Jim Carrey Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Jan, 2018
Facts of Jim Carrey
Date of Birth: 1962 , January-17
Age: 56 years old
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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Synopsis

James Eugene Carrey, a Canadian-American actor and comedian, is known for his highly energetic slapstick performances. 

He has appeared in various films including Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Truman Show. He is currently filming TV series Kidding alongside Catherine Keener and Frank Langella in the lead roles. 

Early Life and Education

Jim Carrey was born in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada on January 17, 1962. He was born as James Eugene "Jim" Carrey. Jim’s was born as the son of father Percy Carrey and mother Kathleen Carrey. His mother was a homemaker and his father was a musician and accountant.

He is of White-Canadian ethnicity. Jim’s nationality is of dual nationality; Canadian- American. He received United States citizenship in 2004. His star sign is Capricorn.

He has three siblings, two sisters and a brother. Rita Carrey, John Carrey and Patricia carry Fournier are his siblings’ name. 

Career

He got support to enhance his acting interest from his father. He joined comedy club Yuk Yuks according to his father suggestion. He also acted in many drams and theater before getting into films.

Jim made his film debut in 1985 from a movie Once Bitten. Later in 1988, he was featured in The Dead Pool. He was raised to fame from the 1994 super hit comedy movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber.

All of these movies are even at today’s date are considered to be most successful comedy movies and he was established as one of the greatest comedians in the Hollywood industry.

Jim Carrey also made his lead role appearance in the successful movies like Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), Liar Liar (1997), Man on the Moon (1999), Bruce Almighty (2003), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), Dumb and Dumber To (2014).

From the date of his debut he has done remarkable work and he has established himself as one of the legendary comedic actor. He is currently busy in his future Polish-American crime drama-thriller film True Crimes, which is to be released in 2016. 

Personal Life

Jim Carrey has been married twice. He is currently not dating anyone. Jim Carrey previously married to former actress and Comedy Store waitress Melissa Womer. They were married on March 28, 1987. They have a daughter together Jane Erin Carrey who was born September 6, 1987. They divorced in 1995 after living eight years together. 

After a year,  he was married to his co-star Lauren Holly, on September 23, 1996. Their marriage did not last for a year and he divorced Holly in 1997. Then, he was also once romantically linked with Me, Myself and Irene co-star Renée Zellweger.

In 2005, he was in a relationship with model and actress Jenny McCarthy. They revealed about their relationship in June 2006. They ended their relationship living five years together in April 2010. 

In 2012, he dated Cathriona White, a native of County Tipperary, Ireland. The duo reportedly ended their affair in 2013. However, they rekindled their affair in May 2015. 

Jim Carry has battled depression and to deal with his depression, he took Prozac. Carry has said that he no longer takes medications or stimulants of any kind including coffee. 

Carry is a follower and an advocate for ‘Law of Attraction’. He uses visualization techniques to get work. He is also a practitioner of Transcendental meditation. 

Controversy

On September 28, 2015, Carry’s former girlfriend Cathorina White, was found dead from a prescription drug overdose. Just five days after his separation from her, she was found dead in her Los Angeles home.

After a year, in October 2016, Mark Burton, White’s husband (2013-2015), filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Carrey, claiming that Carry was responsible for her death. Following day, Carrey released a statement about that incident:

What a terrible shame. It would be easy for me to get in a back room with this man's lawyer and make this go away, but there are some moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world. I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved. Cat's troubles were born long before I met her and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone's control. I really hope that someday soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace.

However, after denying that accusation, Carry still needed to face trail for few years. Now a civil trail will start from April 2018. According to Carry’s lawyer, he thought that White's relationship with her husband was ended when she rekindled her affair with him. 

Net Worth

Jim Carrey’s current net worth is $150 million. He has amassed a huge amount of net worth from his three-decade-long acting career. In 1996, he received $20 million salary for the feature film The Cable Guy. The movie grossed $102 million worldwide.

His movie The Truman Show earned $264 million worldwide in 1998. Till now, he has appeared in over 40 movies and has earned $2,545,234,159 revenue at the Box Office. His average earnings per film is $94,267,932.
He started his acting career in the late 1980s. In 1990, his salary was $25K/ episode for the TV series In Living Color. These days, he earns annually $20 million from his films.

In 2014, his most popular film Dumb and Dumber To production team paid him $15 million salary.  In 2016, he received $12 million salary from True Crimes.

Jim Carrey owns three lavish homes in three different cities- Los Angeles house, a $13.95 million house in Malibu, Los Angeles and Manhattan house ($19 million). In 2013, he earned $13.4 million after selling his Brentwood home.

Carrey also has two lavishes cars- SL63 manufactured by Mercedes Benz ($147K) and Porsche Panamera ($78K-$200K). Carrey frequently travels on his private jet Gulfstream which is available on $61.5 million in the market. 

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