ADAM McKAY (Director/Screenplay by/Story by/Executive Producer) co-wrote and directed Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, which he followed up by co-writing, directing, and executive producing Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
McKay co-wrote both films with Will Ferrell. The two had been longtime friends since spending several years together on "Saturday Night Live," where McKay served as head writer and the creator of many of that series' most memorable sketches and short films from 1995-2001.
Along with Will Ferrell and Chris Henchy, McKay started the comedy site Funny or Die, which now gets 35 million hits a year. McKay also wrote and acted in The Landlord, which starred his then-20-month-old daughter, Pearl.
Born in Philadelphia, he trained in improvisational theatre with the Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade performance groups in Chicago. He also wrote for Michael Moore's TV show "The Awful Truth."