Steve Carell (August 16, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and director. He’s widely known for his role as Michael Scott on The Office which ran from 2005 to 2013. Carell also produced, wrote and directed certain episodes. Carell’s role in The Office earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
Amongst his notable films are Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) with Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, and Paul Rudd; The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) with Seth Rogen; Evan Almighty (2007) with Jonah Hill and Morgan Freeman; Get Smart (2008) with Anne Hatheway and Terry Crews; Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011); The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) and The Way, Way Back (2013). He has also done voice acting for Over the Hedge (2006), Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and the Despicable Me franchise as Gru (2010–2017).
Carell deviated from comedy for his award-winning role as John Eleuthère du Pont in the drama Foxcatcher (2014). The role earned him 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 has also received critical acclaim for his roles in Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and The Big Short (2015).
Carell married Nancy Carell (née Walls) in 1995. The couple has two children, Elisabeth (May 2001) and John (June 2004).