Melissa Womer Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Oct, 2017
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Date of Birth: 1960 , July-6
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
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Melissa Womer is an actress and producer best known for Real Stories of the Donut Men, The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin and Man on the Moon. She is famous as Comedy Store waitress, a nickname given to her because she worked as a waitress for the Comedy Store.

Early Life and Education

Melissa Womer was born on 6 July 1960 in the United States of America. She holds the American nationality and belongs to White American ethnicity. She grew up in Kansas with her family members.

Womer attended the University of Kansas and wrote jokes for the morning radio show during her high school. 


Mellisa Womer first came to Hollywood to pursue her career in acting.  She worked as a waitress in the Comedy Store located at the Sunset Boulevard.

While working at the Comic store, Womer was able to become everyone’s favorite character. However, she experienced her big break in the BET’s Socially Offensive Behavior along with D.L. Hughley

Mellisa Womer became famous for her work in the 1997 spoof of the TV series Cops, Stories of the Donut Men, she received critical acclaims for her work in the 1999 movie Man on the Moon and the 2004 TV series The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin

Personal Life

In addition to being a famous actress and a producer, Mellisa Womer is also known as the first wife of Jim Carrey, a producer, comedian, screenwriter and an actor. The couple met at the Comedy Store and started dating each other. 

Mellisa Womer married Jim Carrey in 1987, after dating for a year.  The couple has a daughter named Jane Erin Carrey.

Womer's marriage with the comedian didn't last long, and they ended their relationship in 1995 after being together for seven years. Jim initiated the divorce as he was too busy in building his professional career and losing touch in his relationship with Mellisa. 

Net Worth

Mellisa Womer lives a luxurious life with her daughter, Jane Erin Carrey. Womer demanded around $5 million to $10 million in the divorce settlement from Jim Carrey. However, she received only $3.5 million. 

Womer also received 10 thousand per month for temporary child support. After eight years of their separation, Womer further demanded money for her daughter and received $7 million.