Who is Nancy Carell?
Nancy Ellen Walls was born on 19 July 1966, in Cohasset, Massachusetts, USA. She is a writer, comedian and actress, best known for her various comedy programs including “The Office”, “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) and “The Daily Show”. She is also one of the co-creators of the televisions series “Angie Tribeca”. She is the wife of actor and comedian, Steve Carell.
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The Net Worth of Nancy Carell
As of mid-2020, Nancy Carell’s net worth is estimated to be over $400,000, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry, working mainly in supporting roles in various projects, mostly involving her husband.
She probably benefits from the success of her husband too, as Steve has a net worth reputedly over $80 million.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Nancy grew up in Cohasset, and at a young age she became interested in acting and performance. She hoped to make it big in the entertainment industry, and after matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Boston College where she took up her undergraduate degree. During her time there, she was a part of My Mother’s Fleabag, a university-based improvisational troupe. After graduating, she continued with her interests in comedy and acting, moving to Chicago to become a part of The Second City, where she developed her skills performing with the troupe.
Many of the troupe’s students would find success in comedy, and she followed the direction of many of its alumni as she auditioned successfully to become a cast member of “Saturday Night Live” (SNL). The comedy sketch and variety show has been airing since the 1970s, and is known for helping many popular comedy stars of the modern age. She was with the cast for a year, and during that time, she became best known for doing an impression of anchor Bobbie Battista.
Life After Saturday Night Live
Carell only stayed with SNL for a year which was shorter than some cast members though her run in entertainment didn’t end there.
She found work shortly after, becoming a part of “The Daily Show”, a satirical television news program. She worked as a correspondent in the show, and was a part of the team during Jon Stewart’s run.
She also ventured towards other roles, such as voice work in the animated series “The Goode Family” in which she voiced Helen Goode. The series aired on ABC for a short period, and focused on a family obsessed with being environmentally responsible; the show was created by Mike Judge who is also known for his work in “King of the Hill” and “Beavis and Butt-Head”.
In 2011, she was cast in one of her biggest roles, when she became a recurring character in the series “The Office”, also starring her husband, Steve. The show follows the lives of employees working in a fictional paper office, and has a documentary format, with the characters being aware of the camera crew and often participating in interviews akin to reality shows. During her time there, she played the role of a real estate agent and the former girlfriend of Carell’s character.
While working in “The Office”, Nancy also took on other projects, such as appearing in a small role in “Bridesmaids” alongside Rose Byrne.
The film follows the story of a woman who encounters various misfortunes after she accepts the role of being a maid of honor for her best friend – it is the biggest success at the box office by producer Judd Apatow to date. She also appeared as the on-screen wife of her real-life husband in the film “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”, which also starred Keira Knightly. The film follows the story of two people who help each other as the world is set to meet its end, however, the film bombed at the box office.
Her latest project is creating the show “Angie Tribeca” alongside her husband.
The show airs on TBS, starring Rashida Jones as the titular character, and was intended to be a spoof of various popular police procedural shows. It aired for four seasons before being canceled.
Husband – Steve Carell
Steve began gaining fame in the early 2000s when he joined the cast of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”, working as a correspondent. He was then cast in his breakthrough television role in “The Office”, while simultaneously appearing in various Hollywood hits. He starred in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” as well as its sequel “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”.
Other notable films he’s worked on include “Evan Almighty”, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, and “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”.
Aside from his live-action roles, he’s also done numerous voice acting projects, with his earliest roles in “Over the Hedge” and “Horton Hears a Who!” Since 2010, he has been a part of the “Despicable Me” animated film franchise, voicing the character Gru. Throughout his career, he’s won numerous awards both for his comedy and more serious roles, as he showcased his versatility in several projects during his career; he’s been called the funniest man in America by the magazine “Life”.
In 2014, he gained an Academy Award nomination for his work in “Foxcatcher”, in which he portrayed the murderer John Eleuthere du Pont.
Nancy met Steve while she was a student in Second City, in a class that he was teaching. The two began a relationship and married in 1995; they have two children. He does his best to involve her in many of her projects as a cameo or minor role. The couple owns the Marshfield Hills General Store in Marshfield, Massachusetts.