Jim Carrey

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  • Birth Name: James Eugene Carrey
  • Birth Place: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • At the age of 10, mailed his résumé to the producers of The Carol Burnett Show.
  • When his father lost his job, a teenage Jim, his parents and two of his siblings all worked as janitors for a tire company.
  • Made stand-up debut at age 15 at a club in Toronto called Yuk Yuk's.
  • Got his big break doing In Living Color after meeting Keenen Ivory Wayans.
  • When he was starting out, wrote himself a check for $20 million and carried it around with him until he was paid that actual amount for The Cable Guy in 1996.
  • Spoke out about his struggles with depression in 2004.
  • Released online videos in 2007 to draw awareness to political repression in Burma.
  • Holds both Canadian and U.S. citizenship.

Awards

  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2010, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Comedic Star: Winner
  • 2005, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Funny Male: Winner
  • 2001, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Star in a Comedy: Winner
  • 1996, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Actor in a Comedy Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jane Erin Carrey — Daughter
  • Patricia Carrey Fournier — Sister
  • Kathleen Carrey — Mother
  • John Carrey — Brother
  • Jenny McCarthy — Ex-significant Other
  • Melissa Womer — Ex-wife
  • Percy Carrey — Father
  • Rita Carrey — Sister
  • Lauren Holly — Ex-wife
  • Renée Zellweger — Ex-fiancée
  • Anastasia Vitkina — Ex-significant Other

Details

  • Birth Name: James Eugene Carrey
  • Birth Place: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer, Producer

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