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.


1984 22 Years Old In 1984 Carrey was in the short-lived sitcom The Duck Factory.
1987 25 Years Old Carrey has been married twice. 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.
1990 28 Years Old From 1990 to 1994, Carrey was a regular cast member of the ensemble comedy television series In Living Color.


1994 - 1995 2 More Events
1996 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Carrey was not selected for the position, although he later hosted the show in May 1996, January 2011 and October 2014.
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 previously directed him in Dumb and Dumber, for the black 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 Carrey met model and actress Jenny McCarthy in 2005 and made their relationship public in June 2006. In April 2010, the two ended their near five-year relationship. Despite the split and media circulations, McCarthy stated in October 2010 that, "Jim and I are still good friends".
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 1 More Event
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.
Carrey was a producer on Rubble Kings, a 2015 documentary film that depicts events preceding and following the Hoe Avenue peace meeting.
2016 54 Years Old On September 19, 2016, Mark Burton, White's husband from 2013 until her death, filed suit against Carrey, claiming that he used his "immense wealth and celebrity status" to illegally obtain and distribute prescription drugs involved in her death.
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