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Nancy and Steve Carell Marriage Profile


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Nancy and Steve Carell in Los Angeles, California on January 23, 2010.

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Sharing a love for comedy, Nancy and Steve Carell believe in laughter in their marriage, too. Here is information about the successful marriage of Steve and Nancy.


Steven John Carell: August 16, 1962 in Concord (Acton), Massachusetts.

Nancy Ellen Walls: July 19, 1966 in Cohasset, Massachusetts.

How Steve and Nancy Met:

Nancy was a student in one of Steve's improv classes in Chicago. Their first date was at the Green Mill jazz club.
Steve: "And we sat in the booth that was apparently Al Capone’s booth."
Source: Stone Phillips. "From 'The Office' to the ark." MSNBC.msn.com. 6/17/2007.

Wedding Date:

Steve and Nancy were married in 1995.


Nancy and Steve have two children.
  • Elisabeth Anne Carell: Born in 2001.
  • John Carell: Born in 2004.


Steve: Actor, writer, director, producer.

Nancy: Actress, writer.


Steve and Nancy have a home in Los Angeles, California and a summer home in Marshfield, Massachusetts where Steve owns the 155-year-old Marshfield Hills General Store. Photo.

Quotes About the Marriage of Nancy and Steve Carell:

Steve on believing in soul mates: "I do. I’ve been married 16 years and I believe that I found mine, so I certainly have that to base it on. I think I got lucky and ended up marrying the right person."
Source: Sara Wilson. "'Crazy, Stupid, Love': Steve Carell Talks Divorce, Infidelity In New Film." HuffingtonPost.com. 7/29/2011.

Steve: Rather than going out, Carell says his favorite dates nights are spent at home once the kids are in bed asleep. "For me the best date night is when we stay in, order a pizza and watch guilty pleasure shows. I followed my wife into these reality shows and cooking shows. It's fun."
Source: Paul Chi. "Steve Carell Is a Romantic (and Takes Out the Trash)." People.com 4/08/2010.

Steve: "We are always happy when we get invited to an award show, because that is it. That’s our excuse to get dressed up and go out somewhere, and even on those nights, we are generally back by about 10. And, as most people with kids know, you pay for it. If you really go out late and whoop it up, the kids are up at 5:30 the next day, so are you. So, that kind of determines how crazy our date nights get. Generally our best date nights are very, very simple. And we spend a good deal of them talking about our children anyway. So there is no escape."
Source: Rebecca Murray. Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Shawn Levy Talk About 'Date Night'." Movies.about.com. 04/05/2010

Steve about his parents' marriage: "My parents had a certain resolve to them that I don’t see as so prevalent today. Through good times and bad, they were committed to one another. Their relationship wasn’t something to be constantly examined or picked apart."
Source: James Kapran. "It's the Little Things That Matter." 4/04/2010.

Steve: "Nancy always sets up the coffee pot for me. She’ll prepare it the night before so I can come down and just turn it on. It’s not a big, bold expression of love. It’s just a little thing that kind of threads your day and reminds you."
Source: James Kapran. "It's the Little Things That Matter." 4/04/2010.

Steve: "For us, for Nancy and myself, there is a lot of laughter. There is an open line of communication and we just have fun with one another. And we never forget to make fun of ourselves and to not take it all too seriously. At least for us, that’s what helps, and amazing lovemaking."
Source: Sheila Roberts. Steve Carell, Tina Fey & Shawn Levy Interview, Date Night." MoviesOnLine.ca. 04/2010.

Steve about not cooking for Nancy: "Keep in mind that we've only been married for 14 years -- there's no need to rush these things."
Source: "Steve Carell's comic chops." NYPost.com. 3/22/2010.

Steve: "I get her [Nancy's] sense of humor, I think, better than anybody else, and she gets mine better than anybody else. She is the smartest, funniest person I've ever met. I always look to her as a barometer of whether it's good or not."
Source: Steve Carell. "10 Questions for Steve Carell." Time.com. 6/19/2008.

Steve: "There was certainly an instant attraction [to Nancy] on my part, but it took a while before I realised it was reciprocated. I just never assumed that a woman that smart and attractive would be even remotely interested in me."
Source: Lina Das. "The man who made geeks great: Why Steve Carell is a cool guy." DailyMail.co.uk. 3/21/2008.

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