Steve Carell is an American-based actor and comedian. He is popularly known for playing Michael Scott in The Office, a British series created by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais. Steve has also worked as an occasional writer, producer, and director. She has received numerous awards for his performances in television and film, including the Television Series Musical or Comedy and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Life magazine recognized him as “America’s Funniest Man.”
Steve gained recognition after featuring on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart between 1999 to 2005. Further, he appeared in several comedy films, like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and its 2013 sequel, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Evan Almighty, Get Smart, Date Night, Crazy, Stupid, Love, and The Way, Way Back. He also voice acted in Over the Hedge, Horton Hears a Who!, and the Despicable Me franchise.
In the 2010s, Steve began to shift into dramatic roles; in 2014, he appeared in the drama film Foxcatcher as a wrestling coach, earning him various honors. He also starred in Little Miss Sunshine, The Big Short, and Battle of the Sexes; the last 2 earned him his 8th and 9th Golden Globe Award nominations, respectively. In 2018, he re-teamed with director Adam McKay for the biographical film Vice, in which he portrayed Donald Rumsfeld; further, he also played the role of a journalist named David Sheff in the drama film Beautiful Boy.
Steve returned to television in 2016, along with his wife, Nancy Carell, as the co-creator of the comedy series Angie Tribeca. He also starred as Mitch Kessler in 2019, a drama series, The Morning Show. Steve has starred in the Netflix sitcom Space Force since 2020 and the FX / Hulu limited series The Patient.
Steve Carell Early Life:
Steve was born on 16th August 1962 in Concord, Massachusetts, at Emerson Hospital. He was raised nearby Acton, Massachusetts, and was a Roman Catholic. His father is of German and Italian descent, whereas his mother is of Polish ancestry. Steve’s father’s surname was originally Caroselli, but in the 1950s, it was changed to Carell.
Steve was a member of Burpee’s Seedy Theatrical Company. He has also worked under the name “Sapphire Steve Carell” as a disc jockey at WDUB, the campus radio station.
During the George Floyd protests, Steve donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
Steve Carell Family Background:
Steve’s father, Edwin A. Carell (an electrical engineer), and his mother, Harriet Theresa (a psychiatric nurse). He is the youngest of four brothers. Steve’s maternal uncle, Stanley Koch, used to work with scientist Allen B. DuMont to create cathode ray tubes.
Steve Carell Education:
Steve attended Nashoba Brooks School, The Fenn School, and Middlesex School. While in high school, he played ice hockey and lacross, and he also played the fife. Further, in 1984, he earned a degree from Denison University.
Steve Carell Physical stats:
Steve stands 5 ft 9 in tall and weighs around 78 Kg. Further, he had naturally dark brown hair, but it’s now greyish due to age. Steve also owns attractive hazel-green eyes.
Although he has entered his 60s, Steve has a fit and healthy physics, making his attractive personality more charming.
Steve Carell Birth Signs:
According to Steve’s birthdate, he falls under the zodiac Leo. Currently, he is 60 years old. Further, his birth flower is Gladiolus, and his birth element is Fire.
Steve Carell Net worth:
Steve’s estimated net worth is $80 million. In 2010, Steve and his wife paid $6 million for a house in LA’s Toluca Lake neighborhood. They built a 6,600-square-foot mansion. And in 2012, they sold the mansion for $5.1 million. In addition, Steve owns a four-bedroom home in the town of Marshfield. Further, in February 2009, Steve purchased the Marshfield Hills General Store; his wife’s sister runs the store.
Steve Carell Relationship Status:
On 5th August 1995, Steve married Nancy Walls, a member of Saturday Night Live. They met when Nancy was a student in an improv class and Steve was a teacher at The Second City Training Center. The couple has a daughter, Elisabeth Anne (born May 2001), and a son, John (born June 2004).
Together, the couple has appeared in the comedy films like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, along with comedy series like The Daily Show and The Office. They have also co-created the series Angie Tribeca.
Steve Carell Career:
Steve started his career with a touring children’s theater company and performed with the Chicago troupe ‘The Second City.’ He made his film debut in 1991 in a minor role as ‘Tesio’ in ‘Curly Sue.’
‘The Dana Carvey Show’ was a milestone in building his career as he got an opportunity to become a part of the short-lived sketch comedy program aired on ABC in 1996. Further, in the show, Steve voiced ‘Gary.’
Between 1997 and 2005, Steve was featured as a supporting character in several series, including ‘Come to Papa,’ ‘Over the Top,’ ‘Tim Curry,’ ‘Just Shoot Me!,’ and ‘Watching Ellie.’ From 1999 to 2005, Steve was a correspondent for ‘The Daily Show.’
In 2003, Steve acted in the film ‘Bruce Almighty’ as ‘Evan Baxter,’ a coworker rival of Bruce, along with Jim Carrey as ‘Bruce’ and Morgan Freeman as ‘God.’ Further, in 2004, he appeared in ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,’ a comedy film starring Will Ferrell, while Steve played ‘Brick Tamland.’ That same year, a sequel to ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,’ titled ‘Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie’ was released, and he reprised his role as ‘Brick Tamland.’ In 2007, in ‘Evan Almighty,’ a sequel to ‘Bruce Almighty,’ Steve was featured as a Congressman’ Evan Baxter’ who promises to change the world during his election campaign. That same year, Steve starred in ‘Dan in Real Life,’ as ‘Dan Burns,’ an American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hedges.
Further, in 2008, Steve appeared in ‘Get Smart,’ a spy-fi comedy starring ‘Maxwell Max Smart.’ In 2010, he starred in ‘Date Night,’ a romantic comedy crime film; it’s all about a married couple with 2 children. Then Steve voiced ‘Gru,’ a supervillain who adopts 3 girls from an orphanage in the animated comedy film ‘Despicable Me.’ The following year, a romantic comedy-drama film ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love,’ saw him as ‘Cal Weaver,’ a middle-aged man.
‘Hope Springs,’ a 2012 romantic comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel, starred Steve alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep. The following year, Steve was featured as a Las Vegas magician Burt Wonderstone in ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,’ a comedy film. From 2014 to 2018, he was cast in films like ‘The Big Short,’ ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,’ ‘Café Society,’ ‘Welcome to Marwen,’ ‘Despicable Me 3,’ ‘Last Flag Flying,’ etc.
In 2018, Steve was featured as Gary Zimmer in the comedy film ‘Irresistible.’ Apart from him, the film also stars Chris Cooper, Rose Byrne, Mackenzie Davis, and many other actors.
The following year, he returned to television to star in a drama series, The Morning Show. He played Mitch Kessler, a news show anchor struggling to maintain relevance after being fired due to a sexual misconduct accusation. For his performance in the 1st season, Steve was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Initially, he only signed a one-year deal for the 1st season but later signed for the 2nd season in October 2019. Since May 2020, Steve has starred in the Netflix comedy series Space Force. He created and produced Space Force along with Greg Daniels (who created and produced The Office). Steve and Greg have also written the pilot episode, and the show was renewed for a 2nd season in November 2020.
Further, Steve starred in the political comedy Irresistible, film was originally scheduled for theatrical release in May 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was released on 26th June 2020 on the Premium VOD and selected theaters.
In 2022, Steve reprised his role in Minions: The Rise of Gru as Gru. He also starred in FX on Hulu’s 10th-episode original series The Patient.
Steve Carell Social Appearance:
Steve only has a Twitter profile with around 5.2M followers.
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