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Steve Carell Net Worth: $80M
Who Is Steve Carell?
Steve Carell is an American actor, producer and director who has a net worth of $80M.
He is most well known for starring in the US version of The Office from 2005-2013.
He made an estimated $300k for each episode of The Office.
The Early Years
The youngest of four brothers, Carell was born at Emerson Hospital in Concord, Massachusetts, and raised in nearby Acton, Massachusetts.
His father, Edwin A. Carell (1925-2021), was an electrical engineer, and his mother, Harriet Theresa (née Koch; 1925–2016), was a psychiatric nurse. His maternal uncle, Stanley Koch, worked with scientist Allen B. DuMont to create cathode ray tubes.
His father is of Italian and German descent and his mother was of Polish ancestry. His father’s surname was originally Caroselli; it was changed to Carell in the 1950s.
Carell was raised Roman Catholic and was educated at Nashoba Brooks School, The Fenn School, and Middlesex School.
He played ice hockey and lacrosse while in high school. He played the fife, performing with other members of his family, and later joined a reenacting group portraying the 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment of Foot.
He attributed his interest in history to this, earning a degree in the subject from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, in 1984.
While at Denison, Carell was a member of Burpee’s Seedy Theatrical Company, a student-run improvisational comedy troupe, and was a goalie on the school’s Big Red hockey team for four years.
He also spent time as a disc jockey under the name “Sapphire Steve Carell” at WDUB, the campus radio station.
Carell joined the Chicago comedy troupe The Second City in 1991 and made his film debut that same year with a minor role in the comedy-drama “Curly Sue.”
In 1996, he was a cast member on the ABC sketch comedy program “The Dana Carvey Show.” Although the show only aired seven episodes, it did spawn the animated short segment “The Ambiguously Gay Duo,” for which Carell voiced the character of Gary.
After “The Dana Carvey Show” ended, the segment lived on and continued on “Saturday Night Live” later that year. “The Dana Carvey Show” has often been credited as the moment that helped jumpstart Carell’s career.
Carell was a correspondent for The Daily Show from 1999 to 2005, with a number of regular segments including “Even Stevphen” with Stephen Colbert and “Produce Pete.”
In 2005, Carell signed a deal with NBC to star in The Office, a remake of the British TV series of the same name.
In the series, a mockumentary about life at a mid-sized paper supply company, Carell played the role of Michael Scott, the idiosyncratic regional manager of Dunder Mifflin, in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Although the first season of the adaptation suffered mediocre ratings, NBC renewed it for another season due to the anticipated success of Carell’s film The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and the series subsequently became a raging success.
Carell won a Golden Globe Award and Television Critics Association Award during 2006 for his role in The Office.
He received six Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his work in the series (2006–2011). Carell earned approximately US$175,000 per episode of the third season of The Office, twice his salary for the previous two seasons.
In an Entertainment Weekly interview, he commented on his salary, saying, “You don’t want people to think you’re a pampered jerk. Salaries can be ridiculous. On the other hand, a lot of people are making a lot of money off of these shows.”
Carell’s first major film role was as weatherman Brick Tamland in the 2004 hit comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.
Struck by Carell’s performance in the film, Anchorman producer Judd Apatow approached Carell about creating a film together, and Carell told him about an idea he had involving a middle-aged man who is still a virgin.
The result was the 2005 film The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which Carell and Apatow developed and wrote together, starring Carell as the title character.
The film made $109 million in domestic box office sales and established him as a leading man.
It also earned Carell an MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance and a WGA Award nomination, along with Apatow, for Best Original Screenplay.
Projects Carell worked on after leaving “The Office” include the true-crime drama film “Foxcatcher” (2014) along with Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum.
For his portrayal of millionaire and convicted murderer John Eleuthère du Pont, Carell was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actor and the Academy Award for Best Actor.
His role in the 2015 “The Big Short” earned him another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. His other 2015 film was “Freeheld,” which co-starred Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, and Michael Shannon.
Other films he has worked on include “Café Society” (2016), “Battle of the Sexes” (2017), “Beautiful Boy” (2018), “Vice” (2018), and “Welcome to Marwen” (2018).
He returned to television in the Apple TV+ drama series “The Morning Show,” with the first season premiering in the fall of 2019.
Additionally, he has his own company, Carousel Productions.
In the early seasons, Steve earned $175,000 per episode of “The Office.” At his peak, Steve earned a salary per episode of $300,000.
As a producer, writer, and director, he earned additional fees during production and continues to make money from syndication deals.
He earned $500,000 for his star-making turn in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” He earned $5 million for “Evan Almighty,” $12.5 million for “Date Night,” $12 million for “Dinner for Schmucks,” and $15 million for “Crazy Stupid Love.”
After earning just $500,000 for the first installment, today he earns at least $15 – $20 million for his appearances in the “Despicable Me” sequels.
In 2010, Nancy and Steve paid $6 million for a home in LA’s Toluca Lake suburb.
They bought the home from the estate of the late actor Jonathan Winters. They proceeded to tear down the existing home and built a 6,600 square-foot mansion.
In 2012 they sold their former Toluca Lake home for $5.1 million.
Back in their native Massachusetts, Nancy and Steve own a four-bedroom home in the town of Marshfield. They also own and sometimes personally operate the Marshfield Hills General Store. The store is primarily managed by Nancy’s sister.
Top 5 Steve Carell Quotes
Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard. – Steve Carell
Instead of telling our young people to plan ahead, we should tell them to plan to be surprised. – Steve Carell
I’m an early bird and I’m an owl. So I’m wise and I have worms. – Steve Carell
The only time I set the bar low is for limbo. – Steve Carell
The ability to compromise and having the ability to laugh at ourselves is huge and works well for me. – Steve Carell
Steve Carell is an American actor, director and producer and his net worth stands at $80M.
He has starred in many famous Hollywood movies, but is perhaps best well known for his role in The Office.
It is estimated that he earnt $300k for each episode of The Office.
As of 2021, Steve Carell’s net worth is $80M.
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