Adam McKay Height
McKay stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches.
Adam McKay Education
McKay graduated from Great Valley High School in Malvern in 1986. He then attended Penn State for a year before transferring to Temple University, where he majored in English. He left Temple a semester and a half before completing his bachelor’s degree and later called it “settling for an imaginary degree.”
Adam McKay Family
McKay was raised in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania by his parents. His father was a musician while his mother, Sarah was a waitress. His parents divorced when he was 7 years old.
There is no information about his childhood or siblings. This section shall be updated soon.
Adam McKay Wife, Daughters
McKay is married to his lovely wife, Shira Piven. In their marriage McKay and his wife are blessed with two daughters, Pearl McKay and Lili Rose McKay.
Adam McKay Salary and Net worth
McKay has a net worth of $60 million including all his income, endorsements and assets.
- Age: 53 years
- Birthday: April 17
- Nationality: American
- Wife: Shira Piven
- Occupation: filmmaker and comedian
- Net Worth: $60 million
Adam McKay Career As an Actor
McKay started his career in the 1990s as a head writer for the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL). He is also a co-founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade. McKay auditioned for Saturday Night Live as an on-screen performer but was not chosen. The scripts he submitted, however, landed him a job as a writer in 1995, and within a year, at the age of 27, he was promoted to chief writer, a position he held until 2001.
Along with Ferrell, he directed and co-wrote the George W. Bush Broadway musical You’re Welcome America. He produced the horror-action film Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. In November 2016, McKay began work on the biographical black comedy Backseat, about former US Vice President Dick Cheney and his rise to power, though the title was later changed to Vice.
On December 25, 2018, Annapurna Pictures released the film in the United States, starring Christian Bale as Cheney. Apple Studios picked up the project in December 2021 and McKay is now scripting. His most recent film, Don’t Look Up, is a comedy-drama about two low-level scientists trying to convince the world that a catastrophic comet is on its way.
He wrote the screenplay and directed the film for Netflix. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Meryl Streep, and Cate Blanchett. It had a limited theatrical release in December 2021 before streaming on Netflix later that month. McKay was hired in December 2021 to write and direct the drama film Bad Blood, based on the 2018 book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley. Start Up is a film directed by John Carreyrou and starring Jennifer Lawrence.
Adam McKay Succession
Succession is an American satirical comedy-drama television series created by Jesse Armstrong. Adam McKay is among the producers of comedy series Succession. The series made its debut on HBO on June 3, 2018 and the plot features the Roy family, the dysfunctional owners of Waystar RoyCo, a global media and entertainment conglomerate.
They battle for control of the company amid concerns about the health of the family patriarch, Logan Roy (Brian Cox). The series was renewed for a fourth season in October 2021. Succession has received critical acclaim for its writing, acting, musical score, and production values.
On the other hand, the series has received several awards and nominations, including the British Academy Television Award for Best International Programme, the Golden Globe for Best Television Series, Drama, and the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.
Adam McKay Movies
- Bad Blood
- Don’t Look Up
- The Invisible Pilot
- Motherland: Fort Salem
- No Activity
- Q: Into the Storm
- The Oxy Kingpins
- Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
- Painting with John
- Dead to Me
Adam McKay Awards
- Academy Award for Best Director
- Academy Award for The Best Adapted Screenplay
- British Academy Film Award for The Best Director
- British Academy Film Award for The Best Adapted Screenplay
- Academy Award nominations for the Best Picture
- Academy Award nominations for the Best Original Screenplay