Although she has had small roles in films and television shows herself, Viveca Paulin is mostly known as the wife of iconic comedic actor, Will Ferrell. Such is the life of the spouses of several Hollywood bigwigs, whose identities have been swallowed by the magnanimous personality of their partner.
It is the unfortunate reality of the privileged position, which has provided many in it the financial and influential position to achieve some of their dreams. Unfortunately, the price for that is their individual identity. However, when all is said and done, there are worse things than being the wife of a multi-millionaire. Learn more about the life of Viveca Paulin below.
Viveca Paulin Biography
As the wife of the man who has given the world films like The Ballad of Ricky Boddy, Daddy’s Home, the Anchorman movies, the focus is naturally on Will Ferrell’s life and background. But over time, through research and media interviews, we have gotten a peek into the background of Viveca Paulin and found interesting details such as the fact that she was born on the 24th of April in 1969, a fact which makes her two years older than her more popular husband. She was born in Askim, Gothenburg Municipality, Sweden.
Details about her parents are currently unknown and why she completed her formal education in California despite the fact she was raised in Sweden is also unknown. She graduated from Pomona College, a liberal arts college in Claremont, California in 1991, with a degree in Art History. It is a degree she has put to use as a professional art auctioneer, currently working as an auctioneer for the Los Angeles Modern Auctions. Her interests in art and the prestige she has in the community have also placed her in positions such as on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a position she assumed in 2011.
As a couple, Viveca Paulin and her husbands are big supporters of the Hammer Museum, the MAK Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2014, Viveca graduated from helping others collect works of art to collecting them herself, becoming a collector.
Viveca’s relationship with the art did not just stop at their collection and curation, she is also very involved in performance art. Since she appeared in Money Talks as an Auctioneer, she has appeared in five films and television shows, including a recent voice appearance as an auctioneer in the 2018 film, Ralph Breaks the Internet. Other onscreen appearances include appearing on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Viveca’s involvement with acting has also extended to being a producer. She has produced the comedy and drama film, Nail Polish, which was released in 2006.
Her husband is considered to be worth over $100 million and it is not surprising once a quick glance is taken through his filmography. By the virtue of her relationship with him as a wife, Viveca is a wealthy woman, but through her own investments and career endeavors, she has been able to build a net worth of her own. Unfortunately, that figure is currently unknown.
Family Life – Husband (Will Ferrell), Children
Although it wouldn’t be her primary career, Viveca Paulin spent some time in an acting class in Los Angeles in 1995. While she was there, she met Will Ferrell who was also a student in the class. The couple were instantly drawn together and dated briefly before Will Ferrell’s membership with the sketch comedy group, The Groundings, which helped him to a Saturday Night Live (SNL) gig, which caused him to relocate to New York.
Although he was away from town, Ferrell did not start a new relationship with another woman, his interest in Viveca never waned as he maintained communication with her, talking to her every night for at least two hours. An SNL break eventually led to a reunion for the couple and it led to a wedding in the year 2000. Since then, the couple has had three children, all of whom are boys – Magnus Paulin Ferrell, Mattias Paulin Ferrell, and Axel Paulin Ferrell. Their third son was born a few hours after she appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.
Their lasting relationship, which is considered one of the most solid relationships in Hollywood is driven by the couple’s appreciation for each other’s sense of humor which has defined their relationships since they met each other.
The couple spends the majority of their time in New York City but has a home in Gnesta, Sweden which they visit during the summer holidays.
Her husband, Will Ferrell is one of the most accomplished men in Hollywood, especially in comedic acting. His career, which has lasted over 25 years has seen him accomplish several feats including nominations across the major film awards like the Emmy and Golden Globe awards. He also has a Hollywood Walk of Fame star, which he got in 2015.