Jim Carrey Biography (1962-)



Full name, James Eugene Carrey; born January 17, 1962, in Jacksons Point (some sources say Newmarket or Toronto), Ontario, Canada; son of Percy (a musician and accountant) and Kathleen (a homemaker) Carrey; married Melissa Womer (an actress), 1986 (one source says 1987; divorced, 1995); married Lauren Holly(an actress), September 23, 1996 (divorced, July 29, 1997); children: (firstmarriage) Jane. Avocational interests: Alternative rock music, drawing, watching dramatic films, tennis, reading self-help books. Addresses: Agent-- United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Fifth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Career: Actor, comedian, and writer. Standup comedian, c. 1979--. Titan Wheels (factory), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, laborer. Awards, Honors: MTV Movie Award nomination, best comedic performance, 1994, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, favorite actor--comedy, on video, andfavorite male newcomer, on video, both 1995, all for Ace Ventura: Pet Detective; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture--comedy/musical, MTV Movie Award nominations, best comedic performance and best dance sequence (with Cameron Diaz), all 1995, for The Mask; MTV Movie Awards, best comedic performance and best kiss (with LaurenHolly), and MTV Movie Award nomination (with Jeff Daniels), best on-screen duo, all 1995, for Dumb and Dumber; MTV Movie Awards, best male performance and best comedic performance, and MTV Movie Award nomination (with SophieOkonedo), best kiss, all 1996, for Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls; MTV Movie Award nomination, best villain, 1996, for Batman Forever; MTVMovie Awards, best comedic performance and best villain, and MTV Movie Awardnomination (with Matthew Broderick), best fight, all 1997, for The Cable Guy; named one of the "top 100 movie stars of all time," Empire magazine, 1997; Showman of the Year Award, 1998; MTV Movie Award, best comedic performance, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite actor--comedy, and Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture--comedy/musical, all 1998, for Liar Liar; Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actor in a motion picture--drama, MTV Movie Award, best male performance, Saturn Award nomination, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Films, best actor, American Comedy Award nomination, funniest actor ina motion picture (leading role), Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination,favorite actor--drama, and Chicago Film Critics Association Award nomination,best actor, all 1999, for The Truman Show; American Comedy Award nomination, funniest male guest appearance in a television series, 1999, for "Flip," an episode of The Larry Sanders Show; named one of the "100 greatest entertainers," Entertainment Weekly, 1999; Boston Society of Film Critics Award, best actor, Toronto Film Critics Association Award runner up, best male performance, and Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, bestactor, all 1999, Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actor in a motionpicture--comedy/musical, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a motion picture, comedy, or musical, MTVMovie Award nomination, best male performance, American Comedy Award nomination, funniest actor in a motion picture (leading role), and Canadian Comedy Award nomination, film--performance male, all 2000, all for Man on the Moon; ShoWest Award, National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), male starof the year, 2000; received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2000; MTVMovie Award for best Villain, Blockbuster Entertainment Award and Kid's Choice Blimp Award, both for favorite actor in a comedy, all for How the GrinchStole Christmas, 2000; People's Choice Award for favorite motion picturestar in a comedy, 2001. Addresses: Agent: United Talent Agency, 9560Wilshire Blvd., Fifth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, writer
Birth Details
January 17, 1962
Jacksons Point, Ontario, Canada

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