Steven John Carell is the real name of Steve Carell. He is a famous TV and film producer, director, comedian, and writer. He is popularly known for his role as Michael Scott in the sitcom The Office aired on NBC. He has appeared in several films including Crazy, Stupid, Love, Evan Almighty, Little Miss Sunshine, and The 40-year Old Virgin. He has also worked as a voice actor is some films too. Steve Carell net worth today reflects his success and hard work that paid him off in terms of fame and money.
“I’ve waited my entire life to be busy. Whenever I hear actors complain about being busy, I think, ‘shut up.’ Because you do, you wait to be successful or to be able to work.”- Steve Carell
Early Life of Steve Carell
Steve was born to Edwin A. Carell and Harriet Theresa on 16 August 1962 at Emerson Hospital, Concord, Massachusetts. Steve has 3 elder brothers and lived in Acton, Massachusetts. His mother was a nurse while his father was an electrical engineer. He attended Nashoba Brooks School and Middlesex School. He used to play ice hockey when he was in high school. Later he developed his interest in history and graduated in history from the Denison University, Granville in the year 1984.
Steve Carell Personal Details
|Real Name||Steven John Carell|
|Date of Birth||August 16, 1962|
|Place of Birth||Concord, Massachusetts, United States|
|Profession / Occupation||Comedian, Film Producer, Actor, Television producer, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Television Director|
Steve Carell Body Stats
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Chest Size||41 Inches|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||10 (US)|
Steve Carell Family Details
|Spouse / Wife Name||Nancy Carell (m. 1995)|
|Father Name||Edwin A. Carell|
|Mother Name||Harriet T.|
|Children||John Carell, Elisabeth Anne Carell|
|Siblings||He has 3 brothers|
He was also a member of Burpee’s Seedy Theatrical Company during his graduation. In 1995, Steve married Nancy Walls who is a former cast member of Saturday Night Live. the couple has also worked together in the sitcom The Office and some films including The 40-year Old Virgin and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. The couple is parents to 2 beautiful kids John Carell and Elisabeth Anne Carell.
“For me, at least, all of my career goals, all of my focus, everything just shifted and the importance was my children, and that’s where all the joy came from as well.”- Steve Carell
In the year 1989, Steve appeared first time on TV in the Brown’s Chicken commercial. Before his debut film Curly Sue in 1991 he used to perform with the comedy troupe The Second City. H years later he became the cast member of The Dana Carvey Show. In the year 1998, his films Tomorrow Night and Homegrown were released. Later on he was seen in the films Bruce Almighty, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Bewitched, Little Miss Sunshine, The 40-year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Despicable Me, Hope Springs, Despicable Me 2, Foxcatcher, The Big Short, and Too Funny to Fail. He also served as a correspondent in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart about which he says:
“There’s very little you could do to prepare to be a correspondent on ‘The Daily Show,’ because it’s not being a journalist, it’s not being an actor. It involves elements of both of those things, but they’re not required necessarily as job experience. It’s helpful if you know how to improvise, but again, not a requirement.”- Steve Carell
Awards and Achievements
- For the sitcom The Office, Steve has been nominated for several awards. however, he won a few of them including Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2006, 2 Screen Star Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2007 and 2008, 2 Writers Guild of America Awards for Comedy Series and Episodic Comedy in 2006, People’s Choice Award 2006-2007 for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Teen Choice Award for TV Actor: Comedy, and Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy.
- For the film Foxcatcher, he won the AARP Award for Best Actor. He also won the Gotham Award, Hollywood Film Award, and Santa Barbara International Film Festival Award for the same film.
- He was also awarded a couple of awards for his films Little Miss Sunshine, The 40-year Old Virgin, The Big Short, and Evan Almighty.
“There’s plenty of room for all sorts of movies and all sorts of comedies, so I never saw that as a competitive thing. I think there’s room in the marketplace for everything.”- Steve Carell
Steve Carell Net Worth and Salary
Steve Carell net worth today is around $55 million. This he has earned by acting and producing numerous films. His sitcom The Office rose him to the heights of success and popularity and he earned $300,000 for a single episode. He also produced and wrote the series which were charged separately. He earned $1,500,000 for his film Crazy, Stupid, Love. He earned great sums from other films too whoch contribute to his income. Today he is paid around $20 million for Despicable Me sequels.
“I’ll do whatever I can do to remain employed. I’m just not precious about doing comedy or doing drama. I never want to do something in order to prove to other people what I can do.”- Steve Carell
Carell’s popularity increased after The Office. He has appeared in several films and shows after that and is known as one of the successful actors today. He has also been awarded with a star in Hollywood Walk of Fame. his voice is also used in the games Despicable Me: The Game and Outlaw Volleyball. He has proved himself to be a strong and influential personality and gained millions of fans all over the globe.
“I had, like, two goals in my career: One was to try to get into ‘Second City.’ When I moved to Chicago, my goal was to try to work at ‘Second City.’ And beyond that, my goal was to make enough money as an actor to not do anything else but act, not have to go and wait tables again.”- Steve Carell