Steve Carell - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 23, 2022

Steve Carell
Profession: Actor, Writer, Director
Best Known For: The Office (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $80 million

Personal Details

Born on : August 16, 1962 (age 60)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Steven John Carell
Birth Place: Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Horoscope: Leo
Father's Name: Edwin A. Carell
Mother's Name: Harriet Theresa
Siblings: 3

Gregory Carell (older brother)
Timothy Carell (older brother)
Michael Carell (older brother)

High School: Nashoba Brooks School, The Fenn School, Middlesex School
University: Denison University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, German, Polish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: August 5, 1995
Wife's Name: Nancy Carell
Children: 2

Elisabeth Anne Carell (daughter)
John Carell (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 78 kg (171.96 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Olive Green
Shoe Size: 10 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: 41 inch
Waist Size: 36 inch

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Who is Steve Carell?

Steve Carell is an American actor, writer, and director who has been in Hollywood for the last two decades. Wanting to become an attorney but failing to answer a simple question, he opted to become an actor.

What did he dream of becoming before he pursued acting?

Steve Carell Age, Parents, Siblings

Steve Carell was born on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.A. His full name/birth name is Steven John Carell. His mother is Harriet Theresa, a psychiatric nurse and his father is Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. He has three older brothers, he being the youngest. 

His eldest brother Gregory Carell works as an architect, his second eldest brother Timothy Carell is an engineer while his third brother Michael Carell owns a landscaping business.

As a teen, Carell was very athletic. When he was a student in high school, he played ice hockey, fife, and lacrosse. Well into his early adulthood, he was a goalie on the school's Big Red hockey team for four years while also an active member of Burpee's Seedy Theatrical Company. In addition, Carell also performed as an amateur DJ under the name "Sapphire Steve Carell" at WDUB. 

Source: Reddit (young Steve Carell)

Education, Ethnicity

Carell changed quite a number of schools. He was educated at the Nashoba Brooks School, The Fenn School, and Middlesex School. After graduation, he enrolled at Denison University, Ohio. In 1984, he graduated from the same with a degree in History.

His ethnicity is Italian, German, and Polish.

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Steve Carell Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Steve Carell has been a married man for the last 23 years! He had tied the knot with Nancy Carell on August 5, 1995. Nancy Carell is a Saturday Night Live alumni. They were young lovers before they had gotten married. They had met when Steve Carell was teaching an improvisation class at Second City and his future wife was a student there.

The couple has two children together. They had become parents for the first time in May 2001 when Nancy Carell gave birth to their daughter Elisabeth Anne "Annie" Carell. Their second child, a son named John "Johnny" Carell was born on June 2004.

Their marriage seems to be solid, healthy, and happy with no rumors of extra-marital affairs.

Source: dailymail (Steve Carell with wife and children)

Steve Carell Career

Early Career

After graduation, he worked as a mail carrier in Littleton, Massachusetts. After working there for about seven months, his boss told him he was slow at work and needed to be fast. So, Steve Carell quit the job. Carell wanted to become a lawyer but while filling out outlaw school applications, he decided to change his career path after realizing that he would not enjoy being a lawyer. 

Carell then toured with a children's theater company followed by his work with comedy musical Knat Scatt Private Eye and roles in several commercials. Carell in 1991, had the opportunity to perform with the Chicago troupe The Second City, where Stephen Colbert was his understudy. 

Soon, Steve Carell landed a minor role in Curly Sue, and in 1996, he was cast in The Dana Carvey Show. Although The Dana Carvey Show lasted only seven episodes, it has been known to be Carell’s breakthrough show. Gradually, Carell made his appearances in Come to Papa, Over the Top, Just Shoot Me!, Watching Ellie, Melinda and Melinda.

Also read: Jenna Fischer - Actress of The Office 

Source: IMDb (The 40-Year-Old Virgin poster features Steve Carell)

Series, Films

In 2005, he was cast in the NBC series The Office. Carell played the role of Michael Scott. Although the first season did not get high ratings, the subsequent season became a major hit. Carell even had a salary of $175,000 per episode during the third season of the series. 

Over the years, he has portrayed roles in movies such as Bruce Almighty (2003), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Bewitched (2005), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Over the Hedge (2006), Evan Almighty (2007), Knocked Up (2007), Despicable Me, Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013), Foxcatcher (2014), Minions (2015),  Welcome to Marwen (2018), Vice (2018), Angie Tribeca, among others.

In addition, Steve Carell has also appeared on talk shows including- Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Morning Show, etc.

Also read: Angela Kinsey - Actress of The Office 

Source: collider (Steve Carell with Ryan Gosling on the set of Crazy, Stupid, Love)


On the set of The Office, Steve Carell has worked alongside Greg DanielsPhyllis SmithOscar NunezJohn Krasinski.

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Steve Carell – Awards, Nominations

For his years of work in theatre and movies, he has been awarded Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Academy Award for Best Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.

Carell has been nominated for Golden Globe Award a total of 9 times.

Steve Carell Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Carell is estimated to be around $80 million while the figure on his annual salary is under review.

Steve Carell Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On the social media site Twitter, Steve Carell is followed by millions of followers but is absent from Facebook and Instagram.

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