Jim Carrey Biography
James Carrey is a Canadian-American actor and comedian. If you are a comedy-movie freak, then you must know Jim Carrey. He is a renowned American-Canadian actor cum comedian. Some of his movies are 'Ace Venture: Pet Detective; and 'The Truman Show.' Carrey is not only a comedian actor but also a singer, a producer, and a writer. He is also famous for his tight body movements and flexible facial expressions. To know more about this legendary actor read out the article below.
Quick Facts About Jim Carrey
|Full Name||Jim Carrey|
|Net Worth||$150 million|
|Date of Birth||1962 /01 /17|
|Ethnicity||French-Canadian, Irish, Scottish|
|Profession||Actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, producer, artist, painter, cartoonist|
|Hair colour||Dark Brown|
|Spouse||Lauren Holly (1996-1997), Melissa Womer(1987-1995)|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)|
Early life, Family and Education
The birth name of Jim Carrey is James Eugene Carrey. Carrey’s birthplace is new market, Ontario, Canada, where he was born on January 17, 1962. His father is Percy Carrey, who was an accountant and jazz musician. Also, his mother Kathleen was a homemaker. Carrey was the fourth children of his parents.
Carrey has French-Canadian, Scottish, and Irish ancestry. He is a Canadian citizen by birth and became a U.S citizen in 2004. His siblings are John Carrey, Patricia Carrey Fournier, and Rita Carrey. This famous comedian went to 'Blessed Trinity Catholic School,' 'Agincourt Collegiate institute.'
Later he joined to 'Northview heights secondary school.' But he had dropped out of school at the midway due to financial crisis of his Family. Carrey then got admitted to 'Alders hot high school’ when his Family moved to Burlington.
Career of Carrey
When Carrey was 15, he started to perform at the 'Yuk Yuk' comedy club in Toronto. But there he didn't get much recognition. So he started regular performance on stage and earning his living expenses by this process. But his dream was not to be limited on that stage. He dreamt of working on television and movies.
However, he was called by 'National Broadcasting Company' to do a show 'Saturday Night Live.' Afterward, this talented entertainer appeared on 'The Tonight Show' telecast on 'NBC.'
The talented comedian has started his film career with' Rubber face' and 'Copper Mountain.' Besides, after a year he worked on television serial 'The duck factory' telecasted on NBC. The role of Carrey in this serial helped him to get significant characters in his next movies.
Movies of Jim Carrey
- Some of Carrey’s hit movies are:
- The Truman Show
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Dumb and Dumber
- Bruce Almighty
- The Mask
- A Series of Unfortunate Events
Awards and Achievements
Jim Carrey has got Golden Globe Awards for his best performance in "Man on the Moon (1999) and “The Truman Show (1998)”. He also got MTV Movie and TV Awards for “Best Comedic Performance," “Best Villain," and "Best Kiss."
Personal Life and Children
This charming actor has been in many affairs and relationships throughout his career. He had dated the pop musician Linda Ronstadt for eight months. Then, Carrey got married to first wife Melissa Wormer at 1987. They have a daughter named Jane Erin.
After getting divorced from Melissa, he got married to Lauren Holly (1997). But their relation also didn’t last for a long time. Then the handsome actor also dated with other girls like Renee Zellweger, Laurie Holden, and McCarthy.
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Net worth, Height and Age
This comic actor net worth estimated for $150 million. He holds the highest salary among all comic actor. Carrey has got the highest payment in his career for $10000000 for playing a role at "Dumb and Dumber' movie.
This Charming actor's height is 6' 2" (1.88 m). He is 57 years old now in 2019.
Five Facts about Jim Carrey
- This comedian has 710k followers on his Instagram account.
- Carrey and his three siblings were raised Roman Catholic.
- His second wife Lauren holly was co-star with him at "Dum and Dumber."
- Dumb and dumber is the funniest movie among all movies of Jim.
- When Jim was 15 years old, he has done a job of a janitor to support his Family.
Quotas of Jim Carrey
Jim Quoted, “Life opens up opportunities for you, and you either take them or you stay afraid of taking them."