Steve Carell is an American comedian, actor, voice artist, producer, writer and director. He's best known for his role as Michael Scott, the lovably uninhibited and incompetent boss in the American version of "The Office" (2005-2011). Carell worked in comedy sketch groups in...Read more college and in the years after graduating, eventually joining the Chicago-based troupe The Second City in 1991, where Stephen Colbert was his understudy. He got a few small film roles, and then was hired as a cast member of "The Dana Carvey Show," which despite its short run opened up more comedy opportunities and helped launch Carell's career. He made a number of TV guest appearances, then landed a regular stint on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. He was a correspondent for the show, a comedic political late night show (after which the Bassem Youssef show "El Bernameg" was fashioned) from 1999 until 2005. For the next six years, Carell played Michael Scott for the NBC comedy series "The Office," a role for which he won critical praise and international recognition and success, boosted in part by the success of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005), Carell's breakout starring role that he also developed and co-wote with Judd Apatow. Carell won a Golden Globe and a Television Critics Association award in 2006 for his role on "The Office." He also wrote a few award-winning episodes of the show. Carell managed to star in a number of successful comedies during his time on the show, including "Anchorman" (2004), "Little Miss Sunshine" (2006), "Dan in Real Life" (2007), "Dinner for Schmucks" (2010), and "Crazy, Stupid, Love" (2011). Carell is married to Second City and SNL alumna Nancy Carell, who played one of Michael Scott's unenthused girlfriends on the second season of "The Office."