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Carell at the 2010 Academy Awards
|Born||Nancy Ellen Walls
July 19, 1966
Cohasset, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Other names||Nancy Walls|
|Spouse(s)||Steve Carell (m. 1995)|
She was born Nancy Ellen Walls in Cohasset, Massachusetts to Robert and Carol Walls. Walls is an alumna of Boston College, where she was a member of My Mother's Fleabag, a popular improv comedy group on campus.
She got her start in comedy at The Second City in Chicago, and like many of the troupe's alumni went on to join the cast of Saturday Night Live (1995–96), where she was best known for her impression of CNN anchor Bobbie Battista. A few years later, she held a correspondent position on the satirical TV news program The Daily Show. She voiced the character of Helen Goode on the Mike Judge-created animated series The Goode Family on ABC, where she was credited for the first time as Nancy Carell instead of Nancy Walls. On The Office, the TV show in which her husband starred until 2011, Carell had occasionally guest starred as Carol Stills, the real estate agent and former girlfriend of Steve's character, Michael Scott. She also had a brief appearance in the movie Bridesmaids. Her role was the character Helen's tennis partner.
Her husband is fellow former The Daily Show correspondent and former star of NBC's The Office Steve Carell. The couple met at the Second City Training Center when she took a course taught by Carell. They have two children, Elisabeth Anne Carell (born May 25, 2001) and John Carell (born June 2004).
- Seeking a Friend for the End of the World as Linda Petersen (2012)
- The Goode Family as Helen Goode (2009)
- The Office as Carol Stills (2005–2006, 2010, 2013)
- The 40-Year-Old Virgin as Health Clinic Counselor (2005)
- Anger Management as Flight Attendant (2003)
- The Daily Show as Correspondent (1999–2002)
- Saturday Night Live as Herself/Various (1995–1996)