Southern California locations where 2005's "The
40-Year-Old Virgin" was filmed.
In the movie, Andy Stitzer
(Steve Carell) lives in apartment 5
colonial apartment house, surrounded
by his superhero and sci-fi figures.
You'll find that apartment
house at 12012 Moorpark St., in Studio
(That's on the south side of Moorpark, just a block
and a half east of Laurel Canyon Blvd.)
these are private apartments. Do not knock on their doors,
trespass on their property, or do anything else that might disturb the
Andy's girlfriend, Trish (Catherine
Keener) lives with her children in a small, blue
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
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
The address is 17416
Ventura Boulevard, in Encino,
As if 2008, the 'eBay' storefront currently houses a "Universal Floor
(The strip mall has been remodeled recently, and
looks different now than it did in the movie.)
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...
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.