There are very few actors who have the versatility and charm that Steve Carell effortlessly displays every time he is in front of the camera. The American comedian, actor, director and producer has proven that he has what it takes to survive in the movie industry. He began his career in 1989 but he found fame in 1999 when he became a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He remained a correspondent until 2005 when he was cast as Michael Scott in the American version of The Office.
The Office, which was a hit for NBC, followed the everyday lives of the office employees at a fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch. The show not only made Steve Carell a star but it thrust majority of the cast members, like John Krasinski, into the limelight. Steve’s character, Michael Scott, was the Regional Manager of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin; the character was universally loved and a favourite of critics and audiences. It was also this character that made Steve Carell a household name and landed him major roles in several movies including Crazy, Stupid, Love, Despicable Me, The Big Short and Café Society.
Bio, Age and Early Life
Steven John Carell was born on the 16th of August, 1962 to Edwin A. Carell an electrical engineer, and Harriet Theresa, a nurse. He was born in Concord, Massachusetts at Emerson Hospital but raised in Acton, Massachusetts. His mother was of Polish descent while his father was of German and Italian ancestry.
Steve, who was raised a Roman Catholic, attended The Fenn School, Middlesex School and Nashoba Brooks School. While in high school, he played lacrosse and ice hockey.
After high school, he joined Denison University in Ohio, where he graduated from in 1994 with a degree in history.
While at Denison, the actor joined Burpee’s Seedy Theatrical Company – an improvisational comedy troupe which was completely led and managed by students.
Steve Carell: Wife, Kids & Family
Steve Carell met his wife Nancy Walls when she was a student in an improvisational class he taught. The two got married on the 5th of August, 1995. The couple now has two children together. Their first child, Elisabeth Anne, was born in May 2001 while their second child, John, was born in June 2004.
Net Worth & Career
Steve Carell currently has a net worth of $50 million. Considering he has been in the industry for three decades and the level of success he has achieved, it is quite understandable why his net worth is very impressive.
His career trajectory has been noteworthy. While on The Office, he also occasionally directed, wrote and produced several episodes of the show.
He also appeared in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Horton Hears a Who!, Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Way, Way Back, Evan Almighty, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Get Smart and Over the Hedge.
He received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy for his role as Michael Scott in The Office. He was also nominated by Life Magazine as “America’s funniest man”.
To show his diversity as an actor, he appeared as John Eleuthère du Pont, a wrestling coach and convicted murderer in the film – Foxcatcher. The role in Foxcatcher earned him several nominations including the Academy Award for Best Actor, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.
His later roles in movies like Battle of the Sexes, The Big Short and Little Miss Sunshine were also applauded for showcasing his acting range. He also received Golden Globe Nominations for his roles in Battle Of The Sexes and The Big Short.
Steve Carell owns a $10 Million house in Los Angeles. The two storey mansion comes with a cabana, spa, guest house, pool and a private tennis court. It also has a home theatre that comes with a recreation room, a bathroom and a powder room.
The house also comes with an impressive double garage which has an “automobile elevator”, and that’s just the beginning.
A house as impressive as this only serves as evidence of Steve Carell’s many years in the industry and his sizeable net worth.
Steve Carell: Height, Weight And Other Facts
Full Name: Steven John Carell
Profession: Actor, Director, Producer
Height: 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Weight: 78 kg or 172 pounds
Date of Birth: August 16, 1962
Place of Birth: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Education: Denison University
Marital Status: Married
Astrological Sign: Leo
Net Worth: $50 million