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Academy Award-nominated actor STEVE CARELL [Steven Goldstein] has established himself as a multi-talented force 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 small screen to above-the-title status on the big screen. Proving that his talents extend beyond acting and writing, Carell also established his own production company, Carousel Productions.

Most recently, Carell starred alongside Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum and Vanessa Redgrave in the Oscar nominated film, Foxcatcher. The biographical drama depicted the real life events surrounding the murder of Olympic wrestler David Schultz by John du Pont. Carell portrays du Pont who captained promising wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum) and his Olympic team to the 1988 Seoul summer games. Directed by Bennett Miller and produced by Annapurna Pictures, the film was critically applauded at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2014. The film also premiered at the 2014 Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival and London Film Festival. For his revelatory performance, Carell received an Academy Award nomination for "Best Actor," a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in the category of "Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role," BAFTA nomination for "Best Supporting Actor" and a Golden Globe Award nomination for "Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama." Carell also completed production on Paramount's The Big Short this past Spring. The true-life drama, based off Michael Lews' best-selling adaption, chronicles multiple story lines of the housing and credit bubbles in the 2000's. Carell will play Mark Bounds, a money manager who shorted subprime mortgages for FrontPoint Partners. Directed by Adam McKay, the film will likely be released in 2016.

Also expected to release in 2016, Carell will star opposite Emma Stone in Battle of the Sexes helmed by the Little Miss Sunshine directing duo Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and script by Academy Award Winner Simon Beaufoy. The story centers on the 1973 epic tennis match between Billie Jean King (Stone) and Bobby Riggs (Carell). King, ranked the No. 2 female tennis player, was challenged by and defeated former Wimbledon champion Riggs. The match received the highest ranked television ratings since the Moon Landing, at that time. Danny Boyle serves as the producer under his Decibel Films banner along with Christian Colson and his company Cloud Eight.

Carell is currently in production on Woody Allen's next feature with the ensemble cast that includes Blake Lively, Parker Pose, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Corey Stoll, to name a few. The film is being shot in Los Angeles and New York. Allen serves as the director and writer of the untitled feature and is produced by Letty Aronson and Steve Tenenbaum and Edward Walson. Ronald L. Chez, Adam B. Stern and Allan Teh will Executive Produce.

It was ten years ago when Carell opened his first lead role in a feature film, 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 $177 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 as one of "10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures of the Year" and took home "Best Comedy Movie" at the 11th annual Critic's Choice Awards. The film also earned Carell and Apatow a co-nomination for "Best Original Screenplay" by the Writers Guild Association.

In 2010, Carell lent his vocal talents in the lead role of "Gru" in the animated feature film, Despicable Me, which opened #1 in the box office and went on to make more than $543 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's 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 $297 million worldwide. In 2006, as a 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 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 $142 million worldwide.

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.

In early 2013, Carell starred in Warner Brother's The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, where he portrayed 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 $918 million worldwide thus far and is Universal Pictures most profitable film, ever. The same month, Carell co-starred alongside Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph and Sam Rockwell in Fox Searchlight Pictures' 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 Paramount Pictures' Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, along with Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd.

In October 2014, Carell starred in Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day playing opposite Jennifer Garner and directed by Miguel Arteta. Based off the popular children's book, the story centers around 11-year old Alexander as he, along with his family, experience the most terrible day.

In 2011, Carell completed his 8 year Emmy-nominated, run on the Americanized adaptation of Ricky Gervais' acclaimed British 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 won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

In his next producing effort, TBS will premiere Angie Tribeca under Carell's Carousel production banner in 2016. Created by Carell and his wife Nancy, the comedy is a satirical look at police procedures and stars Rashida Jones. The series premiered on March 14th at the South by Southwest Film Festival. Carell serves as executive producer, writer and director.

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 a proud father of a daughter and a son.


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