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Viveca Paulin (born April 24, 1969) is a Swedish actress and auctioneer. She is married to American comedic actor Will Ferrell, with whom she has three sons.

Viveca Paulin Ferrell
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Viveca Paulin with husband, Will Ferrell in the Oval Office with President Barack Obama (2011)
Born (1969-04-24) April 24, 1969 (age 50)
ResidenceNew York City, New York[1]
Alma materPomona College
OccupationActress, auctioneer
Years active1997–present
Will Ferrell (m. 2000)

Early lifeEdit

Viveca Paulin was born in Askim, Gothenburg Municipality, Sweden. She attended Pomona College, graduating in 1991.[2]


Paulin has appeared in small roles in film and television, including A Night at the Roxbury.

A visibly pregnant Paulin appeared with her husband Will Ferrell on the last televised episode of The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. Hours later, she gave birth to her son, Axel. Paulin played the character Dawn, the wife of Ferrell's rock and roll persona, as they performed "Free Bird" with Conan, Billy Gibbons, Beck, Ben Harper and Max Weinberg and The Tonight Show Band to end the final show.


Paulin is an active member of the Los Angeles art community. Formerly an independent auctioneer for clients including Bonhams and Butterfield & Butterfield,[3] she is currently an auctioneer at Los Angeles Modern Auctions.[1] Since 2011, Paulin has been on the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She and her husband are also supporters of the Hammer Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art,[3] and the MAK Center.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Paulin married American comedic actor Will Ferrell in August 2000. The couple have three sons, Magnus Paulin Ferrell (born March 7, 2004),[5] Mattias Paulin Ferrell (born December 30, 2006),[6] and Axel Paulin Ferrell (born January 23, 2010).[7] Paulin and Ferrell have a residence in New York City.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Nast, Condé. "Will Ferrell's Industrial New York City Loft Features Colorful Accents and Modern Furnishings". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  2. ^ Pomona College Alumni Directory 2000, p. 190.
  3. ^ a b LACMA Appoints Gabriela Garza, Viveca Paulin-Ferrell, and Elaine Wynn to Board of Trustees Archived 2013-11-05 at the Wayback Machine Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 24, 2011.
  4. ^ Deborah Vankin (October 25, 2013), MAK Center's tennis tournament to serve up artful sport Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ Silverman, Stephen M. "NEWS BRIEFS: Lynch Wedding Postponed - Donald Trump, George Michael, Jessica Lynch, Will Ferrell". Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  6. ^ "Will Ferrell, Wife Viveca Welcome a Son - Birth, Will Ferrell". Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  7. ^ Jones, Oliver (2009-09-30). "Will Ferrell to Become a Father Again - Babies, Will Ferrell". Retrieved 2012-11-07.

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