Robert “Bobby” Farrelly is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, known for There’s Something About Mary (1998), Me, Myself & Irene (2000) and Dumb and Dumber To (2014). Bobby Farrelly is one of the Farrelly Brothers.
Bobby was born on June 17, 1958, in Cumberland, Rhode Island, the USA as Robert Leo Farrelly Jr. Farrelly was raised in Cumberland, Rhode Island, the son of Mariann, a nurse practitioner, and Dr. Robert Leo Farrelly. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he entered the school on a hockey scholarship. He has been married to Nancy Farrelly since 1990. They have two daughters and a son, who died in 2012, aged 20.
After receiving a degree in geology, Robert worked without a moment`s specialty – almost immediately he went to Hollywood, where he joined his brother and his friend Bennett Yelinu. The three of them wrote scripts, one of which is, after all, has grown to cult comedy mid-nineties – ” Dumb and Dumber. ” Important role in the success of the picture, of course, played by the actor – Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels – but the brothers would hardly something happened without the absurd talent.
Bobby and his brother Peter Farrelly are known as The Farrelly brothers. With the success of their first film, the brothers formed Conundrum Entertainment, which has developed and produced a number of projects. 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)
His 2005 film Fever Pitch about an obsessive Boston Red Sox fan featured actual footage from the team’s 2004 World Series win.
In 2014, Bobby & his brother, Peter, directed Dumb and Dumber To, the sequel to their smash hit Dumb and Dumber.
In 2016, Bobby directed two episodes of Season 10 of the Canadian cult mockumentary TV series Trailer Park Boys.
The Farrelly Brothers spent their careers writing and directing outlandish comedies that often pushed the boundaries of taste while producing big laughs and huge box office.
Born: June 17, 1958 (age 58), Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States
Books: Shallow Hal
Spouse: Nancy Farrelly (1990 – present)
Siblings: Peter Farrelly, Cynthia Farrelly Gesner
Children: Jesse Farrelly, Anna Farrelly
- The Three Stooges (2012)
- Hall Pass (2011)
- The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
- Fever Pitch (2005)
- Stuck On You (2003)
- Shallow Hal (2002)
- Osmosis Jones (2001)
- Me, Myself & Irene (2000)
- There’s Something About Mary (1998)
- Kingpin (1996)
- Dumb & Dumber (1994)