Actual Southern California locations where 2005's "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" was filmed.

In the movie, Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) lives in apartment 5 of this
colonial apartment house, surrounded by his superhero and sci-fi figures.

You'll find that apartment house at 12012 Moorpark St., in Studio City, CA.
(That's on the south side of Moorpark, just a block and a half east of Laurel Canyon Blvd.)

[ Warning: these are private apartments.  Do not knock on their doors,
trespass on their property, or do anything else that might disturb the residents. ]

Andy's girlfriend, Trish (Catherine Keener) lives with her children in a small, blue house.
You'll find that house less than two miles east of Andy's apartment, at
4433 Cartwright Ave, in North Hollywood / Toluca Lake.

UPDATE: Unfortunately, this small, blue cottage was torn down somewhere around 2014.
Here is a Google StreetView of what it looked like in 2011, and
here is a StreetView from 2015, after they demolished the place.

[Thanks to Alex Boatwright for letting me know that it had been leveled.]

Andy works at a large electronics store called Smart-Tech, part of an outdoor shopping mall.

In real life, that shopping center is called the Encino Courtyard , and it's located at
17401 Ventura Blvd., in Encino, CA. Real tenants there include Bed, Bath & Beyond,
Skin Spa, Bally Total Fitness Center, Western Bagel, and a Good Earth restaurant.
(That's on the north side of Ventura Blvd, between Encino Ave & Louise Ave.)

Andy meets Trish when she comes into his store.  She works across the street
at her own "We Sell Your Stuff on eBay" store (where he later visits her).

And true to form, you'll find that storefront right across the street, in a strip mall on the
south side of Ventura Blvd, just a few doors west of the popular Versailles restaurant.

The address is 17416 Ventura Boulevard, in Encino, CA.
As if 2008, the 'eBay' storefront currently houses a "Universal Floor Source".
(The strip mall has been remodeled recently, and looks different now than it did in the movie.)

Click here for a map showing all of the movie's locations.

You'll note that all of these locations are in the southern San Fernando Valley,
clustered near the Ventura Freeway. In fact, Andy's Smart-Tech store
is only eight miles west of his apartment house.  So, if he was in
good shape, he could actually bicycle to work...

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Most of photos on this page are stills from the DVD of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"
(which you can buy by clicking here) and are copyright Universal Pictures.

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