Will Arnett is a multi-talented Canadian-American actor, who became famous through his appearance on the Netflix series titled Arrested Development. Arnett has starred in other movies such as Hot Rod, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Blades of Glory. Interestingly, Will is not just an actor, he is also a voice actor, comedian, and film producer. The actor has played voice roles in popular films such as BoJack Horseman, Despicable Me, and Monsters vs Aliens, among others.
Will Arnett’s Brief Bio
Born as William Emerson Arnett on the 4th of May 1970, the actor was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He possesses dual citizenship in Canada and America. His parents are Edith Alexandra and her husband Emerson James Arnett who served as a brewer and a lawyer. Will has three siblings, two elder sisters and a brother.
Growing up, he was very obstinate, and while he was studying at Lakefield College School; he was kicked out before his final year because of his stubbornness. He went on to finish his high school education at Leaside High School. Soon after he graduated, Will enrolled at Concordia University where he eventually dropped out after a semester. He further received theater lessons from Subway Academy II.
After he left school, his mother advised him to focus more on his acting career. He went on to participate in several auditions for commercials in Toronto and in 1990, he relocated to New York City where he began his acting career in earnest. When he arrived in New York City, Will Arnett studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Films Institute. While he was there, he made his first start in the movies while appearing in the indie film titled Erie. The upcoming actor is also featured in different dramas and plays organized by the school.
Joining the Hollywood movie industry, Will got his first movie role in 1996 while starring in two movies titled Close Up and Ed’s Next Move. After that, he went on to play the role of Ezra Caton in the 1998 movie titled The Broken Giant. He also played minor roles in Southie, The Waiting Game, The Acting Class, Sex and the City, and The Mike O’Malley Show and Third Watch.
The actor got his breakthrough when he joined the cast of the Fox Comedy series titled Arrested Development in 2003. Will’s portrayal of George Oscar in the series from 2003 to 2006 brought him into the limelight and also earned him his first Emmy nomination. Since then, he has continued to land several roles in different movies and television series.
Some of his movies include G-Force, Men in Black 3, The Lego Movie, Ratatouille, The Titans Go! To the Movies, Show Dogs, and many more. He has also featured in popular TV comedy shows such as Sesame Street, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Simpsons, The Office, The Gong Show, Hot Date, among others. Will Arnett has also played a voice role in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Lego Dimensions, Despicable Me, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, etc.
Is He Gay?
The talented actor/comedian has played several roles in movies including gay roles. His constant depiction of gay characters has raised several eyebrows with regard to his sexuality. Not just that, he also appeared in a video which was about the United States policy on the use of gender-specific bathrooms and many more. Many of his fans are of the opinion he could be a gay person who is still hiding in the closet, however, that’s not true. Will Arnett is not gay, he has a straight sexual orientation. His numerous stints with the ladies and his kids are clear proof to this fact.
Wife, Kids, and Divorce
The actor has been married twice and also divorced twice. His first marriage was with Penelope Ann Miller, an American actress best known for her role in The Relic, The Spider, and Awakenings. The pair tied the knot in 1994 and got divorced the following year. The couple separated due to a series of irreconcilable differences.
After their divorce, Miller went on to marry James Huggins with whom she has two daughters. Will, on the other hand, got hitched by another actress and comedian named Amy Poehler in 2003. Poehler is well-known for her appearance alongside Tina Fey on Saturday Night Live Show, as well as Parks and Creation. The pair had a brief relationship and in 2003; they sealed their love with a nuptial bond. Together, they have two sons named Archibald Arnett and Abel Arnett. His first son Archibald was born on the 25th of October 2008 while Abel was born on the 6th of August 2010.
However, after nine years of marriage, Will and Poehler went their separate ways in 2012. Their divorce process was finalized in July 2016 and they both got equal custody of their children.
Dating: Who is His Girlfriend?
Despite coming from his second unsuccessful marriage, Will Arnett still remains active in the love game. He had a brief relationship with the American celebrity chef, Katie Lee. Their short-lived romance ended in 2013. Meanwhile, Katie is the former spouse of the famous American musician Billy Joel. They were married from 2004 to 2010.
Additionally, Will has also had flings and affairs with other popular ladies including Erin David and Arielle Vanderberg. There were rumors saying that Will has been dating a famous designer named Elizabeth Law. The pair have been spotted together on different occasions. However, the rumors have not been confirmed by both parties until now, and so, Will Arnett is believed to be single at the moment.
Height: How Tall is Will Arnett?
The prolific actor is a very handsome dude and he has an amazing personality. Will is very tall, standing at a height of 1.89 m, and weighs 88 kg (194 lb). In addition to that, the actor has blue eyes and dark brown hair.