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STEVE CARELL (Dan) has emerged as one of the most sought-after comedic actors in Hollywood. First gaining recognition for his contributions as a correspondent on Comedy Central's Emmy Award®-winning "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Carell has successfully segued into prime-time television and above-the-title status in the film world with equal aplomb.

Carell opened his first lead feature, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” which he co-wrote with director Judd Apatow, at no. 1, a spot it remained in for two straight weekends. The surprise hit of 2005 went on to gross more than $175 million worldwide and had no. 1 openings in 12 countries. The success of the film has continued, as it has also generated over $100 million in DVD sales in North America alone. On an award level, the film was honored with an AFI Award (named one of 10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures of the Year) and took home Best Comedy Movie at the 11th annual Critics' Choice Awards. The film also earned Carell and Apatow a co-nomination for Best Original Screenplay by the Writers Guild Association.

Carell currently stars in the Americanized adaptation of the acclaimed British television series "The Office.” In its third season, the show continues to flourish in the ratings and has earned Carell an Emmy Award® nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy. In 2006, Carell earned a Golden Globe Award® for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series— Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of Michael Scott, the pompous and deluded boss of a Pennsylvania paper company.

Next summer, he is set to star in the much-anticipated action-comedy from creator Mel Brooks "Get Smart,” opposite Anne Hathaway.

In 2006, as part of an ensemble, he starred in "Little Miss Sunshine,” which earned an Academy Award® nomination for Best Picture and won the SAG® Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The black comedy, also starring Greg Kinnear and Toni Collette, was released last summer. Previous film credits for the actor include "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” "Bruce Almighty” and "Bewitched.”

Born in Massachusetts, Carell now resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Nancy Walls (NBC's "Saturday Night Live”), whom he met while at the Second City Theater Group in Chicago, where both were members. He is the proud father of a daughter and a son.


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