Jim Carrey Biography
A resolute Canadian-born entertainer, Jim Carrey is a vigorous and popular actor, scriptwriter, producer and improvised stand-up comedian. His birth name is James Eugene Carrey, and he was born on January, 1962, in New market, the greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. His mother, Kathleen was a housewife, while the father, Percy Carrey was a saxophonist with a Toronto big band, and he had worked as an accountant. Jim Carrey was the youngest of three siblings, John, Patricia, and Rita. He attended Blessed Trinity Catholic School, Northview Heights Secondary School and Aldershot High School. At the age of 15, he quit school and worked as a janitor to support his family. He has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and he dealt with depression. Carrey holds a dual citizen of both the United States and Canada. As a benefactor, he created the charitable foundation called Generation Rescue to help families whose children have been afflicted by autism.
Jim Carrey Wedding
Carrey tied the knot with a former actress and Comedy Store waitress, Melissa Womer, in 1987. They had blessed with a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey, on September 6, 1987. They got divorced in 1995. He got married to Dumb and Dumber co-star, Lauren Holly, in 1996 and the marriage lasted for less than a year. He was involved in a series of highly publicized relationships with other starlets, Laurie Holden, January Jones, and Anine Bing. He got engaged with a Co-star of the movie, Me, Myself and Irene, Renée Zellweger, from 1999 to 2000. Carrey dated a model and actress, Jenny McCarthy, from 2005 to 2010.
Jim Carrey Showbiz Career
While Carrey was struggling in professional life, his father supported the ambitious comedian to put together a stage act, drove him to Toronto to debut at a comedy club. Although he did not get any encouragement response, but he continued his efforts. About this time, his family eventually got back on their feet financially. The spirited teen, Carrey came back to the stage with a more polished act and, he went from open mic nights to regular paid shows, and he received a widespread reputation. He made his living as the opening act for successful comics, Buddy Hackett and legendary, Rodney Dangerfield. In 1982, he made his televised stand-up show in An Evening at the Improv, followed by his debuted act on The Tonight Show (1983). He wrote the script and acted in the short video, The Sex and Violence Family Hour in 1983. The same year, he appeared in the television movie, Introducing… Janet and first feature film, Finders Keepers and the next movie, Copper Mountain. He landed a leading role in the Tv series, The Duck Factory, in 1984. This led him to perform a small part in several films like Once Bitten (1985), a comedy-drama, Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), action-thriller, The Dead Pool (1988) and romantic-comedy, Earth Girls Are Easy (1989). He eventually gained popularity by writing the screenplay and performing a regular role in the international hit comedy series, In Living Color, from 1990 to 1994.
Carrey wrote the script and played the title character in the smash-hit comedy, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994). From there, he became a profitable box-office star and kept the hits coming. He rose up in super-hit, The Mask (1994), critically appraised and hit, Dumb and Dumber (1994), commercial successful, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), box-office hit, The Cable Guy (1996) and critically acclaimed, Liar Liar (1997). He played the villainous character in Batman Forever in 1995. In 1998, he garnered his first Golden Globe award for the vivid performance in huge-hit comedy, The Truman Show. The next year, he earned his second Golden award for the most terrifying impersonation in the hit film, Man on the Moon. In 2000, he ventured into the box-office successful movie, Me, Myself & Irene and the highest grossing Christmas film, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He produced and starred in the financial success, Bruce Almighty (2003). Following the critical approval, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), he lent his voice for the computer animated movies like Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and A Christmas Carol (2009). He made a live action comedy comeback in Yes Man (2008). He next featured in I Love You Phillip Morris (2009), Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013), Kick-Ass 2 (2013) and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013).
Jim Carrey News Stories
Carrey has completed his part in the upcoming project, Dumb and Dumber To, a sequel of 1994 hit film, Dumb and Dumber and film will release in the coming days of 2014.
Jim Carrey Interview
Carrey revealed in an interview that he used to try to cheer up his sick, bedridden mother with his wacky impersonations of animals. Additionally, he practiced in front of the mirror by doing imitations of well-known figures like John Wayne, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Jack Nicholson, for a long time, and there he developed a passion for comedy. He does not think human beings learn anything without desperation. He took many great lessons from his father: “Not the least of which is that you can fail at what you do not want, then you might as well get a chance on doing what you love.” Carrey enjoys telling stories, whether serious or comedic. In the end, he quoted: “Be grateful for what you have and do not do too many things that make you feel like you deserve to lose because we do program our computers.”