Who is Nancy Carell? She is an American actress, comedian, and writer best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, and The Office. Besides her professional portfolio, she is the super wife of the actor cum comedian, Steve Carell. The duo enjoys an enviable relationship that has spanned over 2 decades. Read all there is about their cute love story.
Nancy Carell Bio
Nancy Ellen Carell ( Wells) was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts on July 19, 1966, in a family of 8 to her parents, Robert and Carol Wells. She attended Cohasset High School and then, Boston College where she was a member of the improvisational troupe, My Mother’s Fleabag. Nancy graduated from college in 1988.
Nancy kickstarted her comedy career as a member of the comedy troupe, The Second City. She featured on the television show, Saturday Night Live in the mid-nineties, from 1995 t0 1996. During that period, she impersonated people such as Cokie Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Kathy Ireland, Martha Stewart, Sharon Stone. She is, however, best known for her impersonation of the CNN anchor, Bobbie Battista.
After her time on Saturday Night Live, Nancy became a correspondent on the late-night news satire TV program The Daily Show. She held the position from 1999 until 2002 and appeared in 90 episodes.
Nancy Carell also acts both in films and on TV. In 2003, she acted as a flight attendant in the comedy film, Anger Management. Her acting credits further include The 40-Year-Old Virgin as Health Clinic Counselor, Bridesmaids, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. She voice acted Helen Goode on the Mike Judge-created ABC animated series The Goode Family and occasionally guest-starred as Carol Stills, a realtor and former girlfriend of her husband’s character, Michael Scott on The Office.
She portrayed Katy Perry in 2 episodes of Angie Tribeca, the TBS comedy series she created with her husband, Steve. The series which premiered on January 17, 2016, also started Rashida Jones.
In addition, Nancy Carell would love to take writing full time when her kids are fully grown.
Her Husband, Steve Carell
Once nominated as America’s Funniest Man in Life’s Magazine, Steve is a nine-time Golden Globes Awards nominee. He is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director born on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts, USA.
Versatile in the roles he plays, he is known as Michael Scotts on The Office, wrestling coach, and convicted murderer John Eleuthère du Pont in the 2014 drama film Foxcatcher. The role earned him among other honors a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor.
Among his other works, he is also prominent as a correspondent from 1999 to 2005 on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Steve Carell was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016 for his contribution to the film industry.
Their Cute Love Story
A marital union of over two decades in an industry known for storm-riddled relationships is worthy of acclamations. It is simply a far cry from the pattern that has been witnessed in Hollywood with celebrities’ marriages and relationships where split and divorce is more like a default setting in such unions.
That is not to say that the marriage is hitch-free or has had its sail storm-free, but it is more like a survivor in the midst of all the drawbacks and many challenges that combat such a union. Nancy Carell and Steve Carell have been married since 1995 and have remained 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 is set out in the troupe, The Second City where Nancy was a student in a class Steve taught. However, as against what you might think, the two comedic forces did not hit it off at first, although they were attracted to each other. Steve disclosed that asking her out on a date was some kind of a herculean task as he kept beating around the bush for a long time.
He thought at first that the lady he was interested in (Nancy) hated him because she was acting quietly around him although he knew at first sight that she was the one for him. But the truth was that she was just as nervous as he was and was only trying to act cool.
Nevertheless, the thought of being possibly rejected brought back the memory he had of the first girl he ever asked out on a date in eighth grade. He got a point-blank NO as a reply and has since then until Nancy’s acceptance been careful when treading that path.
He didn’t start on a fancy note but said something like if he were to ever ask someone out, it would be someone like her. Stupid right? But guess what? Nancy was right on his toe to return a more awkward response. She responded that if somebody like Steve were to ask her out, she would definitely go out with him. If ever such a person was in existence and sure he is, of course, Steve was there. They were already smitten by each other but then, didn’t know how to present their cases.
Anyway, that was just the beginning of their happiness ever after. They later clinched a date and had their first date at the Green Mill jazz club. The duo tied the knot on August 5, 1995. And the journey has been characterized by endless bliss.
Family Life, Children
The twosome shares the same sense of humor although Steve does not think his wife is an easy laugh. He counted this as one of the many reasons why he loves her. He considers Nancy his barometer of whether jokes are good or not and says she challenges him intellectually and comedically. Comedically because she is not someone who will laugh at everything everybody does.
He further added that Nancy Carell, his wife is the smartest, funniest person he has ever met. And that he never even assumed that a woman that smart and attractive would be even remotely interested in him.
She has played her husband’s love interest a number of times. For instance, in The Office where she portrayed one of his girlfriends and has appeared with him on a number of shows including The Daily Show.
Nancy Carell has said of her husband that he is very funny and doesn’t try as hard to be. They have two children, a daughter Elisabeth (born on May 25, 2001), and son John “Johnny” (born in June 2004).
As should be expected, their children seem to have inherited their parents’ sense of humor which their parents described as very pure and honest in an interview.
The super cute couple owns a house in Los Angeles as well as in Marshfield, Massachusetts where they get a chance to escape celebrity lives during the summer. The duo also owns The Marshfield Hills General Store which they bought in 2009.