Who Is Jim Carrey?
Jim Carrey is a well-known Canadian-American actor, producer, and stand-up comedian. He is famous for his roles in the movies, “The Mask,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” and “Dumb and Dumber.” He is considered an icon in the film industry.
- Celebrity Name: Jim Carrey
- Full Name: James Eugene Carrey
- Gender: Male
- Birth Date: January 17, 1962
- Birth Place: Newmarket, Ontario, CA
- Age: 58
- Height: 1.86m
- Weight: 82 kilos
- Nationality: American, Canadian
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Status: Divorced
- Wife: Melissa Womer, married 1987-1995; Lauren Holly, married 1996-1997
- Children: Jane Errin Carrey
- Profession: American-Canadian artist, writer, comedian, and actor
- Net Worth: $180 million
Jim Carrey Early Life
Better known as Jim Carrey, James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada to parents Percy Carrey and Kathleen Carrey. His father was an accountant and musician while his mother was a homemaker. He has three siblings, namely Patrician, Rita, and John. Jim and his siblings were raised as Catholics.
For eight years, Jim resided in Burlington, Ontario and attended his education in Aldershot High School. At a young age, Jim was already interested in being an impressionist. He made a letter for the Carol Burnett Show, wherein he explained his talents and wanted to make a guest appearance.
Jim struggled as an entertainer during his early years. His father helped him and drove him to several comedy clubs in Toronto but his acts did not impress the audience. At this time, success was not good for him.
These challenges did not stop Jim from doing what he loves. He continued and gained much experience and knowledge. Eventually, he was receiving positive responses. By this time, he began doing paid gigs.
Known to be a believer of visualization, Jim wrote himself a check worth $10 million even before he became successful in the film business. He put the check in his wallet as a motivator and reminder that the day will come when his dreams will come true.
Jim Carrey was married twice – first to Melissa Womer and then to Lauren Holly. He married Melissa, a comedy club waitress and actress, in 1987. They have a daughter together named Jane Errin Carrey, who was born on September 6, 1987. The two broke up and got divorced in 1995.
In 1996, Jim and Lauren, his co-star in Dumb and Dumber, tied the knot. Sadly, the two broke the marriage off just a year after. Although the date is not clear, Jim is believed to have dated Renee Zellweger, also a famous artist in the movie industry.
In 2005, Jim and Jenny McCarthy, an actress and model, had a relationship for five years. After that, Jim dated Cathriona White, the ex-wife of Mark Burton. Cathriona later passed away due to drug overdose, which caused a feud between Jim and Mark. A lawsuit for the wrongful death of Cathriona was filed, which blamed Jim for what happened.
Jim Carrey Career
After getting paid for gigs, Jim Career became a notable comedian and worked with other famous stars, such as Rodney Dangerfield. This success gave him the opportunity to start his own show, “The Tonight Show.”
Even with his success as a stand-up comedian, Jim Carrey had other plans. He focused on television and movie industries and auditioned for a spot on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He was not accepted in 1996 but finally got the part in 2011.
In 1994, Jim was the main cast in the movie “Dumb and Dumber,” “Ace Ventura,” and “The Mask.” Starting in 2000, he has appeared in numerous movies, such as “Me, Myself, and Irene,” “Bruce Almighty,” and the “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.”
His other famous movies include “Liar, Liar” (1997), “The Truman Show” (1998), “Man on the Moon” (1999), “The Cable Guy” (1996), “Batman Forever” (1995), “The Number 23” (2007), “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” (2004), “A Christmas Carol” (2009), “Kick-Ass 2” (20130, “Sonic the Hedgehog” (2020), and so much more.
Awards and Achievements
Jim Carrey has earned numerous awards, including 7 MTV Awards, 1 TV Land Award, 2 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, 1 Kid’s Choice Award, and many more.
Jim Carrey Total Net Worth 2020
To date, Jim Carrey is known to have a total net worth of $180 million. Most of his fortune came from his numerous movies. He also earned from his TV show and the acts he did as a stand-up comedian.