Steve Carell

Actor, Comedian, Producer
As a correspondent on the popular news show parody, "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central, 1999- ), comedic actor Steve Carell used his strange deadpan humor to build a career that eventually spanned into high-profile movies ... Read more »
Born: 08/16/1962 in Concord, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (76)

Freeheld 2015 (Movie)

Steven Goldstein (Actor)

Hollywood Film Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Himself

Minions 2015 (Movie)

Young Gru (Voice)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 - 2011, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Foxcatcher 2014 (Movie)

John Du Pont (Actor)

The Graham Norton Show 1996 - 2007, 2009 - 2010, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Office 1996 - 2011, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 (Movie)

Brick Tamland (Actor)

Despicable Me 2 2013 (Movie)

Gru (Voice)

Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 2013 (Movie)

Burt Wonderstone (Actor)

The Way, Way Back 2013 (Movie)

Trent (Actor)

Hope Springs 2012 (Movie)

Doctor Feld (Actor)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 (Movie)

Dodge (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

2011 MTV Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Crazy, Stupid, Love 2011 (Movie)

Cal (Actor)

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Tina Fey: Mark Twain Prize 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

2010 MTV Movie Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Date Night 2010 (Movie)

Phil Foster (Actor)

Despicable Me 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Gru (Actor)

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 (Movie)

Barry Speck (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheech & Chong Roasted 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown To The Emmys 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Mayor of Who-ville (Actor)

Get Smart 2008 (Movie)

Maxwell Smart (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Spike Guys Choice 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2008 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 MTV Movie Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2008 Teen Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 80th Annual Academy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

Dan Burns (Actor)

Evan Almighty 2007 (Movie)

Evan Baxter (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Miss Sunshine 2006 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Over the Hedge 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Hammy (Actor)

The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Daily Show 1996 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Watching Ellie 1996 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bewitched 2005 (Movie)

Uncle Arthur (Actor)

Election Night 2004: Prelude to a Recount 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Melinda and Melinda 2005 (Movie)

Walt (Actor)

Reel Comedy: The 40 Year-Old Virgin 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Anchorman 2004 (Movie)

Brick Tamland (Actor)

Come to Papa 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Re-Decision 2003: The California Recall 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Sleepover 2004 (Movie)

Sherman (Actor)

Bruce Almighty 2003 (Movie)

Evan Baxter (Actor)

Strangers With Candy 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Over the Top 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Tomorrow Night 1998 (Movie)

Mail Room Guy Without Glasses (Actor)

The Dana Carvey Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Curly Sue 1991 (Movie)

Tesio (Actor)

Riot (Tv Show)

Guest
Producer (5)

Inside Comedy 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 2013 (Movie)

(Producer)

Crazy, Stupid, Love 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Get Smart 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Angie Tribeca 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Director

Biography

As a correspondent on the popular news show parody, "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central, 1999- ), comedic actor Steve Carell used his strange deadpan humor to build a career that eventually spanned into high-profile movies and television shows. After memorable supporting roles in "Bruce Almighty" (2004) and "Anchorman" (2004), Carell announced his arrival with a star-making turn in the sleeper hit comedy, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005). He made the jump back to television with his uncomfortably funny portrayal of the pushy, clueless boss Michael Scott on the American adaptation of the British hit comedy series, "The Office" (NBC, 2005- ) - a role he refused to abandon in light of his tandem movie star status. During his award-winning run on "The Office," Carell continued to star in big studio movies, including replacing Jim Carrey as the lead for the sequel, "Evan Almighty" (2007), which saw his supporting character turned into a leading role. Meanwhile, he made the Don Adams character of Maxwell Smart his own in the big budget feature treatment of "Get Smart" (2008). Though he eventually left "The Office" in 2011, Carell continued to make blockbuster feature comedies, confirming that he was one of the most versatile comedic actors working on either the big or small screen.

Relationships

Edwin Carell

Father

Harriet Carell

Mother

Elisabeth Carell

Daughter
Born May 25, 2001; mother, Nancy Walls

John Carell

Son
Born June 2004; mother, Nancy Walls

Nancy Walls Actor

Wife
Met while both were writer/performers with famed Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, IL Married Aug. 5, 1995

EDUCATION

Denison University

Granville , Ohio

Middlesex School

Concord , Massachusetts 1980
Member of the Junior varsity Dance team and lacrosse team

Milestones

2013

Reunited with co-star Jim Carrey as dueling magicians in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"

2013

Returned as Gru in "Despicable Me 2"

2013

Featured in "The Way Way Back"

2012

Co-starred with Keira Knightley in "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"

2011

Produced and starred in romantic comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love"

2010

Voiced character of Gru in animated film "Despicable Me"

2010

Co-starred opposite Paul Rudd in offbeat comedy "Dinner for Schmucks"

2010

Co-starred with Tina Fey as a suburban couple whose night out turns disastrous in comedy "Date Night"

2008

Cast as Maxwell Smart in Warner Bros. remake of classic award-winning series "Get Smart"

2008

Voiced The Mayor of Who-ville in animated feature "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!"

2007

Replaced Jim Carrey as lead in "Evan Almighty," the sequel to "Bruce Almighty" reprising his role as Evan Baxter

2007

Co-starred with Dane Cook and Juliette Binoche in romantic comedy "Dan in Real Life"

2006

Co-starred in ensemble road trip comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" as Toni Collette's brother, a suicidal and gay Proust scholar

2005

Produced and starred in hit comedy "40-Year-Old Virgin," which he co-wrote with director Judd Apatow

2005

Played lead role of Michael Scott on NBC's "The Office"; left series after seven seasons to concentrate on films

2005

Cast as Uncle Arthur opposite Nicole Kidman and Ferrell in "Bewitched," a remake of the classic 1960s TV show

2004

Cast as brain dead weatherman Brick Tamland opposite Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy in comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," written by Ferrell and Adam McKay

2003

Starred as obnoxious news anchor Evan Baxter in hit comedy "Bruce Almighty," directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey

2002

Cast in short lived NBC series "Watching Ellie," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

1999

Joined "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central) as correspondent

1996

Received start in television as writer and actor on "The Dana Carvey Show" (ABC)

1996

Provided voice of Gary, half of 'The Ambiguously Gay Duo' on Robert Smigel produced animated short on NBC's "Saturday Night Live

1991

Made film debut in John Hughes comedy "Curly Sue"

Began performing with Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, IL

Bonus Trivia

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On what it was like working with Woody Allen: "[Allen] would be giving notes during a scene, and I would have no idea what he was saying because I was just staring at the fact that he was Woody Allen." – Carell quoted in Time magazine, July 12, 2004

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Carell bought a Marshfield Hills General Store in 2008. The actor was a part-time resident of the town on Massachusetts' south shore, 25 miles south of Boston. His sister-in-law Tish Vivado managed the store on a regular basis.

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