Steve Carell Biography

Birthday: 1962-08-16
Place of Birth: Concord, Massachusetts USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: Steve Carell, one of American comedy's most popular faces who edited a school newspaper as a child, is now celebrated as the funniest man on the cover of Life Magazine and on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (1975), where he hosted the 2005-2006 season premiere. He became an unusually versatile comic after more than two decades of improv skits and bit parts, and received the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Television Comedy for the leading role of "Michael Scott" in his remake of Britain's existential comedy "The Office" (2005). He was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts, USA, into a family of Italian, German, and Polish descent (his grandfather had changed the surname from "Caroselli" to "Carrell"). He was educated at The Fenn School, an all-boys private school in Concord, Massachusetts, then at Middlesex School in Concord. He studied and graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, then took acting at Chicago's Second City troupe. Carell made his film debut in 1991, as "Tesio" in Curly Sue (1991). From 1990-1996, he taught improvisational comedy class and also performed with The Second City troupe in Chicago. During the 1990s, he was writing for "The Dana Carvey Show" (1996), then he had a stint as one of correspondents on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (1996) with Jon Stewart. Carell shot to fame after his breakout performances as "Evan Baxter" opposite Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty (2003) and as "Uncle Arthur" opposite Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell in Bewitched (2005). He co-wrote the original screenplay for the summer box-office hit The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) which was chosen as one of the Top Ten movies of 2006 by the American Film Institute. At the same time, he appeared in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), an independent dark comedy that gives an unusually sharp and sarcastic view on America. In 2007, Carell reprized his role as "Evan Baxer", filling Jim Carrey's leading-man shoes as a politician asked by God to build a giant ark in Evan Almighty (2007), the second installment of the "Almighty" franchise, co-starring Lauren Graham and Morgan Freeman. In 2008, he re-united with Jim Carrey in the highly successful animation hit Horton Hears a Who! (2008), then appeared as "Agent Maxwell Smart" in the popular comedy Get Smart (2008). Steve Carell has been enjoying a happy family life with his wife, actress Nancy Carell, whom he met when she was a student in an improv class he was teaching at The Second City comedy troupe in Chicago. The couple have two children, daughter Elisabeth (born in May 2001), and son John (born in June 2004). Steve Carell is living with his family in Los Angeles, California.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Get Smart Maxwell Smart 1965 - 1970 Action
The Dana Carvey Show 1996 Comedy
Watching Ellie Edgar 2002 Comedy
Come to Papa 2004 Comedy
The Office Michael Scott 2005 - 2006 Comedy
Kids Choice Awards Himself 2011
F1 36 Trent 2013 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Curly Sue 1991 0, 0, 0
Tomorrow Night Mail Room Guy Without Glasses 1998 Comedy
Bruce Almighty Evan Baxter 2003 0
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie Brick Tamland 2004
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Brick Tamland 2004
Sleepover 2004 0
Melinda and Melinda 2004 Comedy, Drama
The Office Michael Scott 2005 Drama, Romance
Bewitched Uncle Arthur 2005 Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
40 Year Old Virgin 2005 Comedy, Romance
Little Miss Sunshine Frank Ginsberg 2006 0, 0
Over the Hedge Hammy 2006 0, Drama, 0
Dan in Real Life Dan 2007 Biography, 0
Evan Almighty Evan Baxter 2007 0, 0
Stories USA Mark 2007 Comedy, Drama
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who Mayor 2008
American Breakdown Mark 2008 Comedy, Drama
Horton Hears a Who 2008 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Horton Hears a Who! 2008 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Get Smart Maxwell Smart 2008 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Despicable Me Gru 2010 Drama, 0
Dinner for Schmucks Barry 2010
Date Night Phil Foster 2010 Comedy, Crime, Romance
Crazy, Stupid, Love. Cal 2011 0, 0
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Dodge 2012 Drama, Romance
Hope Springs Doctor Feld 2012 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Foxcatcher John du Pont 2013 Drama
Despicable Me 2 Gru 2013 0, 0
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Burt Wonderstone 2013 0
The Way Way Back Trent 2013 Comedy, Drama
Anchorman: The Legend Continues Brick Tamland 2013 Comedy
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Ben 2014 Family
Minions Gru 2015 0, 0, Drama
Freeheld Steven Goldstein 2015 0
The Big Short Steve Eisman 2015 0