American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer, Steve Carell has taken Hollywood by storm with his witty and interesting roles in award-winning movies and TV series. Think you knew Steve Carell so much? Well, think again! Because following are some interesting facts about him that most of us had not already come across.
- Steve Carell was interested in becoming a writer since high school where he was the editor-in-chief of the school paper.
- He started out as a mail carrier. Such a humble beginning!
- While in school, Steve played ice hockey and his favorite position is goalkeeping. Moreover, Carell has played in Burbank California for the men’s league.
- He was focused on getting a law degree before he decided to become an actor. Steve attended Dennison College where he studied pre-law.
- Steve lost to Will Ferrell when he applied for a position at SNL. That must have been a tough competition!
- Steve helps around the house and also helps with the stock shelves of a general store he and his wife Nancy own in Marshfield, Massachusetts.
- His wife Nancy has acted with him in many movies and TV series like The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
- Steve waxed his chest for a real reaction for his movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin. That must have hurt very badly!
- Steve was the 31st highest paid actor in 2011 according to Forbes.
- Steve often suffers from hay fever.
- Steve’s net worth is $ 45 million.
- Carell and his co-actor Steve Buscemi had to actually learn a trick from David Copperfield for the movie The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The trick is said to be so secretive that both the actors had to sign a contract regarding its non-disclosure. Ever wonder how it’s done?
- Steve’s hit movie, Evan Almighty has been banned in Egypt due to reasons regarding its content which is allegedly ‘sacrilegious’.
- He has found success in his roles in remakes like The Office, Bewitched, and Get Smart.
Known best for his roles in movies and TV series like Little Miss Sunshine, Foxcatcher, The Office, Steve Carell has won 23 awards till date and has been nominated for an astonishing 104 times. The heart-warming and witty personality of this amazing actor and comedian make us believe that the world honestly needs many Steve Carell!