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Also Known As: Steven John Carell Died:
Born: August 16, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Concord, Massachusetts, USA Profession: actor, producer, writer, comedian

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As a correspondent on the popular news show parody, "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central, 1999- ), comedic actor Steve Carell used his strange deadpan humor to build a career that eventually spanned into high-profile movies and television shows. After memorable supporting roles in "Bruce Almighty" (2004) and "Anchorman" (2004), Carell announced his arrival with a star-making turn in the sleeper hit comedy, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005). He made the jump back to television with his uncomfortably funny portrayal of the pushy, clueless boss Michael Scott on the American adaptation of the British hit comedy series, "The Office" (NBC, 2005- ) - a role he refused to abandon in light of his tandem movie star status. During his award-winning run on "The Office," Carell continued to star in big studio movies, including replacing Jim Carrey as the lead for the sequel, "Evan Almighty" (2007), which saw his supporting character turned into a leading role. Meanwhile, he made the Don Adams character of Maxwell Smart his own in the big budget feature treatment of "Get Smart" (2008). Though he eventually left "The Office" in 2011, Carell continued to make blockbuster feature comedies, confirming that he was one of the...

As a correspondent on the popular news show parody, "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central, 1999- ), comedic actor Steve Carell used his strange deadpan humor to build a career that eventually spanned into high-profile movies and television shows. After memorable supporting roles in "Bruce Almighty" (2004) and "Anchorman" (2004), Carell announced his arrival with a star-making turn in the sleeper hit comedy, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005). He made the jump back to television with his uncomfortably funny portrayal of the pushy, clueless boss Michael Scott on the American adaptation of the British hit comedy series, "The Office" (NBC, 2005- ) - a role he refused to abandon in light of his tandem movie star status. During his award-winning run on "The Office," Carell continued to star in big studio movies, including replacing Jim Carrey as the lead for the sequel, "Evan Almighty" (2007), which saw his supporting character turned into a leading role. Meanwhile, he made the Don Adams character of Maxwell Smart his own in the big budget feature treatment of "Get Smart" (2008). Though he eventually left "The Office" in 2011, Carell continued to make blockbuster feature comedies, confirming that he was one of the most versatile comedic actors working on either the big or small screen.

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 Despicable Me 2 (2013)
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 Frank or Francis (2013)
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 Anchorman 2 (2013)
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 Foxcatcher (2013)
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 Hope Springs (2012)
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Began performing with Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, IL
1991:
Made film debut in John Hughes comedy "Curly Sue"
1996:
Received start in television as writer and actor on "The Dana Carvey Show" (ABC)
1996:
Provided voice of Gary, half of 'The Ambiguously Gay Duo' on Robert Smigel produced animated short on NBC's "Saturday Night Live
1999:
Joined "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central) as correspondent
2002:
Cast in short lived NBC series "Watching Ellie," starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
2003:
Starred as obnoxious news anchor Evan Baxter in hit comedy "Bruce Almighty," directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey
2004:
Cast as brain dead weatherman Brick Tamland opposite Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy in comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," written by Ferrell and Adam McKay
2005:
Played lead role of Michael Scott on NBC's "The Office"; left series after seven seasons to concentrate on films
2005:
Cast as Uncle Arthur opposite Nicole Kidman and Ferrell in "Bewitched," a remake of the classic 1960s TV show
2005:
Produced and starred in hit comedy "40-Year-Old Virgin," which he co-wrote with director Judd Apatow
2006:
Co-starred in ensemble road trip comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" as Toni Collette's brother, a suicidal and gay Proust scholar
2007:
Replaced Jim Carrey as lead in "Evan Almighty," the sequel to "Bruce Almighty" reprising his role as Evan Baxter
2007:
Co-starred with Dane Cook and Juliette Binoche in romantic comedy "Dan in Real Life"
2008:
Voiced The Mayor of Who-ville in animated feature "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!"
2008:
Cast as Maxwell Smart in Warner Bros. remake of classic award-winning series "Get Smart"
2010:
Co-starred with Tina Fey as a suburban couple whose night out turns disastrous in comedy "Date Night"
2010:
Voiced character of Gru in animated film "Despicable Me"
2010:
Co-starred opposite Paul Rudd in offbeat comedy "Dinner for Schmucks"
2011:
Produced and starred in romantic comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love"
2012:
Co-starred with Keira Knightley in "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"
2013:
Reunited with co-star Jim Carrey as dueling magicians in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"
2013:
Featured in "The Way Way Back"
2013:
Returned as Gru in "Despicable Me 2"
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Education

Denison University: Granville , Ohio -
Middlesex School: Concord , Massachusetts - 1980

Notes

On what it was like working with Woody Allen: "Strange. [Allen] would be giving notes during a scene, and I would have no idea what he was saying because I was just staring at the fact that he was Woody Allen."---Carell quoted in Time, July 12, 2004.

"I'm the idiot," says "Daily Show" vet Steve Carell of his on-screen persona. "I've cornered the market... Apparently, it comes naturally and it's not too much of a stretch for me.---Steve Carell quoted to EW, July 23, 2004.

"Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard," says Steve Carell. "If a movie or a TV show or a book makes you laugh until you cry, you just feel better."---Carell to MSN.com, March 21, 2005.

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wife:
Nancy Walls. Actor, writer. Met while both were writer/performers with the famed Second City comedy troupe in Chicago, Illinois; married c. 1996.

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son:
John Carell. Born June 2004; mother is Nancy Walls.
daughter:
Elisabeth Anne Carell. Born May 25, 2001; mother is Nancy Walls.

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