Steve Carell

  • Birth Name: Steven John Carell
  • Birth Place: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer
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Biography

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.

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.

Awards

  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2007, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 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
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2010, People's Choice Awards — Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Winner
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a 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
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 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
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Lead 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 a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Special Distinction Award: Winner
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2014, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2006, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2016, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee
  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee
  • 2018, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 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
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  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner

Relationships

  • John Carell — Son
  • Elisabeth Anne Carell — Daughter
  • Nancy Walls — Wife
  • Harriet Theresa Carell — Mother

College

  • Denison University, Granville, Ohio, United States (BA in History/Theater Arts, 1984)
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS
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