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Steve Carell

Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, voice artist, producer, director and writer. Carell became famous for his roles in the television series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 1999 to 2004, and The Office from 2005 onwards. He has also starred in several Hollywood films, including Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Evan Almighty, Dan in Real Life, Get Smart, Date Night and Dinner for Schmucks; and voiced characters in the animated films Over the Hedge, Horton Hears a Who!, and Despicable Me. Carell was nominated as "America's funniest man" in Life magazine. He received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in the Television Comedy Series for his lead role of Michael Scott for the American television series The Office during 2006. Early life Carell, the youngest of four sons, was born at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts, and was raised in nearby Acton by his parents, Harriet T. (née Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His maternal uncle, Stanley Koch, was a glassblower who worked with Allen B. DuMont to create cathode ray tubes. Carell's paternal grandfather was Italian; his father was born with the surname "Caroselli", later shortening it to "Carell". Carell was raised Roman Catholic. He was educated at The Fenn School and Middlesex School. Carell played the fife, performing with other members of his family, and later joined a reenacting group portraying the 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment of Foot. Carell attributed this to his interest in history, in which he earned his degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio in 1984. He originally aspired to become a radio broadcaster, deejaying at WDUB in Granville. Early career Before opting for a career as a performer, Carell claims that he worked as a mail carrier in Littleton, Massachusetts. He later recounted that he quit after a few months because his boss told him he was not very good as a mail carrier; he needed to be more efficient. He planned on attending law school, but was unable to write an explanation on his application form as to why he wanted to be a lawyer. Early in his performing career, Carell acted on the stage in a touring children's theater company and later in the comedy musical, Knat Scatt Private Eye. He also acted in a television commercial for Brown's Chicken during 1989. After that, Carell performed with Chicago troupe The Second City during 1991, where Stephen Colbert was his understudy for a time. That same year, he obtained his first film work in a minor role as Tesio in Curly Sue. During the spring of 1996, he was a cast member of The Dana Carvey Show, a primetime sketch comedy program on ABC. Along with fellow cast member Stephen Colbert, Carell provided the voice of Gary, half of The Ambiguously Gay Duo, the Robert Smigel-produced animated short which continued on Saturday Night Live later that year. While the program lasted only seven episodes, The Dana Carvey Show has since been credited with forging Carell's career. During this time, he also played a supporting character for several series including Come to Papa and the short-lived 1997 Tim Curry situation comedy Over the Top. He has made numerous guest appearances, including on an episode of Just Shoot Me titled "Funny Girl." Other early screen credits include a role in Julia Louis-Dreyfus's short-lived situation comedy Watching Ellie (2002–2003) and Woody Allen's Melinda and Melinda. Carell has also made fun of himself for auditioning for Saturday Night Live but losing the job to Will Ferrell. Carell was a correspondent for The Daily Show from 1999 until 2005, with a number of regular segments including "Even Stephven" with Stephen Colbert and "Produce Pete." Personal life Carell is married to Saturday Night Live alumna Nancy Carell, whom he met when she was a student in an improvisation class he was teaching at Second City. They have two children, Elisabeth Anne "Annie" (born May 25, 2001) and John "Johnny" (born June 2004). Nancy acted with him on The Office as his realtor and short-lived girlfriend Carol Stills, and also cameoed as a sex therapist in The 40 Year Old Virgin. The Carells have a home in Marshfield, Massachusetts. He recently helped to preserve some of the town's history by purchasing the 155-year-old Marshfield Hills General Store, an antique country store well-known for its candy counter. ​


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Born:
Aug 16, 1962 In Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
49
First Appeared:
In the series Oscar (The Academy Awards) 1929-05-16
Latest Project:
Movie La gran apuesta 2015-12-11
Known For
Poster of Buscando un amigo para el fin del mundo
Poster of Stories USA
Poster of Embrujada
Poster of Come to Papa
Filmography
Movie La gran apuesta Mark Baum 2015-12-11
Movie Los Minions Gru (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie Freeheld Steven Goldstein 2015-09-13
Movie Foxcatcher John du Pont 2014-05-19
Movie 9 Kisses 2014-12-11
Movie Alexander y el día terrible, horrible, espantoso, horroroso Ben 2014-10-08
Movie El increíble Burt Wonderstone Burt Wonderstone 2013-03-14
Movie El camino de vuelta Trent 2013-06-06
Movie Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot Himself 2013-01-15
Movie Los amos de la noticia Brick Tamland 2013-12-18
Movie Gru 2. Mi villano favorito Gru (voice) 2013-06-25
Movie Buscando un amigo para el fin del mundo Dodge 2012-06-22
Movie Si de verdad quieres... Dr. Bernie Feld 2012-08-07
Movie Threat Level Midnight: The Movie (A Michael Scott Joint) Agent Michael Scarn 2011-02-17
Movie Crazy, Stupid, Love Cal Weaver 2011-07-28
Movie Noche loca Phil Foster 2010-04-08
Movie La Cena de los Idiotas Barry 2010-07-30
Movie Gru, mi villano favorito Gru (voice) 2010-07-08
Series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis Unknown 2008-01-04
Movie Horton The Mayor of Whoville (voice) 2008-03-03
Movie Superagente 86 de película Maxwell Smart 2008-06-19
Movie Sigo como Dios Evan Baxter 2007-06-09
Movie Lío embarazoso Himself (uncredited) 2007-06-01
Movie Como la vida misma Dan Burns 2007-10-26
Movie Stories USA Mark (segment "Street of Pain") 2007-11-10
Movie American Storage Rich 2006-05-01
Movie Vecinos invasores Hammy (voice) 2006-04-22
Movie Pequeña Miss Sunshine Frank 2006-07-26
Movie Hammy's Boomerang Adventure Hammy (voice) 2006-10-17
Movie Embrujada Uncle Arthur 2005-06-21
Series La Oficina Michael Scott 2005-03-24
Movie Virgen a los 40 Andy Stitzer 2005-08-11
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Sleepover Officer Sherman 2004-07-09
Series Come to Papa Blevin 2004-06-03
Movie El reportero: La leyenda de Ron Burgundy Brick Tamland 2004-07-09
Movie Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Brick Tamland 2004-12-28
Movie Melinda y Melinda Walt 2004-10-29
Movie Como Dios Evan Baxter 2003-05-23
Series Watching Ellie Edgar 2002-02-26
Series Live From the Red Carpet Himself 2002-01-13
Movie Suits United Standards 2 1999-01-10
Movie Tomorrow Night Mail Room Guy Without Glasses 1998-01-23
Series The Ambiguously Gay Duo Gary (voice) 1996-09-28
Series The Dana Carvey Show 1996-03-12
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie La Pequeña Pícara Tesio 1991-10-24
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Oscar (The Academy Awards) Steve Carell 1929-05-16