Melissa Womer, formerly known as Melissa Carrey, is an American actress and film producer. She is the ex-wife of popular American actor and comedian Jim Carrey.
The versatile actress is best known for her roles in the comedy Man on the Moon. She also starred in the film Real Stories for the Donut Men. She is famous as a waitress at the Comedy Store.
Melissa Womer Biography
The waitress of the comedy shop was born on July 8, 1960, as Melissa Jaine Womer in New York City, New York, USA. She did not enjoy a stable upbringing, as many reports say she grew up in a dysfunctional family.
Melissa Womer attended elementary and high school in New York City and was later enrolled at the University of Kansas. During her time at the university, she did additional odd jobs, such as writing jokes for the morning radio show on Q104 in Kansas City.
After graduating from the University of Kansas, Melissa went to Hollywood in hopes of making a name for herself. But she didn’t succeed in doing anything big, instead, she ended up as a cocktail waitress on Sunset Boulevard, where the Comedy Store is located. Later she got the opportunity to perform at an Open Mic Night at the Comedy Store and she enjoyed her first Open Mic Night very much.
Melissa became a favorite character in some of the comics at the Comedy Store. However, the comics encouraged her to transfer her writing skills to the Comedy Store stage. During her career, she reached a milestone in BET’s Socially Offensive Behaviour with D.L. Hughley, and since then she became so motivated and never looked back.
Womer became known for her roles in films such as Petrocelli (1974) and Man on the Moon (1999). She has produced reality TV series, including Real Stories of Donut Men (1997) and The Yesterday Show with John Kerwin (2004).
Melissa Womer’s Relationship with Jim Carrey
Melissa caught the attention of people in Hollywood when she met the then pugnacious stand-up comedian and actor Jim Carrey, who is now a renowned impressionist, producer, screenwriter, comedian, and actor.
Jim Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Jim’s mother Kathleen Carrey was a housewife, while his father Percy Carrey was a musician and also an accountant. Jim is the youngest in his family, he has three older siblings whom he loves so much: John (his brother), Patricia, and Rita (Jim’s sisters).
As he grew up, there came a point when Jim’s family was destitute, and this led Jim and all his family members to work as janitors to earn something for a living.
After Melissa met Jim, they dated for a while and then got married, which made her his very first wife. When they first met in the Comedy Store, they immediately connected. Melissa and Jim started dating in 1986. The duo formed the bond on March 28, 1987, and the wedding took place in mahi-mahi, a hotel in Santa Monica, California.
A few months after their wedding, Melissa gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Jane Erin Carrey on September 6, 1987. Jane grew up in the footsteps of her parents and in 2012 she was a contestant on the singing reality show “American Idol”.
Melissa Womer’s Divorce
The marriage of Melissa and Jim did not last that long, it ended in 1995 after seven years of togetherness. They were supposedly divorced because of their respective busy careers. Jim was the one who initiated the divorce. He is said to have divorced Melissa to be with hot Hollywood beauty Lauren Holly. Carrey and Holly starred together in the movie “Dumb and Dumber”
Personal Life: Family and Grand Children
Melissa Womer currently lives in New York and is still single. Since her divorce from Jim Carrey, Womer has had no other boyfriend or husband. She is a shy person and likes to keep her private life away from the media.
However, Melissa became a grandmother after her, and Jim Carrey’s daughter Jane Carrey gave birth to her son Jackson Riley Santana in 2010. Jane married Alex Santana, the lead singer of the metal band Blood Money, in 2009 and gave birth to her child a year later. Not long after, Jane filed for divorce from her husband on the grounds of “insurmountable differences” and applied for joint custody of her child after the divorce.
She is currently meeting with the American comedian John Campanelli.
Melissa Womer Wiki
Birth name: Melissa Jaine Womer
Date of birth: July 8, 1960
Birth City: New York City, United States
Education: University of Kansas
Profession: Actress, Producer
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Blonde
Marital Status: Married
Spouse: Jim Carrey
Children: 1 (Jane Erin Carrey)
Divorce: Yes (Jim Carrey, 1995)
GrandChildren: Yes (Jackson Riley Santana)
Net worth: $7 Million