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Steve Carell

Steve Carell

American actor

Steven John Carell (/kəˈrɛl/; 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 (2020–2022).

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August 16, 1962
Steve Carell was born in Concord.

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Christine Persaud
December 16, 2020
Digital Trends
Not every show on Apple's new streaming service is worth the price of admission. There are, however, some quality offerings if you know where to look.
Anthony Ha
June 7, 2020
TechCrunch
"Space Force" is a new Netflix series that reunites Steve Carell and Greg Daniels, the star and creative force behind the American version of "The Office." And there's an amazing supporting cast along for the ride, including John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Jimmy O. Yang, Fred Willard, Lisa Kudrow and Jane Lynch. But as we puzzle [...]
mrinal gujare
May 5, 2020
PINKVILLA
The trailer shows that the United States appoints a four-star Air Force officer Mark R. Naird played by Steve Carell to head the team of scientists and officers which will allow the US to dominate space.
Darrell Etherington
May 5, 2020
TechCrunch
Netflix has released the first trailer for its series Space Force, which is a parodic take on the newest branch of the U.S. armed forces. The project was announced pretty shortly after the space-focused military branch was made official, so it's actually pretty impressive to see a trailer for what looks like a pretty polished [...]
April 8, 2020
Koimoi
Steve Carell's Space Force is getting interesting by the day. After the whole nostalgic reunion of 'The Office' makers, we now have FRIENDS' Phoebe...
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