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Who Is Steve Carell’s Wife, Nancy Carell, and How Long Have They Been Married?

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Nancy Carell is best known as the wife of Steve Carell. The actor is well known for his portrayal of Michael Scott in The Office, and his hilarious leading role in The Forty-Year-Old Virgin. While you can probably recognize Steve Carell on sight, not as much is known about his wife, Nancy. Who is she, what does she do for a living, and how did she come to marry her funny man?

Who is Nancy Carell?

Nancy was born Nancy Ellen Wells on July 19, 1966, in Cohasset, Massachusetts. She was one of eight children born to her parents, Robert and Carol Wells. After graduating from Cohasset High School, Carell went on to attend Boston College. Like her husband, Nancy Carell is an actress. She began her love of acting at an early age and performed with an improv group called My Mother’s Fleabag while attending Boston College.

Her first big break into comedy was in the mid-1990s on Saturday Night Live. After her stint with the show, Carell became a television anchor for the late night talk show The Daily Show. She does a lot of appearances and projects with her husband. She helped to write and produce The Office, and also made a guest appearance as a health counselor in The Forty-Year-Old-Virgin.

Other on-screen acting credits include parts in Bridesmaids, Anger Management, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Angie Tribeca, The Goode Family, and Random Play.

How did Steve and Nancy Carell meet?

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The Carell’s love story could almost be a plot in one of their comedies – or, the beginning could, anyways. Steve Carell was Nancy’s teacher for an improv class she was taking. According to Steve, he was very hesitant to ask her out at first, and Nancy was hesitant about dating him also. According to Steve, the “asking out” conversation went like this:

Steve: “Well, you know, if I were to ever ask someone out, it would be someone like you.”Nancy: “Well, if someone like you were to ever ask me out, I would definitely go out with him. If there were someone like you.”

It’s a very cute, shy ploy that begins one of the longest-lasting love stories in Hollywood. The rest is history.

How long have they been together?

The couple married in 1995. That means they’ve been together for an incredible 23 years this year (2018). During their 20-plus year marriage, the couple has had two children. A daughter, Elisabeth Ann, was born in 2001, and a son, John, was born in 2004.

What is their secret to a lasting relationship?

The couple says that sharing a lot of the same personality traits (like their goofy sense of humor) is one of the reasons their marriage has lasted so long. The two are remarkably similar in a lot of ways but differ just enough to keep the conversation going.

Both Steve and Nancy Carell are big on family, too. They spend ample amounts of time together with their children and get plenty of parents-only time. They’ve even been blessed to work together on multiple projects.

The Carell kids share their parents’ sense of humor

According to an interview with Steve and Nancy, the two Carell kids share their parents’ sense of humor. To quote Steve on their children: “Their sense of humor is very pure, and they don’t even a lot of times know when they’re being funny, because it’s just so honest. And I think that’s what makes them so funny.”

In the same interview, the Carell parents shared that they don’t discuss work much while at home. They don’t believe it interests their children, and they don’t want their job to define them as parents in the eyes of their children.

Steve Carell’s Love for His Wife Is Proof That When the Right Person Comes Along, You Just Know It

You remember him as the 40-year-old Virgin, or as Michael Scott from The Office, who always ran into tough luck when it came to love, but in real life, Steve Carrell has been coupled up for 24 years. He met his wife Nancy Ellen Carell (née Walls) because both of them loved comedy and what better to make a marriage work than laughter.

He is best known for playing the eccentric-you-can’t-help-but-love Michael Scott on the NBC television sitcom The Office and if you’re a fan of the show you have probably seen Nancy in it. She had a recurring role on the show as Carol Stills, Michael’s realtor and girlfriend. She was also a member of Saturday Night Live in 1995-96 and the couple has worked on The Daily Show together. However, they met long before they were officially part of the entertainment industry, according to Country Living.

Back when they were still nobodies and honing themselves to enter the industry is where their stories begin. Nancy was taking classes at the Second City Theater in Chicago and Carell was an employee there. She was also working at the bar across the street and he didn’t leave it to chance. He would walk across the street to speak to her often. However, both of them were too shy to ask the other out. It is difficult to imagine the confident actor, who has played a multitude of characters, to feel nervous approaching the woman of his dreams.

“The conversation would go something like, ‘Hey, you know, if I were ever to ask a woman out, it would be someone like you. Exactly like you,'” Carrell told Ellen DeGeneres. “And she’d say, ‘If a guy like you were ever to ask a woman like me out, I would definitely do that.'”

“This went on for weeks,” he continued. “Other people at the bar must have been like, ‘Just do it! Put us all out of our misery.’ And finally, we did. It was great,” he added. He asked her out back then and they have been together for almost 24 years now.

The actor fell for her almost immediately. “She’s beautiful, intelligent and really funny. She kind of checked all the boxes in my head, but I thought she hated me because she was very quiet around me. I thought she for sure knew that I was full of it, and I later found out that she was just as nervous as I was and trying to act cool,” he said. It didn’t take him long to know that she was the right one for him.

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“I’ll never forget standing at the altar and I saw her coming down the aisle – immediately a sense of calm came over me. There was an ethereal sense of how right it all was and more than anything it was very empowering knowing that person was going to be my partner and have my back. It just made me feel strong, and I’ll never forget it,” he adds.

Such love stories are few and far in between. But, when we come upon such couples it fills our hearts as well. In a hopeless world, seeing two people committed to each other through thick and thin has a restorative effect on us too. It gives us hope that we too can have a bond that strong with the one we love.

While both Steve and Nancy were from big families, they have two kids, Elisabeth and John. However, the couple is very grounded and want to raise them well. “My children don’t expect to get everything and I think our greatest achievement so far is that they respect us and listen to us. I don’t see that in all of their friends,” he told The Guardian.

The actor played a hopelessly in love character in Crazy Stupid Love and just like the character from the film, his view of love is similar in life too. Whenever he’s asked what’s the secret to such a happy and successful marriage, he says, “There’s no secret – I think you get lucky.”

Well, they sure did!

Funnyman Steve Carell has one of the few entertainment industry marriages that has stood the test of time. Steve and his wife, Nancy, share a sense of humor and a background in television comedy, which may explain why their 23-year-marriage has not only survived, but thrived.

Star of the upcoming movie Beautiful Boy, Carell is best known for his role as cringe-inducing but well-meaning Michael Scott on the NBC television sitcom The Office.

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His wife, Nancy Ellen Carell (née Walls), is an actress and writer. You might recognize her from her recurring role on The Office as Carol Stills, Michael’s realtor who first appeared in Season 2. Fun fact: She was also a Saturday Night Live cast member during the 1995-1996 season.

The couple first met when Nancy took Steve’s improv class at the Second City comedy troupe in Chicago. When she wasn’t taking comedy classes, Nancy worked at a bar across the street, and Steve often stopped in to talk to her, he said in a 2015 appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Though there was plenty of joking between them, neither was bold enough to make the first move. “The conversation would go something like, ‘Hey, you know, if I were ever to ask a woman out, it would be someone like you. Exactly like you,'” Steve told Ellen. “And she’d say, ‘If a guy like you were ever to ask a woman like me out, I would definitely do that.'”

“This went on for weeks,” he continued. “Other people at the bar at the bar must have been like, ‘Just do it! Put us all out of our misery.’ And finally, we did. It was great.” For the record, Steve asked Nancy out first.

Steve and Nancy Carell on The Office. Getty Images

Steve told The Guardian in 2013 that he didn’t realize until later that Nancy was just as anxious as he was. “I was immediately attracted to my wife. She’s beautiful, intelligent and really funny. She kind of checked all the boxes in my head, but I thought she hated me because she was very quiet around me. I thought she for sure knew that I was full of it, and I later found out that she was just as nervous as I was and trying to act cool.”

Steve and Nancy Carell with their kids. Getty Images

Steve and Nancy obviously got over their nervousness, and the couple married in 1995. “I knew early on that she was the right one. I’ll never forget standing at the altar and I saw her coming down the aisle—immediately a sense of calm came over me,” Steve continued to the publication. “There was an ethereal sense of how right it all was and more than anything it was very empowering knowing that person was going to be my partner and have my back. It just made me feel strong, and I’ll never forget it.”

The Carells have two children: Elisabeth Anne Carell, born in 2001, and John Carell, born in 2004.

In addition to raising a family together, the couple also works together on occasion. Their projects include creating the 2016-2018 TBS sitcom Angie Tribeca.

“We didn’t start thinking we’re going to write a show. We just came up with this name that was really dumb and it just kept making us laugh … and the more we talked about it, the more it made us laugh,” Steve explained to Entertainment Tonight, adding: “She makes me laugh more than anybody.”

Steve and Nancy Carell at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2015. Getty Images

In fact, Steve credits Nancy with being even more hilarious than he is. “My wife is way funnier than I am. As much as I don’t really feel I share a sense of humor with my family, I definitely share one with her—we find the same things funny,” he said in the same The Guardian interview.

For her part, Nancy doesn’t hesitate to brag about her husband’s talent. At the 2015 Oscars, she told an ABC entertainment reporter, “I thought he was amazing in his role in Foxcatcher.

Steve, who was nominated for Best Actor for the movie, was clearly moved. “Honestly, that means everything to me. I’m going to start crying before I even get inside.”

As for the secret to a love like theirs? “There’s no secret,” Steve told The Guardian. “I think you get lucky.”

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How Did Steve & Nancy Carell Meet? Their Love Story Is As Cute As You’d Expect

Steve Carell might have done Foxcatcher because it was a chance to play an incredibly complex role that allowed him to explore the dark depths of his character. Or, he might have just done it to etch away at as notorious reputation about being one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. And though he’s been lauded and applauded for playing millionaire and wrestling coach John du Pont with plenty of nominations, including an Oscar nod, I don’t think anything can hide the fact that at his core, he’s just a great guy. And one of the many sweet things about Carell is that he’s been married to his wife, Nancy Carell, since 1995. That’s two whole decades! Kids who were born in 1995 are in their sophomore years of college now! But how did Steve and Nancy Carell meet? The story is just cute as you would expect.

Back when Carell was an improv teacher at Second City in Chicago, Nancy Carell, then Nancy Walls, was one of his students. OF COURSE two funny and nice people like them would get together. Carell was hesitant at first about asking her out on a date, as he told Details in 2013:

I beat around the bush and said something stupid like, “Well, you know, if I were to ever ask someone out, it would be someone like you.” It’s so stupid, but it was all self-protection. She was the same way: “If somebody like you were to ask me out, I would definitely go out with him. If there was a person like you.” ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Carell went on to say in a piece he wrote for The Guardian about his family values, both growing up and now, that he knew right away that Nancy was the one for him: “I thought she hated me because she was very quiet around me. I thought she for sure knew that I was full of it, and I later found out that she was just as nervous as I was and trying to act cool.”

So cute! So shy! Luckily they both finally overcame their bashfulness and got together and have been ever since. They were even both correspondents on The Daily Show at the same time, which is not only adorable but SO enviable. Can you imagine working with the person you loved the most AND Jon Stewart? And Jon Stewart, king of cynicism, once called Carell comedy’s “kindness at the heart of darkness.”

Carell has said one of the many reasons he loves his wife is because they share the same sense of humor. In fact, she even played his girlfriend Carol the real estate agent on The Office. Sorry, Steve Carell, your love story is just as sweet as anyone would expect from one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. And that’s a good thing!

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Steve Carell Admits He Has A Favorite Kid & Studies Show He’s Not Alone

The Office’s Michael Scott definitely had a favorite employee (hello, temp Ryan Howard), so perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that father-of-two Steve Carell admitted he has a favorite kid, too.

Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres put 57-year-old Carell in the hot seat during her show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, for a round of “Burning Questions” that had the actor sharing more than he may have liked. “Do you have a favorite child?” Ellen asked at one point in the game.

“Yes,” Carell quickly replied before breaking out into laughter. Thankfully, DeGeneres didn’t ask him to expand any further upon his answer.

Carell has two children — 18-year-old Elisabeth and 15-year-old John — with wife Nancy Carell (who played Carol Stills on The Office, Michael Scott’s relator-turned-girlfriend), whom he married in 1995, according to Country Living.

And while some parents will certainly condemn Carell for admitting to having a favorite child, at least one study finds he’s not all that different from other parents. A 2005 study published in The Journal of Family Psychology saw sociologist Katherine Conger follow 384 families with siblings born within four years of each other to determine if parents ever displayed preferential treatment to one sibling. What Conger found was that 74% of mothers and 70% percent of fathers reported giving one child preferential treatment over the other.

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But while having a favorite child may be more normal than we think, many parents may still feel guilty for favoring one of their brood over the others. Still, Psychology Today has assured caregivers that playing favorites isn’t about loving one child more. Instead, the magazine reported that, more often than not, parents develop a favorite child as a result of how their own personality “resonates” with those of their children. Meaning Carell’s favorite child may just be the one he gets along with or relates to more.

Along with admitting to having a favorite, Carell was also quick to admit to DeGeneres that he’s done things to embarrass his children in the past. “What is something you do that embarrasses your kids?” DeGeneres asked during the pair’s game of “Burning Questions.”

“Dog head!” Carell gleefully shouted.

While chatting with DeGeneres earlier in the show, Carell had admitted to regularly pranking his kids by seeing them off to school while wearing a dog head mask and a bathrobe. “I usually am holding some sort of household appliance,” Carell explained. “My wife will get in the car and she’ll drive out to the street so I’ll run out to the street just as the car is passing by in front of our house and I’ll have the dog mask on and usually like pajamas or a robe holding a blender and just .”

While many parents will relate to having a favorite child, it’s hard to know if Carell, a notorious jokester, was being completely honest. The comedic actor admitted to telling at least a few fibs while playing “Burning Questions” with DeGeneres. “Is this called ‘Burning Lies?'” Carell jokingly asked during the game.

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We can almost guarantee you’ve seen Steve Carell’s wife Nancy on the small screen before. In fact, she once appeared as Michael Scott’s girlfriend Carol on Carell’s iconic TV show, The Office. Even now, after 23 years of marriage, some Office fans can’t get over how they didn’t put the pieces together sooner.

If you still need a refresher, Carol was the real estate agent who sold Michael his beloved condominium during season 2. Over the course of eight years (from 2005-2013), Nancy appeared on seven episodes of The Office. One of the real-life couple’s most memorable moments as a fictional couple happened when Michael proposed to Carol on their ninth date in “Diwali.” But Michael and Carol’s romance came to an end when Michael Photoshopped his face over Carol’s ex-husband’s, then sent it out as a Christmas card of their “family.”

I was today years old when I found out that Carol Stills from the office is played by Steve Carell’s real life wife, Nancy Carell. pic.twitter.com/7uPor2BBxF

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“I don’t know how to deal with this thing, and the proposal, and I don’t think things are gonna work out with us,” Carol told Michael in the episode “Benihana Christmas.”

Nancy and Steve on The Office in 2006. Justin Lubin/NBCU Photo Bank

Luckily for the Carells, art didn’t imitate life. The couple — who first met in the famous Chicago improv theater group Second City — have the most adorable love story. Here’s what Steve told Ellen DeGeneres in 2015 about how he and Nancy got together in the ’90s:

“We were terrible. I worked at Second City, she was taking classes there, but she worked as a bartender across the street, and I used to go in after shows and try to strike up a conversation. We were both very, very timid, sort of nervous, shy people, around each other. And the conversation would go something like, ‘Hey, you know, if I were ever to ask a woman out, it would be someone like you, exactly like you.’ And she’d say, ‘If a guy like you were ever to ask a woman like me out, I would definitely do that.” Related Stories

He said this went on for weeks before they eventually figured it out and started dating. “I knew early on she was the right one,” Steve told The Guardian in 2013. “I’ll never forget standing at the altar and I saw her coming down the aisle — immediately a sense of calm came over me. There was an ethereal sense of how right it all was and more than anything it was very empowering knowing that person was going to be my partner and have my back.”

They were married in 1995, and they both went on to work as correspondents on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart starting in 1999. (Definitely check out one of their most hysterical clips together, “We Love Showbiz.”) During their tenure on the Daily Show, Steve and Nancy welcomed their now-17-year old daughter Elisabeth. Nancy left the show in 2002, and the couple had their now-14-year-old son John in 2004.

Despite Steve’s long list of comedy credits, he says Nancy is “way funnier than I am,” according to The Guardian. Three years later, he echoed the same sentiment while chatting with Entertainment Tonight in 2016: “She makes me laugh more than anybody.”

Steve, John, Elisabeth, and Nancy Carell in October 2018. Frazer Harrison / Staff

Nancy’s also had supporting roles in Bridesmaids (she played Helen’s tennis partner in the hilarious match versus Kristen Wiig), and as the health clinic counselor in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Her first big break, however, was a 17-episode stint on Saturday Night Live from 1995-1996. The couple also got together to create the show Angie Tribeca, starring fellow Office alum Rashida Jones.

While Nancy and Steve may not have had the best on-screen chemistry in The Office (purposefully, of course), we can’t get enough of their off-screen love and support for each other. So what keeps the magic alive after over two decades together? “There’s no secret,” Steve said in 2013. “I think you get lucky.” Awww.

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My maternal grandma was a tough, tough lady and a stern woman, who lost her husband young and raised six kids by herself. She lived in a mining community in Upstate New York and ran a boarding house for miners. She took care of an entire family and miners who lived in the house as well. She cooked breakfast and lunch for everybody every day. I wouldn’t say she was humourless, but she wasn’t wacky – a pretty serious person.

My father is Italian and I never met my paternal grandparents. The family name was Caroselli and it was changed in the mid 50s. I think they wanted to assimilate, which was pretty common, although I love the name Caroselli. I think it’s beautiful and it certainly wouldn’t be mispronounced and misspelled as much as Carell has been over the years.

My parents, who are both 88, are very down to earth, kind, smart, generous people. They both grew up during the great depression and had a true sense of value: for possessions, for family, for each other.

I am five years younger than my closest-in-age brother, so I was too little to get into fights. They protected me more than anything. My parents were middle class . I saw how hard they worked for the money that they earned. They spoiled us in terms of their devotion to us. I wanted to play ice hockey and it required a lot of equipment, but they made it happen. Beyond all that, Dad would wake up 5am and drive me to hockey practice before school and sit there reading a book while I practised. I learned a lot about raising children from them, because they were committed to their kids, they would do anything to expand our horizons. I don’t think I appreciated it at the time, but I do now. Everyone has done well: my eldest brother’s an architect, the second eldest is an engineer, and the one closest to me in age runs a landscaping company.

My family can’t believe what I do for a living and they enjoy it. I think they’re astounded. My parents called me the other day from Florida, where they live for half the year, and they said, “Could you send us some more headshots?” I think they give a signed headshot of me to anyone who asks … or anyone who doesn’t ask. They go to a doctor and they’ll say: “Would you like a picture of my son?” They’re so proud and they’re really sweet and my brothers are too.

My wife’s from a family of six kids and everybody didn’t get everything they wanted. That’s OK; that’s life. You’re doing your kids a disservice if they do get everything they want because that’s not the way life’s going to go and I think kids have to have some reality. My children don’t expect to get everything and I think our greatest achievement so far is that they respect us and listen to us. I don’t see that in all of their friends.

My job doesn’t define my kids in any way. When we go to places, it’s about them and it’s about us as a family. I think they’re proud of me, but I’m just Dad. We try to present a unified front as parents. The toughest thing is that they will play one of you against the other. Kids are very cagey. They’ll ask, “May I have a cupcake?” “No, we’re having dinner in 45 minutes.” And then they go to the other parent … there’s been no communication between us; the other parent says, “Sure, that’s fine.” So the key is to have that communication.

When we had kids, my career completely changed. I’ll never forget the first audition after my daughter was born. I nailed it because I didn’t care any more. Before that I hadn’t had great success auditioning for TV shows, it was spotty at best but for that audition, it wasn’t a life or death thing. All I wanted to do was get home to my baby and it changed my perspective on my career and on the world, on who I was. The world was so much bigger than me, or any of my concerns and so much richer too. Having children is by far the most important and best thing that we ever did.

I was immediately attracted to my wife . She happened to be in one of the improv classes I was teaching. She’s beautiful, intelligent and really funny. She kind of checked all the boxes in my head, but I thought she hated me because she was very quiet around me. I thought she for sure knew that I was full of it, and I later found out that she was just as nervous as I was and trying to act cool.

I knew early on that she was the right one. I’ll never forget standing at the altar and I saw her coming down the aisle – immediately a sense of calm came over me. There was an ethereal sense of how right it all was and more than anything it was very empowering knowing that person was going to be my partner and have my back. It just made me feel strong, and I’ll never forget it.

My wife is way funnier than I am. As much as I don’t really feel I share a sense of humour with my family, I definitely share one with her – we find the same things funny. We worked together on The Office and we are writing a TV show together. We’ll have been married for 18 years this August. People say what’s the secret to a marriage? There’s no secret – I think you get lucky.

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Steve Carrell is one of the funniest men in all of Hollywood. Headlining great TV shows and movies and making us laugh our pants off for almost two decades. Carrell has actually had a very long career, longer than most people probably know and that includes that one pizza commercial that was making its way around the internet a few years back. Steve Carrell has been working in the industry ever since he started working for The Daily Show as a writer with an occasional on-screen presence.

Aside from The Daily Show, Carrell has made appearances in hit comedy films like Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, the Despicable Me franchise and Crazy, Stupid, Love, but there is nothing that he is known for more than his iconic role as Micheal Scott in the smash-hit TV series, The Office.

Through this long career, Carrell has interacted with tons of celebrities and we’ve gathered 20 of those celebs in this list.

19 Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell and Steve Carrell have worked together a lot throughout the years, most notably on the hit movie Anchorman. The two have been close ever since filming that movie together and Will Ferrell even gave, Carrell’s Hollywood walk of fame induction speech, that Carrell enjoyed thoroughly.

18 Ricky Gervais

Both Ricky Gervais and Steve Carrell are some of the funniest actors of this generation and it seems like both of them intend to continue making millions laugh for years to come. The two have a great time together but clearly Steve Carrell is not too pleased with what Gervais just said.

17 Chris Rock

Chris Rock is another fellow comedian that Steve Carrell has had the pleasure of meeting and becoming friends with. Chris Rock apparently has a very decent Steve Carrell impression that Carrell actually found very humorous, which may be why he is laughing here.

16 Christian Bale

One might think that due to their seemingly massive contrast in personalities, but these two actually get along quite well. It would seem that even though Steve Carrell is mostly known for his more comedic elements, he is trying to emulate Christan Bale’s more stoic persona.

15 Jenna Fischer

After spending literal years together on the set of The Office, so it’s natural that they would become close friends, provided that don’t hate each other and are actually friendly, to begin with. The two are actually some of the closest people on the cast of the show and it’s shown here when they’re in between filming.

14 Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carrell appeared together in the satirical movie The Morning Show but they have been friends long before the comedy film was in production. The two are seen together in this photo and seem to be going to set, with Carrell looking kind of like an uncle who didn’t have enough coffee.

13 Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner and Steve Carrell appeared together in the 2014 family comedy film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The two are pictured here together after the premiere of the film, with Carrell looking to be in between his Office phase and his salt and pepper hair phase.

12 Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway and Steve Carrell starred together in the spy spoof Get Smart where the two playable characters with a lot of romantic chemistry but in real life, it would seem that they have more chemistry as friends, as they take a pose for a few photos together outside of filming.

11 Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum and Steve Carrell starred together in the drama Fox Catcher, where we got to see Carrell and Tatum take on more serious, dramatic roles instead of the more comedy focus films they are known for. Despite the more dramatic and serious tone of the movie they star in together, they seem to be having a jovial moment in this photo.

10 Stephen Colbert

It’s a little known fact that Stephen Colbert and Steve Carrell actually used to work together on The Daily Show as writers and performers. The two have actually stated that they have both known each other longer than they have known their wives with Colbert saying that they should be married.

9 John Stewart

As mentioned in the previous entry on this list, Steve Carrell worked on The Daily Show for a long time and this includes when Jon Stewart was its host. The two are super close friends, describing each other as one of the people they are closer to and regularly make appearances together.

8 John Hamm

Steve Carrell and John Hamm had this photo taken together at the 2011 SAG awards with both men looking extremely dapper with their tailored suits. There is also a really funny tweet that Carrell posted once where he said, “I love it when people say I look like an ugly John Hamm”

7 Kelly Clarkson

Everyone remembers that one clip from The 40 year old virgin where Steve Carrell’s character was screaming Kelly Clarkson, well his character would probably be screaming even more if he were to see this photo. Kelly Clarkson and Steve Carrell finally met at the 2018 Golden Globes where Carrell introduced Clarkson using the iconic scream.

6 Emma Stone

Emma Stone and Steve Carrell starred together in the 2011 comedy-drama Crazy, Stupid, Love where Carrell took up a role similar to the one he played in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The two costars are pictured here at the Toronto International Film festival, with Carrell seemingly trying to be as awkward as his character is in the movie.

5 Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd appeared in the sequel to the legendary comedy it Anchorman, a movie in which Steve Carrell was in the original and of course and reprised his role of Brick Tamland for the sequel. The pair are pictured here on the red carpet premiere of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

4 Miranda Cosgrove

Miranda Cosgrove is mostly known for her role in iCarly as the titular character, but she also provides the voice of Margo, one of the three adoptive daughters of Gru, the character that Steve Carrell provides the voice for. The pair is pictured here posing for some photos at the red carpet premiere of Despicable Me 2.

3 Russell Brand

Another star that has lent their voice to the Despicable Me franchise is none other than the naughty Englishman himself, Russel Brand. Despite the two playing characters that were bitter rivals in the films, Steve Carrel and Russel Brand are actually quite friendly in real life and that can be seen in this photo, big similes in all.

2 Ryan Gosling

As mentioned before Steve Carrell was the main character in the drama-comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love alongside Emma Stone, but Stone and Carrell are the only big stars to appear in that movie. Ryan Gosling took up the role of Carrell’s characters wingman for the movie and the two can be seen here with Carrell having a bit of an awkward bend.

1 Nancy Carrell

To cap off this list, we end with a celebrity most people might not actually know is a celebrity in her own right, Nancy Carrell, Steve Carrell’s wife, duh. She appeared in Bridesmaids and End of the World in 2011 and 2012 respectively and even starred alongside her husband in The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

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