Jim Carrey – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Jim Carrey
Nickname Jim Carrey
Gender Male
Age 61 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth January 17, 1962
Full Name James Eugene Carrey
Profession Actor, Comedian, Writer, Artist
Nationality Canadian-American
Birthplace Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 37-32-14 inches
Bodytype Slim
Height 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)
Weight 84 kg (185 lbs)
Waist 32 inches
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Shoe Size 10 (US)

James Eugene Carrey (born on January 17, 1962) in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He is a Canadian actor, comedian, dramatist, and producer.

He grew up as a Roman Catholic and has three elder siblings, named John, Patricia, and Rita. Carrey started making faces and discovered a talent for doing impressions at eight. He studied at Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School in North York. Later, his family moved to Burlington, Ontario, where Jim attended Aldershot High School. 


He received recognition after repeating a role in the American sketch comedy In Living Color (1990–1994, TV series). He starred as Lloyd Christmas with Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber (1994) and its sequel Dumb and Dumber To (2014). Carrey gained success in playing the role of Edward Nygma/The Riddler in the Batman Forever (1995).

He received nominations for Emmy Award for starring as Tim Carter in the drama television Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992, film). He gained recognition and earned Golden Globe Awards for his leading roles in The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999). Later, he starred in the psychological science fiction Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004, film).

For the film, he received nominations for both the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and another Golden Globe Award. He received another Golden Globe nomination for his dramatic role in Kidding (2018, TV series). The Guardian British newspaper named him one of the best actors never to have gained an Academy Award nomination.

He published his first book, How Roland Rolls, in 2013 and received a Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. In 2020, he published his first novel, entitled Memoirs, and Misinformation.


Jim Carrey Education

School: Aldershot School

Jim Carrey Career

Profession: Actor, Comedian, Writer, Artist


First Film: Copper Mountain (1983)
First TV Show: The All-Night Show (1980)

Net Worth: USD $150 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Percy Joseph Carrey

Mother: Kathleen Carrey

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Melissa Womer ( m. 1987; div. 1995) Lauren Holly ( m. 1996; div. 1997)

No. of Children: 1

Daughter: Jane Erin Carrey

Jim Carrey Favorites

Hobbies: Acting, Listening Music, Watching Movies, Karaoke

Favorite Movie: The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes

Favorite TV shows: Monthly Python’s Flying Circus

Favorite Food: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Favorite Color: Green

Favorite Books: Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

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