Who is Nancy Carell? She is an American actress, comedienne, and writer best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show and The Office. Besides her professional portfolio, she is the superwoman of actor and comedian Steve Carell. The duo enjoys an enviable relationship that spans 2 decades. Read all about their cute love story.
Nancy Carell Bio
Nancy Ellen Carell ( Wells ) was born on July 19, 1966, in Cohasset, Massachusetts, to an 8-person family of her parents, Robert and Carol Wells. She attended Cohasset High School and then Boston College, where she was a member of the improvisation group My Mother’s Fleabag. Nancy graduated from college in 1988.
Nancy began her comedy career as a member of the comedy troupe The Second City. From 1995 to 1996 she appeared on the television show Saturday Night Live in the mid-nineties. During this time she impersonated people like Cokie Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Kathy Ireland, Martha Stewart, and Sharon Stone. However, she is best known for her imitation of CNN presenter Bobbie Battista.
After her time on Saturday Night Live, Nancy became a correspondent on the late-night satirical show The Daily Show. She held this position from 1999 to 2002 and appeared in 90 episodes.
Nancy Carell also appears in films and on television. In 2003 she acted as a flight attendant in the comedy Anger Management. Her acting credits also include The 40-Year-Old Virgin as Health Clinic Counselor, Bridesmaids, and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. She played Helen Goode in the ABC animated series The Goode Family, created by Mike Judge, and occasionally played the guest role of Carol Stills, a broker and former friend of her husband’s character, Michael Scott, in The Office.
She portrayed Katy Perry in 2 episodes of Angie Tribeca, the TBS comedy series she created with her husband Steve. In the series, which premiered on January 17, 2016, Rashida Jones also played the lead role.
In addition, Nancy Carell would love to write full-time when her children grow up.
Her Husband, Steve Carell
Following his nomination as America’s Funniest Man in Life’s Magazine, Steve has been nominated nine times for the Golden Globes Awards. He is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and director born on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts, USA.
He is versatile in the roles he plays, known as Michael Scotts on The Office, wrestling coach, and convicted murderer John Eleuthère du Pont in the 2014 drama Foxcatcher. The role earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor, among other things.
Among his other works, he is also a prominent correspondent on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 1999 to 2005. Steve Carell was included in the 2016 Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the film industry.
Their Cute Love Story
A marriage that has lasted for more than two decades in an industry known for stormy relationships is worthy of acclamation. It is simply a far cry from the pattern seen in Hollywood in marriages and relationships with celebrities, where separation and divorce are more of a standard feature of such relationships.
This is not to say that the marriage is hitchhiking free or that it has kept its sails storm-free, but it is more like a survivor in the midst of all the disadvantages and many challenges that fight such a union. Nancy Carell and Steve Carell have been married since 1995 and are still one of the strongest couples in the showbiz industry. Let’s take a look at their cute love story.
How Did They Meet?
The beautiful love story told in The Second City, where Nancy was a student in a class where Steve taught. Contrary to what you might think, the two comedic powers didn’t get along at first, even though they were attracted to each other. Steve revealed that it was a kind of Herculean task to ask her out, as he beat around the bush for a long time.
At first, he thought that the lady he was interested in (Nancy) hated him because she was quiet around him, although he knew at first sight that she was the one for him. But the truth was that she was as nervous as he was and just trying to act cool.
Nevertheless, the thought of possibly being rejected awakened in him the memory of the first girl he had asked out on a date in eighth grade. In response, he received a clear NO and has since been careful to follow this path until Nancy’s acceptance.
He did not start with a fancy note but said something like: If he was ever going to ask someone out, it would be someone like her. Stupid, right? But you know what? Nancy was right on track to give a more awkward answer. She replied that if someone like Steve asked her out, she would definitely go out with him. If such a person ever existed and was sure that they existed, Steve would be there, of course. They were already in love with each other, but then they didn’t know how to present their cases.
Anyway, that was just the beginning of their happy ending. Later they met and had their first date at the jazz club, Green Mill. The duo made the alliance on August 5th, 1995. And the journey was marked by endless bliss.
Family Life, Children
The two share the same sense of humor, although Steve doesn’t think his wife is easy to laugh at. He counted this as one of the many reasons why he loves her. He sees Nancy as his barometer of whether jokes are good or not and says she challenges him intellectually and comedically. Comedic because she is not someone who laughs at everything everyone does.
He added that Nancy Carell, his wife, is the smartest and funniest person he has ever met. And that he never thought that such a smart and attractive woman would be even remotely interested in him.
She played the love interest of her husband several times. For example in The Office, where she portrayed one of his girlfriends and appeared with him in a number of shows, including The Daily Show.
Nancy Carell has said about her husband that he is very funny and doesn’t try so hard to be funny. They have two children, a daughter Elizabeth (born May 25, 2001) and a son John “Johnny” (born June 2004).
As one might expect, their children seem to have inherited their parents’ sense of humor, which their parents described in an interview as very pure and honest.
The super cute couple owns a house in both Los Angeles and Marshfield, Massachusetts, where they have the opportunity to escape from celebrity life in the summer. The duo also owns the Marshfield Hills General Store, which they purchased in 2009.