What Is Steve Carell Doing Now? The Real Reason Why Michael Scott Left ‘The Office’

Steve Carell is the kind of actor that can pull off pretty much any role he takes on.

Although he has started in numerous successful projects, there is no doubt that his most prominent role is playing Michael Scott in the hit comedy series “The Office”. 

It’s been a little more than 10 years since Carell left the show. However, “The Office” currently stands as one of the most-watched reruns in the history of TV. 

With fans enjoying Michael Scott’s humor in the series over and over again, many can’t help but wonder what this brilliant actor is doing today. 

Steve Carell is an American actor and comedian best known for his role as Michael Scott in “The Office”, a series created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.

Carell also worked as a writer, producer, and director on the show on certain occasions. 

His first glimpses of fame came in 1999 when he landed the role of Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show”.

Due to his incredible comedic timing, he was included in some successful comedies such as “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, “Evan Almighty”, “Get Smart”, “Date Night”, and “Crazy, Stupid, Love”. 


Steve Carell was his wife’s teacher.

Steve has received plenty of rewards for his performances, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

In the Life Magazine, he was proclaimed as “America’s Funniest Man” twice. 

In the 2010s, Steve began to take on more dramatic roles.

The first one was the role of a wrestling coach that was convicted for murder in the drama “Foxcatcher”.

His performance here earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. 

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Why Did Steve Carell Leave the Office? 

In 2011, there were shattered hearts all around the world when it was announced that Steve Carell was leaving “The Office”.

Even though the series released two more seasons after his departure, “The Office” clearly didn’t have the same ‘vibe’ as it once did. 

Interestingly, the reason for Carell’s departure wasn’t because he found some other acting gigs. In 2020, we discovered that he actually left because NBC officials didn’t even try and reach out to extend his contract. 

Steve’s contract was looming and even though he didn’t intend to leave, no one tried to persuade him otherwise. 

What is Steve Carell Doing Now? 

Even before Steve Carell started playing the role of Michael Scott, he has built a nice reputation in Hollywood as a versatile actor who is a comedic genius. 

After his departure from “The Office”, Steve continued starring in some famous projects, a mix of movies and TV. 

His most prominent roles in the last few years are “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, “The Big Short”, and his job of voicing Gru in the “Despicable Me” series. 

When it comes to TV shows, some of the recent popular roles include “Angie Tribeca”, “Riot”, “Inside Comedy”, “The Morning Show”, and “Space Force”. 

According to IMDB, his next movie “If” should be released somewhere in the mid of 2023. 

Nowadays, aside from being included in numerous projects, Steve Carell spends most of his free time with his wife Nancy Carell in his home in Los Angeles.