Steve Carr Biography

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STEVE CARR

Date of Birth: 1962

After attending Manhattan's School of Visual Arts on a full scholarship and training as a painter, Carr started his career as an album cover designer for Def Jam Records. His work was noticed by the co-founder of the company, and Carr soon found himself directing music videos.

For nearly a decade, Carr worked with such bands as Def Squad, Moby, Method Man, Public Enemy and Timberland, winning an MTV Music Video Award for Jay-Z's Can I Get A. Carr's work was noticed by hip-hop musician turned actor, Ice Cube, who was looking for a director to take the reins of the sequel to his hit film Friday. And voila! Carr made Next Friday, his feature directorial debut, which, although it didn't impress the critics, had a strong showing at the box office.

Carr worked on another sequel to a successful film, Dr. Dolittle 2 starring Eddie Murphy, then directed Murphy again in the original comedy, Daddy Day Care (2003) and took over for the sequel Are We Done Yet? (2007), starring Ice Cube. Most recently he directed Kevin James in the comedy Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009). Along with string of other directors and a huge cast including Halle Berry and Kate Winslet, Carr also directed Movie 43 (2013). More recently, he helmed the teen comedy Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life (2016).

Filmography:

Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life(2016)
Movie 43(2013)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop(2009)
Are We Done Yet?(2007)
Rebound(2003)
Daddy Day Care(2003)
Dr. Dolittle 2(2001)
Next Friday(2000)
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