Jim Carrey

Birth Name: 
James Eugene Carrey
Best Known For: 

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Short bio: 

James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Ontario, Canada, and is the youngest of four children. He and his family struggled financially, even living in a campervan at one point. But Carrey made his stand-up debut in Toronto after his family got back on their feet. Determined to pursue his dream to be a comic, Carrey dropped out of high school to work on his act. He moved to Los Angeles in 1979 and eventually caught the attention of Rodney Dangerfield, who signed Carrey to open for him during his tour.

Carrey met Damon Wayans on the set of Earth Girls Are Easy in 1988, where both actors played aliens. Wayans and his brother, Keenen Ivory Wayans, recruited Carrey for the cast of In Living Color in 1990, where he quickly became a stand-out with outrageous comedic personalities like Fire Marshal Bill.

Carrey's break-out role was on the film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective in 1994 which was a box-office smash. Later, his performance in Liar Liar in 1997 earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor, and would mark a turning point in his career. Two films that followed, The Truman Show in 1998 and his turn as Andy Kaufman in the biopic Man on the Moon 1999 each netted Carrey a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

Carrey has one child with his first wife, Melissa Carrey. They divorced in 1995. He married actress Lauren Holly in 1996, but they split less than a year later.


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Submitted by Paul James Simone (not verified) on

Tell Jim Carrey that I am in entertainment as well and I am very happy fire marshall bill was accepted into the entertainment industry.
And his invisable brother fire marshall jim is looking for him and is the nicest person in the world and the funniest too right now so try and keep up. Im sure you can.
A joke ? How do you put out a fire on the 50th floor ? Tell them thier all wet.

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jim you still got it, let me prove it.
Where do you go when all else fails ?
Back to the top.
Why do actorsr's lose their grip ?
To find another roll.

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you are on of the best comedy actor i love

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Jim your my hero. Imagine if you could me someone more powerful than God. That's how I would feel if you were to get pissed and stoned with me (drunk and bent on weed) if you ever need help I'm your man. Cause I'm the man for anyone in need. Especially since I couldn't be the man for Luke. My biggest mistake. He killed himself. Leaving it two fold for the rest of us. It's like a cow tongue against mine on a bad trip. Nobody likes it.

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It's nice to be sharing electrons with you Jim. Were closer than I thought.

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Jim, to me, You are the most talented person on this earth, you are so full of life and energy..You spent most of your life entertaining people and i cannot tell you how many times i have felt alive and happy because of you, and i cannot thank you enough for that...and I think that it's great that you are spending most of your time by yourself, and you deserve it...you're probably reflecting and thinking or analysing the purpose of existence. whatever it is that you are doing..I respect that...Jim, I don't personally know you but I do know that it's not right for you to be so lifeless and serious right now, its like you make extreme decisions... YOU SERIOUSLY NEED TO FIND A BALANCE in your life

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Dear Jim Carrey,

I miss seeing you in movies and laughing at your exaggerated humor. Please listen to these kind words I have to say to you....

When time gets rough in whatever you do, don't forget you aren't suffering alone and you can talk to anyone if you don't feel right. Keep your head up and strive through life! You are my inspiration and the reason why I cope with my depression... When I am feeling down I tell myself '' What can cheer me up right now? '' well it's your movies that help me cope with reality. I haven't had the easiest life and sometimes I wish I could have a different life but I try to look around and be grateful for all I have. I wish I could meet you someday and I swear on my life that it would be the best day in my life. Just being your friend and knowing that you ARE a human too and maybe you feel lonely and need someone there for you!

Kind regards,

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Thank you for being you.

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Jim, you hit the nail right on the head!

People are propelled through life by all the bogus constructs of society. I've realized it myself as I entered into the Tech/Business world and found myself mimicking and resiting the same old mumbo jumbo that everyone else was saying to try and fit in.

They say that everything we do is out of greed or money. Try and find an instance where this is not true.

My life changed drastically when I "let go" of it all. It's like almost figuring out the Matrix and having so much joy because you now understand.

Thank you for all your thoughts and insights on these confusing topics.

Happiness is letting go of it ALL.

Jim, please continue to spread the message. LET GO MY FRIENDS AND HAPPINESS SHALL FOLLOW....

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Submitted by Michael Mcdonald (not verified) on

Hi Jim,
I really enjoyed the documentary about you and Andy. Something about it really spun my core human vears, and as a writer, I had to get it out. You inspired me to write a short story about you. I hope you read it and that, for a moment, it takes away any concerns that may be bothering you: https://www.abctales.com/story/mixumfoo/jc

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Submitted by Bill Egget (not verified) on

Hi Jim,
Just saw you on comedians in cars and saw your work at the gallery. WOW! I was an art major in college and couldn't be more of a fan of your movies. I absolutely love the colors you use in your paintings. They are very personal and have a love and inviting feeling I have not been struck with since Calder. I know, it's a stretch for most, but I really see it. How can I get ANY pop painting by you????? Can I trade paintings with you. I will paint you a 36x48 for a 36x48 Carrey in return. God, I hope this is something you'd be interested in. It would literally
Make my life. Thanks for reading!!
Bill Egger, Park Ridge Il