Jim Carrey

Canadian-american Actor
Born Jan 17, 1962

James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is an 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.… Read More

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1962 Birth Born on January 17, 1962.


1980 18 Years Old Despite his increasing popularity as a stand-up comic, Carrey turned his attention to the film and television industries, auditioning to be a cast member for the 1980–1981 season of NBC's Saturday Night Live.


1983 - 1984 2 More Events
1987 25 Years Old His first marriage was to former actress and Comedy Store waitress Melissa Womer, whom he married on March 28, 1987. Their daughter Jane Erin Carrey was born September 6, 1987. Jane was a 2012 contestant on American Idol. The two divorced in 1995.
1989 27 Years Old Carrey continued to land small roles in film and television productions in the late 1980s, which led to a friendship with fellow comedian Damon Wayans, who co-starred with Carrey as an extraterrestrial in 1989's Earth Girls Are Easy. … Read More
1990 28 Years Old Carrey eventually landed a recurring role in the show which first aired on April 15, 1990. … Read More


1995 33 Years Old In 1995, Carrey co-starred in the Joel Schumacher-directed superhero film Batman Forever, in which Batman tries to stop Two-Face and the Riddler (played by Carrey) in their villainous scheme to drain information from all the brains in Gotham City. … Read More
1996 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Carrey was not selected for the position, although he did host the show in May 1996, January 2011 and October 2014. … Read More
1997 35 Years Old He soon bounced back in 1997 with the critically acclaimed comedy Liar Liar, playing Fletcher Reede, a successful lawyer who has built his career on lying, regularly breaking promises that he makes to his son Max. … Read More
1999 37 Years Old 1 More Event
That same year, Carrey appeared as a fictionalized version of himself on the final episode of Garry Shandling's The Larry Sanders Show, in which he deliberately ripped into Shandling's character. In 1999, Carrey had the lead role in Man on the Moon. … Read More
2000 38 Years Old In 2000, Carrey reteamed with the Farrelly brothers, who had directed him in Dumb and Dumber, in the comedy film Me, Myself & Irene, a film that received mixed reviews but enjoyed box office success. … Read More


2004 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Carrey starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. … Read More
2005 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Carrey starred in a remake of Fun with Dick and Jane, playing Dick, a husband who becomes a bank robber after he loses his job. … Read More
2007 45 Years Old In 2007, Carrey reunited with Joel Schumacher, director of Batman Forever, for The Number 23, a psychological thriller co-starring Virginia Madsen and Danny Huston. … Read More
2011 49 Years Old …  In 2011, Carrey landed the lead role in Mr. Popper's Penguins, playing Thomas "Tom" Popper Jr. a realtor who becomes the caretaker of a family of penguins. … Read More


2012 50 Years Old 1 More Event
Peter Farrelly said in April 2012 that Carrey and Jeff Daniels would return for a Dumb and Dumber sequel, Dumb and Dumber To, with the Farrelly brothers writing and directing and a planned September 2012 production start. … Read More
The film was released in March 2013 to mixed reviews and underperformed significantly at the box office, grossing just over $27 million on a $30 million budget.
2014 52 Years Old Carrey delivered the commencement address at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, in May 2014 and received an honorary doctorate for his achievements as a comedian, artist, author, and philanthropist.
2015 53 Years Old Carrey was a producer on Rubble Kings, a 2015 documentary film that depicts events preceding and following the Hoe Avenue peace meeting. … Read More
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