Will Forte has established himself as one of the most versatile actors in film and television. For his work on The Last Man on Earth, he was nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. He was nominated for two 2015 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. He also was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award in the category of Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2015 and 2016, and received two 2016 WGA nominations for his work on the show.
Forte recently starred in the David Wain-directed feature film A Futile and Stupid Gesture, in which he plays the lead role of Doug Kenney, one of National Lampoon’s co-founders. Previously, Forte starred in Alexander Payne’s Academy Award- and Golden Globe Award-nominated film, Nebraska. For his role as David Grant, he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the Best Supporting Male category, and he won the National Board of Review’s Best Supporting Actor Award.
Forte is also known for his starring role in the feature film adaptation of MacGruber, for which he co-wrote the script with Jorma Taccone and John Solomon. Other film credits include the recent comedy Keanu, Peter Bogdanovich’s She’s Funny That Way; Life of Crime, Run and Jump, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the Best Irish Feature Award at the Galway Film Festival, the Adam Sandler Netflix comedy The Ridiculous 6, as well as That’s My Boy, and The Watch. Additionally, he wrote and starred in the feature The Brothers Solomon. Forte also lent his voice to the hit animated films The LEGO Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and its sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. In addition, Forte has spent eight seasons making audiences laugh on Saturday Night Live.