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STEVE CARELL (John du Pont) first gained recognition for his contributions as a correspondent on Comedy Central's Emmy Award-winning "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," before successfully segued from the TV world to above-the-title status in the film world. 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, 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 the critically acclaimed box-office hit CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE opposite Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Stone. The film was produced by Carell's production company, Carousel Productions.

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. He also lent his voice as The Mayor of Whoville in the animated film DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO! Directed by Jimmy Hayward (FINDING NEMO, MONSTERS, INC.), Carell played opposite Jim Carrey, and helped launch the film as an international success. 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.

In 2012, 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.

Early 2013, Carell starred in Warner Brother's 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 was recently seen in THE WAY, WAY BACK which was written and directed by Academy Award recipients Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. In December 2013 he returned as Brick Tamland in ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES, along with Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd, the sequel to the hit ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY.

Carell's previous film credits include, 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 ("Saturday Night Live"), whom he met while at the Second City Theater Group in Chicago, when they both were members. He is the proud father of a daughter and a son.

Carell will be seen in October of 2014 in Disney' s ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY, playing the father of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) who wakes up one morning with gum in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. Based on the best-selling children's book by Judith Viorst, the film is directed by Miguel Arteta and costars Jennifer Garner as Alexander's mother.


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