STEVE CARELL (David Sheff) is an Academy Award-nominated
actor who has established
himself as a multitalented force in Hollywood. First gaining recognition for his
contributions as a
correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Carell has
from the small screen to above-the-title status on the big screen, both in
big-budget films and arthouse
indies. For his revelatory performance as John du Pont in Bennett Miller's
Foxcatcher, alongside Mark
Ruffalo, Channing Tatum and Vanessa Redgrave, Carell received nominations for an
Oscar and SAG,
BAFTA and Golden Globe awards.
Carell stars in Robert Zemeckis' Welcome to Marwen, which tells the true
story of Mark Hogancamp, a
victim of a violent assault who constructs a miniature World War II village in
his yard to aid his recovery.
Based on the 2010 documentary Marwencol, the drama co-stars Leslie Mann, Merritt
Weaver and Janelle
Monae. Next, Carell co-stars opposite Christian Bale and Amy Adams in Backseat,
a biographical drama
directed by Adam McKay about former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. Carell will
defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
Previously, Carell starred opposite Emma Stone in Jonathan Dayton and Valerie
Faris' Battle of the
Sexes, receiving a Screen Actors Guild award as well as a Golden Globe
nomination, and was part of the
directors' acclaimed Little Miss Sunshine ensemble, sharing in a SAG Award for
Outstanding Performance by
a Cast in a Motion Picture. The actor also appeared in Richard Linklater's Last
Flag Flying, with Bryan
Cranston and Laurence Fishburne; Woody Allen's Cafe Society, alongside Blake
Lively, Parker Posey and
Jesse Eisenberg; Adam McKay's The Big Short, for which he received a Golden
Globe nomination; Peter
Sollett's Freeheld, opposite Julianne Moore and Ellen Page; Peter Segal's Get
Smart, with Anne Hathaway and
Alan Arkin; and Glen Ficarra and John Requa's Crazy, Stupid, Love, opposite
Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling
and Emma Stone.
Carell lent his vocal talents to the 2010 animated feature Despicable Me, in
the lead role of Gru. The
international smash hit led to two highly successful sequels. His other voice
work includes Dr. Seuss's Horton
Hears a Who! and Over the Hedge.
Carell's first lead role in a feature film came in 2005's The 40-Year-Old
Virgin, which he co-wrote
with director Judd Apatow. The film became a worldwide box-office sensation and
AFI named it one of
the 10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures of the Year. His subsequent film credits
include Seeking a Friend
for the End of the World, Hope Springs, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The
Way, Way Back, Alexander and the
Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
and Anchorman 2: The Legend
On the small screen Carell completed an eight-year run playing the
hilariously pompous boss
Michael Scott on the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy "The Office," adapted from Ricky
acclaimed British series of the same name. Carell was nominated for six Emmys
for Best Lead Actor in a
Comedy Series and won a Golden Globe. He was also nominated four times for a SAG
award and won two
as part of the show's ensemble.
In 2016 Carell and his wife Nancy co-created the TBS police comedy series
starring Rashida Jones. Carell serves as executive producer, writer and director
on the show.
Born in Massachusetts, Carell now resides in Los Angeles with his wife. He is
the proud father of a
daughter and a son.
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