ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES
STEVE CARELL (BRICK TAMLAND) has emerged as one of the most
sought-after 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 from the TV world
to above-the-title status in the film world with equal aplomb. Proving that his
talents extend beyond acting and writing, Carell also spearheads his own
production company, Carousel Productions.
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 had #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. 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.
In the summer of 2011, Carell starred in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" opposite
Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone. Produced by Carell's production
company, Carousel Productions, the critically acclaimed film went on to earn
$130 million worldwide.
Previously in 2010, Carell lent his vocal talents in the lead role of "Gru"
in the animated feature film, "Despicable Me," which opened at #1 in the box
office and went on to make more than $500 million worldwide. In June of 2008,
Carell starred as Maxwell Smart in "Get Smart," opposite Anne Hathaway and Alan
Arkin. The film grossed over $230 million worldwide. He also lent his voice as
The Mayor of Whoville in 20th Century-Fox's animated film Dr. Seuss' "Horton
Hears a Who!" based on the children's book written by Dr. Seuss. Directed by
Jimmy Hayward ("Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc."), Carell played opposite Jim
Carrey, and helped launch the film as an international success earning over $295
million worldwide. 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.'
Last May, Carell starred in "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"
opposite Keira Knightly. Later that year, Carell was seen in the hit comedic
drama "Hope Springs," opposite Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. Carell just
wrapped production on "Foxcatcher," where he portrays "John du Pont," a paranoid
schizophrenic who kills Olympic wrestler David Schultz.
Early 2013, Carell starred in Warner Bros.' "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"
where he portrays a jaded magician trying to stay relevant opposite Jim Carrey
and Steve Buscemi. In July, Carell returned as the voice of "Gru" in the
animated film "Despicable Me 2" which has grossed over $668 million worldwide
and is Universal Pictures most profitable film, ever. Carell can currently be
seen in Fox Searchlight Pictures' "The Way, Way Back" which was written and
directed by Academy Award recipients Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. He will also be
seen opposite Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum and Sienna Miller in the Columbia
Pictures drama, "Foxcatcher."
Previous film credits include "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," "Bruce
Almighty," "Bewitched" and "Dan in Real Life." In 2011, Carell also completed
his Emmy-nominated turn in the Americanized adaptation of Ricky Gervais'
acclaimed British television series "The Office." In 2006, Carell earned a
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television
Series—Musical or Comedy, followed by two more nominations, for his portrayal of
Michael Scott, the pompous and deluded boss of a Pennsylvania paper company. He
was also nominated for six Emmy Awards for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
In the past years, the show has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Born in Massachusetts, Carell now resides in Los Angeles with his wife,
actress Nancy Carell (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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