More Steve Carell Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Evan Almighty)Steve Carell has emerged as one of the most sought after comedic actors in Hollywood. First gaining recognition for his contributions as a correspondent on Comedy Central's Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Carell has successfully segued into primetime television and above-the-title status in the film world with equal aplomb.
Carell opened his first lead feature, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which he co-wrote with director Judd Apatow, at number one, a spot it remained in for two straight weekends. The surprise hit of 2005 went on to gross more than $175 million worldwide and had number one openings in 12 countries. The success of the film has continued, as it has also generated over $100 million in DVD sales in North America alone. On an award level, the film was honored with an AFI Award (named one of the 10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures of the Year) and took home Best Comedy Movie at the 11th annual Critics' Choice Awards. The film also earned Carell and Apatow a co-nomination for Best Original Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America.
Carell currently stars in the Americanized adaptation of the acclaimed British television series The Office. In its third season, the show continues to flourish in the ratings and has earned Carell an Emmy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy. In 2006, Carell earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of Michael Scott, the pompous and deluded boss of a Pennsylvania paper company.
This fall, Carell will star opposite Juliette Binoche as the title character in the romantic comedy Dan in Real Life. Next summer, he is set to star in the much-anticipated action-comedy from creator Mel Brooks, Get Smart, opposite Anne Hathaway.
In 2006, as part of an ensemble, he starred in Little Miss Sunshine, which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The black comedy, also starring Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette, was released last summer. Previous film credits for the actor include Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Bruce Almighty and Bewitched.
Born in Massachusetts, Carell now resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Nancy Walls (NBC's Saturday Night Live), whom he met while at the Second City Theatre Group in Chicago, where both were members. He is the proud father of a daughter and a son.
Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Evan Almighty" (18-Jun-2007)
Biography #3 (for Anchorman)Steve Carell is enjoying a widely varied career that encompasses film and television roles. He is also well known for his appearances as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Television audiences will next see Carell starring in the NBC series The Office: An American Workplace, based on the award-winning BBC series The Office.
On the big screen, Carell recently starred as the obnoxious news anchor Evan Baxter in the hit comedy Bruce Almighty, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston and Morgan Freeman. His upcoming films include Woody Allen's next movie, Melinda and Melinda, which reunites him with Will Ferrell. In addition, Carell is currently collaborating with Anchorman producer Judd Apatow on an as-yet-untitled comedy film, which Apatow will direct from a screenplay he is writing with Carell.
Carell is an alumnus of the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, where he also performed with several noted theatre groups at The Goodman Theater and Wisdom Bridge Theatre. He made his film debut in 1991 in the John Hughes comedy Curly Sue, before segueing to television as a writer and actor on The Dana Carvey Show. Carell went on to land regular roles in the comedy series Over the Top and, more recently, Watching Ellie, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Anchorman" (03-Jul-2004)
Biography #4 (for Bruce Almighty)Steve Carell has become widely known for his witty brand of reportage as one of the correspondents on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He is currently starring as a series regular on the NBC comedy series Watching Ellie.
Previously, Carell was both a writer and performer on The Dana Carvey Show and an actor on Over the Top. He also provides the voice of Gary on Saturday Night Live's animated short films, The Ambiguously Gay Duo.
Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Bruce Almighty" (01-Jan-2000)