DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO!
STEVE CARELL (Mayor) 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 primetime 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 #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 opened at
the top position in box office in 12 countries. The film generated over $100 million in
DVD sales in North America alone. It 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
nominations for Best Original Screenplay by the Writers Guild Association.
Carell stars in the American adaptation of the acclaimed British television series
“The Office.” In its fourth season, the show continues to flourish in the ratings. In 2006
and 2007 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.
In 2006, as part of an ensemble, Carell 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 comedy also starred Greg
Kinnear and Toni Collette. Previous film credits for the actor include “Anchorman: The
Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Bruce Almighty” and “Bewitched.”
Last year, Carell starred opposite Juliette Binoche in the romantic comedy “Dan
in Real Life,” and in the comedy “Evan Almighty.” Upcoming is the much-anticipated
action-comedy “Get Smart,” opposite Anne Hathaway.
Born in Massachusetts, Carell now resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress
Nancy Walls (“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
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