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 64)
Alma materRensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Occupation(s)Film director, producer
Known forThere's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber
Nancy Farrelly
(m. 1990)
RelativesPeter Farrelly (brother)

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.[1] His grandparents were Irish immigrants, and he also has Polish ancestry.[2][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, and The Lost Son of Havana. They conceived the Seinfeld episode "The Virgin" (4.10)

In 2014, Bobby and 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.

In 2020, Bobby and Peter directed the Quibi comedy series The Now.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Farrelly has been married to his wife Nancy since 1990; they have two sons and a daughter. One of Farrelly's sons is transgender comedian A.B. Farrelly.


  1. ^ Bobby Farrelly Biography (1958?-)
  2. ^ "Q&A with Writer/Director Bobby Farrelly | the Irish Film & Television Network".
  3. ^ "Peter Farrelly Returns to 'Green Book's Toronto Awards Launch Pad for 'The Greatest Beer Run Ever' with Zac Efron, Bill Murray & Russell Crowe: Q&A". September 9, 2022.
  4. ^ Tracey Leibach (September 2001). "Why is this man smiling?". Retrieved June 19, 2013.
  5. ^ Ray-Ramos, Dino (November 11, 2019). "Quibi Comedy 'The Now' Sets O'Shea Jackson, Daryl Hannah, And Jimmy Tatro In Lead Roles; Alyssa Milano, Rob Yang And Lex Scott Davis To Recur". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 7, 2020.

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