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Steve Carell (born 16.8.1962) is an American comedian and actor. He is counted among Hollywood's 'Frat Pack': a group of comic actors including Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Steve Carell has a net worth of 50 million USD.

Childhood: Steve Carell was born to Harriet and Edwin Carrell, in Concord, Massachusetts. His father was born with the surname Caroselli but shortened it to Carrell. Carrell studied at The Fenn School, then Middlesex School and Denison University in Ohio.

His original intention had been to become a radio presenter and whilst he was at Granville, he became a DJ at WDUB. One of Steve Carell's early performances was in a musical comedy entitled Knat Scatt Private Eye. He also appeared in a TV advert for Brown's Chicken in 1989. Two years later, he worked as part of The Second City, a performing troupe in Chicago.

Career: Carrell's first film role came in 1991, when he landed a small role in Curly Sue. 1996 saw Carrell performing in the short-lived 'The Dana Carvey Show', along with Stephen Colbert. The pair also provided the voices of 'The Ambiguously Gay Duo', an animated short produced by Robert Smigel.

Throughout the late 1990s, Carrell made a number of minor appearances in TV shows, such as 'Over The Top', 'Just Shoot Me' and 'Come to Papa'. He also featured in 'Watching Ellie', which ran from 2002-3 and starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus. In 2005, Steve Carell landed a role in Woody Allen's 'Melinda and Melinda'. The film also featured Will Ferrell, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloë Sevigny and Amanda Peet. Carrell lost out to Will Ferrell when he auditioned for Saturday Night Live.

Later that year, Steve Carell got his big break when NBC signed him to star in the lead role of David Brent in a remake of 'The Office', a British sitcom written by Ricky Gervais. The original show starred Gervais, as well as Steven Merchant, Mackenzie Crook and Lucy Davis. The US version also starred Raine Wilson and Jenna Fischer. Carrell won a Golden Globe for his performance in the show. Prior to appearing in 'The Office', Carrell had been paving the way for mainstream success when he played Evan Baxter opposite Jim Carrey in 'Bruce Almighty' (He also starred in the sequel, 'Evan Almighty').

This was followed by a critically lauded performance in 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'. Written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and produced by Judd Apatow, the film also featured Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Christina Applegate and was a huge critical and commercial success. His performance in 'The 40-Year Old Virgin' was also a hit with both critics and audiences alike. In the 2005 remake of 'Bewitched', starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, Steve Carell appeared as the character 'Uncle Arthur', followed by voicing the role of Hammy the Squirrel in the animated Over The Edge.

In 2008, Carrell provided another voice for 'Horton Hears A Who', which was based on a book by Dr. Seuss. Another hit for Carrell was the 2006 film 'Little Miss Sunshine', in which he played Uncle Frank, alongside Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette and Paul Dano. In 2007, Carrell starred in 'Get Smart', playing the lead role of Maxwell Smart.

The film was based on a Mel Brooks' 1960s spy parody of the same name. Steve Carrell starred in the animated family movie 'Despicable Me' before reprising his role in the 2013 sequel. In 2014, Carrell earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of real-life figure John Eleuthère du Pont in the film 'Foxcatcher'. The performance earned carrel a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture in Drama and for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Personal Life: Steve Carell and his wife, Nancy Walls, have two children together, Elisabeth Anne (b.2001) and John (b.2004).



Biography by Contactmusic.com

68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Press Room

Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adam McKay , Steve Carrell - 68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Press Room at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Century City, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016

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Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adam Mckay and Steve Carrell
Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adam Mckay and Steve Carrell
Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adam Mckay and Steve Carrell
Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adam Mckay and Steve Carrell
Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adam Mckay and Steve Carrell

68th Annual DGA Awards 2016 - Press Room

Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adam McKay , Steve Carrell - 68th Annual DGA Awards 2016 held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Press Room at DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016

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Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adam Mckay and Steve Carrell
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The Big Short Review

Excellent

Smart and snappy, this comedy is one of the scariest films of the year, using humour to outline the 2008 economic collapse from the inside. With characters who are based on real people, the film shows how economists made a fortune from the financial devastation inflicted on millions of families. And the movie cleverly points out that all of this happened (and people are still getting away with it) because the general public can't be bothered to pay attention.

Things were so booming in the first years of this century that it was easy for the media to divert the attention of Americans away from the dark underbelly of the financial world, creating big scandals out of nothing, spurring rampant buying sprees and making stars of non-entities like the Kardashians. Meanwhile in 2005, investment expert Michael Burry (Christian Bale) noticed that America's mortgage market was turning toxic. So he offered to "short" it, betting against this always-stable market by purchasing credit default swaps. The banks thought they would make a fortune from him, carrying on their dangerous practices. But other experts saw Burry's point, including the nerdy genius Mark Baum (Steve Carell), the shark-like Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling) and a pair of newbies (Finn Wittrock and John Magaro) who tip off their reclusive mentor Ben Rickert (Brad Pitt). When the economy imploded, these men became billionaires.

Director-cowriter Adam McKay is better known for silly movies like Anchorman, so he packs this film with raucous cutaways to pop culture references of the period, as well as hilariously absurd explanations of economic issues from, for example, Margot Robbie in a bubble bath or Selena Gomez playing blackjack. This approach actually heightens the horror of what's going on as fraudulent bankers and corrupt government officials conspire to undermine the foundations of the economy. Although the explanations still feel like gibberish to mere mortals, it's at least presented in a way that's entertaining.

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Steve Carell Ate Frozen Pizza For Movie Role


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The normally slimline actor enjoyed gorging on junk food in order to gain weight, and he even sucked on frozen slices of pizza in a bid to bulk up for his role as a money manager.

However, Carell soon discovered he hated being fat and could not get used to walking the streets with an expanded waistline.

"I put on 25 pounds to play the role," Steve tells U.K. chat show host Jonathan Ross. "The director asked me to do it... I ate a lot of deep-dish pizza... It became my best friend, you could just suck on a frozen piece of pizza and gain the calories that way, it was a horrifyingly wonderful experience. I actually loved it!

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Steve Carell Weathers Storm To Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star


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The funnyman became the first star of 2016 to be honoured when he crouched beside the 2,570th Hollywood Boulevard plaque, while trying to avoid getting soaked during the ceremony outside the historic Egyptian Theatre.

During his speech, Carell told the crowd, "Thank you so much for coming out... it's really above and beyond... This is an awful, awful day to be doing this. I'm looking at the bank of photographers here and a more miserable group of people here I don't think I've ever seen.

"Everyone (who's standing there) looking like miserable wet cats. This means an awful lot to me, so thanks for coming out on such a dreadful, dreadful day."

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Steve Carell Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Adam McKay, Steve Carell , Ryan Gosling - Steve Carell Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame at On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 6th January 2016

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27th Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala

Steve Carell - 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center - Arrivals at Palm Springs Convention Center - Palm Springs, California, United States - Saturday 2nd January 2016

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Steve Carell To Unveil 2016'S First Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star


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The Foxcatcher star will be honoured with the 2,570th star on 6 January (16).

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Steve Carell: 'My Serial Killer Face Almost Shut Down The 40-Year-old Virgin'


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The actor portrayed hopeless and sexless character Andy Stitzer in the 2005 comedy - but a few days into filming the picture studio executives briefly pulled the plug on the project.

“We were actually shut down after the first week of shooting because the studio was freaking out,” Steve revealed during an appearance on U.S. TV show Inside the Actors Studio. "Universal saw the dailies and thought, ‘This guy looks like a serial killer!'"

According to the 53-year-old funnyman, bosses were aghast after watching just a few clips, including one of him "riding around on a bicycle".

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Carell And Bale Enjoyed Playing Real Characters In The Big Short


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The Big Short is based on real people and events, and it has touched a nerve with viewers.

Carell says this is partly because everyone was affected by what happened. "We all have personal stories that relate to that time," he says. "The minutiae of what went down, no. But when you start peeling away the layers of the fraud and the duplicity, it's incredibly terrifying."

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Steve Carell Pigged Out On Deep Dish Pizzas For The Big Short Role


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Filmmaker Adam McKay encouraged the Despicable Me star to plump up a little to portray money manager Mark Baum, based on real-life financier Steve Eisman, so he took advantage of the opportunity to pig out on junk food.

"I gained like, 25 pounds," he reveals to U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America. "Adam MCKay, the director, asked me to put on some weight because the character, the guy dresses well, but doesn't necessarily look good in clothes and is always a little bit 'schlubby' (sic), so I ate a lot of deep dish pizza."

Steve had no problem gaining the extra weight and he felt a strange pride when Adam applauded his chubbiness at the start of the shoot.

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Brad Pitt Blasts Bankers


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The Ocean's Eleven star appears opposite Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling in The Big Short, about the problems which led to the worldwide economic downturn of 2007-2008.

Brad stepped out to unveil the movie, based on the 2010 book of the same name by Michael Lewis, at the premiere in New York City this week (beg22Nov15), and the actor expressed his outrage over the finance industry.

The star holds bankers responsible for the crisis, and he hopes the new film will serve as a warning to future generations.

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Premiere Of 'The Big Short' - Arrivals

Steve Carell - Premiere of 'The Big Short' held at the Ziegfeld Theater - Arrivals at Ziegfeld Theater - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 23rd November 2015

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Julianne Moore's 'responsibility' To Launch Gun Safety Campaign


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Julianne Moore feels it is her ''responsibility'' to create a gun safety campaign.

The 'Still Alice' star is working with Everytown for Gun Safety and has launched Everytown Creative Council, which unites creative people who are in support of the prevention of gun violence.

Recalling how her daughter, Liv, now 13, reacted to the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, she said: ''I remember my daughter came to work with me that day. I was doing a movie in Queens and when we got into the van, I actually said to the driver, 'Turn the radio off.' She was young so the whole day, I kept the TV and the radio off.

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The Big Short Trailer


When Dr. Michael Burry discovered that the housing market in the US relied upon a series of bad loans in 2005, he knew there was profit to be had. He even went as far as moving on from his multi-million dollar Scion Capital LLC hedge fund in a bid to short the market and take advantage of the vulnerable housing deals. But he wasn't the only one with plans to accrue wealth off the back of financial disaster; Steve Eisman was a hedge fund manager who had a lot to say against the greedy banks, as did Cornwall Capital partner Ben Hockett and Deutsche Bank trader Greg Lippmann. These are financial outsiders that are about to show the banks a serious lesson when they use their economic skills to bring them down with a brave move in the credit default swap market.

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Steve Carell

Date of birth

16th August, 1972

Occupation

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Height

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