Who is Nancy Carell?
A writer, comedian, and actress with more than 10 acting credits to her name, Nancy Carell is perhaps known best for her role in the series “The Office”, also starring her husband, Steve Carell. In the show, she played Michael Scott’s (played by Steve Carell) love interest, Carol Stills, a divorced real estate agent, and single mother of two.
Nancy also appeared in a few of Steve Carell’s movies, such as “The 40-Year-Old-Virgin” and “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”, among others. The two co-created the hilarious comedy crime-action series “Angie Tribeca”, which was nominated for two Primetime Emmys.
Early life, family, and education
Born Nancy Ellen Walls under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 19 July 1966, and will soon celebrate her 57th birthday. She hails from Cohasset, Massachusetts USA, holds American nationality, and comes from a family of Irish descent. Nancy was raised by her parents, Robert Thomas and Carol Walls, alongside her sister, Tish.
When it comes to her educational background, Nancy attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1984, enrolled at Boston College, from which she graduated with a BA degree in 1988.
While at college, Nancy performed with an improvisational troupe, called ‘My Mother’s Fleabag’. Subsequently, she moved to Chicago, Illinois where she took improv classes at the Second City Comedy Troupe. Her now-husband was her teacher. Nancy was hired by Second City Northwest, and she made her debut in their revue “The Madness of Curious George”.
Nancy made her first television appearance playing various characters in the TV series “Saturday Night Live” (“SNL”) in 1995; she stayed with “SNL” for a year, and the audience loved her impression of the anchor, Barbara Ann ‘Bobbie’ Batista.
Next, Nancy guest starred as Jill in an episode of the series “LateLine” in 1998, and followed with her appearances in less than five episodes of the series “Random Play” in 1999.
Nancy made her big-screen debut as a Flight Attendant in the 2003 comedy “Anger Management”, starring Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. Two years later, Nancy was seen as Health Clinic Counselor in the comedy “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, which had 19 award nominations and 10 wins, including the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy Movie, in 2006.
In "The Office," Michael Scott's realtor and girlfriend, Carol Stills, was played by Steve Carell's wife, Nancy Carell pic.twitter.com/RupTK4Asn7
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Nancy originally appeared in “The Office” in the second season, and she was seen as Carol in seven episodes between 2005 and 2013. The show, starring Steve Carell, John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer, told the story of a bunch of regular office workers, but it was filled with improper behavior, tedium, and ego battles. The series had 195 award nominations and 51 wins, including five Primetime Emmys, and is one of the best-rated television series (9/10).
Concurrently, Nancy guest-starred in “The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show” (2007) and was heard as Helen Goode in all 13 episodes of the animated comedy “The Goode Family”, also starring Mike Judge and Linda Cardellini.
She played Helen’s Tennis Partner in the 2011 movie “Bridesmaids”, after which Nancy was seen as Linda in the 2012 comedy adventure “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley, which was nominated for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, Saturn Award for Best Independent Film.
Later that year, Nancy made an appearance as Davinia in the short comedy series “Georgia”, but which was canceled after three episodes.
More recently, Nancy was seen as Mrs Perry in two episodes of the series “Angie Tribeca” in 2016. As mentioned, Nancy and her husband are co-creators of this show, and the stars are Rashida Jones, Andree Vermeulen and Jere Burns. The show followed the story of the detective Angie Tribeca and a crew of determined Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives who investigate the most challenging cases, ranging from the murder of a funny ventriloquist to a string of baker suicides.
Marriage with Steve Carell
Nancy met her future spouse while studying at The Second City, as previously stated. Nancy worked in a local bar to support herself, and Steve would go there frequently for a drink, but they were both too bashful to admit to one another how they felt.
In one of his interviews, Steve admitted that he was immediately attracted to her, but thought that she didn’t like him because she was very quiet around him – Nancy later admitted that she was nervous, and ‘trying to act cool’.
The two married on 5 August 1995, and have been married for over 25 years now. Their first child, daughter Elisabeth Anne was born on 25 May 2001, and son John in June 2004.
Nancy and Steve are one of those Hollywood couples who seemingly enjoy working together, and it’s safe to say, quite successfully. Steve Carell is a renowned actor, writer and producer, known for his sense of humor. This versatile actor has over 80 acting credits to his name and has received 145 award nominations and 35 wins. Steve was nominated for the Oscar- Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of John du Pont in the 2014 biographic drama “Foxcathcer”.
Besides his mentioned roles, Steve is well-known as the voice of the villain, Gru, in the hit animated movie “Despicable Me” and its sequels, which also brought him numerous awards, including the Behind the Voice Actor Award for Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film.
When it comes to Steve and Nancy, as of July 2023, the two live with their children in their residence in the San Fernando Valley, near Toluca Lake.
How is Nancy Carell doing today? Net worth
Nancy has no social media accounts under her name, and she rarely gives interviews, thus it’s hard to find more info about her future plans. It’s known that she and her husband own Marshfield Hills General Store in the town of Marshfield, Massachusetts, where her sister serves as a manager.
Most recently, she was seen alongside her husband on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, in May 2023. Nancy was very elegant in a long-sleeve red dress, while Steve wore a black tuxedo. Many of Nancy’s fans believe that she’s devoted her time to raising her children, and are hoping that she will soon be back on television and the big screen.
When it comes to her wealth, according to sources as of July 2023, her net worth has been estimated at over $10 million, while her husband, Steve Carell, has a net worth estimated at over $90 million.