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Jim Carrey

Actor and Comedian Jim Carrey
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Full Name: James Eugene Carrey
Profession: Actor and Comedian

Nationality:
United States of America
American
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: One of the most successful and recognizable American performers, Carrey's success began in the 1990s with leading roles in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), Liar Liar (1997) and serious films such as The Truman Show (1998) and Eternal Sun of the Spotless Mind (2004).

Other notable films include Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and A Christmas Carol (2009).

Born: January 17, 1962
Birthplace: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Age: 58 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Capricorn

Married Life

  • 1993-11-16 Actor Jim Carrey files for divorce from Melissa Womer after 6 years of marriage
  • 1996-09-23 Actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) weds "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) in Malibu
  • 1997-06-25 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage

Events in the Life of Jim Carrey