Jim Carrey was born on 17-Jan-1962 in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.
Father's name: Percy Carrey
Mother's name: Kathleen Carrey
Brother: John Carrey
Sister: Patricia Carrey Fournier/ Rita Carrey
Spouse: Melissa Womer/ Lauren Holly
Children: Jane Erin Carrey
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Height: 6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Actor and comedian James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Carrey got his start with a spot doing stand-up at a Toronto comedy club when he was just 15 years old. By 1979, he had left the factory job as a janitor he had taken in 1978 to help support his family and was making his living as the opening act for successful comics Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield. In 1983, Carrey headed west to Hollywood where he starred in a made-for-television movie called introducing...Janet. Carrey's appearances on TV in programs such as The Duck Factory and Jim Carrey's Unnatural Act (1991) led to a regular role on the hit comedy In Living Color.
Carrey's big screen debut came with 1984's Finders Keepers, but he didn't find success until he played the titular role in the 1994 comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. From there, Carrey's expressive face, expert mimicry skills and physical brand of comedy kept the hits coming. He followed with The Mask (1994), Dumband Dumber (1994), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), Batman Forever (1995), The Cable Guy (1996) and Liar Liar (1997).
Carrey took a successful dramatic turn as Truman Burbank in Peter Weir's The Truman Show (1998), for which he won a Golden Globe award for Best Actor. He teamed up with legendary director Milos Forman for the Andy Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon (1999), co-starring Courtney Love. For his dead-on portrayal of Kaufman, Carrey took home his second Golden Globe. Despite his Golden Globe success, Carrey has never been nominated for an Academy Award, perhaps due to the Academy's traditional lack of recognition for comedic actors. Carrey has become one of the highest-paid actors in Hollywood, with an reported asking price of $20 million. In the summer of 2000, Carrey portrayed a character with two dueling personalities (both in love with the same woman) in the comedy Me, Myself and Irene. That fall, wearing pounds of green fur and makeup, he starred as the titular curmudgeon in the long-awaited big budget film version of Dr. Seuss' holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, directed by Ron Howard. In 2003, the actor starred as a man endowed with God-like powers in Bruce Almighty with Jennifer Aniston. The following year, Carrey starred opposite Kate Winslet in Charlie Kaufman's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. His other projects include two remakes: Steven Spielberg's version of the 1947 comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and the 1977 flick Fun with Dick and Jane.
Carrey has a daughter, Jane, from his marriage to Melissa Womer (from 1987 to 1995). He was married briefly to Dumb & Dumber co-star Lauren Holly before entering a yearlong romance with his Me, Myself and Irene leading lady, Renee Zellweger. His most recent relationship with actress/model Jenny McCarthy, ended in April 2010.
High School: Aldershot High School, Burlington, Canada (dropped out)
High School: Agincourt Collegiate Institute, Scarborough, Canada (dropped out)
Jim Carrey is an actor, comedian and producer. Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy In Living Color. His first leading roles in major productions came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995). His Golden Globe-winning performance in the eerily promontory "The Truman Show" (1998) proved that there was also significant depth and substance beneath his hyperkinetic antics, after which point, Carrey divided his efforts between broad comedies such as "Me, Myself and Irene" (2000) and more esoteric indie dramas such as Milos Forman's "Man on the Moon" (1999) and Michel Gondry's "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004). Carrey's unique sensibility and characterizations also proved a perfect match for big-screen adaptations of Dr. Seuss' fanciful classics, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (2000) and "Horton Hears a Who!" (2008), and he stayed atop the heap with comedies like "Bruce Almighty" (2003). Though his box-office clout diminished as he turned to uncharacteristic movies such as "The Number 23" (2007) and "I Love You Phillip Morris" (2009) - as evidenced by the muted response to "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (2011) - Carrey nonetheless remained one of Hollywood's biggest and more beloved stars. In 2013, he appeared in Kick-Ass 2 as Colonel Stars and Stripes. Controversially, he retracted support for the movie two months prior to its release.
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It is better to risk starving to death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what's left?
If you aren't in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret.
Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
I don't think human beings learn anything without desperation. Desperation is a necessary ingredient to learning anything or creating anything. Period. If you ain't desperate at some point, you ain't interesting.
I practiced making faces in the mirror and it would drive my mother crazy. She used to scare me by saying that I was going to see the devil if I kept looking in the mirror. That fascinated me even more, of course.
I tend to stay up late, not because I'm partying but because it's the only time of the day when I'm alone and don't haveto be performing.
I think I could go away tomorrow. I've already accomplished something. It's such a selfish business that sometimes I get sick of myself.
Life is an ordeal, albeit an exciting one, but I wouldn't trade it for the good old days of poverty and obscurity.
I'm the first to admit this whole salary thing is getting out of control. In the final analysis, it's still about the work.
We had problems like all families but we had a lot of love. I was extremely loved. We always felt we had each other.
I feel like I want to take care of everyone and I also feel this terrible guilt if I am unable to. And I have felt this way ever since all this success started.