Nancy Carell

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Nancy Carell
Nancy Walls @ 2010 Academy Awards.jpg
Carell at the 2010 Academy Awards
Nancy Ellen Walls

(1966-07-19) July 19, 1966 (age 52)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesNancy Walls
Alma materBoston College
  • Actress
  • Comedian
  • Writer
Years active1995–present
Steve Carell (m. 1995)

Nancy Ellen Carell (/kəˈrɛl/; née Walls; born July 19, 1966) is an American actress, comedian and writer best known for her work on Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show and The Office. In 2016, she co-created the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca with her husband, Steve Carell.

Early life[edit]

Carell was born and raised in Cohasset, Massachusetts. She attended Boston College where she graduated in 1988. While a student at BC, she was a member of the improvisational troupe "My Mother's Fleabag."[1]


Carell 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.[2] She later held a correspondent position on the satirical TV news program The Daily Show.[3] She voiced the character of Helen Goode on the Mike Judge-created animated series The Goode Family on ABC,[4] where she was credited for the first time as Nancy Carell instead of Nancy Walls. Carell occasionally guest-starred on The Office, which starred her husband Steve Carell until 2011, as Carole Stills, a real estate agent and former girlfriend of her husband's character, Michael Scott. She also had a brief appearance in the movie Bridesmaids.[5]

Carell and her husband Steve created the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca starring Rashida Jones. The series premiered on January 17, 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Carell is married to actor-comedian Steve Carell, whom she met when she was a student in an improvisation class he was teaching at Second City.[6] They have two children: daughter Elisabeth (born in 2001) and son John (born in 2004).[7]



  1. ^ Wright, Megh. "Saturday Night's Children: Nancy Walls (1995-1996)". SplitSider. The Awl. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Nancy Carell Biography". rotten tomatoes. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  3. ^ "The Definitive Ranking of All of the Daily Show Correspondents". vh1. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  4. ^ "The Goode Family". Fox news. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Who is Steve Carell's Wife? Nancy Carell Looks Familiar for Good Reason". Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  6. ^ The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, (January 11, 2006). NBC.
  7. ^ "Nancy and Steve Carell Marriage Profile". Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Nancy Carrel profile". metacritic. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  9. ^ "40-Year-Old Virgin' turns 10: Watch 6 of Steve Carell's funniest film clips". Retrieved 22 August 2015.

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