From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Steven John "Steve" Carell (born August 16, 1962) is a Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning American comedian, actor, producer and writer, who rose to fame as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, from 1999 to 2004. Since 2005, he has starred in the American version of British TV series The Office, as main character Michael Scott. He has starred and co-starred in several films including Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty, Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Dan in Real Life, Horton Hears a Who! and Get Smart.
He has been celebrated as America's funniest man on the cover of Life Magazine. He received the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Television Comedy for the leading role of Michael Scott in American adaptation of Britain's comedy The Office.