Jim Carrey is a comedian and actor who has stolen the hearts of many fans with his energetic personality. His story is one of from nothing to something. Raised in a family struggling for a living, Carrey has become a man who could afford everything he wanted in life. Let’s take a look at his wealth, his size, 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, as his father is original of French-Canadian descent, while his mother is of Scottish, French and Irish descent. He is the last of four children. His older siblings are John, Patricia, and Rita. His nationality is Canadian and he attended Aldershot High School in Burlington, Ontario.
As a young boy, Carrey loved show business. At school, he regularly got the opportunity to play stand-up comedy for his classmates in conditions that kept him mute all day in class because he was such a talker. As a teenager, his family’s financial situation took a bad turn and they had to move to Scarborough, where his parents and siblings took odd jobs to ensure their survival. Shortly after his family was back on their feet, Carrey returned to show business and left school to develop his talent as a comedian. He played stand-up comedy in local clubs for years before he found the courage to pursue his career in the United States.
Jim Carrey’s Comedy and Acting Career
In 1979 the comedian Rodney Dangerfield Carey saw him perform in a comedy store and hired him for a season. Carrey did other odd jobs but wanted more, so he decided to delve into the world of acting. He wasn’t that successful at the beginning of his acting career. But he had a big breakthrough when he played the leading role in Jack Bernstein’s movie Ace Ventura in 1994: Pet Detective and from then on the superstar waved. In the same year, he also starred in other movies like The Mask and Dumb and Dumber, which were all acclaimed successes and catapulted him to fame and earned him his first award nomination.
The following year, 1995, he starred in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, a sequel to the first one, and like the first one, it was a box-office hit. Other films in which Carrey appeared were 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 (premiere January 2009 and release February 2010), among others.
Jim Carrey was inducted into the Canadian Walk of Fame in 2004 and became a legal US citizen in the same year. In 2013 he wrote a book entitled How Roland Rolls. Since then Carrey has starred in several other films and has also been more involved in stand-up 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 Lauren Holly, his acting colleague and “Dumb and Dumber” co-star, for the second time on September 23, 1996. However, the marriage did not last up to a year before he was divorced again.
After his divorce, Jim Carrey got involved in romantic relationships with other women. In 2005 he fell in love with Jenny McCarthy. Their relationship lasted five years and ended in April 2010. 2012 he started dating Cathriona White and made their relationship public. The Irish born make-up artist and stylist accused him of infecting her with a dangerous venereal disease. The relationship ended in the same year but was revived in 2015. A few months later, however, they separated again, leaving Ms. 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 performed regularly with her on the red carpet. 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 Something To Talk About”. Jane Carrey is now married and has one child.
Jim Carrey Net Worth, Height, Death
Jim Carrey’s talents as a comedy actor have earned him an undisputed reputation in Hollywood. Although he worked as a stand-up comedian for years, his fame began in 1990 with the Wayans brothers’ sketch comedy show. Jim Carrey has received four Golden Globe nominations and won two. He has an estimated net worth of 150 million dollars. The man, who became popular for his ability to make facial expressions by stretching his face to an extent beyond human comprehension, stands with his head and shoulders above every lady and most men in pictures. He’s about six feet tall.
While Jim Carrey is still very much alive, his former partner and girlfriend Cathriona White is no longer alive. She was found dead in her Los Angeles apartment in September 2015 because she had taken an overdose of a prescription drug in an apparent case of suicide. White, who is a make-up artist, started a start-stop relationship with Carrey in 2012. She was known for battling depression and had been threatening suicide in her notes and social media reports since 2012.
But after her death, Carrey was confronted with two lawsuits brought against him by her husband, Mark Burton, to whom she was still officially married at the time of her death, although they were going through a divorce, and her mother, Brigid Sweetman. In both cases, Carrey is accused of providing prescription drugs to Cathriona White to end her life. And although Jim Carrey came out with his statement denying any wrongdoing that led to his girlfriend’s death, he will be tried in court in June 2017, according to a judge’s decision.