Steven John Carell (August 16, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer. Carell is best known for playing Michael Scott on the American version of The Office from 2005-2011, on which he also worked as an occasional writer, producer and director.
Carell was a correspondent on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart for about five years, and has since starred in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Evan Almighty (2007), Get Smart (2008), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and The Way, Way Back (all three 2013). He has also voice-acted in Over the Hedge (2006), Horton Hears a Who! (2008), and the Despicable Me franchise (2010–2017).
Carell was nominated as "America's funniest man" in Life magazine, and received a Golden Globe Award Best Actor in a Television Series for his work on The Office. His dramatic role as wrestling coach and convicted murderer John Eleuthère du Pont in the 2014 film Foxcatcher earned him several awards and nominations, including a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He also received acclaim for his roles in Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and The Big Short (2015), the latter earning him a Golden Globe nomination.