Mattias Paulin Ferrell is an American star kid who is famous as the son of actor Will Ferrell. As a star kid, Mattias has been in the news since his birth and why not. After all, his dad is one of the most famous actors out there.
Will is famous for his roles in a bunch of different movies including Anchorman, Step Brothers, and Daddy’s Home. Besides, Will shares Mattias and two other sons with his long-term wife, Viveca Paulin.
Today in this article, we’re going to lay out some interesting facts about Will Ferrell’s son, Mattias Paulin Ferrell.
Mattias Paulin Ferrell has a mixed ethnic background
He was born on December 30th, 2006, in Los Angeles, California. And his age is 15 as of 2022. From his dad Will’s side, Mattias is of English, German, and Irish ancestry, and from his maternal side, he belongs to the Swedish ethnicity.
Mattias currently studies in a local school in LA, though the name of the educational institute is not known. In addition to himself, his parents are also a parent of two sons.
What is the meaning behind Mattias’ name?
We’re sure many of you might’ve guessed already how his name came to be. But for those who still don’t get it, well, the name has been inspired by his mom’s Swedish heritage.
The name Mattias in Swedish means ‘Gift of God.’ He truly is a gift from the god for the pair. As for the middle name, Paulin, it is of Latin origin which means, ‘Small.’ Moreover, it is also the surname of his mom. Besides, he shares his middle name with both of his brothers.
He has two siblings, one older and one younger
The oldest one of the Ferrell brood, Magnus Pauli was born on March 7, 2004. Then on January 23rd, 2010, Axel Paulin came into this world.
For Will and his wife, their boys are nothing short of a miracle of their life. The comedic actor is in constant awe of how his boys see the world. Moreover, Will’s kids seem to have been following in their old men’s footsteps.
Back in 2018, during an interview with the PARADE magazine, Will vividly talked about parenting and how his kids are funny just like him. When the reporter asked if his sons also share the same comedy DNA or not, he said,
“They’re funny in their own ways. I have a freshman in high school and he’s very subtly funny. Last year for his yearbook photo, he borrowed another kid’s glasses. He doesn’t wear glasses. There he is with this very serious look with glasses on. Like ‘Magnus, that is so subversive and funny. Totally my sense of humor.’ He’s like, ‘Am I in trouble?’ Like, ‘No, you’ve got to do it every year! Fantastic!”
Mattias Paulin Ferrell and his brothers are embarrassed by their dad’s SNL stuff
We all know Will first gained prominence as the cast member of Saturday Night Live. He joined the cast in 1995, around the time when SNL was struggling.
As SNL fans, we know how Will made NBC show watchable again. To achieve this, Ferrell played a variety of roles many of which are quite embarrassing for a normal person to do. Still, he did it anyway and made us all laugh.
Now, as his sons grew older, they also found out about their dad’s skits in SNL and started watching them. Their reaction, however, was quite different than ours. In the same interview with the Parade, Will stated that his sons watch his SNL skits during sleepovers. However, they are somehow embarrassed by their dad’s skits.
He said, “My sixth-grader is really getting into SNL so he’s seen old sketches on YouTube. With Cowbell, he’s like, ‘How did you do that, Dad? Isn’t that embarrassing?’ How do you not get embarrassed?”
Mattias’s parents are married for a long time
His parents have been married since 2000. Initially, the duo met in an acting class back in 1995. They dated for a couple of years before tying the knot on August 12th, 2000, in an intimate wedding ceremony.
Will’s wife is a Swedish-born actress and auctioneer. She was born on April 24th, 1969. She has worked in a handful of movies and shows including Ralph Breaks the Internet, Money Talks, and A Night at the Roxbury.