Adam McKay Quick Info
Height 6 ft 5 in
Weight 113 kg
Date of Birth April 17, 1968
Zodiac Sign Aries
Spouse Shira Piven

Adam McKay is an award-winning American director, producer, screenwriter, and comedian who has helmed films like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Vice (2018), The Big Short (2015), Don’t Look Up (2021), etc. He has more than 1 million followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Adam McKay

Nick Name

Ghost Panther

Adam McKay at the Berlin Film Festival in 2019
Adam McKay at the Berlin Film Festival in 2019 (Harald Krichel / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Denver, Colorado, United States


Los Angeles, California, United States





Adam graduated from Great Valley High School in 1986.

He studied at the Pennsylvania State University for 1 year. Later, he attended Temple University, but dropped out before he could graduate with a degree in English.


Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Comedian

Net Worth

Adam’s net worth was $60 million according to




6 ft 5 in or 195.5 lbs


113 kg or 249 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Adam has dated –

  1. Shira Piven (1999-Present) – The Big Short director married Shira Piven, a writer and director herself, in 1999. They have 2 daughters together named Pearl McKay and Lili Rose McKay.
Adam McKay at the premiere of Anchorman 2 in 2013
Adam McKay at the premiere of Anchorman 2 in 2013 (Eva Rinaldi / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity


He has English and Irish ancestry.

Hair Color


However, his hair has turned salt-and-pepper due to his advancing age.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Mole on the side of his face
  • Large stature

Adam McKay Favorite Things

  • Word – Casual
  • Comedy FilmThe Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

SourceVanity Fair,

Adam seen at the film premiere of Ant-Man in 2015
Adam seen at the film premiere of Ant-Man in 2015 (Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Adam McKay Facts

  1. In 2007, he cast his 20-month-old daughter Pearl as a foul-mouthed drunk landlady opposite Will Ferrell in a viral sketch titled ‘The Landlord’. The video has more than 7 million views on YouTube as of early 2022.
  2. He was the head writer at Saturday Night Live from 1996 until 2001 and was succeeded by his good friend, Tina Fey.
  3. Adam and his frequent collaborator Will Ferrell‘s friendship of nearly 25 years sadly ended in 2019 over a casting decision.
  4. He is the brother-in-law of actor Jeremy Piven, who is famous for playing Ari Gold in Entourage.

Featured Image by Harald Krichel / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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