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Steve Carell Biography

Birth Name:
Steven John Carell
Birth Place:
Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor, comedian, writer, producer

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

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2018Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2016Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2015IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best International Actor: nominated
  • 2015BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2015Independent Spirit Awards-Special Distinction Award: winner
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2014Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2010People's Choice Awards-Favorite TV Comedy Actor: winner
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2009Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2006Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Writers Guild Awards-Original Screenplay: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006New York Film Critics Society-Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up): winner
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner

Relationships

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