Steve Carell Bio – Early Life, Career, Movies & Net worth

Steve  Carell is a famous American personality who was born on August 16, 1962. His birthplace was the Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts. His full name is Steve John Carell.

He is currently 58 years old. Carell is a multi-talented and multi-tasking person. He is an actor,  comedian,  producer, writer, and also director. Steve Carell is a famous personality in the U.S. Carell has worked in many series and movies.

Steve was the youngest child of his father, Edwin A. Carell, and his mother, Harriet Theresa. Including Steve Carell, Edwin and Harriet had 4 children, and all of them were boys.

Steve Carell
Steve Carell

Carell’s father, Edwin A. Carell, was an electrical engineer, and his mother, Harriet Theresa, was a psychiatric nurse by profession.

Unfortunately, in 2016, Carell lost his mother. But his father is still alive. His father’s original surname was Caroselli, but it was changed to Carell in the 1950s.

Steve Carell is currently married to Nancy Carell who is also an actor, comedian, and writer who is best known for her work in The Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, and The office. Both Nancy and Steve worked together in all these shows.

Quick Facts

Let’s take a look at the quick facts about Steve Carell.

Full Name: Steve John Carell
Birth Date:
Age:  [calculate_years datestring=”08/16/1962″] Years Old
Horoscope: Leo
Birth Place: Concord, Massachusetts, U.S
Father’s Name: Edwin A. Carell
Mother’s Name: Harriet Theresa
Height: 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75m
Weight: 70 kgs or 154 lbs
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: White
Eye Color: Hazel Green
Hair Color: Dark-brown
Profession: Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Comedian
Movies: The 40-year-old Virgin, Despicable Me, The Big Short, Foxcatcher
Series: The Office, Space Force, The Daily Show, The Simpsons, Tha Dana Carvey Show
Awards: Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Writers Guild of America Awards
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Nancy Carell
Social Media Presence: Twitter
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Early Life

Steve Carell grew up as a Roman Catholic from his early childhood. He changed almost 3 schools in his childhood. First, he was sent to Nashoba Brooks School. After that, he was sent to The Fenn School, and at last, he went to Middlesex School. When he was in high school, he used to play hockey and lacrosse. However, he earned his graduation degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, in 1984, choosing history as his subject.

Steve Carell's childhood
Steve Carell as a Child

He grew up in Acton, which is also located in Massachusetts. The actor also loved playing fife back in high school. He used to play fife with his family members. Carell earned his degree from Dension University, which was located in Granville, Ohio. He earned his degree in the year 1984.

While he was studying in  Dension University, he was a member of ‘Burpee’s Seedy Theatrical Company’. This was a student-run improvisational comedy troupe.

Steve Carell’s Body Measurements

Steve Carell does not have a muscular or well-built body.  His weight is 70 kgs, which is average for a person of his age. He has a height of 5 ft 9 inches. He is a healthy person. Steve has never been seen in a ripped-off body or lean muscular body.

Since his debut in the industry, he has always maintained a fit and healthy body. But his workout routine is still a secret. The roles he plays have never demanded a thin or ripped body from him. As a result, he has never had an unhealthy-looking body.


No one has ever seen Steve Carell going to any gym. However, it is impossible to have such a well-maintained body, even at 58 years. As a result, people and media have assumed that Steve surely hits a gym.

If Carell has never been to a gym, then there is only one way to keep his body as fit as it is today.  Either jogging or running a treadmill can be the reason. So all we can say is that he might have been running on the treadmill at a medium pace of going for a long walk.

Steve Carell’s Career

When he was in high school, Carell thought that he would choose hockey as his career. But after he graduated from Denison University, he moved to Chicago. In Chicago, Carell joined the improvisational troupe Second City in 1989.

In 1991, Carell made his film debut with a minor part in the movie Curley Sue. That small part of the movie allowed him to work in many other movies and television series.

 In 1996, he got a role on a television sitcom, The Dana Carvey Show.  He also wrote for this show and made writing a part of his career.

Steve Carell’s Big Break

In  1999, when Carell was working on The Dana Carvey Show, he began appearing in The Daily Show. The Daily Show was a satirical news program which Jon Stewart hostedIn The Daily Show, Carell was cast as a clueless correspondent and became popular as “ Even Stephen,” in which he debated his fellow castmate, Stephen Colbert. 


Making a debut as “Tesio,” Carell played in a lot of movies. He worked as a supporting actor in “Sleepover” in 2004. I this movie, Carell was a security guard, “Sherman .” He worked in other movies, including Evan Almighty (2007) as Evan Baxter, Bewitched (2005) as Uncle ArthurWelcome to Marwen (2018) as Mark HoHe played his character in the can camp.

In 2013, Carell played the lead actor in the star-studded film, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.” His latest appearance was in the movie Irresistible in 2020. He played Gary Zimmer as the lead actor.

TV Shows

Steve Carell worked in a lot of TV Shows. His first TV appearance was The Dana Carvey Show. After that, he worked in The Daily Show from 1999 to 2005.

Out of all his TV shows’ appearance, his appearance in The Office is considered the best. He worked for about 6 years in this TV Show, starting from 2005 to 2011.  The Office was a mockumentary show about life at a mid-sized paper supply company. It was a remake of the British TV series, which also had the same name. In The Office series, Carell was in the role of the idiosyncratic regional manager of Dunder Miffin in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His character in the show was named Michael Scott.

Steve Carell’s Awards

The first season of The Office could not get a good rating from the viewers. Instead, it suffered mediocre ratings, but NBC renewed it because of the anticipated success of Carell’s film The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

 After the renewed version of the series,  the character of Steve Carell was loved by the audience. Because of his role in The Office, he won a Golden Globe Award and Television Critics Association Award in 2006.  He was nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards nominations six times because of his outstanding performance in The Office.

Steve Carell with Golden Globe Award
Steve Carell with his Golden                                Globe Award

The production of The Office, however, stopped during the middle of the fourth season. Carell and the other crew members refused to cross the picket line of the 2007 Writers Guild of America Strike.

Carell has been nominated for 124 awards, out of which he has won 27 of them.

In 2016, Steve Carell recieved the 2,570th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the film industry.

List of Carell’s Important Awards

Here, the names of some of the important awards are listed:

  • AACTA Awards
  • AARP Movies for Grownups Awards
  • American Comedy Awards
  • Dorian Awards
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards
  • Hollywood Film Awards
  • People’s Choice Awards
  • Kid’s Choice Awards
  • Teen Choice Awards

Moreover, Carell has also participated in some festivals, and they are the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, and Santa Barbara International Film Awards.

Writers Guild of America

Writers Guild is the guild that presents the views of the writers to various bodies of government. Steve Carell was also a member of the WGA. He also wrote two episodes named Casino Night and Survivor Man of The Office.

He won a Writers Guild of America for Casino Night.

Comedy Films

Carell started his comedy film journey with the 2004 hit comedy Anchorman: The Legends of Ron Burgundy. He played the role of weatherman Brick Tamland.

He did comedy films from 2004 to 2013. During this time period, he got to be a part of lots of hit comedy movies. After his fantastic performance in Anchorman, Judd Apatow, the movie producer, wanted Carell to produce a movie together. Then in 2005, the two of them produced a movie together. The movie was The 40-year-old Virgin.

Steve Carellwearing red lined blue t-shirt
Steve Carell in 40-year-old Virgin

40-year-old Virgin was produced when Carell told Apatow about an idea he had involving a middle-aged man who is still a virgin. The movie was written and produced by Carell and Apatow, giving the lead role to Steve Carell.

40-years-old Virgin was the movie which established Carell as a leading man by making $019 million in domestic box office.

He has also worked in lots of other comedy movies like Bewitched, Over the Hedge, Little Miss Sunshine, and many more.

Dramatic Film Roles

His first-ever dramatic film was Foxcatcher. He played this movie alongside Mark Ruffalo and  Channing TatumCarell had the role of a millionaire and convicted murderer, John Eleuthere du Pont.  He won the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for the Best Actor after his role in this movie.

After this, he also played in many other dramatical films, including Freheld, The Big Short, Cafe Society, Battle io the Sexes, Last Flag Flying, and many more. He worked in dramatic movies from 2014 to 2019.

Carell’s Return to Television

Surprisingly, Carell made a return to television shows in 2019. He started to work opposite Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston in the Apple TV+ drama series The Morning Show. Carell was also nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award For Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. This was his 11th Emmy nomination overall.


The American movie star has also worked in a Netflix series. He has starred in Space Force. This series was based on the proposed space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

Moreover, Steve Carell has also given voices in some animated cartoons and series, which are listed below:

  •  Felonius Gru- Despicable  Me (2010) 
  • Despicable Me 2 (2013) – Felonius Gru
  • Despicable Me 3 (2017) – Dru Gru and Felonius Gru.
  • Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! (2008) – Mayor Ned McDodd
  • Minions (2015) – Young Gru
  • Over the Hedge (2006) – Hammy
  • The Simpsons

Steve Carell and Ricky Gervais

Steve Carell and Ricky Gervais worked together in The Office series. Ricky Gervais was also involved in the production of the series.

Steve Carell and Ricky Gervais together
Steve Carell and Ricky Gervais together

Gervais was seen in The Office series as a cameo. Hw was seen in season 7, episode 14, “ The Seminar.” He was seen as David Brent, who meets Michael Scott coming out of an elevator, and the two share a delightful moment connecting as a kindred spirit in comedy.

Steve Carell’s Personal Life

The American star once used to teach in an improvisational class at Second City, where he met Nancy Walls, who was also one of the students. He married her later, on August 5, 1995. Nancy Walls is also known as the alumna of Saturday Night Live. Steve and Nancy have two children. Elisabeth Anne “Annie” was born in May 2001, and John Johnny” was born in June 2004.


Steve Carell with his family
Steve Carell with his wife and 2 children

Nancy and Steve have worked together on The Daily Show and The Office. Nancy has also done a cameo as a sex therapist in 40-year-old Virgin.

While all the other celebrities have big side businesses, Steve has a general store in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

He bought this general store in February 2009 and named it Marshfield Hills General Store. Carell had also donated money to the Minnesota Freedom Fund in 2020.

Minnesota Freedom Fund is a nonprofit that pays bail for the people who cannot afford it themselves.

Steve Carell’s Net Worth

Steve Carell’s net worth is $80 Million as per the calculation done on September 6, 2020. His salary in the third season of The Office was $175,000 per episode.

When he had to talk about his salary in the Entertainment Weekly interview, Carell said,” You do not want people to think you are a pampered jerk. Salaries can be ridiculous. On the other hand, people are making a lot of money off of these shows.”

Steve Carell’s Social Media Presence

Steve does not have an official account on Instagram. However, he does have an official Twitter account, Steve Carell. His Twitter account has 5.7 million followers. He joined Twitter in February 2012.

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