Jim Carrey Biography

Updated On Feb 10, 2019 Published On Oct 05, 2015
Facts of Jim Carrey
Date of Birth: 1962 , January-17
Birth Nation: Canada
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Jim Carrey
Birth Name James Eugene Carrey
Nick Name "Jim"
Father Percy Joseph Carrey
Mother Kathleen Carrey
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Newmarket
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $150 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Married Yes
Married to Lauren Holly (m. 1996), Melissa Womer (m. 1987)
Children Jane Erin Carrey
Divorce Lauren Holly (m. 1997), Melissa Womer (m. 1995)
Education Aldershot High School
Awards Golden Globe 2000
Movies True Crimes (2016)
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Jim Carrey, born as James Eugene "Jim" Carrey, is a renowned actor from Canada. He has also established himself as a comedian and impressionist. He is also a movie producer and a screenwriter. He is popular in the world for portraying his role in the famous television series, In Living Color.

Jim Carry, Age, Family, & Education

Jim Carrey was born in a middle-class family on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Canada, to Kathleen Carrey and Percy Carrey. Both of his parents were middle-class workers. He holds the citizenship of America as well as Canada and he is White.

Talking about his formal education, Jim finished his 10th from Agincourt Collegiate Institute and finished his high school from Aldershot High School.

How old is Jim Carry?

Jim was born on January 17, 1962, and is 57 years of age, as of 2019.

Marriage and Wife

Jim Carrey was a married man but he soon got a divorce from her wife. He was first married to Melissa Womer on 28th of March 1987.

They also had one child together. They remained in married life for a shy of a decade and finally called off their marriage in 1995.

He again got married the following year and this time it was with Lauren Holly; she is also an actress known for her role in the comedy movie, Dumb and Dumber.

But his second married life lasted only for a year as they got divorced in 1997.

Career And Net Worth

He began his acting career since 1980 but it was not easy to obtain him the acting role during that time. He struggled a lot to make his first big screen appearance. He made his professional appearance as a comedian. His major acting role was in the comedy movie, Dumb and Dumber to whose box office earning was around $169.8 million.

What is his net worth?

As of 2019, he has a net worth of around $150 million. A major portion of his earning comes from his career as an actor. Besides, he also from brand endorsements and sponsorships.

Houses he owns 

The Hollywood actor Jim owns several houses across the United States. As of 2019, he resides in a beautiful mansion in the west Los Angeles, California.

Likewise, he also owns a seven-thousand square foot duplex penthouse located in Manhattan, New York, which he bought for a total of $13.65 million.  The penthouse that was built in 1824 consists of six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and four half bathrooms.

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Jim Carrey facts on timeline

Born in New market, Canada

January 17 , 1962

Jim Carrey was from the middle class family born as James Eugene Carrey in New market, Canada to Kathleen Carrey and Percy Carrey. Both of his parents were middle class workers. He holds the citizenship of America as well as Canada and he is White.

Married to Melissa Womer

March 28 , 1987

Jim Carrey was a married man. He has been married twice but not anymore as both of his married life dissolved after being married for few years. He was first married to Melissa Womer. She is also a comedian and an actress. They got married on 28th of March 1987.

Began dating Linda Ronstadt

1983

Before being married to Melissa Womer, he was involved in romantic relationship with Linda Ronstadt. She is one of the renowned singers from United States. They began dating since 1983 but it was just for a short period of time.

Divorced with his first wife

1995

He was first married to Melissa Womer, she was an actress and also the comedian like him.  They also had one child together. They remained in married life for a shy of decade and finally called off their marriage in 1995.

Married to Lauren Holly

September 23 , 1996

He again got married the following year and this time it was with Lauren Holly, she is also an actress and she also portrayed her role in the comedy movie, Dumb and Dumber. But this married life lasted only for a year.

Divorced with his second wife

July 27 , 1997

After his first married life was dissolved in 1995, he them got married with Lauren Holly the following year. But this married life lasted only for a year as they got divorced in 1997. They didn't have any children together. 

First child, Jane Erin Carrey

September 6 , 1987

Soon after being married with Melissa Womer he became father for the first time in his life. His wife, Melissa Womer gave birth to their first child, a sweet little daughter, Jane Erin Carrey on 6th of September of the same year.

Became US Citizen

2004

Jim Carrey was born in New market, Canada to Kathleen Carrey and Percy Carrey. Since his childhood days, he was raised and feed there. Before 2004, he was the solo citizen of Canada but from 2004 he also received his citizenship of United States.

Began his professional career

1980

 He began his acting career since 1980 but it was not easy to obtain him the acting role during that time. He struggled a lot to make his first big screen appearance. He made his professional appearance as a comedian.

Played his major movie

1994

It was 1980 when he began his acting career but it took him more than a decade to make his movie appearances. He made his major movie appearance only in 1994 and that was in the comedy movie, Dumb and Dumber. It is a famous comedy movie.

Won Golden Globes, USA

1999

Golden Globes, USA is also one of the prestigious awards in Hollywood and he has also been honored with this award twice in his life. He was first nominated in this award back in 1995 but it was 1999 when he won this award for the first time.

Won Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

1995

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards is also one of the prestigious awards and he has also been honored with this award four times in his life. He first won this award back in 1995 and that was from his role in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

Won Kids' Choice Awards, USA

1996

He has also been honored by the Kids' Choice Awards, USA. Actually he has won this award for six different times in his life. He first won this award back in 1995 and that was for Favorite Movie Actor. He also won this award for the next two consecutive years from the same category.

Won MTV Movie Awards

1997

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and he has also won some of them. In 1995 he received lots of prestigious awards in his life and one of them is also MTV Movie Awards. He has been honored with this award for ten different times in his life.