Bobby Farrelly

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Bobby Farrelly
Bobby Farrelly at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Farrelly at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Robert Leo Farrelly, Jr.

(1958-06-17) June 17, 1958 (age 61)
ResidenceDuxbury, Massachusetts[1]
Alma materRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
OccupationFilm director, Producer
Known forThere's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber

Robert Leo Farrelly Jr. (born June 17, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is one of the Farrelly brothers, alongside his brother Peter, and together are known directing and producing quirky, slightly offensive comedy films such as Dumb and Dumber, Shallow Hal, Me, Myself and Irene, There's Something About Mary, and the 2007 remake of The Heartbreak Kid.

Life and career[edit]

Farrelly was raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island, to Mariann, a nurse practitioner, and Dr. Robert Leo Farrelly.[2] His grandparents were Irish immigrants.[3] He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he entered the school on a hockey scholarship.[4]

Bobby and his brother Peter Farrelly are known as The Farrelly brothers. They have written, directed and produced several comedy films including Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, Kingpin, Shallow Hal, Me, Myself & Irene and Stuck on You, as well as Fever Pitch, & The Lost Son of Havana. They also conceived the Seinfeld episode "The Virgin" (4.10)

In 2014, Bobby & his brother, Peter, directed Dumb and Dumber To, the sequel to their 1994 blockbuster hit Dumb and Dumber.

In 2016, Bobby directed two episodes of Season 10 of the Canadian cult mockumentary TV series Trailer Park Boys.

Personal life[edit]

Farrelly has been married to his wife, Nancy, since 1990; they have two daughters and a son, who died in 2012. Farrelly's youngest daughter is comedian AB Cassidy.[5]

When asked by the BBC if he believes in God, Farrelly replied: "Yes. Definitely."[6]


  1. ^ Barubto, Dana, "Peter Farrelly announces 'Dumb and Dumber' sequel" Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Massachusetts, April 3, 2012
  2. ^ Bobby Farrelly Biography (1958?-)
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  4. ^ Tracey Leibach (September 2001). "Why is this man smiling?". Retrieved June 19, 2013.
  5. ^ "Tragedy strikes Farrelly Family". 10 February 2012.
  6. ^ Russell, Jamie (24 September 2014). "Calling The Shots: Bobby Farrelly". BBC. Retrieved 23 March 2017.

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