On January 17, 1962, America was blessed with a man who personified talent like no other. A baby boy who went on to become Jim Carrey, a fabulous actor, an amazing comedian, a writer, and a producer. James Eugene Carrey is one of the most celebrated actor-comedians of his generation. Even to date, he has a massive fan following that outshines even those half his age. 

His journey to fame started with the American sketch comedy television series “In Living Color”. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask, and Dumb and Dumber were some of his most popular shows that took his career to its peak.

Personal details:

Full Name: James Eugene Carrey
Stage Name: Jim Carrey
Gender: Male
Birthday: January 17, 1962
Place Of Origin: Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
Age: 60
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Weight: 84 kgs
Nationality: Canadian


Sexual orientation:  Straight
Status: Divorced (twice)
Spouse:   Melissa Womer ​

(m. 1987; div. 1995)​

Lauren Holly

​​(m. 1996; div. 1997)

Profession: Actor, comedian, writer, producer, artist
Total Net Worth: $200 million 

How Much Is Jim Carrey Net Worth

Early life:

James Eugene Carrey AKA Jim Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in the Toronto suburb of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He was born in a Roman Catholic family, to Kathleen (his mother), and Percy Carrey (his father), who was a musician and accountant by profession. He had three older siblings, John, Patricia, and Rita. Jim Carrey has had quite a diverse descent. 

Talking of his mother, she belonged to French, Irish, and Scottish descent, while his father belonged to a French-Canadian ancestry. He was merely ten years of age when he sent a letter to Carol Burnett who was the host of the Carol Burnett Show and mentioned that he had mastered the art of making impressions of people. 

In 1970, Jim Carrey featured on a show named Monty Python’s Best Bits. As a child, Carrey was sent to the Blessed Trinity Catholic Elementary School in North York, and later, he went to Aldershot High School, in Burlington, Ontario.

Personal life:

Jim Carrey is one amongst the few Bravehearts who have dared to come before the world and accept their struggle with mental health. He recently accepted before the world that he was suffering from deteriorating mental health and that to fight his condition, he was consuming Prozac. Later on, he decided to keep a distance from any kind of stimulants, like caffeine or even medicines. 

Jim Carrey started dating Linda Ronstadt, who was a singer by profession, in 1983. On 28 March 1987, he married Melissa Womer who was an actress and Comedy Store waitress. He had a daughter from her, named Jane Erin Carrey, who was born on 6 September 1987. 

In 1995, Jim Carrey divorced Melissa Womer and on 23 September 1996, Carrey tied a knot with Lauren Holly, who was his co-star from Dumb and Dumber. Within a year, he divorced her and started dating his Me, Myself, and Irene co-star, Renée Zellweger. The couple exchanged rings in 1999 and remained engaged till 2000. 

In 2002, he started dating January Jones and in 2005, he dated model and actress Jenny McCarthy. After a year of dating, they finally made their relationship public in 2006. In 2010, the couple separated and remained friends.


Jim Carrey has been a part of some of the greatest movies in his career. 

  • In 1983, he featured in Copper Mountain.
  • In 1986, he featured in Peggy Sue Got Married. 
  • In 1988, he featured in The Dead Pool.
  • In 1989, he featured in Earth Girls Are Easy.
  • In 1992, he featured in Doing Time on Maple Drive.
  • In 1994, he featured in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
  • In 1994, he was a part of The Mask.
  • In 1994, he featured in Dumb and Dumber.
  • In 1995, he featured in Batman Forever. 
  • In 1998, he featured in The Truman Show. 


  • In 2005, for the British Academy Film Awards, Jim Carrey was nominated for his work in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” in the category of Best Actor in a Leading Role. 
  • In 1995, for the Golden Globe Awards, Jim Carrey was nominated for his work in “The Mask” in the category of Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
  • In 1998, for the Golden Globe Awards, Jim Carrey was nominated for his work in “Liar Liar” in the category of Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
  • In 1999, Jim Carrey won the Golden Globe award in the category Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his work in The Truman Show.
  • In 2000, Jim Carrey won the Golden Globe award in the category Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his work in Man on the Moon.
  • In 2006, for the Grammy Awards, Jim Carrey was nominated for his work in     “A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning” in the category of Best Spoken Word Album for Children.


James Eugene Carrey is a 60-year-old Capricorn, born and brought up in Canada. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 84 kgs. He has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. 

How much is Jim Carrey’s Net worth?

With years of entertaining his audience and tickling them to laughter, Jim Carrey has created a massive fan base across the globe. As per a leading magazine, Jim Carrey’s net worth is approximately $200 million.


James Eugene Carrey was born on January 17, 1962, in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He has dual citizenship. He is a native of Canada and also holds American citizenship. Talking of his occupation, Jim Carrey is an actor, comedian, writer, producer, and artist. 

He has been entertaining his audience since 1977. In 1987, he married Melissa Womer, from whom he had a daughter named Jane Erin Carrey in 1987. The couple divorced in 1995 and 1996, he married Lauren Holly. They separated in 1997. 

His comedy genres are observational comedy, physical comedy, surreal humor, character comedy, satire, slapstick, etc. He covers subjects such as everyday life, popular culture, politics, and celebrities.


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