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Who is Steve Carell?

by Ratan Srivastava
Steve Carell

Steve Carell is indeed an actor, comedian, writer, producer, as well as director from the United States. Carell starred as Michael Scott on NBC’s version of Stephen Merchant as well as Ricky Gervais’ British comedy The Office (2005–2013), in which he also served as an occasional producer, writer, and director. Carell has won several awards for his work in cinema and television, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for The Office. By Life magazine, he got named “America’s Funniest Man.”

Carell rose to prominence as a journalist on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show from 1999 until 2005. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) as well as its 2013 sequel, as well as The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Evan Almighty (2007), Get Smart (2008), Date Night (2010), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), and The Way, Way Back.

Inside the 2010s, Carell started to gravitate toward more dramatic roles, with his portrayal of wrestling coach as well as convicted murderer John Eleuthère du Pont inside the drama film Foxcatcher (2014) going to earn him nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Actor inside a Supporting Role, among many other accolades. He was also nominated for Golden Globes for his leading parts in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), The Big Short (2015), as well as Battle of the Sexes (2017), the latter two giving him his eighth and ninth nominations, correspondingly. In 2018, he worked again with Anchorman and The Big Short director Adam McKay upon that Dick Cheney biographical picture Vice, wherein he portrayed Donald Rumsfeld, and even in the drama film Beautiful Boy, inside which he portrayed journalist David Sheff.

Steve Carell made his comeback to television as that of the co-creator of the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca (2016–2018), which he co-created along with his wife, Nancy Carell. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his main performance as Mitch Kessler inside the Apple TV+ drama series The Morning Show (2019–2021), about which he gained critical praise. He has made a comeback within Netflix sitcom Space Force (2020–present), playing General Mark R. Naird.

Carell said that he worked as a USPS postal carrier in Littleton, Massachusetts, for seven months before quitting because his manager told him he wasn’t very good at the job and that he needed to be faster.

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