Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is an American comedian, actor, producer, and writer who rose to fame as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, from 1999 to 2004. Since 2005, he has starred in The Office, as main character Michael Scott. He has starred in several films including Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Dan in Real Life, Horton Hears a Who!, Little Miss Sunshine, and Get Smart.
He was nominated 'America's funniest man' in Life Magazine. He received the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Television Comedy for the leading role of Michael Scott in the American adaptation of the British series The Office.
Carell, the youngest of four sons, was born in Concord, Massachusetts, and was raised in nearby Acton to Harriet T .(née Kroch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. Carell graduated from the Middlesex School. His maternal uncle was Stanley Koch, a glassblower who worked with Allen B. DuMont to create cathode ray tubes. Carell's paternal grandfather was Italian; his father was born with the surname "Caroselli", later shortening it to "Carell". Carell was educated at The Fenn