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Steve Carell

Birth Name: 
Steven John Carell
Birthday: 
Thursday, August 16, 1962
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Birth Place: 
Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 
5' 9"

Steve Carell is one of America's most versatile comics and has been celebrated as the funniest man on the cover of Life Magazine. 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. After graduating from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, he moved to Chicago where he taught an improvisational comedy class and performed with The Second City troupe, alongside Stephen Colbert.

Carell made his film debut as "Tesio" in Curly Sue (1991). In 1996, he became a cast member of "The Dana Carvey Show" (1996), and provided the voice for Gary, opposite Colbert in "The Ambiguously Gay Duo". This animated short series produced by Robert Smigel continued on "Saturday Night Live" (1975), but Carell has joked that he auditioned for SNL and lost the job to Will Ferrell. Carell made a number of guest appearances on such shows as "Come to Papa" (2004), "Just Shoot Me!" (1997), and "Watching Ellie" (2002), before landing a regular stint as a correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (1996) from 1999 until 2005.

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. He also starred in the critically acclaimed Little Miss Sunshine (2006), an indie dark comedy which became a surprise hit and earned four Oscar nominations, and won two (Best Supporting Actor for Alan Arkin and Best Screenplay for Michael Arndt). In 2007, Carell reprised his role as Evan Baxter, 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).

Throughout this time, Carell maintained a successful career in television, starring as Michael Scott in the American remake of the Britain's existential comedy, "The Office" (2005). He received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Television Comedy for this leading role in 2006, and earned both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations each consecutive show until he departed in 2011.

In 2010, Carell announced he was leaving "The Office" to concentrate on his film career, and has made steady appearance in such films as Date Night (2010), Despicable Me (2010), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012). Carell has several films in production for 2013, including Anchorman: The Legend Continues (2013), Despicable Me 2 (2013), and Frank or Francis.

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 lives with his family in Los Angeles, California.

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Kristen Wiig Joins 'Anchorman' Sequel

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NBC Chief Says Steve Carell Unlikely to Return for 'The Office' Series Finale

 In a matter of months, The Office is signing off for good with a supersized 60-minute episode -- but it may be without Steve Carell.... Read more
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Jim Carrey Joining Burt Wonderstone

Looks like magician comedy Burt Wonderstone is set to re-ignite an old rivalry, as Jim Carrey is now negotiating to star alongside Steve Carell.... Read more
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Bullock Could Be The Abstinence Teacher

Back in 2006, still glowing from the success of Little Miss Sunshine, co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris announced their intention to return to a previously touted project, adapting Tom Perrotta’s comedy novel The Abstinence Teacher.... Read more
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Kevin Bacon joins Steve Carell film

Kevin Bacon is joining the cast of Warner Bros.' untitled Dan Fogelman-Steve Carell project, which is being directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra.... Read more
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Reviews

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World (BLU-RAY)

If an end-of-the-world comedy/drama (dramedy? crama?) starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, and basically every other awesome actor and actress in existence doesn't at least pique your interest, you might need to check your pulse.... Read more
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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

 How would spend your final moments on earth if you knew the world would be destroyed in three weeks? Would you try to right all the wrongs you created over the course of your life, or would you simply try to make the most out of the time you had left?... Read more
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Crazy, Stupid, Love (BLU-RAY)

“Crazy, Stupid, Love” is about Cal (Steve Carell), who has just found out that his wife had an affair and wants to divorce him. Cal tries to live the single life and find love again, but he fails miserably.... Read more
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The Office: Season Seven (BLU-RAY)

My wife and I watched The Office U.K. back when the only version of The Office was the U.K. version, and even back then I didn’t really care for it. When the show came to the states I gave it a shot, seeing if maybe I would have more in common with a U.S. version.... Read more
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Dinner for Schmucks (BLU-RAY)

Success can come in many ways, going to school, working really hard, or even knowing the right person. In the case for Tim ( played by Paul Rudd) it takes knowing the right person for him to finally get that break that will send him up the corporate ladder.... Read more
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