Bobby Farrelly

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Bobby Farrelly
Bobby Farrelly at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Farrelly at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Robert Leo Farrelly, Jr.
(1958-06-17) June 17, 1958 (age 57)
Cumberland, Rhode Island
Residence Duxbury, Massachusetts[1]
Alma mater Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Occupation Film director, Producer
Known for There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber

Robert Leo "Bobby" Farrelly, Jr. (born June 17, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer and one of the Farrelly Brothers.

Life and career[edit]

Farrelly was born in Cumberland, Rhode Island, the son of Mariann, a nurse practitioner, and Robert Leo Farrelly, a doctor.[2] He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he entered the school on a hockey scholarship but "saw very little ice time" as a goaltender.[3]

Bobby and his brother Peter Farrelly are known as Farrelly brothers. They have written, directed and produced several comedy films (often involving scenes intended as "gross-out" humor) including Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, Kingpin, Shallow Hal, Me, Myself & Irene and Stuck on You. They also conceived the Seinfeld episode "The Virgin" (4.10).

In 2014, Bobby and his brother directed Dumb and Dumber To, the sequel to their smash hit Dumb and Dumber.

Personal life[edit]

He has been married to his wife, Nancy since 1990 and they have two daughters, Tiffany Burke and A.B. Farrelly. Tiffany is a professional photographer who lives in Seattle and A.B is an actress and stand up comedian living in Los Angeles.


  1. ^ Barubto, Dana, "Peter Farrelly announces ‘Dumb and Dumber’ sequel", The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, Massachusetts, April 3, 2012
  2. ^ Bobby Farrelly Biography (1958?-)
  3. ^ Tracey Leibach (September 2001). "Why is this man smiling?". Retrieved June 19, 2013. 

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