Steve Carell

Steve Carell

  • Birthday: 1962-08-16
  • Place of birth: Concord, Massachusetts, USA
  • Also know as: Steven Carrel

Biography

Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1962) is an American actor and comedian. He played Michael Scott in The Office (2005–2011; 2013), NBC’s adaptation of the British series created by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais, where Carell also worked as an occasional producer, writer and director. Carell has received numerous accolades for his performances in both film and television, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his work on The Office. He was recognized as "America's Funniest Man" by Life magazine. Carell gained recognition as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 1999 to 2005. He went on to star in several comedy films, including Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and its 2013 sequel, as well as The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Evan Almighty (2007), Get Smart (2008), Date Night (2010), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and The Way, Way Back (2013). He also voice acted in Over the Hedge (2006), Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and the Despicable Me franchise (2010–present). Carell began to shift into more dramatic roles in the 2010s, with his role as wrestling coach and convicted murderer John Eleuthère du Pont in the drama film Foxcatcher (2014) earning him, among various honors, nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He also starred in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), The Big Short (2015), and Battle of the Sexes (2017), the last two earning him his eighth and ninth Golden Globe Award nominations, respectively. In 2018, he re-teamed with Anchorman and The Big Short director Adam McKay for the Dick Cheney biographical film Vice, in which he portrayed Donald Rumsfeld, and played journalist David Sheff in the drama film Beautiful Boy. Carell returned to television as the co-creator of the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca (2016–2018), which he developed with his wife, Nancy Carell. He starred as Mitch Kessler in the Apple TV+ drama series The Morning Show (2019–present), for which he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. He also returned to comedy with the lead role of General Mark R. Naird in the Netflix sitcom Space Force (2020–present).

Filmography

Evan Almighty

2007

As Evan Baxter

Despicable Me

2010

As Gru (voice)

The 40 Year Old Virgin

2005

As Andy Stitzer

Dan in Real Life

2007

As Dan Burns

Get Smart

2008

As Maxwell Smart

Date Night

2010

As Phil Foster

Dinner for Schmucks

2010

As Barry

Foxcatcher

2014

As John du Pont

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

2013

As Burt Wonderstone

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

2011

As Cal Weaver

Despicable Me 2

2013

As Gru (voice)

Welcome to Marwen

2018

As Mark Hogancamp

Despicable Me 3

2017

As Gru / Dru (voice)

Last Flag Flying

2017

As Larry 'Doc' Shepherd

Beautiful Boy

2018

As David Sheff

Stories USA

2007

As Mark (segment "Street of Pain")

Irresistible

2020

As Gary Zimmer

Despicable Me 4

2024

As Gru (voice)

Horton Hears a Who!

2008

As Mayor Ned McDodd (voice)

Hope Springs

2012

As Dr. Bernie Feld

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

2013

As Brick Tamland

The Way Way Back

2013

As Trent Ramsey

The Big Short

2015

As Mark Baum

Battle of the Sexes

2017

As Bobby Riggs

Minions: The Rise of Gru

2022

As Gru (voice)

The Ambiguously Gay Duo "It Takes Two to Tango"

1996

As Gary (voice) / The Police Commissioner (voice)

The Ambiguously Gay Duo "Queen of Terror"

1996

As Gary (voice) / The Police Commissioner (voice)

Little Miss Sunshine

2006

As Frank Ginsberg

Over the Hedge

2006

As Hammy (voice)

Hammy's Boomerang Adventure

2006

As Hammy (voice)

Freeheld

2015

As Steven Goldstein

Café Society

2016

As Phil Stern

9 Kisses

2014

As Man on Bench

Vice

2018

As Donald Rumsfeld

Curly Sue

1991

As Tesio

If

2024

As

Bruce Almighty

2003

As Evan Baxter

Minions: Training Wheels

2013

As Gru (voice) (uncredited)

Tomorrow Night

1998

As Mailroom Guy #2

Minions

2015

As Gru (voice)

Sleepover

2004

As Officer Sherman

Melinda and Melinda

2004

As Walt

Suits

1999

As United Standards 2

Bewitched

2005

As Uncle Arthur

Knocked Up

2007

As Himself (uncredited)

And the Oscar Goes To...

2014

As Self (archive footage)

Production

Get Smart

2008

As Executive Producer

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

2011

As Producer

The 40 Year Old Virgin

2005

As Executive Producer

The 40 Year Old Virgin

2005

As Screenplay

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