Jim Carrey is a comedian and actor who has stolen the hearts of many fans with his energetic personality. His story is that of a man who has nothing to do with anything raised in a family that fought for a living Carrey became a man who could afford anything in life. Let’s take a look at his net worth his height his wife his daughter his girlfriend and his wiki.
Wiki, Bio And Early Beginnings
Jim Carrey was born James Eugene Carrey on January 17 1962 in Newmarket Ontario Canada. His parents are Percy Carrey and Kathleen Oram. He is of mixed ethnic origin since his father is of French-Canadian origin while his mother is of Scottish-French and Irish origin. He is the last of four children. His older siblings are John Patricia and Rita. A Canadian citizen he attended Aldershot High School in Burlington Ontario.
As a young boy, Carrey loved show business. At school, he was regularly given the opportunity to perform stand-up comedy for his classmates in conditions that he would keep silent all day in class since he was such a talker. As a teenager, his family’s financial situation deteriorated and they had to move to Scarborough where his parents and siblings took small jobs to ensure their survival. Shortly after his family was up on their feet Carrey returned to the entertainment world and left school to develop his acting skills. He acted as a standup comedian in local clubs for years before invoking the courage to pursue his career in the United States.
Jim Carrey Comedy and Acting Career
In 1979 comedian Rodney Dangerfield saw Carey performing in a comedy store and used him to work for a season. Carrey did other odd jobs but wanted to do more so he decided to get into the world of action. He did not have as much success at the beginning of his acting career. However, he made a major breakthrough when he played in Jack Bernstein’s 1994 film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and from that moment on superstardom beckoned. He starred in other films in the same year such as The Mask and Dumb and Dumber and they were all acclaimed successes and catapulted him to fame while earning him his first nomination for awards.
The following year in 1995 he played in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls a sequel to the first and like the first was a box-office success. Other films in which Carrey has appeared include Batman Forever (1995) The Cable Guy (1996) Liar Liar (1997) The Truman Show (1998) Man on the Moon (1999) Me Myself & Irene (2000) How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) Bruce Almighty (2003) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) The Number 23 (2007) Yes Man (2008) I Love You Phillip Morris (created in January 2009 and released in February 2010) among others.
Jim Carrey was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2004 and that same year became a legal American citizen. In 2013 he wrote a book entitled How Roland Rolls. Carrey has since starred in several other films and has also been more involved in standup comedy.
Wife, Girlfriend, Daughter
Jim Carrey married Melissa Wormer in March 1987. She was a waitress when they met and he fell in love with her. Unfortunately, the marriage ended in 1995 but they had a daughter together. Carrey married for the second time on September 23 1996 Lauren Holly his acting partner and co-star in Dumb and Dumber. However, the marriage did not last until one year before he was divorced again.
After his divorce, Jim Carrey had romantic relationships with other women. In 2005 he fell in love with Jenny McCarthy. Their relationship lasted five years and ended in April 2010. In 2012 he started dating Cathriona White and made their relationship public. The Irish-born make-up artist and stylist accused him of transmitting a dangerous STD. The relationship ended the same year but was revived in 2015. However, a few months later they separated again leaving Mrs. White devastated.
Jim Carrey’s only child is his daughter with his first wife Melissa Wormer. Her name is Jane Carrey and she was born on September 6, 1987. Carrey shared a special bond with his daughter and regularly made red carpet appearances with her. Although she is not in show business like her father she is a talented singer. In 2011 she auditioned for American Idol where she sang “Let’s Give Them Them Something To Talk About”. Jane Carrey is now married and has one child.
Jim Carrey Net Worth, Height, Death
Jim Carrey’s acting skills have earned him an undisputed reputation in Hollywood. Although he was a standup comedian for years his fame began in 1990 on the Wayans brother’s sketch comedy show. Jim Carrey received four nominations for the Golden Globe and won two. Jim Carrey has an estimated net worth of $150 million. The man who has become popular for his ability to make facial expressions stretching his face to degrees beyond human comprehension stands head and shoulders above each woman and most men in the images. Jim Carrey’s height is about 6 feet.
Although Jim Carrey is still alive his old girlfriend and partner Cathriona White is not. She was found dead in September 2015 in her Los Angeles apartment following an overdose of prescription drugs in an apparent suicide case. White who was a make-up artist started dating Carrey in 2012 as part of a start-stop relationship. She was known to be struggling with depression and had always threatened suicide in her personal notes and social media reports since 2012.
But after her death, Carrey was the subject of two legal proceedings brought against him by her husband; Mark Burton with whom she was still officially married at the time of her death even though they were going through a divorce; and her mother Brigid Sweetman. Both trials accuse Carrey of making prescription drugs available to Cathriona White to kill herself. And even though Jim Carrey made his own statement denying any wrongdoing that led to his girlfriend’s death he will still face trial in court according to a judge’s decision in June 2017.
Quick Facts About Jim Carrey
|Date of Birth:||17 January 1962|
|Age:||58 years old|
|Height:||6 Feet 2 Inch|
|Birth Name||James Eugene Carrey|
|Father||Percy Joseph Carrey|
|Net Worth||$150 million|
|Married to||Lauren Holly (m. 1996), Melissa Womer (m. 1987)|
|Children||Jane Erin Carrey|
|Divorce||Lauren Holly (m. 1997), Melissa Womer (m. 1995)|
|Education||Aldershot High School|
|Awards||Golden Globe 2000|
|Movies||True Crimes (2016)|