Steve Carell

BirthDay:

16 Aug 1962

BirthPlace:

Concord, Massachusetts, USA

BirthName:

Steven John Carell

Bio:

Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet T. (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother is of Polish descent and his father is of Italian and German ancestry (Steve's grandfather had changed the surname from "Caroselli" to "Carrell"). He was educated at The Fenn School, an all-boys private school in Concord, Massachusetts, then at Middlesex School in Concord. After graduating from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, he moved to Chicago where he taught an improvisational comedy class and performed with The Second City troupe, alongside Stephen Colbert.

Carell made his film debut as "Tesio" in Curly Sue (1991). In 1996, he became a cast member of The Dana Carvey Show (1996), and provided the voice for Gary, opposite Colbert in "The Ambiguously Gay Duo". This animated short series produced by Robert Smigel continued on Saturday Night Live (1975), but Carell has joked that he auditioned for SNL and lost the job to Will Ferrell. Carell made a number of guest appearances on such shows as Come to Papa (2004), Just Shoot Me! (1997), and Watching Ellie (2002), before landing a regular stint as a correspondent on The Daily Show (1996) from 1999 until 2005.

Carell played Evan Baxter opposite Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty (2003), and Uncle Arthur opposite Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell in Bewitched (2005). He broke out as a leading man after starring in the summer box-office hit The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), which he also co-wrote; the film was chosen as one of the Top Ten movies of 2006 by the American Film Institute. He next starred in the critically acclaimed Little Miss Sunshine (2006), an indie dark comedy which became a surprise hit and earned four Oscar nominations, and won two (Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin and Best Screenplay for Michael Arndt). In 2007, Carell reprised his role as Evan Baxter, filling Jim Carrey's leading-man shoes as a politician asked by God to build a giant ark in Evan Almighty (2007), the second installment of the "Almighty" franchise, co-starring Lauren Graham and Morgan Freeman. In 2008, he re-united with Jim Carrey in the highly successful animation hit Horton Hears a Who! (2008), then appeared as Agent Maxwell Smart in the popular comedy Get Smart (2008).

Throughout this time, Carell maintained a successful career in television, starring as Michael Scott in the American remake of the Britain's existential comedy, The Office (2005). He received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Television Comedy for this leading role in 2006, and earned both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations each consecutive show until he departed in 2011.

In 2010, Carell announced he was leaving "The Office" to concentrate on his film career, and has made steady appearance in such films as Date Night (2010), Despicable Me (2010), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012). Carell's most recent roles are the comedies Despicable Me 2 (2013), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), and the drama Foxcatcher (2014).

Steve Carell has been enjoying a happy family life with his wife, actress Nancy Carell, whom he met when she was a student in an improv class he was teaching at The Second City comedy troupe in Chicago. The couple have two children, daughter Elisabeth (born in May 2001), and son John (born in June 2004). Steve Carell lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.
Filmography

Actor ( 150 credits )

Beautiful Boy (2018) David Sheff
Despicable Me 3 (2017) Gru / Dru (voice)
Battle of the Sexes (2017) Bobby Riggs
Last Flag Flying (2017) Larry Meadows
Café Society (2016) Aaron
First Impressions with Dana Carvey (2016)  Himself - Guest Expert (1 episode, 2016)
IMDb First Credit (2016)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
The Big Short (2015) Steve Eisman
Freeheld (2015) Steven Goldstein
Minions (2015) Gru (voice)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) Ben
Foxcatcher (2014) John du Pont
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Brick Tamland (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
Riot (2014)  Himself - Guest Captain (1 episode, 2014)
Hollywood Sessions (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Brick Tamland
Despicable Me 2 (2013) Gru (voice)
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) Burt Wonderstone
The Way Way Back (2013) Trent
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013) Himself
Tom Green Live (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Deadliest Catch: The Bait (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Himself (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Hope Springs (2012) Doctor Feld
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Dodge
Inside Comedy (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Hollywood Fast Lane (2012)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2013)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Movie Poster Contract (2011) Himself
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) Cal Weaver
Web Therapy (2011)  Jackson Pickett (3 episodes, 2013)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2012)
Life's Too Short (2011)  Steve Carell (1 episode, 2011)
Rove LA (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
The Screen Junkies Show (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Dinner for Schmucks (2010) Barry
Despicable Me (2010) Gru (voice)
Date Night (2010) Phil Foster
I Am (2010) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Conan (2010)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2011-2013)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Daybreak (2010)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
Metacafe Unfiltered (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Justin Lee Collins: Good Times (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Pawn Stars (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010)
ES.TV HD (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Ed Show (2009)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2014)
E.S.L.: Entertainment as a Second Language (2009)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Get Smart (2008) Maxwell Smart
Horton Hears a Who! (2008) Mayor (voice)
The Bob & Tom Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Entertainers with Byron Allen (2008)  Himself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Piper's Picks TV (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Séries express (2008)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008-2009)
That Fellow in the Coat (2008)  Gru (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
Stories USA (2007) Mark (segment "Street of Pain")
Dan in Real Life (2007) Dan
Evan Almighty (2007) Evan Baxter
Knocked Up (2007) Himself (uncredited)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Burt Wonderstone in 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2013-2014)
The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show (2007)  Brian (1 episode, 2007)
Xposé (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Fabrice Fabrice Interviews (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (5 episodes, 2008-2013)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2015)
Over the Hedge (2006) Hammy (voice)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Frank Ginsberg
El hormiguero (2006)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
Close-Up (2006)  Hinself (1 episode, 2010)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself (3 episodes, 2007-2013)
American Storage (2006) Rich
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) Andy
Bewitched (2005) Uncle Arthur
The Office (2005)  Michael Scott (139 episodes, 2005-2013)
The Colbert Report (2005)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (6 episodes, 2005-2013)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (10 episodes, 2010-2013)
Infanity (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Bigger Picture (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Mike & Mike (2005)  Actor / ... (1 episode, 2013)
Melinda and Melinda (2004) Walt
Sleepover (2004) Sherman
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Brick Tamland
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Come to Papa (2004)  Blevin (4 episodes, 2004)
Bruce Almighty (2003) Evan Baxter (as Steven Carell)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2008)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (6 episodes, 2007-2013)
Comedy Connections (2003)  Michael Scott (uncredited) (1 episode, 2007)
Street of Pain (2003) Mark
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Fillmore! (2002)  Mr. Delancey (1 episode, 2004)
Watching Ellie (2002)  Edgar (16 episodes, 2002-2003)
HypaSpace (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Reel Comedy (2002)  Himself (1 episode)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Rove Live (2000)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2009)
Breakfast (2000)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
Suits (1999) United Standards 2 (as Steven Carell)
Strangers with Candy (1999) (1 episode, 2000)
The Early Show (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Homegrown (1998) Party Extra with Funny Pants (uncredited)
Tomorrow Night (1998) Mail Room Guy Without Glasses
Just Shoot Me! (1997)  Mr. Weiland (1 episode, 1998)
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Over the Top (1997)  Yorgo Galfanikos (12 episodes, 1997)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
The Dana Carvey Show (1996)  Various Characters / ... (8 episodes, 1996)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself - Correspondent / ... (284 episodes, 1999-2013
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself (7 episodes, 2007-2016)
Extra (1994)  Himself - Alexander and the Horrible... (2 episodes, 2
WWF Raw (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Guest / ... (7 episodes, 2007-2013)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (6 episodes, 2005-2008)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006-2008)
Getaway (1992)  Himself - Celebrity Traveller (1 episode, 2007)
Frühstücksfernsehen (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Curly Sue (1991) Tesio (as Steven Carell)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest (5 episodes, 2007-2013)
The Simpsons (1989)  Dan Gillick (1 episode, 2012)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (9 episodes, 2005-2013)
This Morning (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (3 episodes, 2008-2010)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (34 episodes, 2007-2013)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Gary / ... (17 episodes, 1996-2013)
Good Morning America (1975)  Himself (4 episodes, 2010-2013)
Newsround (1972)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2013)
Film '72 (1971)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Sesame Street (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Das große RTL Special zum Film (0)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Acme (0)
ACME (0)

Producer ( 10 credits )

Angie Tribeca (2016) executive producer (1 episode, 2015)
Riot (2014) executive producer (5 episodes, 2014)
I Wanna Marry 'Harry' (2014) executive producer (1 episode, 2014)
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) producer
Inside Comedy (2012) executive producer (30 episodes, 2012-2014)
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) producer
Get Smart (2008) executive producer
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) executive producer
The Office (2005) producer (102 episodes, 2006-2011)
Get Smart 2 (0) producer

Writer ( 5 credits )

Angie Tribeca (2016) (creator) (10 episodes, 2015)
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) (written by)
The Office (2005) (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
The Dana Carvey Show (1996) (8 episodes, 1996)
Get Smart 2 (0) (screenplay)

Director ( 2 credits )

Angie Tribeca (2016) (1 episode, 2015)
The Office (2005) (3 episodes, 2009-2011)