Will Arnett is a multi-talented Canadian-American actor who became famous through his appearance in the Netflix series called Arrested Development. Arnett has starred in other movies such as Hot Rod, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Blades of Glory. Interestingly, Will is not only an actor but also a voice actor, comedian, and film producer. The actor has starred in popular movies such as BoJack Horseman, Despicable Me, and Monsters vs.
Will Arnett’s Brief Bio
Born William Emerson Arnett on May 4, 1970, the actor was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has dual citizenship in Canada and America. His parents are Edith Alexandra and her husband Emerson James Arnett, who was a brewer and lawyer. Will has three siblings, two older sisters and one brother.
Growing up, he was very stubborn, and during his studies at Lakefield College School, he was expelled before his last year because of his stubbornness. He then completed his high school education at Leaside High School. Soon after graduating, Will enrolled at Concordia University, where he finally dropped out after one semester. He also took drama classes at Subway Academy II.
After he left school, his mother advised him to concentrate more on his acting career. He then auditioned for commercials in Toronto and moved to New York City in 1990, 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. During his time there, he made his first movie release while appearing in the indie film called Erie. The aspiring actor also appeared in various dramas and plays organized by the school.
After entering the Hollywood film industry, Will got his first movie role in 1996 while starring in two movies called Close Up and Ed’s Next Move. He then played the role of Ezra Caton in the 1998 film 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 had his breakthrough when he joined the cast of the Fox Comedy series called Arrested Development in 2003. His portrayal of George Oscar in the series from 2003 to 2006 put him in the spotlight and also earned him his first Emmy nomination. Since then he has continued to land several roles in various films and television series.
His films include G-Force, Men in Black 3, The Lego Movie, Ratatouille, The Titans Go! To the Movies, Show Dogs, and many others. He has also appeared in popular TV comedies such as Sesame Street, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Simpsons, The Office, The Gong Show, Hot Date, and many others. Will Arnett has also played a speaking 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 portrayal of gay characters has raised several eyebrows regarding his sexuality. Not only that, but he also appeared in a video about the United States’ policy regarding the use of gendered toilets and more. Many of his fans think he might be a gay person who still hides in the closet, but that’s not true. Will Arnett is not gay, he has a heterosexual sexual orientation. His numerous engagements with the ladies and his children are clear proof of this fact.
Wife, Kids, and Divorce
The actor was married twice and also divorced twice. His first marriage was with Penelope Ann Miller, an American actress who is especially known for her roles in The Relic, The Spider, and Awakenings. The couple entered into the marriage in 1994 and divorced the following year. The couple separated due to a series of insurmountable differences.
After their divorce, Miller married James Huggins, with whom she has two daughters. Will, however, married another actress and comedian named Amy Poehler in 2003. Poehler is known for her performance alongside Tina Fey on the Saturday Night Live Show and in Parks and Creation. The two had a brief relationship, and in 2003 they sealed their love with a marital bond. Together they have two sons named Archibald Arnett and Abel Arnett. His first son Archibald was born on October 25, 2008, while Abel was born on August 6, 2010.
After nine years of marriage, however, Will and Poehler went their separate ways in 2012. Their divorce proceedings were completed in July 2016, and both received equal custody of their children.
Dating: Who is His Girlfriend?
Although he comes from his second unsuccessful marriage, Will Arnett still remains active in love play. He had a brief relationship with the American celebrity chef Katie Lee. Their short-lived romance ended in 2013. Meanwhile, Katie is the former wife of famous American musician Billy Joel. They were married from 2004 to 2010.
Will has also had affairs with other popular women, including Erin David and Arielle Vanderberg. There were rumors that Will was dating a famous designer named Elizabeth Law. The couple was seen together on several occasions. However, these rumors have not yet been confirmed by either party, so it is assumed that Will Arnett is currently single.
Height: How Tall is Will Arnett?
The prolific actor is a very handsome guy and he has an amazing personality. Will is very tall, stands at a height of 1.89 meters, and weighs 88 kg (194 lb). The actor also has blue eyes and dark brown hair.