"James Carrey" redirects here. For other uses, see James Carey (disambiguation) and James Cary (disambiguation).
Carrey at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival
Born James Eugene Carrey
(1962-01-17) January 17, 1962 (age 50)
Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor, comedian, producer
Years active 1979–present
Height 6' 2"
Spouse Melissa Womer (1987–1995)
Lauren Holly (1996–1997)
Partner Jenny McCarthy (2005–2010)
Anastasia Vitkina (2011–present)
James Eugene "Jim" Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, and producer. Carrey has received four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning two. Known for his highly energetic, slapstick performances, he has been described as one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood.
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). In 1997, he gave a critically acclaimed performance in Liar Liar, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor. He then starred in the critically acclaimed hits The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999), both garnering him two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor.
In 2000, he gained further recognition for his portrayal of the The Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Three years later, Carrey starred in the major blockbuster film Bruce Almighty (2003). The following year he starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), for which he received another Golden Globe nomination in addition to a BAFTA Award nomination. He then starred in popular productions Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), A Christmas Carol (2009), and Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011).
He is set to star in Burt Wonderstone in 2013 as Steve Gray, in addition to reprising his role as Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber 2 in 2014. He is also set to star as Mr. Applegate in a film adaption of the broadway musical Damn Yankees
Actor, comedian. Born James Eugene Carrey, 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 janitorjob he had taken in 1978 to help support his family and was making hisliving as opening act for successful comics Buddy Hackett and Rodney Dangerfield.
At 19, Carrey headed west to Hollywood where, in 1983,he started with a made-for-television movie called Introducing...Janet.Carrey's appearances on television's The Duck Factory; and Jim Carrey'sUnnatural Act (1991) led to a regular role on the hit comedy In LivingColor.
Carrey's big screen debut came with 1984's Finders Keepers, but he didn't have a big success until 1994's Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. From there, Carrey's expressive face, expert mimicry skills, and physical brandof comedy kept the hits coming. He followed with The Mask (1994), Dumb andDumber (1994), Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), Batman Forever (1995),The CableGuy (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 a second straight 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
Yes Man (43)
A Christmas Carol (34)
I Love You Phillip Morris (30)
Fun with Dick and Jane (27)
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (25)