Steve Carell

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Steven John Carell
  • Birth Place: Concord, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/16/1963, Leo
  • Profession: Actor; comedian; writer; producer
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This hilariously deadpan performer leapt to stardom in 2005 when he garnered raves (and a 2006 Golden Globe) as a clueless manager on the ensemble mockumentary The Office. Then he cowrote, produced and starred in the smash comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin, based on a character he created while studying improvisation at Second City. But Carell was already a 15-year veteran of showbiz, with scene-stealing turns in Bruce Almighty and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and a six-year stint on the nightly news satire The Daily Show. Carell has gone on to become a movie star in his own right, helming a number of box office hits including Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Evan Almighty (2007) and Get Smart (2008). Off screen Carell maintains a happy home life with his wife, Saturday Night Live alum Nancy Walls, and their two children.Steve Carell Fast Facts:
  • Met his wife Nancy Walls while both were writers and performers with the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago.
  • Voiced half of "The Ambiguously Gay Duo" (an animated Saturday Night Live sketch) with fellow Daily Show correspondent Stephen Colbert.
  • Appeared in TV advertisements for FedEx.
  • Received an actual chest wax on camera during the filming of The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
  • Along with The 40-Year-Old Virgin cowriter Judd Apatow, was a 2006 Writer's Guild of America nominee for best original screenplay.
  • Steve Carell Relationships:
  • Nancy Walls - Wife
  • John Carell - Son
  • Elisabeth Anne Carell - Daughter
  • Steve Carell Awards:
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 People's Choice Awards: Favorite TV Comedy Actor - Winner
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2007 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • College:
  • Denison University, Granville, OH (BA in History, BA in Theater Arts, 1984)

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