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Jim Carrey Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Place Of Birth
Newmarket, Canada
1061 years old
Birth Date
January 17 0962

Jim Carrey Facts

Child Star?
Education & Qualifications

About Jim Carrey 

Jim Carrey is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and producer and is known worldwide for his brilliant slapstick performances.
Sometimes also referred to by his original name, James Eugene Carrey, the actor first came into the spotlight in 1990 with 'In Living Color', a sketch comedy television series from America. In 1994, he worked in several other movies like 'The Mask', 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective', and ‘Dumb And Dumber.’
Jim Carrey has also done movies like 'Me, Myself & Irene', 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas', 'Bruce Almighty', 'Fun With Dick And Jane', 'A Christmas Carol', 'Kick-Ass 2', 'Sonic The Hedgehog', and many others. Jim Carrey has been always deemed as a comedian, but he has also shined in roles of drama. Movies like 'Man On The Moon' and 'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind' are some of the notable mentions. The actor was born on January 17, 1962, to parents Kathleen Oram and Percy Carrey. Jim Carrey was brought up in a Roman Catholic household with his three older siblings. He has one brother - John Carrey and two older sisters - Patricia Carrey and Rita Carrey. Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket (a Toronto suburb) in Ontario, Canada. He has dual nationality with Canadian and American. 'The Mask' and the lead role in the movie is one of the most fun roles Jim has done over the years. From 'The Mask' to 'The Truman Show' and 'Ace Ventura', Jim Carrey has a brilliant list of movies and shows under his belt. For his efforts all across the board, Jim Carrey has even two Golden Globe Award nominations out of seven. His net worth has risen up to $180 million making him one of the richest actors in the industry now. Jim even has a daughter but he is divorced currently from both of his marriages. He has dated a long line of women in his life in the past. Know more about the actor born in Canada in the upcoming topics.

Jim Carrey Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jim Carrey’s net worth?

Jim Carrey is known to be one of the richest Canadian-American actors, comedians, writers, and producers there is and he earns a hefty amount of money with every movie and shows he does. The estimated net worth of Jim Carrey as of 2022 is said to be around $180 million. This net worth makes him one of the wealthiest and one of the most well-paid actors in the world. He is well-known all over the world and has done many great movies. In fact, he takes a high amount of money for every movie and show he does. If you have not seen any of his work until now, it is a great time to start, stand up, and cheer.

How much does Jim Carrey earn per year?

The salary of Jim Carrey is not known as he is paid different amounts according to the project he is involved in. His net worth is quite high, so he is considered one of the most handsomely paid actors in the world. For his performances, he has won many awards and nominations.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jim Carrey?

Jim Carrey has a height of 6 ft 2 in (188 cm).

How old is Jim Carrey?

As of 2022, Jim Carrey is 60 years old. He was born on January 17, 1962. He has worked on many characters over an illustrious career spanning many decades.

Childhood And Education

The comedian and actor was born in Newmarket, Ontario in Canada. He was born to Kathleen Oram and Percy Carrey. Kathleen was a homemaker while Percy Carrey was a musician and accountant. He has three older siblings - John Carrey, Patricia Carrey, and Rita Carrey.
Jim was only eight years old when he started practicing impressions in front of a mirror and that's when he knew that he has got the ability to perform at the highest level. Jim grew up in Metropolitan Toronto where he studied in North York's Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School. Later the family relocated to Burlington in Ontario where they lived for eight more years. Jim studied at Aldershot High School. Jim Carrey and his family did not have a very comfortable life after that as they became homeless and lived in a Volkswagen van. He and his brother lived for months in a tent on the shore of Lake Ontario in Charles Daley Park. The brothers even served as security guards and janitors at the tire plant and in exchange, they were allowed to stay in the house opposite the plant. Jim returned to Scarborough and he joined Agincourt Collegiate but eventually dropped out on his 16th birthday. While working in the factory, he did stand-up comedy in places near downtown Toronto.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Jim Carrey’s partner?

Jim Carrey has been married twice to date and divorced both of them. Jim was first married to Melissa Womer. They starting dating each other in 1986. Jim Carrey was a frequent performer in The Comedy Store where Melissa worked as a waitress. They soon became close friends and started dating. Carrey struggled during those times while Melissa supported both of them. They tied the knot on March 28, 1987, and Melissa soon gave birth to a daughter naming her, Jane Erin Carrey. However, after Jim Carrey became an actor, their relationship deteriorated and the couple divorced in 1995.
Jim Carrey met Canadian-American actress Lauren Holly during the auditions of 'Ace Venture: Pet Detective'. Although she did not get the part in 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' and Jim did, they got to work together in 'Dumb And Dumber'. They became close during this period and married each other in September 1996. However, it didn't work out, and they filed for divorce just eight months later.
Jim Carrey has dated many women including Linda Ronstadt, Charlotte Lewis, Renee Zellweger, Laurie Holden, January Jones, Anastasiya Volochkova, Anine Bing, Jenny McCarthy, Anastasia Vitkina, Anchal Joseph (rumored) , Cathriona White, Natalie Gal, and Ginger Gonzaga.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

People came to know about Jim Carrey first for his slapstick roles in 1990. He was cast in an episode of 'Living Color', an American sketch comedy television show. The actor and comedian is known for 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective', 'Dumb And Dumber', 'The Mask', 'The Truman Show', and more. He was also seen in many movies including 'Batman Forever' where he played the character of 'Riddler'.
Jim Carrey is best known for movies like 'Copper Mountain '(1983), 'Peggy Sue Got Married' '(1986), 'The Dead Pool' (1988), 'Earth Girls Are Easy' (1989), 'Doing Time On Maple Drive' (1992), 'The Mask' (1994) 'Dumb And Dumber' (1994) 'Ace Ventura: Pet Detective' (1994), 'Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls' (1995), 'Batman Forever' (1995), 'The Cable Guy' (1996), 'Liar Liar' (1997), 'The Truman Show' (1998), 'Man On The Moon' (1999), 'Me, Myself & Irene' (2000), 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' (2000), 'The Majestic' (2001), 'Bruce Almighty' (2003), 'Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events' (2004), 'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind' (2004), 'Fun With Dick And Jane' (2005), 'Yes Man' (2008) 'Horton Hears A Who!' (2008) (voice), 'A Christmas Carol' (2009), 'I Love You Phillip Morris' (2009). In 2011, he starred in 'Mr. Popper's Penguins', in 2013, in the movies, 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' and 'Kick-Ass 2' , in 2014, he starred in 'Dumb And Dumber To', in 2018, he starred in 'Kidding' (TV series), and in 2020, he was in 'Sonic The Hedgehog' , and soon he will be seen in 'Sonic The Hedgehog 2' (2022).

Charity Work

Here are a few charities that the actor has supported: Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Comic Relief, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Generation Rescue, Luke Neuhedel Foundation, Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, National Veterans Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Art of Elysium, and Toy Mountain Campaign. Due to his good net worth, he has helped a lot of people during crucial times. He donated $1 million for the victims of 9/11 when he took part in America: A Tribute to Heroes charity telethon.

What awards has Jim Carrey won?

He has received seven Golden Globe award nominations to date. He has won two of them. He has also won 11 awards in MTV Movie & TV Awards and four in People's Choice Awards.

Jim Carrey’s Hobbies And Interests

Apart from doing movies, he loves to paint. He also plays the saxophone and loves watching movies and listening to music.

Other Interesting Jim Carrey Facts And Trivia

  • Although he earns millions, Jim is not yet a billionaire.
  • He was a Roman Catholic in the past, however, he is known to follow different religions.
  • His big-screen debut came with 'Finders Keepers', a 1984 movie.
  • The actor is currently said to reside in a beautiful Los Angeles home located in the Santa Monica mountains.
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