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Will Arnett is a Canadian actor, comedian and producer. He is best known for his roles as Gob Bluth in the Fox/Netflix series Arrested Development and as the titular character in the Netflix series BoJack Horseman. He has appeared in films such as Let’s Go to Prison, Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, G-Force, Jonah Hex, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and Show Dogs. In 2022, Arnett starred in a six-part improvised comedy series Murderville on Netflix.

Birth Name

William Emerson Arnett

Nickname

Will

Profession

Actor, Comedian, Producer

Nationality

Canadian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Will Arnett was born on the 4th of May 1970, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Age

He’s currently 52 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

White

On both sides of his family, he has Manitoban (in Canada) ancestry.

Religion

Christianity

Education

Arnett briefly attended Lakefield College School in Lakefield, Ontario, but was asked not to return after a semester for being a troublemaker. He eventually graduated from Leaside High School and attended Concordia University, Montreal for a semester but dropped out. At 1990, Arnett started attending Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute to do a course in acting in New York City.

Family Details

  • Father  Emerson James “Jim” Arnett (Corporate Lawyer, Brewer)
  • Mother  Edith Alexandra “Alix” (née Palk)
  • Siblings  Unknown

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Will Arnett has dated –

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  • Penelope Ann Miller (1993-1995) – In 1993, Will started dating 6 years his senior actress Penelope Ann Miller. They got married in December 1994, but they called off their marriage after a couple of months in 1995.
  • Missy Yager (1995-1999) – In 1995 to August 1999, Will was romantically linked with another actress Missy Yager. They also starred on The Mike O’Malley Show together.
  • Amy Poehler (2000-2012) – In 2000, Arnett then started dating actress Amy Poehler. After dating for three years, the couple got married on August 29, 2003. They remained an item for nine years after that and finally called it quits in September 2012. Will filed for divorce on April 8, 2014. Through this relationship, Will has two sons named, Archibald (b. October 25, 2008) and Abel (b. August 6, 2010).
  • Katie Lee (2013) – In September 2013, Will dated cookbook author, food critic and cook, Katie Lee.
  • Erin David (2013-2014) – Hollywood producer Erin David and Will Arnett commenced their relationship in December 2013 and remained an item until 2014.
  • Arielle Vandenberg (2014-2015) – 16 years his junior, actress Arielle Vandenberg and Will dated for about 5 months from December 2014 to May 2015.

  • Alessandra Brawn (2019-Present) – In 2019, Arnett began a relationship with socialite and business woman Alessandra Brawn. Arnett and Brawn have one child together, who was born on May 27, 2020.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 2½ inches
  • In centimeters – 189 cm
  • In meters – 1.89 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 88 kg
  • In Pounds – 194 lbs

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For 

Arnett known known for his roles as Gob Bluth in the Fox/Netflix series Arrested Development (2003–2006, 2013, 2018–2019) and as the titular character in the Netflix series BoJack Horseman (2014–2020). He has appeared in films such as Let’s Go to Prison (2006), Blades of Glory (2007), Semi-Pro (2008), G-Force (2009), Jonah Hex (2010), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and its sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), and Show Dogs (2018).

Film Debut

In 1996, Will debuted with the crime drama film Close Up for his role as Dave.

Television Debut

In 1999, Arnett made his television debut with the romantic sitcom Sex and the City for his role as Jack in an episode entitled “La Douleur Exquise!”.

Will Arnett Net worth

Will Arnett has an estimated net worth of $35 million dollars as of 2023.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Will Arnett

  • As a child, Will was a troublemaker.
  • His mom motivated him to choose acting as a career.
  • Will can speak fluent French apart from English as he went to a French-speaking school in Toronto.
  • He has dual citizenship of Canada as well as the United States.
  • In February 1996, Arnett made his first television pilot with Kevin Pollak and his wife Lucy Webb for CBS, that was not picked up.
  • In 1999, Will was in another pilot for The Mike O’Malley Show on NBC as the protagonist’s friend Jimmy.
  • In 2001, Arnett was cast in the CBS television pilot, Loomis as the slacker brother of a local news reporter (Cheri Oteri), that was not picked up.
  • In 2002, Will was cast in a fourth television pilot which was for the CBS sitcom Still Standing, which was picked up and ran for several seasons.
  • In 2003, Arnett found mainstream success in television when he played George Oscar “Gob” Bluth II in the Fox comedy series Arrested Development and in 2006 he was nominated for his first Emmy.
  • In 2005, New York magazine named Arnett and then-wife Poehler New Yorkers of the Year during its annual New York Magazine Culture Awards.
  • In 2006, Arnett starred in his first leading role in Let’s Go to Prison, directed by Bob Odenkirk.
  • In July 2007, Premiere magazine named Arnett one of The 20 Hottest New Faces in Comedy.
  • He is good friends with Jerry O’Connell and Dave McLaughlin.
  • In 2010, Arnett and former Arrested Development co-star Jason Bateman created DumbDumb Productions, a production company focusing on digital content.
  • On March 23, 2011, Arnett appeared in the penultimate episode to The Office season 7.
  • In 2016, Will co-created, co-wrote and starred in the Netflix original series Flaked, which received negative reviews from critics.
  • In 2017, Arnett was cast in the recurring role of Mr. Quagmire on the Netflix comedy drama series A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • In 2021, Arnett played The Facts of Lifes Dink Lockwood in a reenactment of the third season episode Kids Can Be Cruel for the third edition of Live in Front of a Studio Audience.
  • In 2022, Will starred in a six-part improvised comedy series Murderville on Netflix.
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