Actor Steve Carell is well-known for the role he played as Michael, the leader of the crew at Dunder-Mifflin in the hit comedy series "The Office." He's a funny guy and a successful comedian who has definitely left his mark on Hollywood, but he's not through yet. He's still turning out films and as of now, he's managed to build a net worth of an impressive $50 million. But how did he do it? was it solely through his work as a comedian/actor? Or did he have some investments going on the side? We looked into Carell's interesting life and here is what we discovered.
Net Worth $50 Million
Name Steven John Carell
Born Concord, Massachusetts
Birth Date August 16, 1962
Source of Wealth American Actor, Comedian, Producer, Writer and Director
Country United States
The early years
Steve Carell was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1962. Hi first performing role was when he was involved with a children's theater company. After that, he was hired for a commercial gig in 1989 advertising Brown's Chicken. He relocated to Chicago, Illinois in 1991, where he joined up with the Second City Troupe. The same year he scored a minor role in the film "Curly Sue." In 1996, Carell appeared on "The Dana Carvey Show." In 1995, he landed a television role on "The Daily Show" playing the part of a correspondent in a recurring gig that continued through 2005.
In 2003, Steve played a supporting role in the Jim Carrey and Morgan Freeman film "Evan Almighty." In 2005, he was featured as the star of the movie "The 40 Year Old Virgin, " where the public received a good taste of his unique style of humor. Carell excels at awkwardness and even though his acting is at times cringe-worthy in its delivery, it is nothing short of brilliant and although it's at times uncomfortable, it leaves us wanting more. This was the same year that he appeared on NBC's hit comedy television series "The Office." This was the television role that made Steve Carell a household name. In 2008, he played a major role in "Get Smart," followed by the 2010 film "Date Night," then in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" in 2011.
Carell has won multiple awards and for sharing his talents with audiences, he's received more than 100 nominations for prestigious and coveted awards. Among them was for "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series" for his contributions to "The Office." Steve was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor along with BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for his work in the 2014 film "Foxcatcher." In 2006, he took home a Golden Globe award for his role in "The Office" and in addition, he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for the role in 2007, making him an award-winning actor for two consecutive years in a row.
Since the time that Carell left "The Office, he's been busy in the movie industry. He did some voice work for the animated movie "Minions and was recently featured as a voice character in "Despicable Me 3." He also starred in the 2015 film "Freeheld" along with "The Big Short," and in 2016, he was the star of the film "Cafe Society." Two more recent movies Carell took part in was "Battle of the Sexes" and "Last Flag Flying."
How did Steve Carell make his millions?
When we review Steve Carell's successful career in the film and television industry, it becomes obvious that he's been busy as an actor. His high level of popularity has helped him to achieve the amazing success that landed him some significant leading roles. His $50 million net worth has been made through the film and television industry. Steve also has two new films which are due to be released soon. These are "Welcome to Marwen" and "Beautiful Boy." He's a long way from retiring from the business of making movies and we're fairly certain that within a few short years, the $50 million in net worth that he's currently estimated to be at will increase fairly dramatically. He's one of those rare actors that has a very different approach to delivering comedy. It's something new and novel that the public has needed. We're looking forward to seeing a lot more from Carell in the years to come, at least, his fans are hoping this is the case.
Written by Garrett Parker
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