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Academy Award-nominated actor STEVE CARELL (Mark Hogancamp/Captain Hogie) has
established himself as a multi-talented force in Hollywood. First gaining
recognition for his contributions as a correspondent on Comedy Central's
Primetime Emmy Award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Carell has
successfully segued from the small screen to above-the-title status on the big
screen, both in big-budget films and art-house indies.
Carell is starring in three films slated this fall including Welcome to Marwen.
He can currently be seen opposite Timothee Chalamet in Amazon Studios' Beautiful
Boy for director Felix van Groeningen. Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs
from father and son David and Nic Sheff, the film chronicles the heartbreaking
and inspiring experience of survival, relapse and recovery in a family coping
with addiction over many years. The film was released on October 12.
In December, Carell will co-star in Vice, a biographical drama directed by Adam
McKay about former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. Carell will portray former
defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld, starring opposite Christian Bale and Amy
Adams. Annapurna will release the film on December 25, 2018.
In September 2017, Carell starred opposite Emma Stone in Battle of the Sexes,
helmed by the Little Miss Sunshine directing duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie
Faris with a script by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy. The story centers on
the 1973 epic tennis match between Billie Jean King (Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Carell).
Carell also wrapped Amazon Studios' Last Flag Flying for director Richard
Linklater, opposite Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne, adapted from Darryl
Ponicsan's novel of the same name. The three play old friends and naval officers
who meet up to help Larry "Doc" Shepherd (Carell) bring home the body of his
deceased son, killed in the Iraq war.
Carell lent his vocal talents in the animated feature Despicable Me in 2010, as
the lead role of Gru. The international smash hit led to a sequel, Despicable Me
2, in 2013. After reprising his role, Carell returned for the third film in June
2017 as the voices for both Gru and his long-lost twin brother, Dru, in
Despicable Me 3.
In 2016, Carell starred in Woody Allen's CafĂ© Society opposite Blake Lively,
Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Corey Stoll. Allen also
served as the writer of the feature, produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen
Tenenbaum and Edward Walson. The film had its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes
Film Festival. Carell previously worked with Woody Allen on his 2004 film
Melinda and Melinda.
In 2015, Carell starred in Paramount's Academy Award-nominated film The Big
Short, for which he received an individual Golden Globe Award nomination for his
performance as real-life money manager Mark Baum. The film was recognized with
nominations for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Best Ensemble and a Golden
Globe Award for Best Motion Picture-Comedy. Prior to that, Carell starred
opposite Julianne Moore and Ellen Page in Peter Sollett's Freeheld.
In 2014, Carell starred as John du Pont alongside Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum
and Vanessa Redgrave in Bennett Miller's Oscar-nominated film Foxcatcher. For
his revelatory performance, Carell received an Academy Award nomination for
Best Actor, a SAG Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Performance by
a Male Actor in a Leading Role, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe Award nomination
for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama.
Carell's first lead in a feature, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which he co-wrote with
director Judd Apatow, became a worldwide box-office sensation in 2005. The film
was honored with an AFI Award as one of the 10 Best Movies of the Year by the
American Film Institute and took home Best Comedy Movie honor at the 11th annual
Critics' Choice Awards. The film also earned Carell and Apatow a co-nomination
for Best Original Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America.
Carell played the lead role of Maxwell Smart in Get Smart, which also starred
Anne Hathaway and Alan Arkin for director Peter Segal. As part of an ensemble,
Carell starred in Little Miss Sunshine, which earned an Academy Award
nomination for Best Picture in 2006, and garnered the SAG Award for Outstanding
Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Carell also starred in Crazy, Stupid,
Love. opposite Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, which was produced
by his production company Carousel Productions.
Additional film credits include Seeking a Friend for the End of the World; the
comedy drama Hope Springs, alongside Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones; the
comedy The Way Way Back, opposite Toni Collette and Allison Janney; Alexander
and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, opposite Jennifer Garner; and
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,
opposite Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Paul Rudd. Additional vocal work
includes The Mayor of Whoville in Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears A Who!, opposite Jim
Carrey, and Hammy in Over the Hedge for DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures.
Carell concluded a seven-season run in the Americanized adaptation of Ricky
Gervais' acclaimed British TV series The Office, earning six Primetime Emmy
Award nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and three, as a producer,
for Best Comedy Series. In 2006, Carell earned a Golden Globe Award for Best
Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Musical or Comedy, followed by
five more nominations for his work on the series. In 2007 and 2008, the cast
shared the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy
In 2016, Carell and his wife, Nancy, premiered two seasons of Angie Tribeca, a
TBS police comedy series they created, starring Rashida Jones. Carell serves as
executive producer, writer and director on the show, which is produced under
Carousel Productions. Angie Tribeca debuted its third season on April 10, 2017.
Born in Massachusetts, Carell resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress
Nancy Carell (Saturday Night Live). He is a proud father of a daughter and a
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