Jim Carrey Biography
A native of Newmarket, Canada, Jim Carrey is a famous Canadian-American comedian and actor. Known for his energetic slapstick performances, Carrey first earned recognition in 1990, after landing a regular role in the American sketch comedy television series In Living Color.
Jim Carrey Age
Carrey is 60 years old as of 2022. He was born on 17 January 1962 in Newmarket, Canada. He celebrates his birthday on 17 January every year.
Jim Carrey Height
Carrey stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches(1.88 m) tall and weighs 84 kg(185 pounds).
Jim Carrey Education
Carrey spent his early years in the borough of Scarborough, Ontario, part of Metropolitan Toronto, where he attended Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School in North York. His family later moved to Burlington, Ontario, where they would spend eight years; he attended Aldershot High School while there.
Moving back to Scarborough, teenage he began attending Agincourt Collegiate Institute before dropping out of school on his sixteenth birthday. He started to act comedy in downtown Toronto while continuing to work at the factory.
Jim Carrey Family
Carrey was born and brought up in the Toronto suburb of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, to Percy Carrey, an accountant and a musician, and Kathleen (née Oram), a homemaker. He was raised a Roman Catholic and has three older siblings, Rita, Patricia, and John. His mother was of Scottish, Irish, and French descent, and his father was of French-Canadian ancestry (the family’s original surname was Carré).
Jim Carrey Partner
In 1983, Carrey dated singer Linda Ronstadt for eight months. He has been married twice. His first marriage was to former Comedy and actress Store waitress Melissa Womer, whom he married on 28 March 1987. They were blessed with a daughter, Jane Erin Carrey, who was born on 6 September 1987. Carrey and Womer divorced in 1995.
On 23 September 1996, Carrey married his Dumber and Dumb co-star Lauren Holly; the marriage lasted less than a year. From 1999 to 2000, he was engaged to his Me, Myself, and Irene co-star Renée Zellweger. January Jones was in a relationship with Carrey in 2002. Carrey met model and actress Jenny McCarthy in 2005 and made their relationship public in June 2006. In April 2010, the two ended their relationship.
However, Carrey met Cathriona White in 2012, a makeup artist from County Tipperary, Ireland. They dated between 2012 and 2015. On 28 September 2015, White was found dead from a prescription drug overdose; the death was ruled a suicide by the LA County Medical Examiner. He was a pallbearer at her funeral in Cappawhite, County Tipperary, Ireland.
Carrey attended the Golden Globes 2019 Party with his new girlfriend Ginger Gonzaga in January 2019. The couple split after less than a year of dating.
Jim Carrey Net Worth
Carrey has an estimated net worth of $180 Million.
Jim Carrey Vaccine Skepticism
In 2009, Carrey wrote an article questioning the values of vaccination for The Huffington Post. With one-time partner Jenny McCarthy, he led a “Green Our Vaccines” march in Washington, D.C., to advocate for the removal of “toxic substances” from children’s vaccines, out of a belief that children had acquired”too many vaccines, too soon, many of which are toxic”.
The rally was condemned by David Gorski, an American surgical oncologist on the Science-Based Medicine blog, for being anti-vaccine and not “pro-safe vaccine”, and by Steven Parker on the WebMD website for being “irresponsible”.
On July 1, 2015, after the signing of a new vaccination law, he called California Governor Jerry Brown a “corporate fascist” who was “poisoning” children by legislating the vaccination requirements. The law disallowed religious and philosophical reasons for exemption from vaccination.
Carrey was blasted for being “ignorant when it comes to vaccines” by Arthur Caplan, head of the Division of Medical Ethics, at New York University, and by Jeffrey Kluger, senior writer at Time, who described his anti-vaccination statements as “angry, dense and immune to reason”.
Jim Carrey Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Carrey’s ex-girlfriend Cathriona White married Mark Burton in 2013. On 19 September 2016, Burton filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Carrey, claiming that he had used his “immense wealth and celebrity status” to illegally obtain and distribute prescription drugs involved in White’s death. Carrey released a statement the following day:
What a terrible shame. It would be easy for me to get in a back room with this man’s lawyer and make this go away, but there are some moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world. I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved. Cat’s troubles were born long before I met her and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone’s control. I really hope that someday soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace.
Jim Carrey Books
- Memoirs and Misinformation 2020
- How Roland Rolls 2013
- Me, Myself & Irene 2000
- The 20th Birthday of the Comedy Store 2000
- The Mask 1995
- Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994
Jim Carrey Movies and Tv Shows
- The Mask 1994
- Dumb & Dumber 1994
- Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994
- The Truman Show 1998
- Bruce Almighty 2003
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2020
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 2022
- Liar Liar 1997
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
- Yes Man 2008
- Me, Myself and Irene 2000
- Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events 2004
- Batman Forever 1995
- Man on the Moon 1999
- Dumb And Dumber To 2014
- The Cable Guy 1996
- The Number 23 200
- 7 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 1995
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins 2011
- Fun with Dick and Jane 2005
- Kick-Ass 2 2013
- In Living Color 1990 – 1994