|Birthdate||January 17, 1962|
|Birth Name||James Eugene Carrey|
|Birthplace||Newmarket, Ontario, Canada|
|Age||58 years (in 2020)|
|Years active||1978 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Melissa Wormer (m, 1987; div, 1995)|
|Lauren Holly (m. 1996; div. 1997)|
|Partner(s)||Jenny McCarthy (2005–2010)|
|Death||He is still alive|
Jim Carrey, real name James Eugene Carrey, was born January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Canada. He is an American-Canadian actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.
His gestural humor and his many grimaces have become his trademark. He was brought up in a Catholic family of French and Scottish origin, who would have lived a few steps from the home of John Candy's family. At the age of seven, he discovered a talent for comedy, and it is quite natural that he trains himself to make faces in front of a mirror, to end up performing in small shows organized for his class. Very quickly, his father discovered talent in his son and decided to help him organize shows in various cabarets in Toronto.
Unfortunately, success was not forthcoming and Carrey left school at sixteen to join his father in a tire factory. Although his first experience as a comedian was not a success, Carrey tried his hand at stand-up and performed wherever he wanted to be. Thus, Jim Carrey ends up headlining at Yuk Yuk's in Toronto. So in 1981, then barely nineteen, he left his native Ontario to reach Los Angeles with only $ 1,000 in his pocket. Arrived in California, Jim Carrey tries his luck at the Comedy Store of Mitzi Shore, his slaughter and his particular style soon make him a star of the troupe. This is how Rodney Dangerfield notices him and takes him with him on tour across the United States.
Crowned with its brand new notoriety, the Jim Carrey was not selected for the show but finally landed a first comic role in the TV movie "Rubberface", in 1981. He joined the NBC show "The Duck Factory" in 1984. Jim Carrey got his first major film role in 1983, in the comedy "Copper Mountain", which already exploited its incredible plasticity. Subsequently, he appears in particular in "Peggy Sue got married" (1986), by Francis Ford Coppola, alongside Nicolas Cage, then played alongside Clint Eastwood in the last episode of the "Inspector Harry" series: The Last Target. Jim Carrey then stars in "Pink Cadillac" (1989), which is a failure. In 1990, he got a role in the television series "In Living Color", broadcast for 4 years.
In 1995, he played one of the villains, Edward Nygma, in "Batman Forever", by Joel Schumacher, then agreed to resume his role as an animal detective for "Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls", the same year. The film confirms the character's popularity with the general public but does not convince the critics. In 1996, he continued with a riskier project, a satirical comedy directed by Ben Stiller, "The Cable Guy". He accepts to play a more ambiguous character than in his previous films and delivers a more complex performance for that. The film received a mixed critical reception, but enjoyed wide commercial success, and became cult over the years.
In 1997, the comedy film "Liar, liar" by Tom Shadyac allows him to convince critics and the public. Jim Carrey, however, chooses to then show another facet of his talent as an actor in films imbued with greater gravity. In 1998, he starred in the dramatic and satirical comedy "The Truman Show", by Peter Weir, which enjoyed immense critical and commercial success. His performance was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Dramatic Film the same year. The following year, he continued this momentum by playing actor Andy Kaufman, in "Man on the Moon", a biopic directed by Miloš Forman. Here again, Jim Carrey delivers a performance acclaimed by the entire profession. He finally won the Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy film.
In 2007, Jim Carrey reunited with director Joel Schumacher for the psychological thriller "The Number 23", which worked commercially, but was very poorly received by critics. But the same year, his dubbing work, alongside Steve Carell, on the animated film "Horton Hears a Who!" was crowned with wide critical and commercial success. In 2009, he returned to comedy with "Yes Man", which performed very well at the box office, then co-starred in "I Love You Phillip Morris", with Ewan McGregor, a comedy-drama by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. His interpretation is noticed by the critics. Jim Carrey then devoted himself to two films intended for a more family audience, with "A Christmas Carol",
In 2013, he experienced a real commercial failure with "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," a comedy centered on a duo of magicians from Las Vegas, alongside Steve Carell. That same year, Jim Carrey took part in the action-comedy "Kick-Ass 2". In 2014, he reunited with Jeff Daniels for "Dumb and Dumber To," alongside Laurie Holden and Kathleen Turner. If the reviews are bad, the film is very successful, mainly in North America. In 2016, Jim Carrey starred in "The Bad Batch," an offbeat romantic comedy, alongside Keanu Reeves and Jason Momoa.
Jim Carrey has two older sisters, Rita and Patricia, and an older brother, John. He married Melissa Womer, with whom he had a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey, born September 6, 1987. Divorced in 1995, Jim Carrey remarried actress Lauren Holly, whom he had met on the set of "Dumb and Dumber." They separated in 1997. During the filming of "Me, Myself & Irene" in 2000, he had a relationship with Renée Zellweger, then with the model Betine Holte. Jim Carrey then lives with actress and model Jenny McCarthy. They officially announced their separation on April 6, 2010.
|1983||Copper Mountain||Bobby Todd||David Mitchell|
|The Sex and Violence Family Hour||Various roles||Harvey Frost|
|All in Good Taste||Ralph Parker||Anthony Kramreither|
|1984||Finders Keepers||Lane Biddlecoff||Richard Lester|
|1985||Once Bitten||Mark Kendall||Howard Storm|
|1986||Peggy Sue Got Married||Walter Getz||Francis Ford Coppola|
|1988||The Dead Pool||Johnny Squares||Buddy Van Horn|
|Earth Girls Are Easy||Wiploc||Julien Temple|
|1989||Pink Cadillac||Lounge Entertainer||Buddy Van Horn|
|1991||High Strung||Death||Roger Nygard|
|1992||Itsy Bitsy Spider||The Exterminator||Matthew O'Callaghan|
|1994||Ace Ventura: Pet Detective||Ace Ventura||Tom Shadyac|
|The Mask||Stanley Ipkiss / The Mask||Chuck Russell|
|Dumb and Dumber||Lloyd Christmas||Peter Farrelly|
|1995||Batman Forever||Edward Nygma / The Riddler||Joel Schumacher|
|Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls||Ace Ventura||Steve Oedekerk|
|1996||The Cable Guy||Cable Guy / Ernie "Chip" Douglas||Ben Stiller|
|1997||Liar Liar||Fletcher Reede||Tom Shadyac|
|1998||The Truman Show||Truman Burbank||Peter Weir|
|Simon Birch||Adult Joe Wenteworth / Narrator||Mark Steven Johnson|
|1999||Man on the Moon||Andy Kaufman / Tony Clifton||Miloš Forman|
|2000||Me, Myself & Irene||Charlie Baileygates / Hank Evans||Peter Farrelly|
|How the Grinch Stole Christmas||The Grinch||Ron Howard|
|2001||The Majestic||Peter Appleton||Frank Darabont|
|2003||Pecan Pie||The Driver||Michel Gondry|
|Bruce Almighty||Bruce Nolan / Bruce Almighty||Tom Shadyac|
|2004||Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind||Joel Barish||Michel Gondry|
|Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events||Count Olaf / Stephano / Captain Julio Sham||Brad Silberling|
|2005||Fun with Dick and Jane||Richard "Dick" Harper||Dean Parisot|
|2007||The Number 23||Walter Sparrow / Fingerling||Joel Schumacher|
|2008||Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!||Horton||Jimmy Hayward|
|Yes Man||Carl Allen||Peyton Reed|
|2009||I Love You Phillip Morris||Steven Jay Russell||John Requa|
|A Christmas Carol||Ebenezer Scrooge||Robert Zemeckis|
|2011||Mr. Popper's Penguins||Thomas "Tom" Popper Jr.||Mark Waters|
|2013||The Incredible Burt Wonderstone||Steve Gray||Don Scardino|
|Kick-Ass 2||Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes||Jeff Wadlow|
|Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||Scott Reils||Adam McKay|
|2014||Dumb and Dumber To||Lloyd Christmas||Bobby Farrelly|
|2016||The Bad Batch||The Hermit||Ana Lily Amirpour|
|Dark Crimes||Tadek||Alexandros Avranas|
|2020||Sonic the Hedgehog||Dr. Robotnik||Jeff Fowler|