Viveca Paulin
Birth Date:
April 24, 1969
Birth Place:
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Farrell's Wife


Swedish born actress Viveca Paulin is known by many as the wife of American comedian, impressionist, actor, and writer Will Farrell (both July 16, 1967). They live in New York City and in Orange County, California and have three sons, Magnus, Mattias, and Axel. The family have a cottage in Gnesta, Sweden where they occasionally spend their summers. Paulin has appeared in small roles in both television and films, including “A Night at the Roxbury” (1998). She also produced the 2006 film “Nail Polish.”

Mother of 3

Childhood and Family:

Viveca Birgitta Paulin was born on April 24, 1969, in Askim, Gothenburg Municipality, Sweden. In 1991, she graduated from Pomona College in Claremont, California. She met future husband Will Farrell in an acting class in 1994 and they married six years later on August 12, 2000. The couple have three sons, Magnus Paulin Ferrell (born on March 7, 2004), Mattias Ferrell (born on December 30, 2006) and Axel Ferrell (born on January 23, 2010).

A Night at the Roxbury


In 1997, Viveca Paulin had a small role as auctioneer on “Money Talks,” a comedy film helmed by Brett Ratner and starring Chris Tucker and Charlie Sheen. The film debuted at No. 2 on the US box office and eventually gross a total of over $48 million. The budget of the film was $25 million. In the following year, she resurfaced as Porsche girl in the comedy “A Night at the Roxbury,”which based on a recurring skit on television's hit series “Saturday Night Live” called “The Roxbury Guys.” the film starred SNL regulars such as husband Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Molly Shannon, and Colin Quinn. Directed by John Fortenberry and co-written by Farrell, “A Night at the Roxbury” was universally panned by critics. 1998 also saw Paulin guest star in an episode of “Martial Law” called “Bad Seed.”

In 2006, Paulin made his debut as a producer with the comedy/drama film “Nail Polish,” starring Alexandra Lydon, Paz de la Huerta and Elizabeth Regen. The film was shown at the Mill Valley Film Festival in October 2006 and then the Starz Denver International Film Festival in November 2006.

In January 2010, Paulin appeared in an episode of “The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, where she played the character Dawn, the wife of Will Ferrell's rock 'n' roll character.


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