- Faith: Catholic
- Career: Actor
- Birthday: August 16, 1962
- Fun Fact: Carrell played the biblical character Noah in the movie "Evan Almighty."
Steve Carrell is a comedian and actor. He’s best known for his role as Michael Scott on “The Office,” NBC’s adaptation of the British series created by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais. He also served as a producer, director, and writer on the show. Carrell has received numerous accolades for his television and film roles, including a Golden Globe for his work on “The Office.” He was also recognized as “America’s Funniest Man” by Life Magazine.
Carrell gained recognition as a cast member on “The Dana Carvey Show” in 1996 and as a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from 1999 to 2005. He went on to star in numerous comedy movies, including “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Evan Almighty,” “Get Smart,” “Date Night,” and “The Way, Way Back.” He also voice acted in “Horton Hears a Who!,” “Over the Hedge,” and the “Despicable Me” film franchise.
Carrell transitioned his career to taking more dramatic roles, including his portrayal of John Eleuthere du Pont in “Foxcatcher,” which earned him nominations for the Golden Globe, Academy Award, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. He also starred in “The Big Short,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” and “Battle of the Sexes.” Other notable films include “Asteroid City,” “Vice,” and “Last Flag Flying.” Carrell returned to TV as the co-creator of the TBS series “Angie Tribeca,” which he developed with his wife, Nancy.
He also starred as Mitch Kessler in the Apple TV+ series “The Morning Show,” the Netflix sitcom “Space Force” and the FX limited series “The Patient.” Carrell was born in 1962 in Massachusetts, the youngest of four brothers to Harriet and Edwin Carrell. According to Carrell, he worked as a USPS mail carrier in Massachusetts but quit after seven months because his boss told him he wasn’t good at it and needed to be faster. Early in his performing career, Carrell acted onstage in a touring children’s theater company, later in the comedy musical “Knatt Scat Private Eye” and a TV commercial for Brown’s Chicken restaurant in 1989.
Is Steve Carell religious?
Steve Carrell was raised as a Roman Catholic. When asked if he chose to play the famous biblical character, Noah, in the movie “Evan Almighty” for religious reasons, Carell said, “I’m Catholic, born and bred. It’s interesting because that really didn’t come into play when doing the movie. I didn’t decide to do it because I’m Catholic; I just thought it had a nice message. And I don’t see it as a religious movie; it’s a film about kindness and being aware of the earth and the environment.”
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