It’s not strange to find sons who want to put on their fathers’ shoes, but as they always come to recognize, everyone has to find and go their way. Will Forte came to this realization much later in life when he decided to become a stockbroker like his father. Since the shoe didn’t fit, he decided to go back and become an actor, comedian and writer – things he’s become famous for today.
Although his career took off in 1997, he came to public attention in his early 30s after becoming a member of the cast of Saturday Night Live and then The Last Man On Earth. Since then he has not looked back on his path.
Bio (age) – Who is Will Forte?
As far as he is known as Will Forte, the actor and comedian was born Orville Willis Forte IV on June 17, 1970 in Alameda County, California, United States. He decided to use Will as his name after being constantly teased at school for his more feminine name.
Forte was raised in various parts of California including Moraga and Lafayette alongside his sister Michelle Forte. While his father was a stockbroker, his mother Patti was a teacher. When he was young, his parents divorced and his father remarried, but the marriage ended the same way.
The sometimes goofy actor received his education from Acalanes High School, where he was part of the school’s soccer and swimming teams. When he graduated in 1988, his graduating class honored him with “Best Personality.” Although his creative side was obvious to his mother, he wasn’t interested in television or anything like that and decided to study history at the University of California, Los Angeles.
It was after graduating that he also decided to become a stockbroker like his father, but the whole thing left him unhappy and forced him to quit. Will Forte began writing even before he left his job, and he found he loved nothing more. To further prepare himself for improvisational and sketch comedy, he joined the Groundlings.
He began his comedy career by publishing his comic book, 101 Things You Shouldn’t Do If You Want To Get A Chick which became a hit. Thanks to this, he landed a writing job for The Jenny McCarthy Show But then the show was short lived and then he moved to Late Show with David Letterman where he stayed for 9 months before being dropped.
Forte then ventured into other things, including stand-up comedy and acting, while also writing before joining Saturday Night Live He stayed there until 2010. As an actor, he appeared in many films, including his highly acclaimed ones Nebraska in 2013.
He has also established himself on television with appearances on many shows, including the animated sitcom, The Cleveland Show (2009 to 2013) and The Last Man on Earth (2015 to 2018), which earned him three Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
Is he gay, does he have a girlfriend?
While there are many wondering if Will Forte, who is nearly 50 and not yet married, is gay, there is no evidence to support these thoughts. In fact, he has dated a number of women in the past.
In 2000 he was with the Canadian actress and speech artist Sarah Chalke but nothing came of the relationship. In 2015, he was linked to January Jones, who he only dated for a few months before they both went their separate ways.
The actor’s next girlfriend is believed to be Jaimie Alexander, with whom he began dating in 2016. The relationship, which lasted only a short time, began after Alexander split from her then-fiancé, Peter Facinelli. Since then he has not been openly associated with anyone.
Forte once joked that he finds it quite amusing that people don’t notice him because he thinks he’s very sexy, which is intimidating at times.
Apart from the looks he speaks of, he is a man of good height with a nice figure. Forte stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and his body weight is 70 kg.